KANSAS CITY, Kan. – University of Colorado soccer seniors Lizzy Herzl and Anne Stuller have been named to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire All-Pacific Region Second Teams.
The Pac-12 Conference dominated the Pacific Region, with 23 Pac-12 players finding spots on the First, Second and Third Teams, including all but one of the First Team honors.
This is the third post-season athletic honor for the duo. Stuller was named second-team All-Pac-12, while Herzl was an honorable mention. Both were also honored as College Sports Madness All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team selections for the second consecutive year. Stuller and Herzl also excelled in the classroom as Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selections.
Stuller, a forward from Boulder, capped her impressive four-year career with a record-breaking final season. Stuller was an important part of the Buffaloes’ run to the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16, netting the game-winning goal against No. 14 Denver in the first round of play, and contributing an assist in the Round of 32 against No. 19 BYU. As a senior, Stuller set single season records at CU with 93 shots and 53 shots on goal. With 36 shots on goal last season, Stuller is the only Buff to rank in the top six of that category twice. In 2013, Stuller racked up just three fewer points than she did her first three seasons combined. Her eight assists ties the CU single season record, while her 26 points rank second and her nine goals tie for fifth. She also holds the all-time records for points, assists and shots by a senior at CU, and ties for first in goals by a senior. Stuller concluded the regular season ranking in the Pac-12’s top seven in shots, points, assists and goals.
Herzl, a defender from Littleton, Colo., also capped her career with an impressive senior season. Herzl started all 23 games and played a team-high 2,115 minutes (which also ranks ninth-best all-time in a single season at CU). As part of the Buffs’ strong defense, she helped the team to its second consecutive season with at least eight shutouts, including a record-breaking five to start the season. Showing a sign of things to come, early in the season, Herzl earned a spot on the Omni Hotels Colorado Women’s Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team after helping the Buffs to a 4-0 win over Stony Brook and a 3-1 victory over UNLV.
In total, 11 Buffs have been named to NSCAA All-Region teams – eight during CU’s time in the Big 12 Conference and the Central Region. Amy Barczuk, currently a defender for the Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League, was the first Buff to be recognized after their move to the Pac-12, earning a spot on the Third Team last season. Additionally, Fran Munnelly earned NSCAA All-America status in 2004 (Second Team) and 2005 (Third Team) and Bill Hempen was named the NSCAA Coach of the Year in 2003.