Greg Kraft led the indoor and outdoor women's track and field teams to national titles in 2007.
Aug. 6, 2007
NCAA & Pac-10 Championship Finishes/Tournament Results
Baseball (Pat Murphy/13th year): Made 20th trip to the College World Series in Omaha with 49-15 overall mark and won the Pac-10, matching league record for conference wins with 19-5 record...swept Tempe Regional and Tempe Super Regional, the first time in school history that Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark hosted a Super Regional...earned seventh overall Pac-10 title and first since sharing with UCLA and Stanford in 2000...first outright title since 1993...advanced to its eighth straight NCAA Tournament and 31st overall...ASU was 35-3 at home, including 5-0 in postseason...ASU finished ranked fifth in the nation and was ranked every week of 2007 and was never lower than 20th...45th straight season ASU topped the 30-win mark and the 28th time in school history it surpassed 40 wins...Pat Murphy was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and achieved several milestones, picking up his 800th career Division I victory, his 500th ASU victory and his 900th overall win...Murphy also passed Bobby Winkles for second-most wins in ASU history...played one of the nation's toughest schedules (eighth toughest according to BoydsWorld.com)...faced eight teams that advanced to the NCAAs, including a Pac-10 road sweep of eventual NCAA champion Oregon State...41 of the 64 games were against teams that were ranked at some point in 2007...Mike Leake was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tempe Regional, and seven Sun Devils made the All-Tempe Regional team (Eric Sogard, Andrew Romine, Kiel Roling, Petey Paramore, Ike Davis and Brian Flores)...Pac-10 Player of the Year Brett Wallace won the Pac-10 Triple Crown, finishing with a .404 batting average, 16 home runs and 78 RBI...Eric Sogard became first Sun Devil to earn Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year...five Sun Devils earned All-American status from Collegiate Baseball while the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association honored two...seven Sun Devils earned first-team All-Pac-10 Honors while four others earned honorable mention...three Sun Devils were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team...Joe Persichina was an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick, the third straight year he earned an academic honor from the Pac-10...Brett Wallace and Eric Sogard both earned membership into exclusive clubs, as they joined the .400 club and the 100-hit club. Wallace finished the year at .404 with 107 hits, while Sogard ended at .400 with 100 hits...finished 2-1 in the prestigious Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park, with their only loss coming in extra innings to Vanderbilt, who spent most of the year as the top-ranked team...Matt Spencer was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, one of six Sun Devils to earn All-Tournament honors...the ASU pitching staff boasted three ten-game winners (Mike Leake 13-2, Josh Satow 13-3, Brian Flores 11-2) for the first time since 1990...freshman closer Jason Jarvis joined the team in late March and set an ASU freshman record with 11 saves, tied for the second-most in a season in school history...pitcher Brian Flores set a school record with 23 starts, eclipsing the mark of 22 held by Kendall Carter in 1984 and Floyd Bannister in 1976...23 starts ties the Pac-10 record of UCLA's Alex Sanchez (1987)...Flores became the fourth player to start back-to-back College World Series games...team led the Pac-10 and was third in the nation with a .345 batting average...eight Sun Devils were selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, led by Eric Sogard, who was a second-round pick of the San Diego Padres...other selections were Matt Spencer (Philadelphia Phillies/third round), Andrew Romine (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/fifth round), Tim Smith (Texas Rangers/seventh round), Brian Flores Tampa Bay/13th round), Scott Mueller (Baltimore/21st round), Josh Satow (Seattle/28th round) and Mike Jones (Chicago White Sox/42nd round)...Brett Wallace and Petey Paramore were both named to the USA Baseball National Team...Wallace was a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, the Howser Trophy and the Wallace Award...Matt Spencer was named a National Player of the Week three times, Kiel Roling was named a National Player of the Week twice while Satow, Paramore, Flores and Wallace each earned national honors once.
Attendance Breakdown: 38 home games; total home attendance - 116,205; average: 3,140
Baseball Individual Honors
All-American: Brett Wallace (first-team by Baseball America, NCBWA, Rivals.com, Collegiate Baseball; second-team by ABCA), Eric Sogard (second-team by Baseball America, Rivals.com and ABCA; third-team by Collegiate Baseball), Kiel Roling (first-team by ABCA, second-team by NCBWA), Josh Satow (second-team by Collegiate Baseball), Mike Leake (third-team by Collegiate Baseball)
District IX Player of the Year: Brett Wallace
Freshmen All-American: Mike Leake (first-team by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com)
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Brett Wallace, Eric Sogard (Defensive)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Pat Murphy
All-Pac-10: Brett Wallace (first), Petey Paramore (first), Eric Sogard (first), Ike Davis (first), Kiel Roling (first), Josh Satow (first), Mike Leake (first), Andrew Romine (HM), Tim Smith (HM), Matt Spencer (HM), Brian Flores (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Petey Paramore (first), Ryan Sontag (first), Joe Persichina (HM)
National Player of the Week: Matt Spencer (2/5, 2/14, 5/15), Josh Satow (2/14), Petey Paramore (2/27), Brian Flores (3/20), Kiel Roling (3/20, 4/10), Brett Wallace (3/27)
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Matt Spencer (5/15), Josh Satow (2/12), Brian Flores (3/20, 5/22), Kiel Roling (3/20, 4/10), Brett Wallace (3/27)
Men's Basketball (Herb Sendek/First Year): Finished 8-22 overall and tenth in the Pac-10 at 2-16...had three freshmen play 87.3 minutes per game and the trio combined for Pac-10 leading 69 overall starts...sophomore Jeff Pendergraph led the team in scoring (12.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.1), as his rebounding average matched second-best mark by a Sun Devil in the past 26 seasons...team's scoring margin was less than a three-pointer per game (-2.5)...42-41 win at California on March 3 matched best defensive performance in ASU's 522-game Pac-10 history and was ASU's third straight win at Hass Pavilion...in the final nine regular season games (second half of Pac-10) ASU was outscored by just 22 points and its seven losses were by one, three, four (twice), five, six and ten points...14 of final 15 games were decided by 10 points or less, including of last 10 games...team was in 14 games decided by five points or less, the most by an ASU squad in 23 years...was in 21 games of 10 points or less, most in the Pac-10...after losing five straight by 20 total points (including three games against ranked teams), ASU posted 68-58 win over No. 22 USC on Feb. 18, its first win over a ranked team since March 20, 2003, and the 30th win against a ranked team for Herb Sendek...finished third in Pac-10 games in scoring defense at 61.7 points per game...gave up just 61.8 points per game overall, the fourth-best mark in ASU history and the lowest since the 1949-50 squad gave up 59.8...Pendergraph finished second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.553), rebounding (8.9), offensive rebounding (3.33) and fourth in minutes (35.50) in league games. He ranked second in overall games in rebounding (9.1) and second in field goal percentage (.551) and led the league in offensive boards (3.93)...freshmen point guard Derek Glasser averaged 32.2 minutes per game in league play, third-most by a Sun Devil in 29-year Pac-10 history...Christian Polk, with 64 three-pointers, fell two three balls short of the ASU freshmen record set by Ron Riley in 1992-93 of 66. The 64 three-pointers also is eighth-best by a freshmen in Pac-10 history...Jerren Shipp (23) and Christian Polk (22) scored most points by a Sun Devil freshmen in first game of career against Northern Arizona on Nov. 13, 2006...seniors Serge Angounou (B.A. in Spanish), Robby Alridge (B.A. in sociology) and Allen Morill (B.I.S.) earned degrees this season, as 10 Sun Devil men's hoopers have earned their degrees from 2004-2007...coach Herb Sendek has averaged 18.7 wins per season in 14 years...Jerren Shipp's 30.0 minutes per game is third-best by a freshman in ASU history, behind only Byron Scott (32.3 in 1979-80) and Ike Diogu (32.2 in 2002-03)...Nov. 13 tip-off vs. Northern Arizona matched second-earliest starting date in ASU history...team's GPA was 2.91 in the 2006-2007 season.
