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Florida's Savannah Jordan (left) and Christen Westphal both appear on the NSCAA All-America second team.

Friday December 6, 2013Pair of Gator Soccer Players Named NSCAA All-Americans

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida's Savannah Jordan (left) and Christen Westphal both appear on the NSCAA All-America second team.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida players – freshman Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga.) and sophomore Christen Westphal (Brecksville, Ohio) – appear on the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America second team.

 

Gator NSCAA All-Americans

2013

Savannah Jordan (second team)

 

Christen Westphal (second team)

2012

Holly King (third team)

 

Erika Tymrak (first team)

2011

Erika Tymrak (second team)

 

Kathryn Williamson (third team)

2010

Tahnai Annis (fourth team)

 

Kathryn Williamson (second team)

2009

Lauren Hyde (second team)

2008

Ameera Abdullah (second team)

2007

Melanie Booth (second team)

 

Lauren Hyde (third team)

2006

Ameera Abdullah (third team)

 

Stacy Bishop (third team)

2005

Melanie Booth (first team)

2003

Stephanie Freeman (third team)

2001

Keisha Bell (third team)

 

Danielle Murphy (third team)

 

Abby Wambach (first team)

1999

Keisha Bell (third team)

 

Heather Mitts (first team)

 

Abby Wambach (first team)

 

Sarah Yohe (second team)

1998

Erin Baxter (second team)

 

Danielle Fotopoulos (first team)

 

Heather Mitts (third team)

1997

Erin Baxter (first team)

 

Andi Sellers (third team)

1996

Danielle Fotopoulos (second team)

 

Erin Baxter (second team)

denotes current Gators

This is the first such honor for both players. Jordan is the second Gator freshman to be named a NSCAA All-American in the program’s 19-year history, joining Andi Sellers who was a third-team selection in 1997. She is one of four freshmen who appear on 2013 NSCAA All-America teams.

 

Jordan and Westphal also appear on 2013 first teams for both NSCAA All-South Region and All-Southeastern Conference, with Jordan taking the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

 

Jordan shares the SEC lead and currently stands tied for third in 2013 NCAA Division I play with 22 goals. That total also stands second all-time for Gator freshmen and is Florida’s highest season total since Abby Wambach turned in 31 as a senior in 2001. Jordan opened her collegiate career with two goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and three versus Oregon State – that five-goal weekend earned her Disney/NSCAA Player of the Week honors. She also was the SEC Offensive Player and College Sports Madness National player of the week on Oct. 28 after three goals in the previous weekend (1 at Tennessee, 2 versus Texas A&M). The SEC Freshman of the Year scored multiple goals seven times.

 

Westphal has started at center back in all but the season opener of her freshman year and again led the Gators in average minutes played with 89.04 mpm in 2013. She was part of Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week on Sept. 11 after shutout wins versus Oklahoma (3-0) and Oklahoma State (2-0). She also was named to Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer 360 National Teams of the Week after two shutout wins – at Tennessee (3-0) and versus Texas A&M (2-0) – and providing an assist on Jordan’s second goal versus Texas A&M. The final SEC Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season went to Westphal after scoring on a 40-yard free kick to open Florida’s scoring at Georgia. Westphal made her second consecutive appearance on the SEC All-Tournament team in 2013 and was joined by Jordan on the team.

 

2013 NSCAA NCAA Division I All-Americans

First Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Sabrina D'Angelo

Jr.

GK

South Carolina

Welland, Ontario

Abby Dahlkemper**

Jr.

D

UCLA

Menlo Park, Calif.

Amanda Frisbie

Sr.

D

Portland

McKinney, Texas

Kassey Kallman

Sr.

D

Florida State

Woodbury, Minn.

Emily Menges

Sr.

D

Georgetown

Garden City, N.Y.

Morgan Brian*

Jr.

MF

Virginia

St. Simons Island, Ga.

Crystal Dunn***

Sr.

MF

North Carolina

Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Julie Johnston*

Sr.

MF

Santa Clara

Mesa, Ariz.

Makenzy Doniak

So.

F

Virginia

Chino Hills, Calif.

Nkem Ezurike

Sr.

F

Michigan

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Kristen Hamilton*

Sr.

F

Denver

Littleton, Colo.

Jazmine Reeves

Sr.

F

Virginia Tech

Dover, Del.

Second Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Katelyn Rowland

Jr.

GK

UCLA

Vacaville, Calif.

Kadeisha Buchanan

Fr.

D

West Virginia

Brampton, Ontario

Ari Romero

Sr.

D

Nebraska

Surprise, Ariz.

Christen Westphal

So.

D

Florida

Brecksville, Ohio

Dagny Brynjarsdottir

Jr.

MF

Florida State

Hella, Iceland

Daphne Corboz*

Jr.

MF

Georgetown

Greenbrook, N.J.

Meghan Toohey

Sr.

MF

Michigan

Philadelphia, Pa.

Micaela Castain

Sr.

F

Washington State

Castro Valley, Calif.

Rachel Daly

So.

F

St. John's

Harrogate, England

Maya Hayes**

Sr.

F

Penn State

West Orange, N.J.

Savannah Jordan

Fr.

F

Florida

Fayetteville, Ga.

Frances Silva

Sr.

F

West Virginia

Overland Park, Kan.

Rafealle Souza

Sr.

F

Mississippi

Salvador, Brazil

Third Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Aubrey Bledsoe*

Sr.

GK

Wake Forest

Cincinnati, Ohio

Marissa Diggs

Jr.

D

UCF

Rowlett, Texas

Caroline Dwyer

So.

D

Pennsylvania

Exton, Pa.

Jaelene Hinkle

Jr.

D

Texas Tech

Denver, Colo.

Jade Seabrook*

Jr.

D

Navy

St. Paris, Ohio

Danielle Colaprico

Jr.

MF

Virginia

Freehold, N.J.

Cloee Colohan

Sr.

MF

Brigham Young

West Point, Utah

Nicholette DiGiacomo

Sr.

MF

Denver

Golden, Colo.

Shea Groom

Jr.

MF

Texas A&M

Liberty, Mo.

Arin Gilliland

Jr.

F

Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.

Sofia Huerta

Jr.

F

Santa Clara

Boise, Idaho

Darian Jenkins

Fr.

F

UCLA

Riverton, Utah

Maegan Kelly

Sr.

F

Marquette

Kansas City, Mo.

Midge Purce

Fr.

F

Harvard

Olney, Md.

*repeat All-Americans

 

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