Walnut Creek, Calif. • Sophomore midfielder Avery Ford has been named an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Conference selection and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Luke has earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors, the league office announced Wednesday.
Ford, a native of Ogden, Utah, started all 19 games this year as she anchored the Utes' midfield once again. From her holding mid spot she scored two goals, including one game winner, and provided two assists, both on game-winning goals. Ford provided a terrific defensive presence and was a crucial conduit in transition from offense to defense. She was also a Pac-12 All-Freshman team selection in 2011.
"Avery had an excellent season," said Utah head coach Rich Manning. "As a midfielder, her passing and vision helped us to keep the ball and started our attacks. She also made terrific strides in her defensive game and had a strong impact in stopping our opponents. Avery's well-rounded game represents the kind of soccer we play here at Utah."