Attendance Breakdown: 18 home dates; total attendance: 124,756; average attendance: 6,931.
Men's Basketball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Jeff Pendergraph (HM)
Women's Basketball (Charli Turner Thorne/11th Year): Finished 31-5 overall and 16-2 in the Pac-10, behind only Stanford...team set ASU records for most wins (31), Pac-10 wins (16) and road wins (10)...squad reached Elite Eight for first time in school history...finished season ranked eighth in final USA Today/ESPN coaches poll and tenth in final Associated Press poll, program's best final rankings in each of the polls...led Pac-10 in home attendance, averaging 3,502...made third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, best in school history, and No. 3 seed in the Greensboro Region was best in program history...31 wins topped record of 25 set last year, as ASU is 56-12 (.824) in past two seasons and 32-4 (.889) in Pac-10 play...program is 14-1 past 15 road games...earned highest ranking in school history (seventh by USA Today on Feb. 26)...placed a program-record eight players on Pac-10 All-Academic squad...advanced to Pac-10 Tournament championship for third time in six-year history of tournament as senior Emily Westerberg was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in three contests...Westerberg became first Sun Devil to earn All-Pac-10 honors three times and became first Sun Devil selected in WNBA Draft since 1992, as she was a third-round pick of Phoenix Mercury...team is now 80-22 (.784) in past three years and 56 wins in past two seasons is tops in Pac-10...set team marks with 577 made free throws and 75.1 free throw percentage...also set school season records for points (2,606), assists (652) and blocks (99)...allowed just 58.6 points per game, second best in school history...Charli Turner Thorne earned her 100th Pac-10 win and her 200th ASU win.
Attendance Breakdown: 16 home dates; home attendance - 56,027; average - 3,502 (best in Pac-10).
Women's Basketball Individual Honors
All-American: Emily Westerberg (Honorable Mention by Associated Press)
All-Pac-10: Aubree Johnson, Emily Westerberg, Briann January (HM)
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team: Dymond Simon
Pac-10 All-Tournament Team: Emily Westerberg
Pac-10 All-Academic: Emily Westerberg (first), Aubree Johnson (first), Kate Engelbrecht (second), Briann January (HM), Jill Noe (HM), Daniel Orsillo (HM), Reagan Pariseau (HM), Kristen Thompson (HM)
Men's Cross Country (Louie Quintana/3rd Year): Team finished 11th at NCAA West Regional and fourth at the Pac-10 Championships...senior captain Aaron Aguayo advanced to the NCAA Championships where he finished ninth overall to earn All-America honors...Aguayo set the record for highest individual finish for an ASU male at the national championships (surpassing the 11th-place showing by Todd Lewis in 1991) and the second best program history behind Lisa Aguilera's fifth-place showing in 2000...regionally, Aguayo took runner-up honors to earn All-Region accolades and earned first-team All-Pac-10 after placing fourth in the race while Kyle Alcorn was a second team selection (10th place)...Aguayo was the top ASU finisher in all six races he ran and posted top-10 finishes in five of the races...Mikias Gelagle placed 23rd at the USA Junior Cross Country Championships...five men earned Academic All-Pac-10 selections, including one first-team honoree, two second-team selections and two honorable mentions.
Men's Cross Country Individual Honors
All-American: Aaron Aguayo (ninth-place)
All-West Region: Aaron Aguayo
All-Pac-10: Aaron Aguayo (first), Kyle Alcorn (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Kal Clark (first), David Gott (second), Joey Heller (second), Eric Dall (HM), David Mehlhorn (HM)
Women's Cross Country (Louie Quintana/3rd Year): Team advanced to NCAA Championships for the ninth straight year, the sixth-longest active streak in the nation, and placed 13th overall...finished third at the NCAA West Region Championships and second at the Pac-10 Championships...top five runners at the regional meet were selected to the All-Region squad, including Brooke Bennett, Kari Hardt, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma and Cassie Rios...Rios and Bennett earned first-team All-Pac-10 while Kingma and Kielty were selected to the second team...Kielty was the top freshman in the conference meet and earned Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year honors...team placed in the top three in all but one meet (13th at NCAA Championships) with a win at the Canyon West Classic and runner-up honors at the Roy Griak Invitational and conference meet...Kingma was the top ASU finisher in five of her six races, including 60th at the NCAA Championships...Hardt, as a true freshman, placed 88th in the meet...outside of the collegiate season, Hardt placed third overall in the USA Junior Cross Country Championships to earn a berth on the USA World Championship Team (team did not compete in Kenya)...Amy Hastings won the U.S. Club Cross Country Championships for her second career national title (2006 NCAA Indoor 5,000m run)...team placed seven harriers on Pac-10 All-Academic team, including one first-team selection, three second-team selections and three honorable mentions.
Women's Cross Country Individual Honors
All-West Region: Brooke Bennett, Kari Hardt, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma, Cassie Rios
Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year: Ali Kielty
All-Pac-10: Cassie Rios (first), Brooke Bennett (first), Jenna Kingma (second), Ali Kielty (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Brooke Bennett (first), Jenna Kingma (second), Corey Randall (second), Cassie Rios (second), Jessie McLaughlin (HM), Whitney Lemieux (HM), Ali Kielty (HM)
Football (Dirk Koetter/6th Year): Finished 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the Pac-10...made third appearance in a Hawai'I Bowl after playing in Aloha bowl in 1999 and 2000...beat Arizona for the second straight year as it jumped ahead 21-0 in the first quarter in Tucson and won 28-14...marked the first time in series a team had posted back-to-back wins since ASU in 1999 and 2000...Jesse Ainsworth finished his career by making 139 consecutive PATs, a Pac-10 record, and also set school record with 160 in career...tailback Ryan Torain was named a JCGridion JUCO Transfer All-American as he had 1,229 yards rushing (eighth-best in school history) and ten touchdowns. He also earned second-team All-Pac-10 and was first ASU runner to pass 1,000 yards since Delvon Flowers in 2001...Torain's season was best debut since Woody Green had 1,310 yards in 1971...safety Josh Barrett was named to ESPN's All-MaydayTeam, earned Pac-10 honorable mention honors and was the team Defensive Most Valuable Player...Zach Miller earned All-America honors from Walter Camp Football Association, Associated Press (second-team), Pro Football Weekly (HM), American Football Coaches, Rivals.com and Scout.com (second-team), first-team All-Pac-10, ESPN Academic All-American and a finalist for John Mackey Award and finished his career as ASU's top tight end...Miller became 13th Sun Devil (16 occasions) to earn overall consensus All-America honors and the first since Terrell Suggs in 2002...hired two-time national champion (1989 and 1991) and two-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year winner Dennis Erickson (1988 and 2000) on Dec. 11, 2006...Zach Miller (second round and 38th pick overall of Oakland Raiders) and Andrew Carnahan (seventh round and 252nd pick overall of Jacksonville Jaguars) were both selected in 2007 NFL Draft.
