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WHITTIER, Calif. – The 2017 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women's Soccer teams were announced Wednesday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.
Seniors Lauren Kai (Torrance, Calif.) and Leah Kolek (Diamond Bar, Calif.) led the Purple & Gold being named 1st Team All-SCIAC and junior Jenna Muise (Chino Hills, Calif.) for the second year in a row was named 2nd Team All-SCIAC.
Kai earns recognition on the All-SCIAC team for the first time in her career following a career high season finishing with four goals and four assists. She took 38 shots with 19 being on goal for a .500 shot on goal percentage and added a game-winner on the season that came against Pomona-Pitzer on senior night.
Within conference she ranked No. 1 in assists, No. 3 in points, and No. 8 in goals.
Kolek also earns accolades on the All-SCIAC team for the first time in her career as a midfielder. She also put up career highs in goals (7) and assists (2), while taking 45 shots with 27 being on goal for a .600 shot on goal percentage.
She also had two game-winners against Providence Christian College (Sept. 9) and Chapman (Oct. 14) and in her first game of the season had a multi-goal game with two coming against Emerson College.
In SCIAC she finished No. 3 in shots, No. 7 in points, and No. 8 in goals.
Muise was the lone Poet defender to earn recognition on the All-SCIAC team as she led the backrow for the third straight year. The Poet defense allowed a 1.06 goals against average and a .100 shot percentage.
SCIAC Player of the Year – Kali Youngdahl (Cal Lutheran)
SCIAC Newcomer of the Year – Trinity Martinez (Cal Lutheran)
SCIAC Award of Distinction – Jacey Coniff (Claremont-M-S)
SCIAC Coach of the Year – Frank Marino (Cal Lutheran)
Whittier has earned a berth into the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Post Season Tournament and will travel tomorrow, Thursday, November 2 to take on Cal Lutheran University beginning at 7:00pm.