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Lauren Schmidt Repeats As MPSF Player Of The Year
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/29/2010

April 29, 2010

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    Stanford, Calif. - Stanford redshirt junior Lauren Schmidt has been named MPSF Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. In addition, Amy Bokker has been named the MPSF Coach of the Year. Bokker is also a repeat winner. Stanford placed five players on the All-MPSF first team and three on the second team.

    Schmidt has once again led the Cardinal from her midfield position. The redshirt junior has scored 27 goals and dished out 18 assists this year. Her 45 points rank third on the team while her team leading three game-winning goals ties for the conference lead. Starting all 16 games, Schmidt has tallied 23 ground balls and 22 draw controls. She was named MPSF Player of the Week on March 1 after scoring four goals against two ranked teams, including the game-winner in overtime against Ohio State. Schmidt was named to the preseason Teewaraton Watch List.

    Bokker has led Stanford to heights thought unattainable by a west coast team. The Cardinal reached a program-best No. 8 national ranking earlier this year after wins over three ranked teams, including Ohio State, Vanderbilt, and Hofstra. Stanford enters the MPSF Tournament with a record of 11-5, giving Bokker 24 wins in her two years with the program. She currently owns 119 career wins in 14 seasons, including an 11-year stint at George Mason where she is the winningest coach in program history. Bokker has coached two-time MPSF Player of the Year Lauren Schmidt as well as eight players who were named to this year's all-conference teams.

    In addition to Schmidt, Sarah Flynn, Leslie Foard, Claire Hubbard and Annie Read were named to the all-MPSF first team.

    Flynn leads Stanford with 36 goals and 47 points. Flynn has been Stanford's most accurate shooter, scoring her 36 goals on just 56 shots for a 64% shooting percentage. Starting all 16 games, Flynn has produce multiple-goal games in 13 of those contests. She had a season-high five goals in the season-opening win over LeMoyne. Flynn also has 11 assists on the season, which ranks third for the Cardinal.

    Hubbard led Stanford with her passing, totaling a team-best 35 assists. The 35 assists ranked tied for sixth in the country and was a Stanford single-season all-time record. Hubbard has now totaled 82 assists for her career, which is the Stanford all-time record. In addition to her 35 assists, Hubbard has scored 11 goals, including a game-winner in double overtime against then No. 19 Hofstra.

    Foard joined Lauren Schmidt on the Tewaaraton Watch List midway through the season. She has totaled 26 goals and 10 assists for the Cardinal this season. In addition, Foard leads Stanford with 32 draw controls. She played in 15 games this season, starting eight, while also having eight multi-goal games. She scored a season-high five in a 14-9 win over then No. 14 Vanderbilt.

    Read has been a rock in the net for Stanford, starting 15 games and totaling an 11-4 record. She ranks first in the conference with 9.87 saves per game and with a .492 save percentage. The junior has played 917 minutes in goal this season allowing just 10.0 goals per game. She has collected 148 saves, including a career-high 20 against then No. 6 Syracuse.

    Also earning recognition were Julie Christy, Paige Farmakis and Leigh Lucas who were named to the All-MPSF second team

    Christy has started 15 games for Stanford in the midfield, totaling 18 goals and six assists. She leads Stanford with 22 caused turnovers and is third on the team with 29 ground balls.

    Farmakis has started all 16 games in the Stanford defense. She is second on the team with both 30 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.

    Lucas has been a key member of the stout Stanford defense that has allowed just 170 goals this season. She second on the team with 25 draw controls and has also totaled 16 ground balls.

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