Attendance Breakdown: 6 home dates; total attendance: 327,369; average attendance: 54,562.
Football Individual Honors
All-American: Zach Miller (Walter Camp Football Association first-team; National Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Rivals.com and Scout.com second-team; Pro Football Weekly (HM)
Freshman All-American: Dexter Davis and Travis Goethel (Sporting News HM)
All-Pac-10: Zach Miller (first/TE), Ryan Torain (second/RB), Mike Pollak (second/OL), Terry Richardson (second/KR), Josh Barret (HM/safety), Kyle Caldwell (HM/DL), Rudy Carpetner (HM/quarterback), Zach Catanes (HM/safety), Paul Fanaika (HM/OL); Michael Marquardt (HM/OL), Brandon Rodd (HM/OL), Justin Tryon (HM/OL)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Jessie Ainsworth, PK (first), Jason Burke, SN (first), Zach Miller, TE (first), Michael Marquardt, DL (first), Josh Barrett, DB (first), Chris Price, DB (first), Andrew Carnahan, OL (second), Brandon Rodd, OL (second), Brett Boon, QB (HM), Brett Palmer, DT (HM)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American: Zach Miller (second)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Zach Miller (first)
Men's Golf (Randy Lein/15th Year): Tied for 18th at the NCAA Championships in Williamsburg, Va....tied for third at NCAA West Regional...finished third at Pac-10 Championships as senior Niklas Lemke finished second for the second straight year...one of two Sun Devil programs (joining women's tennis) to post perfect Academic Progress Rate Score (1,000)...after earning third-team honors in junior year and honorable mention in 2005, Lemke earned PING All-America honors from Golf Coaches Association of America and was Pac-10 co-Player of the Year...Lemke's 70.03 season stroke average is third-best in school history and he posted eight top-five finishes on the year and 14 top-10 finishes in 48-tournament career (72.10 career stroke average)...Lemke also earned ASU's Pac-10 Medal of Honor award and won 2006 Illini Invitational (Sept. 24-25) and Tucson's 2007 National Invitational (April 2-3)...nine Sun Devils have won Pac-10 Player of the Year on 12 occasions, including six times under Randy Lein...sophomore Benjamin Alvarado Holley, who turned professional after the NCAA championships, earned second-team All-American honors after earning honorable mention in 2005...Alvarado Holley posted a 70.62 stroke average, sixth-best in ASU history and won the West Regional held at Tempe's Karsten Golf Course May 17-19 with a course collegiate three-round record of 18-under 198 (67-65-66)...Alvarado Holley became fourth Sun Devil to win West Regional, joining Paul Casey (1998), Jeff Quinney (1999) and Matt Jones (2001)...head coach Randy Lein has produced 34 All-American honors among 14 players in his 15-year Sun Devil career...ASU has now qualified for NCAA Championship 23 of the past 24 seasons, including each of the past five seasons, tied for the sixth-best active streak in the nation...Tristan Bierenbroodspot posted a 72.64 stroke average on the year, eighth-best by a freshman in ASU history...Niklas Lemke (B.I.S.), Fredrik Andersson (B.S., Economics) and Phil Telliard (B.A., Communications) brought the number of players to compete and graduate under Randy Lein to 46 after spring commencement...squad earned Golfweek National Team of the Week award after winning National Invitational in Tucson April 2-3.
Men's Golf Individual Honors
All-American: Niklas Lemke (first), Benjamin Alvarado Holley (second)
Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year: Niklas Lemke
Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar: Fredrik Andersson
All-Pac-10: Niklas Lemke (first), Benjamin Alvarado Holley (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Fredrik Andersson (first), Phil Telliard (first), Niklas Lemke (HM)
Ping All-Pacific Region: Niklas Lemke (first), Benjamin Alvarado Holley (second)
Women's Golf (Melissa Luellen/5th year): Finished 13th at the NCAA Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., finished third at the NCAA West Regional and won Pac-10 title for seventh time overall and first time since 1996...finished season ranked second by Golfweek and won five tournaments overall and four straight...freshmen Anna Nordqvist finished the season ranked second, was the NGCA Freshman of the Year, the Pac-10 Player of the Year (second Sun Devil to earn award), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-America and All-Pac-10 honors...Nordqvist finished tied for second or higher in six of her 10 tournaments and was one of only two players nationally to record an under-par scoring average (71.81) and became just third Sun Devil to earn national Freshmen of the Year honors...Nordqvist won the 2007 PING/ASU Invitational with a tournament-record 10-under 206 and earned National Player of the Week by Golfweek...team won tournament titles at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, the "Mo"Morial Invitational, the PING/ASU Invitational, the Wildcat Invitational (second straight victory in Tucson) and the Pac-10 Championship...coach Melissa Luellen earned West Regional Coach of the Year for the third straight season and became fourth coach to win back-to-back Pac-10 honors.
Women's Golf Individual Honors
All-Americans: Anna Nordqvist (first-team by NGCA and Golfweek), Jennifer Osborn (first-team by NGCA and Golfweek); Azahara Munoz (second-team by NGCA and Golfweek); Juliana Murcia (HM by Golfweek)
National Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Anna Nordqvist
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Anna Nordqvist
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Melissa Luellen (second straight season)
West Region Coach of the Year: Melissa Luellen (third straight season)
All-Pac-10: Azahara Munoz (first), Anna Nordqvist (first), Jennifer Osborn (first), Juliana Murcia (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Azahara Munoz (first), Lindsay Anderson (HM)
NGCA All-American Scholar Team: Azahara Munoz, Anna Nordqvist, Juliana Murcia
Gymnastics (John Spini/27th Year): Finished season at their 26th consecutive regional, placing fifth overall with a score of 194.375...went 3-12 overall, 2-7 against the Pac-10 and finished sixth at the Pacific-10 Championship with a score of 194.550...senior April Boone (beam) and sophomore Nicole Harris (all-around) both made the All-Pac-10 team...Boone also received her first Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor for the week of March 13-19 when scored a career-best 39.600 in the all-around, after posting a 9.9 in every event against Arkansas...Boone and Harris along with junior Josie Hancock and sophomores Carrie Finley, Ashlee Hinkle and Vanessa Rocca were named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention...had two of their top crowds history in the 2007 season...against Washington on March 2, Wells Fargo held the second-highest regular season crowd of 2,008 and against UCLA on Jan. 26, the third-highest crowd of 1,834...began the season ranked 11th and finished 21st...John Spini now has a career record of 329-143-7.
