Three Cougars named to the WCC First Team, four others receive all-conference honors
SAN MATEO, Calif. – Senior Mikayla Colohan, senior Cameron Tucker and sophomore Rachel McCarthy of the BYU women’s soccer team were named to the West Coast Conference First Team, the league announced Friday.
Sophomore Jamie Shepherd was named to the WCC Second Team, while senior Josie Gelalich was named an honorable mention. Defenders Olivia Smith and Brooke Hale were named to the All-WCC Freshman Team.
In addition to being named to the WCC First Team, Colohan was also named the WCC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Colohan has managed to score 11 goals, leading the conference, including two game-winners. Colohan also added five assists for a conference-best 27 points on the season. The Kaysville, Utah native leads the conference with a total of 64 shots and 31 shots on goal. She was also named the WCC Offensive Player of the Year twice this season.
Tucker has been named the WCC Offensive Player of the Week three times this season, after racking up eight goals and eight assists for 24 points. The senior went on a five-game goal scoring streak, tied for the fifth-longest all-time in BYU women’s soccer history. The Highland, Utah native recorded a hat-trick early in the season against rival Utah and three game-winners.
McCarthy was a force off the bench for BYU until her first start in the final regular season match. The sophomore racked nine goals, seven assists, and 25 points, ranking her in second in the WCC just behind Colohan. The American Fork, Utah native recorded a game-winner, 25 shots and 18 shots on goal.
In the midfield, Shepherd racked up two goals, four assists and eight points in the 2020-21 season. The American Fork, Utah native also added 17 shots and six on goal. The sophomore started all fifteen of BYU’s games and played 1289 minutes.
Defender Josie Gelalich was named a WCC honorable mention. Gelalich was awarded the defensive player of the week in the first year of the season. In her career, the senior has tallied two goals, five assists, nine points, and 40 shots. The Murrieta, California native has been named a WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention in 2018 and 2019.
For the full WCC announcement, visit WCCSports.com.
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