Dec. 23, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Teresa Noyola was named as the NSCAA Scholar of the Year, adding to the accolades from an outstanding senior season in which she led Stanford to its first national championship.
Noyola received the award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and will receive it during the NSCAA convention on Jan. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.
Noyola scored the winning goal in the 2011 NCAA College Cup, with a 53rd-minute header to beat Duke, 1-0, in Kennesaw, Ga., and was named Offensive MVP of soccer's final four. She also is one of three finalists, along with teammate Lindsay Taylor, for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, which will be awarded Jan. 6 to the best player in college soccer.
The Palo Alto native played an attacking midfield role with Stanford, serving as the team's playmaker, and helped the Cardinal to four College Cup appearances and a 95-4-4 record during her collegiate career. She also never lost at home, with Stanford going 53-0-1 in that time.
Noyola carried a 3.52 cumulative grade-point average through her junior year and is majoring in math and computational science.
She was named NSCAA first-team All-American three times, the most for any Stanford player since Julie Foudy received four such honors from 1989-92, and helped the Cardinal to three Pac-12 titles, all with a perfect conference record, and three consecutive unbeaten regular seasons.
This season, she scored scored nine goals, and had 15 assists and five game-winning goals. In her career, she totaled 31 goals and 40 assists (102 points) and has the ninth-highest point total in school history. Her career and single-season assist totals are each No. 2 in Cardinal history.