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Freshman Dora Antal has been named the MPSF Newcomer of the Year.
Courtesy: Cal Athletics
Antal Named MPSF Newcomer Of The Year
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/29/2014

BERKELEY – Cal freshman Dora Antal was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year on Tuesday.

Antal was also named to the All-MPSF First Team. Senior Ashley Young earned All-MPSF Second Team honors while freshman Anna Illes and junior Kelly McKee were All-MPSF Honorable mention. Antal, Illes and freshman Roser Tarrago were all named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team.

Antal was the only freshman named to the All-MPSF First Team.

Antal is the first Cal player ever to be named the MPSF Newcomer of the Year. She enters next week’s NCAA Tournament as the conference’s leading scorer at 2.96 goals per game. She was named the MPSF Newcomer of the Week three times and twice scored six goals in a game this season, the second-most by an MPSF player in 2014.

Antal’s 71 total goals this season are the second-most ever by a Cal freshman and the fourth-most overall.

Young ranks fourth on the Bears with 27 goals this season and earlier in the year moved into the top-10 on Cal’s all-time scoring list. She currently ranks 10th with 133 career goals.

Illes is second on the Bears with 46 goals, which is the third-most in a single-season by a Cal freshman. McKee, who along with Young is a team captain, has scored 18 goals on the season.

Tarrago ranks eighth in the MPSF with an average of 1.95 goals per game. Her 41 goals is third overall on the Bears.

With three players, Cal placed the most student-athletes on the All-Newcomer Team.

The Bears open play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 9 against Arizona State at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

 

ALL-MPSF TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sami  Hill, UCLA, Jr.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Dora Antal, Cal, Fr.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Johnny Bega, San Jose St.

 

--First Team—

Sami Hill, UCLA, Jr.

Maggie Steffens, Stanford, So.

Emily Donohoe, UCLA, Jr.

Rachel Fattal, UCLA, So.

Annika Dries, Stanford, Sr.

Dora Antal, Cal, Fr.

Kiley Neushul, Stanford, Jr.

Monica Vavic, USC, Jr.

Kaleigh Gilchrist, USC, Sr.

 

--Second Team—

Ao Gao, Arizona State, Jr.

Becca Dorst, UCLA, Sr.

Clara Espar Llaquet, San Jose State, Fr.

Timi Molnar, San Jose State, Jr.

Ashley Young, Cal, Sr.

Kaley Dodson, Stanford, Sr.

E.B. Keeve, Arizona State, So.

 

--Honorable Mention—

Flora Bolonyai, USC, Sr.

Rae Lekness, San Jose State, So.

Alys Williams, UCLA, So.

Alkistis Benekou, Arizona State, Fr.

Maddy Rosenthal, USC, Sr.

Kelly Mendoza, USC, Sr.

Elke Daube, USC, Jr.

Ashley Grossman, Stanford, Jr.

Gabby Stone, Stanford, So.

Anna Illes, Cal, Fr.

Kelly McKee, Cal, Jr.

Janelle Shelby, CSU Bakersfield, Jr.

 

--All-Newcomer Team—

Clara Espar Llaquet, San Jose State, Fr.

Alkistis Benekou, Arizona State, Fr.

Izabella Chiapinni, Arizona State, Fr.

Dora Antal, Cal, Fr.

Anna Illes, Cal, Fr.

Roser Tarrago, Cal, Fr.

Jamie Neushul, Stanford, Fr.

Mackenzie Barr, UCLA, Fr.

Stefania Haralabidis, USC, Fr.


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