Attendance: 27,882 total (2,534 avg.); 7, for five home dates (xxx avg.)
Gymnastics Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: April Boone (beam), Nicole Harris (all-around)
Pac-10 All-Academic: April Boone (HM), Carrie Finley (HM), Nicole Harris (HM), Ashlee Hinkle (HM), Josie Hancock (HM), Vanessa Rocca (HM)
Perfect 10: April Boone on balance beam
Soccer (Ray Leone/6th Year): Posted 8-8-3 record with a 3-5-1 mark in the Pac-10 (seventh)...hired Kevin Boyd on March 30, 2007, as the third coach in the 11-year history of the program...remained undefeated against Arizona (10-0-1 all-time) with a 4-0 victory at home...upset No. 12 California, 1-0, on the road...took No. 1 Florida State to overtime before falling, 1-0...led by Kim Bingham's seven shutouts, the defense set a program record for fewest goals allowed in a season with 17 (previous best was 23)...the seven shutouts were the second-most in a single season...team also allowed more than two goals in a game just once, a 3-2 loss at No. 25 Stanford... Bingham, an All-Pac-10 First Team selection in 2006, ended her career ranked third in ASU history in total saves (264), goals against average (1.15) and shut outs (16.5)...Alissa Oldenkamp earned the team's only in-season honor as she was named to the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz National Elite Teams of the Week after scoring two goals and adding one assist in the 4-0 win over Arizona... on the offensive side of the ball, 13 of the 20 players that saw game action in 2006 recorded at least one goal...Courtney Crane led all scorers with 13 points on a team-high five goals while adding three assists...rookie Dante Perea and junior Oldenkamp tied for second with 10 points as each scored three goals and added four assists...freshman Brittney Doty was second on the team with four goals and was one of six different players to score their first collegiate goals in 2006...also on the list was Perea, Carly Kallas, Oldenkamp, Kyleyn Felts and Lauren Niblett...seven players also recorded the first assists of their careers, including goalkeeper Bingham, Perea, Liz Harkin, Felts, Lara Kezer, Christine Nieva and Kylla Sjoman...during the season, the team played host to a Mexican national team on two occasions...the first was an exhibition match with the Mexican Women's National Team in which 2,136 fans saw the Tricolores win, 3-0...the second was the Mexican Men's National Team, who used the Sun Devil Soccer Stadium as a training site before facing the US Men in Glendale...academically, Bingham earned Academic All-America Third Team honors after she and Felts were named to the Academic All-District VIII First Team...six players earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors, including two first-team selections.
Attendance Breakdown: 10 home dates; total attendance: 6,692; average attendance: 669
Also hosted the Mexican Women's National team in an exhibition with a stadium-record attendance of 2,136
Soccer Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Kim Bingham (first)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American: Kim Bingham (third)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Kim Bingham (first), Kyleyn Felts (first)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Kim Bingham (first), Kyleyn Felts (first), Alissa Oldenkamp (second), Lara Kezer (HM), Lauren Niblett (HM), Kylla Sjoman (HM)
Other Honors/Awards: Alissa Oldenkamp (Nov. 1 National Elite Team from both Soccer America and Soccer Buzz)
Softball (Clint Myers/2nd Year): Finished with a 54-17 record and a 13-8 mark in the Pac-10 (second), the program's best Pac-10 record since 1991...ended season ranked seventh after going to their second consecutive Women's College World Series, and their sixth overall appearance (it was the first time in program history that ASU has claimed back-to-back appearances)...54 wins broke school record of 53 which the team accomplished in 2006...claimed two first-team All-Americans with Katie Burkhart and Kaitlin Cochran, the first time ASU has had two named to the first-team since 1975...sophomore Kaitlin Cochran was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and also won the NCAA batting title with a .492 average...junior Katie Burkhart was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year...set ASU single-season records in runs (392), home runs (83), RBIs (370), and walks (289)...Cochran broke the ASU single-season home run record of 17 that she set last season with 18, as well as set a new ASU single-season batting average record with her .492 average, breaking Margaret Rebnar's 30-year record of .466...Katie Burkhart broke her single-season strikeout record of 420 set in 2006 with 517, ninth all-time in NCAA single-season history...Burkhart also broke the ASU career record of 893 with her current total of 1157, placing her 18th all-time in NCAA history.
Attendance: 31 home dates (five home tournaments): 21,296; average attendance: 687
Softball Individual Honors
Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American: Kaitlin Cochran (first) and Katie Burkhart (first)
USA Softball Junior World's Team Members: Megan Elliott
All Pac-10: Katie Burkhart (first), Kaitlin Cochran (first), Bianca Cruz (first), Mindy Cowles (second), Heidi Knabe (HM), Jackie Vasquez (HM)
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Kaitlin Cochran, Katie Burkhart (Pitcher of the Year)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Kaitlin Cochran (first), Himmita Hixson (first), Heidi Knabe (first), Jessica Mapes (first), Michelle Smith (first), Rhiannon Baca (second), Jackie Vasquez (second)
USA Softball National Player of the Week: Katie Burkhart (April 9)
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Kaitlin Cochran (Feb. 13 and Mar. 27), Mindy Cowles (May 8)
Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week: Katie Burkhart (Feb. 13, Mar. 13 & Apr. 17)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Kaitlin Cochran (first), Rhiannon Baca (second), Jessica Mapes (second)
Honda Broderick Award Finalists: Kaitlin Cochran and Katie Burkhart
USA Softball Player of the Year Finalists: Katie Burkhart (top 10), Kaitlin Cochran (final three)
Men's Swimming and Diving (Michael Chasson, Swimming/9th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/10th Year): Finished with a 2-7 overall record, competing against a series of challenging teams...was 0-4 in Pac-10 Conference competition...finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships and 22nd at the NCAA Championships...placed fifth overall at a highly competitive University of Texas Invitational...sent five swimmers and divers to compete at the NCAA Championships (Lucas Azevedo, Micky Benedetti, Ante Cvitkovic, Gal Nevo and CJ Nuess)...Benedetti captured Pac-10 Conference championships in both three-meter and platform diving events, and also claimed the Zone E title on the platform and scored in all three diving events at the NCAAs highlighted by a runner-up finish in the platform...Benedetti earned Pac-10 Diver of the Meet honors for his performance at the Pac-10 Championships, and was ultimately named the Conference's Diver of the Year and Newcomer of the Year...he also earned a pair of Pac-10 Diver of the Month awards (Dec. and Feb.)...Nevo gained an individual conference championships, placing first in the Pac-10 in the 400 individual medley...at the NCAA Championships, Benedetti placed second on the platform...Nuess placed in the top-five in three events at the Pac-10 Championships, including the 400 individual medley (second), 1650 freestyle (third) and 500 freestyle (fifth)...he also placed 10th in the 400 individual medley at the NCAA Championships...the Sun Devils placed three of the top-nine finishers in the 1650 freestyle at the conference championships...Cvitkovic placed fourth in the conference in the 100 backstroke, recording the third-fastest time in the event in ASU history during the meet...he also swam the school's fifth-fastest 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships...Benedetti finished first on the one meter at the Ohio State University Buckeye Invitational in December, while also placing second and seventh in the three-meter and platform diving events, respectively.
