Linfield Wildcats

December 10, 2013
Wildcats praised at regional, national levels
Complete All-America Team
Complete All-West Region Team

Following another impressive year for the Linfield women's soccer program, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America lauded three Wildcats with all-region honors, and anointed Emily Fellows as an All-American for the second straight year.

Ellie Schmidt and Molly McCool received second and third team all-region recognition, respectively, marking the second consecutive season in which at least two Linfield standouts have landed on the regional squad.

Fellows, a three-time Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, was voted to the second team at the national level. Linfield's all-time leading scorer led the league with 20 goals – just above one per match – and dished out three assists as part of the Wildcats' high-powered offensive attack. Nine of her scores were game winners, and the 20 total goals constituted the second highest output in program history.

Schmidt was the conference leader in assists (8) and also contributed a career-high six goals, including the game-winning score in a last-minute victory over Pacific. The junior was a first team all-Northwest Conference honoree, a career first, and was one of five Wildcats to start all 20 matches.

McCool scored four times and assisted on one other goal in her first collegiate season, garnering second team all-league honors. She was Linfield's only freshman to start every match, and her sole game-winning goal game against conference champion Puget Sound, which advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Collectively, the Wildcats posted a 15-4-1 record, including 11-4-1 against NWC opponents, finishing second in the league for the third consecutive season. Linfield frequently appeared in the NSCAA Top 25, peaking at No. 17, and finished fourth in the final West regional rankings.

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Fellows, Schmidt, McCool
Combine for 30 goals, 12 assists