Posted On November 21, 2011 by PUSC
Former Placer United, CDA, and U18 National Pool member, midfielder Seth Casiple, capped a stellar debut season for Cal Berkley by earning the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Award, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Tuesday. This marks Cal’s first Pac-12 or Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award.
Casiple led Cal and ranked among the conference leaders in assists most of the season, winding up with six assists to go along with one goal, and started all seventeen games. He finished the regular season ranked fourth in total assists and fourth in assists per game (0.35) in the Pac-12. “Seth had a fantastic season both statistically and with his overall impact in games,” Cal Head Coach Kevin Grimes said. “It is a great honor for Seth and the program.”
Alumni Placer United, CDA and U18 National Team member, Connor Hallisey, was another important freshman member of the Cal squad this season. He started eleven games and played in all seventeen games this year. A native of Granite Bay, Hallisey posted one goal, two assists and four assists.
Former CDA player, Matt Wiesenfarth, paced the UC Davis offense throughout the season leading the Aggies in goals (5), points (13) and shots (37). Matt scored his first career goal in a 3-2 double overtime loss to Sacramento, then scored in three straight matches for the Aggies.
He put away the game winners against UC Riverside on October 1 and at Cal Poly on October 5, then scored UC Davis’ only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss against then No. 15 UC Santa Barbara on October 8. Additionally, he assisted on goals in the final three games of the 2011 season.
Savannah Coiner – Clemson freshman center back started fifteen of eighteen games this season. She logged in 1373 minutes, fifth highest on the team. She also had seven shots on goal.
Erika Garcia – Harvard freshman forward played in many games this season. The team lost in the first round of the BCAA tournament after winning the Ivy League title. Erika scored two goals and had one assist on the season. She also has been attending Mexican National Team U20 camps.
Kellyn Morning – Univeristy of Nevada freshman back played in twelve games this season, starting one.
Lexi Giusti – Lesley Univeristy freshman forward scored eight goals this season. Lesley was upended in the NECC semi-final.
Shea Glaspey – UNC Greensboro freshman back played in every game this season for UNCG. UNCG was defeated in the first round of the SoCon playoffs.
Lindsey Matlock – Houston Baptist freshman back earned 1st Team All Conference honors. HBU lost in the GNC Championship game. Lindsey had sixteen starts out of seventeen games and logged in 1311 minutes. She also scored two goals in the season.
Kim Hernandez – Jackson State freshman forward earned 2nd Team All Conference honors. JSU lost in the quarter-finals of the SWAC tournament. Kim lead the SWAC with two game winning goals.