2006 Women's D-I All-America Team

December 15, 2006

Led by Yael Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.) and Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.) of North Carolina and Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas) of Notre Dame, the four teams that reached the NCAA Women's College Cup placed a total of 11 players on the 2006 NSCAA/adidas Division I All-America team.

O'Reilly claims her fourth All-America honor, tops among the players on this year's squad. Earning the honor for the second time were Hanks and Irish teammate Jen Buczkowski (Elk Grove, Ill.), Penn State's Ali Krieger (Dumfries, Va.), Florida State's India Trotter (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Danesha Adams (Shaker Heights, Ohio) of UCLA, Boston College's Laura Georges (Versailles, France) and Portland's Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.).

The team reflects a strong youth movement, with 11 sophomores (highlighted by Hermann Trophy finalists Averbuch and Hanks) and one freshman, UCLA's Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), a two-time NSCAA/adidas National Player of the Year (high school and youth) in 2005.

2006 NSCAA / adidas Women's D-I All-America Team
Position Name Class School
First Team

GK Jillian Loyden Sr. Villanova
D Ali Krieger* Sr. Penn State
D Kasey Moore So. Texas
D Kelly Rowland Sr. Florida State
M Yael Averbuch So. North Carolina
M Christina DiMartino So. UCLA
M Yolanda Odenyo Jr. Oklahoma State
F Lauren Cheney Fr. UCLA
F Kerri Hanks* So. Notre Dame
F Heather O'Reilly Sr. North Carolina
F India Trotter* Sr. Florida State
Second Team

GK Ashley Gunter So. SMU
D Rachel Buehler Sr. Stanford
D Jessica Maxwell Jr. North Carolina
D Becky Sauerbrunn Sr. Virginia
M Jen Buczkowski* Sr. Notre Dame
M Ali Christoph Sr. Tennessee
M Selin Kuralay Jr. Florida State
F Kelsey Carpenter Jr. Texas
F Adele Letro So. Utah
F Ella Masar Jr. Illinois
F Ashlee Pistorius Jr. Texas A&M
Third Team

GK Anne Ogundele Sr. Kentucky
GK Ashley Phillips Jr. Clemson
D Laura Georges Sr. Boston College
D Stephanie Lopez* Jr. Portland
D Emily Zurrer So. Illinois
M Ameera Abdullah So. Florida
M Sheree Gray So. Penn State
M Rebecca Moros Sr. Duke
F Danesha Adams* Jr. UCLA
F Stacy Bishop Jr. Florida
F Katie Larkin So. Brigham Young
F Jessica Rostedt So. Virginia

(* denotes repeat selection)

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