Feb. 11, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis women's field hockey recently held its annual awards banquet, presenting several prestigious awards to outstanding players. All but one of the awards were voted by team members. Below is a list of this season's award winners.
A senior from San Diego and one of the Aggies' team captains, Lopez started all 17 games, scoring two goals and dishing a team-high nine assists. She finished with 13 points while controlling the midfield and helping lead many of the Aggies' attacks.
A junior from Fallbrook, Brambila helped lead the Aggies on the back line with a team-high two defensive saves. She added three assists and scored her lone goal against traditional power Virginia.
A sophomore from Morgan Hill, LemMon tied for the team lead with 15 points and seven goals. Included in her scores were three game-winners, best on the team. She also posted a hat trick against Penn - the first since the program regained varsity status in 2009 - and earned NorPack Conference West Division Player of the Week honors once.
A senior from Poway, Schneider carries a 3.93 grade point average while majoring in chemistry. She started 16 games, posted an assist in the season-opening win against Pacific and capped her year by earning a share of the NorPac's prestigious Sheryl Johnson Academic Excellence Award.
ROOKIE AGGIE OF THE YEAR: Sophia Lisaius
From Warren, Vt., Lisaius was voted the most outstanding true freshman and received Rookie Aggie of the Year honors. She played in 14 games, started two and finished with seven shots.
The honor is bestowed by the coaching staff to recognize hard work in the offseason, as well as excellent play, effort and attitude during the season. Conley, a junior from Tulsa, was twice named the NorPac West Division's Defensive Player of the Week, finishing the year with 73 saves while starting 12 of 17 games. Mecke, from Carlsbad, started 11 games, collecting a team-best tying seven goals and 15 points.
A true freshman from Beverly Hills, Hazy was voted Most Improved Aggie for displaying the most improvement from the beginning of the season until the end.
A junior from San Jose, who received the Most Dedicated Aggie of the Year. The defender was honored by her teammates for showing extraordinary leadership both on and off the field, and helping guide her teammates in all aspects of their games while striving to develop her game to its fullest as well.