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Emily Fellows has done it again. Already Linfield’s all-time leading scorer and the first Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year in program history, the junior forward became the first Wildcat women’s soccer player to ever garner All-America recognition, as announced Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Teammates Emily Allison, Lindzee Baker and Anna Sours also fared extremely well in the end-of-season awards, as all three were named to the NSCAA All-West Region Team.
Fellows was a first team selection at the national level, and was the only player from the Northwest Conference represented on any of the three teams. The honor came in recognition of another statistically high-achieving year for the captain, who led both the team and conference in scoring with 18 goals, including seven game winners, and six assists. She notched three multiple-goal games, including her fifth career hat trick, and recorded a goal and/or an assist in all but three matches.
In all, Fellows has found the back of the net 51 times in 46 career matches, an average of 1.1 per game. She owns or shares Linfield single-match, single-season and career records in 24 categories, including career goals (51), single-season goals (26) and single-match goals (4). She was honored as the NWC Offensive Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2010, received NSCAA All-West Region consideration as a freshman in 2010 and has been chosen as the NWC Women’s Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week a total of nine times over her career.
Allison, the 2012 NWC Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the all-region second team. The senior captain was key to a Wildcat defense that set program records for shutouts (11) and fewest goals allowed (10). Both marks were tops in the Northwest Conference. She leaves the program as a two-time league all-star after receiving second team honors as a junior.
Baker, a midfielder, added third team all-region honors to her first team all-league accolades. The sophomore started every match this season and scored her first career collegiate goal: the game winner against Puget Sound that gave the Wildcats just the third win over the Loggers in program history and avenged an early-season loss to the conference champions.
Representing Linfield on the all-region team for the second straight year was Sours. The senior enjoyed her fourth consecutive year as a full-time starter, providing both leadership and offense (one goal, two assists) for the Wildcats.
In addition to career totals of 17 goals and nine assists – good for the ninth-highest point total in Linfield history – Sours has also excelled in the classroom as a Linfield student-athlete, twice achieving CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District recognition as a sociology major with a 3.97 cumulative grade point average.
All of these individual performances added up to another stellar year for Linfield as a whole. The Wildcats set program records for wins (16), placed second in the Northwest Conference and achieved their first Top 25 ranking. Under fourth-year head coach Dominic Doty, the club has posted four consecutive 10-win seasons and has finished no worse than fourth in the league standings.