Men's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-American: Micky Benedetti (platform diving first-team; HM 1m and 3m diving), CJ Nuess (HM 1650 free and 400 IM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Billy Sweeney (first), Lucas Azevedo (second)
Pac-10 Diver of the Year: Micky Benedetti
Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year: Micky Benedetti
Pac-10 Diver of the Meet: Micky Benedetti (Pac-10 Championships)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (Diving): Mark Bradshaw
Women's Swimming and Diving (Michael Chasson, Swimming/9th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/10th Year): Finished the season with a 4-6 overall record...had a 1-5 Pac-10 Conference finish...placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships and 16th at the NCAA Championships...greatly improved the team's national finish from the previous season...placed sixth overall among a highly competitive field at the University of Texas Invitational...sent six swimmers to compete at the NCAA Championships, including Carissa Abe, Caitlin Andrew, Abra Armour, Jen Beckberger, Lindsey Brown and Sara McDaniel...Andrew placed third in the nation in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships, while also finishing 10th in the 100 backstroke and 13th in the 50 freestyle...the Sun Devils placed in the top-16 in six events, including three relays, at the NCAA Championships...at the NCAA Championships, school records were set in the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay, while Andrew established the ASU standard in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle...at the Pac-10 Championships, Andrew placed third in the 100 butterfly, fifth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 50 freestyle, while Beckberger placed sixth in the 100 freestyle and seventh in both 50 and 200 freestyle events...in total, the Sun Devils placed in the top-five in four relays at the Pac-10 Championships...divers Cassidy Farwell and Erin Hobbs enjoyed successful championship meets, as Farwell finished seventh in the Pac-10 on three-meter diving and Hobbs placed seventh in the Conference on the platform...Farwell also placed fourth on the platform at the Ohio State University Buckeye Invitational in December.
Women's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-Americans: Caitlin Andrew (100 butterfly first-team); Carissa Abe (HM 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay); Andrew (HM 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay); Abra Armour (HM 200 freestyle relay); Lindsey Brown (HM 200 freestyle relay); Sara McDaniel (HM 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Caitlin Andrew (first), Jill Kripps (first), Cassidy Farwell (first), Frankie Judy (first), Amy Konowalik (second), Abra Armour (HM), Rikka Brunner (HM), Lindsey Brown (second), Christine Creek (HM), Sarah Fischer (HM), Amanda Gillespie (HM), Erin Hobbs (HM), Ilene Lesch (HM), Ellis Schieman (HM), Emlynn Tursick (HM)
Men's Tennis (Lou Belken/25th Year): Finished the dual season 13-9 overall and 4-3 in Pac-10 play (third)...won four matches over NCAA tournament teams, including a home sweep of Cal and Stanford, the first Pac-10 weekend sweep in program history...finished 48th in the ITA/Fila poll...Matt Brooklyn claimed the program's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor April 3-9...Brooklyn went 27-11 overall and 15-7 in dual matches, mainly playing No. 2 before finishing with a ITA ranking of #116, earned the Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and received All-Pac-10 second-team honors...Brooklyn advanced to the quarterfinal in the Pac-10 tournament...junior Juan Carlos Rebaza, in his first season after transferring from Tennessee Tech, went 27-12 overall and 14-8 in dual matches in the one spot en route to a ITA ranking of No. 78, while being named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and advancing to the semifinals of Pac-10 Tournament...Brooklyn joined the 20-20 club (20 wins in both singles and doubles)...team posted a .524 winning percentage in singles (120-109) and a .534 percentage in doubles (.534)...Lou Belken now has 297 career wins in 25 seasons...sophomore T.J. Bellama was also selected for the Pat Tillman Leadership Program.
Men's Tennis Individual Honors
Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year: Matt Brooklyn
All-Pac-10: Juan Carlos Rebaza (first), Matt Brooklyn (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: T.J. Bellama (first), Nick Hegarty (second), Wes Miller (HM)
Women's Tennis (Sheila McInerney/23rd Year): Finished 13-10 overall and 5-3 in Pac-10 (tied for fourth)...finished No. 18 in the ITA/Fila poll...ranked in the top 25 of every ITA poll during the season (20 polls)...topped No. 46 UNLV 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Berkeley, Calif., before falling 4-2 to No. 10 California in the second round...earned a school-record 20th consecutive NCAA appearance and 22nd in 23 years...one of two ASU programs (men's golf) to post perfect Academic Progress Rate Score (1,000)...senior duo of Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke won the program's first All-American doubles title on October 8, 2006, against Christian and Catrina Thompson of Notre Dame and finished season ranked 20th...finished with two singles players ranked in the ITA poll (Nadia Abdala at No. 37 and Sabrina Capannolo at No. 72)...Roxanne Clarke was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 6, the third honor of career...Kady Pooler joined the 20-20 club, winning 20 matches in singles and doubles, only the fifth player to do so while Rebecca Rankin reached the 20-20 club for the second consecutive season...five Sun Devils claimed 20 or more singles victories, with winning percentage of .561 (134-105)...posted a team winning percentage of .589 in doubles play (66-48)...posted six 7-0 sweeps...four Sun Devils were named to the All-Pac-10 Team and four to the Pac-10 All-Academic squad, with Rebecca Rankin earning her third career Pac-10 All-Academic first-team selection...Sabrina Capannolo was named the 2007 ITA West Region Senior of the Year...Nadia Abdala was named the 2007 ITA West Region Player to Watch...Sheila McInerney currently has 346 career wins for a winning percentage of .610 (346-221) in 23 years at the helm.
