Nov. 8, 2010
LOGAN, Utah - Sophomore Natalie Norris and junior Chandra Salmon were named to the Western Athletic Conference all-tournament team following the completion of the tournament in Ruston, La. The Aggie duo led the Utah State in its,1-0, loss to eventual-champion Fresno State in the semifinal on Nov. 5.
Both Norris and Salmon were also named to the first-team all-WAC squad this season. Norris also earned WAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.
The sixth-seeded Bulldogs went on to capture the WAC Tournament title after defeating second-seeded San Jose State in the championship match on Sunday in penalty kicks. After completing two overtimes with a 0-0 score, Fresno State captured the win going 3-1 in penalty kicks.
This is the second-straight season that the Aggies have lost to the eventual champion. Utah State ended the season with a 9-7-5 record.
Utah State will say good bye to three seniors midfielders Stefani Shiozaki, Heather Pond and forward Lauren Hansen, who played their final home match. The trio are one of the winningest classes in Utah State history, winning 42 matches in their career, which is second to the 43 wins of the 2009 class. They are also the first Utah State class to have a winning record all four seasons. Hansen ends her career with 37 goals and 84 points.
All-Tournament Team Erica Parks, F, Boise State Chelsea Robinson, MF, Boise State Natalie Norris, D, Utah State Chandra Salmon, MF, Utah State Meghan Maiwald, GK, San Jose State Amanda Martin, MF, San Jose State Jessica Ingram, D, San Jose State Kendall VanDine, D, Fresno State Vanessa Gonzalez, MF, Fresno State Katie Lee, D, Fresno State Lauren Lindstrom, D, Fresno State
MVP: Katie Lee, D, Fresno State
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