Nov. 18, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Kelley O'Hara, the national points leader, was selected to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women's soccer first team on Wednesday.
O'Hara, a senior science, technology and society major carries a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average and has led the top-ranked Cardinal to a 22-0 record going into the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
O'Hara, a native of Fayetteville, Ga., has 23 goals and 13 assists. She has broken school season records for goals and points and ranks No. 2 on Stanford's all-time career lists in both categories.
Already this year, O'Hara has earned Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year and TopDrawerSoccer.com co-Player of the Year honors. And, last week, she received a call-up to a December camp with the full United States national team.
O'Hara's 59 points are the most in the nation, and her goal total ranks second.
Stanford plays No. 11-ranked Santa Clara on Friday at the Cardinal's own Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Recently, Stanford placed five players on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 team. O'Hara and junior goalkeeper Kira Maker were first-team selections. Senior defender Ali Riley and junior forward Christen Press were named to the second team. And sophomore midfielder Teresa Noyola was a third-team choice.
Besides O'Hara, no other Stanford players were named to the Academic All-America team.
Click here to see the full Academic All-America press release.