Women's Tennis Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Nadia Abdala (second), Sabrina Capannolo (second), Roxanne Clarke (HM), Kady Pooler (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Rebecca Rankin (first), Laila Abdala (HM), Jessica Leitch (HM), Kady Pooler (HM)
2007 ITA West Region Senior of the Year: Sabrina Capannolo
2007 ITA West Region Player to Watch: Nadia Abdala
Men's Track and Field (Greg Kraft, 11th year) - OUTDOOR - Team scored 13 points to place 22nd at the NCAA Championships...Aaron Aguayo finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors while Kyle Alcorn placed seventh to also earn All-America honors...Ryan Whiting placed fourth in the shot put to earn his second All-America honor of his rookie season...team placed fifth at the regional meet with one champion (Aguayo ub steeplechase...automatic qualifiers for the NCAAs included Kelvin Love (200m), Matt Turner (long jump) and Whiting (shot put), all of whom placed second, and Jimmie Gordon (400m), who took fourth...Turner's jump of 7.93m (26-00.25) in a strong tail wind made him just the seventh Sun Devil to record a mark of 26-feet or longer...at the conference meet, ASU scored 111 points, finishing just three points behind Oregon for the title...Aguayo made Pac-10 history by winning his fourth steeplechase crown, making him only the 11th athlete (male and female) to accomplish the feat...he joined Steve Prefontaine (Oregon) as the only two men to sweep the same distance race (1,500m or longer) all four years...Turner captured the long jump title for his first Pac-10 title and scored in two other jumping events with a runner-up finish in the high jump and a sixth-place showing in the triple jump...Love was the conference runner-up in both the 100m and 200m dash while Andrew Smith (javelin) also took second place...two school records were reset during the season as Aguayo clocked a time of 8:32.40 to place third at the NCAA meet and also ran 13:37.71 in the 5,000m run during the year to better his record...he later lowered that time to 8:27.01 while placing second at the USA Championships where he earned a berth into the IAAF World Championships...in all, 16 other marks recorded ranked among the Top 10 in ASU history...Aguayo clocked the second-fastest mile in school history at 4:00.14 while Whiting moved to second in the shot put with a toss of 20.35m (66-09.25)...javelin specialists Smith and Brad Roth moved to third and fifth, respectively, as both surpassed 229-feet in competition...academically, 10 men earned honors from the Pac-10...three earned national academic honors from the USTFCCCA. INDOOR - The team scored nine points and placed 25th at the NCAA Championships...Aguayo earned All-America honors in the 3,000m run, placing 10th...also earning All-America honors were Whiting (shot put), Joshua Kinnaman (heptathlon) and Turner (long jump)...ASU scored 79 points and claimed two individual titles to finish in fifth place at the MPSF Championships...Domenik Peterson claimed the 400m dash title in 47.59 while Whiting claimed the shot put with his toss of 19.71m (64-08.00)...one school record was broken as Whiting's toss of 20.01m placed him third at the NCAA Championships...Aguayo and Alcorn ran 7:56.37 and 7:58.82, respectively, in the 3,000m run to become just the second and third men to break eight minutes indoors.
Men's Track & Field Individual Honors
All-Americans: Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase/outdoors and 3,000m run/indoors), Kyle Alcorn (3,000m steeple), Joshua Kinnaman (heptathlon/indoor), Matt Turner (long jump/indoor), Ryan Whiting (shot put/both indoor and outdoor)
West Region Champions: Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase)
Pac-10 Champions: Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase) and Matt Turner (long jump)
MPSF Champions: Domenik Peterson (400m dash) and Ryan Whiting (shot put)
National All-Academic (USTFCCCA): Jason Lewis, Andrew Smith and Ryan Whiting
Academic All-Pac-10: Kal Clark (first), Andrew Smith (first), Andy Haas (second), Jason Lewis (second), Ryan Whiting (second), Jeremy Egboro (HM), Eric Dall (HM), David Gott (HM), Joey Heller (HM) and David Mehlhorn (HM)
Academic All-MPSF: Jason Lewis and Ryan Whiting
Pac-10 Athlete of the Week: Domenik Peterson (April 16/track); Ryan Whiting (April 22/field)
Women's Track and Field (Greg Kraft, 11th year): OUTDOOR - Captured first outdoor NCAA title in women's program history...only the third school in NCAA history to sweep the indoor and outdoor titles in same year...ranked No. 1 for all but two weeks of the outdoor season...won the NCAA in Sacramento with 60 points...individual titles were won by Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon), April Kubishta (pole vault) and Jessica Pressley (shot put)...10 competitors earned All-America honors...Amy Hastings earned her 10th career All-America honor (fourth in the 10,000m) to tie Maicel Malone for the most in ASU track and field history...Sarah Stevens, a Honda Sports Award finalist, earned All-America honors in shot put and hammer...Latosha Wallace also earned two All-America honors in 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay...team captured their first regional crown as well, winning the meet in Eugene by 20 points over USC (94-74)...Kubishta (pole vault), Pressley (shot put) and Stevens (discus) each won regional titles...team defended its Pac-10 title at Stanford, winning by 24 points after winning the 2006 title by just 2.5...Stevens won the shot put and discus on the same day (believed to be the first time that has happened) and became only the fifth woman in Pac-10 history to pull the double in the same meet...the relay of Wallace, Jordan Durham, Shauntel Elcock and Bridgette Williams won the 4x400m relay...several Sun Devils earned awards, including Head Coach Greg Kraft (national, region, district and Pac-10 coach of the year), David Dumble (national and regional assistant coach of the year for women's throws), Stevens (region, district and Pac-10 female field athlete of the year) and Hastings, the Pac-10 Medal of Honor winner from ASU...four school records were set, including Hastings in the 10,000m run (32:30.37), Kubishta (three times) in the pole vault (4.26m/13-11.75), Lissa Regets in the javelin (45.59m/149-07) and Stevens in the hammer (66.34m/219-00)...both Stevens and Pressley recorded shot put marks of 18-meters or better to become the only teammates in NCAA history to accomplish the feat...duo finish third and fourth, respectively, at the USA Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis with Stevens, a finalist for the Honda Sports Award, earning a berth to the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, in August of 2007...program-record 20 women earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors, including a record five first-team selections and a record-matching 10 honorable mentions...Stevens earned the USTFCCCA National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year award...team carried a 3.13 GPA to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and was named the 2007 USTFCCCA National Indoor and Outdoor All-Academic Team of the Year. INDOOR - TWon the first NCAA Indoor Championship in program history and just the second national team title for ASU track and field (men, 1977 NCAA outdoor)...went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team...scored 38 points to win the title in Fayetteville, Ark....Johnson (pentathlon) and Stevens (shot put) each won individual titles...Hastings (3,000m and 5,000m runs), Stevens (shot put and weight throw), Pressley (shot put) and Johnson (pentathlon) each earned All-America honors...Johnson (pentathlon) and Maicel Malone (400m dash) were honored as members of the NCAA Division I Silver Anniversary Team which named the top athlete in each event over the past 25 years...won first indoor conference title by claiming the MPSF Indoor Championship...Kraft earned national, region and MPSF coach of the year honors while Hastings and Stevens were named the region's track and field athletes of the year...Stevens also was named the MPSF Female Athlete of the Year and the 2007 USTFCCCA National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Hastings had a hand in two records on the same run as her time of 15:30.17 at the Husky Classic in Seattle was not only a school record, but also is an American collegiate record...other school records included Stevens in the shot put (18.16m/59-07.00) and Kubishta in the pole vault (4.30m/14-01.25)...Stevens' record mark won the national title while Kubishta's clearance made her the first woman in ASU history to clear 14 feet in competition...seven women also earned Academic All-MPSF honors.
