Four Bearcats named to All-Far West Region teams

Four Willamette women’s soccer players were named to the 2002 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Women’s Division III All-Far West Region teams.

Defender Emily Kern, and forwards Anne Merten and Nicole Dahl were all named to the first team. Midfielder Naomi Baez was named to the second team.

Each player was earlier named to the NWC first-team unit.

Those four players led the Bearcats (16-2-1 overall, 12-1-1 NWC) to the co-championship of the Northwest Conference with Puget Sound and a final national ranking of No. 9. However, WU was not chosen to take part in the 45-team NCAA championship tournament.