Five Pack players named to NSCAA NCAA All-South Central Team; Westhoff earns first team honors

Five Pack players named to NSCAA NCAA All-South Central Team; Westhoff earns first team honors

2016 NSCAA All-South Central Region Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 5, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team earned more postseason accolades with the announcement of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America regional teams led by junior defender Jessica Westhoff (Centennial, Colo.) being named to the NSCAA All-South Central First Team.

Westhoff is joined by teammates Megan Garcia (Pueblo, Colo.) and Sandra Grimaldo (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) named to the second team. Alison Darr (Placerville, Calif.) and Rianna Lockhart (Colorado Springs, Colo.) round out the selections, earning third team honors.

The ThunderWolves finished the 2016 season with a 14-5-1 record and earned their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history.

The quintet each earned All-RMAC honors after guiding the Pack in setting a new program record earlier this season, scoring a nine-game win streak from Sept. 25 thru Oct. 28. The Pack went 7-0-1 during the month of October.

Westhoff started in all twenty of the Pack matches this season. She recorded two goals and three assists and was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week, Oct. 4.

For her efforts Westhoff was named to D2CCA South Central Region Second Team.

Garcia started in eighteen games this year and recorded one assist on seven shots. She helped anchor the defense in holding the opposition to 18 goals scored and a 0.88 goal-against average, second best in the RMAC.

Grimaldo finished second on the team in goals (6) and points (15). 

Pack goalkeeper Darr allowed fifteen goals in over 1658 minutes at the net. She recorded a 0.81 goal-against average, making 66 saves.

The ThunderWolves' season came to an end following a 2-1 defeat versus Dallas Baptist in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.