Women's Track & Field Individual Honors
NCAA Champions: Team, Jacquelyn Johnson (outdoor heptathlon and indoor pentathlon), April Kubishta (outdoor pole vault), Jessica Pressley (outdoor shot put), Sarah Stevens (indoor shot put)
Outdoor All-Americans: Tai Battle (discus), Jordan Durham (4x400m relay), Shauntel Elcock (4x400m relay), Amy Hastings (10,000m run), Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon), April Kubishta (pole vault), Jessica Pressley (shot put), Sarah Stevens (shot put & hammer), Latosha Wallace (400m hurdles & 4x400m relay) and Bridgette Williams (4x400m relay)
Indoor All-Americans: Amy Hastings (3,000m run & 5,000m run), Jacquelyn Johnson (pentathlon), Jessica Pressley (shot put) and Sarah Stevens (shot put & weight throw)
West Region Champions: April Kubishta (pole vault), Jessica Pressley (shot put) and Sarah Stevens (discus)
Pac-10 Champions: Jordan Durham (4x400m relay), Shauntel Elcock (4x400m relay), Sara Stevens (shot put & discus), Latosha Wallace (400m dash & 4x400m relay) and Bridgette Williams (4x400m relay)
MPSF Champions: Team, Shauntel Elcock (4x400m relay), Amy Hastings (3,000m run), Jacquelyn Johnson (pentathlon & 4x400m relay), April Kubishta (pole vault), Sarah Stevens (shot put & weight throw), Latosha Wallace (400m dash & 4x400m relay) and Bridgette Williams (4x400m relay)
National All-Academic (USTFCCCA): Brooke Bennett, Becky Holley, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma, April Kubishta, Anna Masinelli, Corey Randall, Lissa Regets, Angela Spadafino and Sarah Stevens
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Brooke Bennett (first), April Kubishta (second) and Sarah Stevens (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Brooke Bennett (first), Corey Randall (first), Lissa Regets (first), Sara Shisslak (first), Angela Spadafino (first), Becky Holley (second), Jenna Kingma (second), April Kubishta (second), Anna Masinelli (second), Cassie Rios (second), Carly Gietler (HM), Amy Hastings (HM), Jacquelyn Johnson (HM), Ali Kielty (HM), Whitney Lemieux (HM), D'Metra Macedon (HM), Jessie McLaughlin (HM), Sarah Stevens (HM), Cara Walker (HM) and Alana Waterford (HM)
Academic All-MPSF: Amy Hastings, Jacquelyn Johnson, Ali Kielty, April Kubishta, Jessie McLaughlin, Sarah Stevens and Cara Walker
Greg Kraft Overall Awards: USTFCCCA Women's National, West Region and West District Coach of the Year; Pac-10 Women's Coach of the Year; MPSF Women's Coach of the Year; USTFCCCA Women's National & West Region Coach of the Year
Sarah Stevens Overall Awards: Honda Sports Award Finalist; USTFCCCA Women's West Region & West District Co-Field Athlete of the Year; Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Year; MPSF Female Athlete of the Year; USTFCCCA Women's West Region Field Athlete of the Year; USTFCCCA Women's National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Amy Hastings Overall Awards: USTFCCCA Women's West Region Track Athlete of the Year; Pac-10 Medal of Honor
Pac-10 Track Athlete of the Week: Sarah Stevens (field - April 16 & April 22) and Latosha Wallace (track - April 16)
NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Award: D'Metra Macedon
USTFCCCA Women's National & West Region Assistant Coach of the Year for Women's Throws: David Dumble
Volleyball (Brad Saindon/4th year): ASU finished the 2007 season with a 16-15 record, doubling their win total from 2006 and tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with a 7-11 mark...made return to the NCAA Tournament after a three-year absence, defeating College of Charleston in the opening round before falling to Florida at the Gainesville Regional...fourth-year head coach Brad Saindon took the team to the NCAA Tournament with just three seniors...junior libero Sydney Donahue continued her assault on the ASU record books, becoming the school's all-time leader in digs in only her third year. She set a new Pac-10 single-season record with 742 digs, shattering the old mark of 708 set by Chrissie Zartman of UCLA in 2004...Donahue became the first Sun Devil to lead the Pac-10 in digs since Jami Coughlin in 2000 and also established a new NCAA record by digging 50 balls in a three-game match against Loyola Marymount...Donahue and senior Nicole Morton both earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention, while redshirt freshman Marina Mercer was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...seven Sun Devils earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors, including first-team members Colette Meek and Marina Mercer...swept the season series from Arizona for the first time since 1995, including their first win in Tucson since 1999...ASU won both the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa Sun Devil Classic and the Tempe Courtyard by Marriott Classic...seven Pac-10 schools made the NCAA Tournament (Stanford, Washington, California, USC, UCLA and Oregon) with three advancing to the Final Four...Nebraska's National Championship ended the Pac-10's five-year streak.
Attendance Breakdown: 15 home matches; total home attendance - 11,827; average: 788
Volleyball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Sydney Donahue (HM), Nicole Morton (HM)
All-Pac-10 Freshman Team: Marina Mercer
Pac-10 All-Academic: Colette Meek (first), Marina Mercer (first), Rachel Mittelstaedt (second), Alison Lund (HM), Danielle Fernandes (HM), Nicole Morton (HM), Nina Reeves (HM),
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Collette Meek (second)
Water Polo (Todd Clapper/2nd Year): Team posted a 14-14 overall record and ended the season ranked No. 11 nationally...went 5-7 in MPSF play to earn the No. 8 seed in the tournament played in Tempe...finished 10th in the tournament with a 1-2 record...posted an 8-5 record in home games...scored home upsets over then-No. 6 San Jose State (11-10), then-No. 5 San Diego State (8-7) and then-No. 7 UC Irvine (11-7)...the upset of UCI helped ASU sweep its weekend of MPSF foes (W 16-14 over No. 14 Long Beach State as well) for the first time since joining the league...part of the 8-5 home record included a sweep of the ASU Invitational to give the Sun Devils their first tournament victory in program history...Addison Doud led the team on offense with team-highs in points (88) and goals (54) while ranking second in assists (34)...her season totals ranked among the Top 10 in school history, including first in season points and second in both goals and assists...for her career, she is ranked third in goals (93), fourth in points (136) and fifth in assists (43)...finished the year ranked 10th on the MPSF scoring charts with a 1.93 goals per game average...for her efforts, Doud was named Honorable Mention All-American as well as Honorable Mention All-MPSF...senior Ashley Bower also turned in a strong offensive season as she netted 34 goals, a team-high and single-season record 46 assists and 80 points...Katie Hedley was second in goals scored with 39 to bring her career total to 134, the most in ASU history...she finished her career ranked second in points (187) and third in assists (53)...rookie Amanda Stepp, who was named to the MPSF All-Freshman Team, was fourth in goals scored with 31 and added 27 assists, ranking seventh and second, respectively, on the all-time freshman lists...her 58 points ranked 10th in a single season and second on the freshman charts as well...defensively, Caylinn Wallace stopped a single-season record 263 shots and recorded a season-record 10.52 saves per contest...for her career, Wallace moved into first on the all-time saves list with 741...Wallace ended the year second in the league with her saves per game average...over the summer, Doud and Clapper each participated with Team USA...Doud was named an alternate for the U.S. Junior National Team while Clapper served as the head coach of the Youth National Team for the second year in a row...academically, a program-record 11 athletes earned AWPCA All-Academic honors while seven were named to the Academic All-MPSF squad.
