UNM Women's Soccer Has Three Players Honored by MWC
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/31/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 31, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The Mountain West Conference announced its 2006 women's soccer awards today at its pre-championship banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New Mexico women's soccer team had three players receive awards, including senior Ashley Lowery being named first team all-MWC. Lowery become the first Lobo to be named to the first team since 2002. Senior Bridgette Sanchez and sophomore Shannon Adragna were named all-MWC second team for their performances this season.

Sophomore forward Adele Letro of Utah garnered MWC Offensive Player of the Year honors, while Ute senior goalkeeper Ashley Mason earned the MWC Defensive Player of the Year award. Andrea Willis of BYU and Kelly Isleib of Utah were selected as MWC Co-Freshmen of the Year, and Utah coach Rich Manning collected MWC Coach of the Year accolades for the third time as coach of the Utes. Utah won its third regular-season women's soccer championship this year.

BYU and Utah each had four players named to the all-MWC first team, while New Mexico, San Diego State and UNLV each had one first-team honoree.

The MWC Tournament opens Wed., Nov. 1 with UNLV against Wyoming at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Lobos and San Diego State at 7 p.m. For more information visit the conference web site at www.theMWC.com.

2006 All-Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Team

First Team

Adele Letro, So., Forward, Utah*

Katie Larkin, So., Forward, BYU*

Ashley Mason, Sr., Goalkeeper, Utah

Amanda Feigt, Sr., Forward, Utah***

Jen Mello, So., F, San Diego State

Melissa Wayman, Sr., Defender, Utah*

Ashley Lowery, Sr., Defender, New Mexico

Jessica Harmon, So., Defender, BYU

Brie Kuhne, R-So., Defender, UNLV

Erika Woodbury, Jr., Goalkeeper, BYU

Natalie Nate, Jr., Midfielder, BYU

Second Team

Emily Layton, Fr., Midfielder, Wyoming

Bridgette Sanchez, Sr., Forward, New Mexico

Andrea Willis, Fr., Defender, BYU

Tanya Roberts, Sr., Midfielder, UNLV

Kelly Isleib, Fr., Midfielder, Utah

Armani Rice, Jr., Midfielder, UNLV

Kiley Jones, Jr., Midfielder, Utah

Erika Sutton, So., Forward, San Diego State

Shannon Adragna, So., Goalkeeper, New Mexico

Erica Jensen, Jr., Midfielder, UNLV

Rachel Emory, So., Midfielder, Air Force

Offensive Player of the Year: Adele Letro, Utah

Defensive Player of the Year: Ashley Mason, Utah

Co-Freshmen of the Year: Andrea Willis, D, BYU, Kelly Isleib, MF, Utah

Coach of the Year: Rich Manning, Utah

* Indicates repeat first-team selection

*** Indicates three-time first-team selection