SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara freshman midfielder Ema Boateng has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshmen First Team it was announced on Friday.
Boateng, who also garnered Big West Freshman of the Year and All-Big West First Team honors, scored four goals and added four assists to place third among the Gauchos with 12 points this past season. He was sixth in the league with 42 shots and had two game-winning goals. The Gauchos posted a 5-2-1 record when Boateng recorded at least one point. His second-half goal against then-ranked No. 12 UCLA in a nationally televised match on FOX Soccer Channel helped UCSB forge a 1-1 draw on Sept. 21.
UCSB ended the 2012 campaign with a 10-6-3 overall record, marking the program's 12th consecutive winning season.