Water Polo Individual Honors
AWCPA All-American: Addison Doud (HM)
AWCPA All-Academic: Ashley Bower (first), Ali Gronow (first), Jennifer Campo (second), Bonnie Chapman (second), Jaron Reed (second), Caylinn Wallace (second), Kim Buck (HM), Katie Hedley (HM), Katy Lawlor (HM), Kari Walsh (HM), Lindsay Williams (HM)
All-MPSF: Addison Doud (HM)
MPSF All-Freshman: Amanda Stepp
Academic All-MPSF: Ashley Bower, Kim Buick, Addision Doud, Katie Hedley, Katy Lawlor, Caylinn Wallace, Lindsay Williams
Wrestling (Thom Ortiz, 6th year): Team finished 8-11 overall and 5-2 in Pac-10 duals...placed fifth (76.5 points) as a team at the Pac-10 Championships and tied for 34th (12.5 points) at the NCAA Championships...the team picked up a pair of milestone wins as its 31-16 defeat of Liberty at the Virginia Duals was the 450th in the history of the program while its 26-18 defeat of Cal Poly was the 200th home victory in ASU history...three Sun Devils won individual crowns at the meet, including Brian Stith (157), Patrick Pitsch (165) and Greg Gifford (184)...Pitsch successfully defended his title while Stith won his second crown in three years...Gifford won his first conference crown after transferring in from Fresno State...ASU's streak of consecutive years with at least one All-American was snapped at 31 after Stith and Pitsch both fell one win short...joining the trio at the NCAA Championships as Jason Trulson (197), who placed third at the Pac-10 event...John Espinoza (125) also qualified for the national tournament as a wild card, but did not compete because of an injury...Stith became the 22nd Sun Devil to record 100 wins in a career as he pinned Beau Fisher of Virginia in 1:18 at the Virginia Duals (January 12)...Stith ended the year with a 26-4 record and won 18 in a row before falling twice at the NCAA meet ...he concluded his career with a 114-33 record, ranking tied for 12th on the all-time ASU lists for career wins while his 55-16 dual meet record ties him for eighth on the all-time dual victory list...Stith was selected for the NWCA All-Star Classic where he fell, 2-1, to Travis Paulson (Iowa State)...his entry into the meet marked the first time since Steve Blackford in 2000 that ASU was represented in the prestigious meet...Trulson turned in a solid season as he went 24-15 in his first campaign as a starter at 197 pounds and advanced to his first NCAA event...he also recorded the fastest fall on the team, pinning Liberty's Josh Moore in 15 seconds...four Sun Devils earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors, including one first team selection and three honorable mentions.
Attendance Breakdown: 5 home dates; total home attendance - 2,456; average: 491
Wrestling Individual Honors
Pac-10 Champions: Brian Stith (157), Patrick Pitsch (165), Greg Gifford (184)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Jason Trulson (first), Kevin Gaughan (HM), Pat Payne (HM), Quinton Pruett (HM)
Attendance Breakdown: 5 home dates = 2,456 fans (491.2 average)
Portland State 863
CS Fullerton !
CS Bakersfield 368
Cal Poly 324
# attendance of Portland State and Embry-Riddle is combined due to same-day event
! attendance of America, CS Fullerton and Lehigh is combined due to same-day event
Athletic Directors' Cup: Finished 10th in the Directors' Cup with 1005.00 points, which was a fifth-place finish among Pac-10 schools. Previous ASU Directors' Cup Finishes: 1994 (10th); 1995 (12th), 1996 (21st), 1997 (13th), 1998 (12th/430 points); 1999 (t-12th/420 points); 2000 (11th/733 points); 2001 (9th/801 points); 2002 (t-15th/767.5); 2003 (10th/860.75 points); 2004 (17th/708 points); 2005 (11th/838.25 points) and 2006 (13th/784.625).
* NCAA Team Champions: Women's Indoor Track and Women's Outdoor Track (first in each program's history)
* Individual NCAA Champions: Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon/women's outdoor track; pentathlon/women's indoor track), April Kubishta (pole vault/women's outdoor track) and Jessica Pressley (shot put/women's outdoor track); Sarah Stevens (shot put/women's indoor track)
* National Coach of the Year: Greg Kraft (USTFCCCA Outdoor and Indoor Coach of the Year); Dave Dumble (USTFCCCA Women's National Assistant Coach of the Year for Women's Throws)
* West Region Coach of the Year: Greg Kraft, women's outdoor track (second straight season) and women's indoor; Melissa Luellen, women's golf (third straight season); Dave Dumble, USTFCCCA Women's West Region Assistant Coach of the Year for Women's Throws (second straight season).
* National Freshman of the Year: Anna Nordqvist (women's golf)
* USTFCCCA Women's National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Sarah Stevens (shot put)
* Women's Track was named USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor National Academic Team of the Year
* Baseball District IX Player of the Year: Brett Wallace
ASU TOP PAC-10/CONFERENCE HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2006-2007
* Pac-10 Team Champions: Baseball (seventh), Women's Golf (seventh), Women's Track (second)
* Pac-10 Champions (Individual): Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase), Micky Benedetti (platform and 3M diving), Jordan Durham (4x400m relay), Shauntel Elcock (4x400m relay), Greg Gifford (wrestling/184 pounds), Gail Nevo (400 IM), Patrick Pitsch (wrestling/165 pounds), Sara Stevens (shot put & discus), Brian Stith (wrestling/157 pounds), Matt Turner (long jump), Latosha Wallace (400m dash & 4x400m relay), Bridgette Williams (4x400m relay)
* MPSF Champions: Shauntel Elcock (4x400m relay), Amy Hastings (3,000m run), Jacquelyn Johnson (pentathlon & 4x400m relay), April Kubishta (pole vault), Domenik Peterson (400m dash), Sarah Stevens (shot put & weight throw), Latosha Wallace (400m dash & 4x400m relay), Ryan Whiting (shot put), Bridgette Williams (4x400m relay)
* Pac-10 Players of the Year: Micky Benedetti (Diver of the Year); Katie Burkhart (softball Pitcher of the Year); Kaitlin Cochran (softball Player of the Year); Niklas Lemke (men's golf co-Player of the Year), Anna Nordqvist (women's golf); Eric Sogard (baseball Defensive Player of the Year); Sarah Stevens (Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Year and MPSF Female Athlete of the Year); Brett Wallace (baseball Player of the Year)
* Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Mark Bradshaw (diving); Melissa Luellen (women's golf, second straight season); Pat Murphy (baseball, second time in career, also in 2000); Greg Kraft (women's track, second straight season)
* Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Anna Nordqvist (women's golf)
* Pac-10 Conference Note: Men's track/field, women's track/field, wrestling, men's swimming/diving and women's swimming/diving do not name All-Pac-10 Teams.
2006-2007 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN POSTSEASON AWARDS BREAKDOWN
USTFCCCA All-Academic (women's track/field and cross country): Brooke Bennett, Becky Holley, Ali Kielty, Jenna Kingma, April Kubishta, Anna Masinelli, Corey Randall, Lissa Regets, Angela Spadafino, Sarah Stevens
Cleveland Golf (men's golf): Fredrik Andersson
AWPCA All-Academic (water polo): Ashley Bower (first), Ali Gronow (first), Jennifer Campo (second), Bonnie Chapman (second), Jaron Reed (second), Caylinn Wallace (second), Kim Buck (HM), Katie Hedley (HM), Katy Lawlor (HM), Kari Walsh (HM), Lindsay Williams (HM)