SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior defender Mallory Hromatko, junior forward Shaelan Murison and senior midfielder Madeline Gibson were each named to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Team, it was announced this week.
Hromatko was named to the first team, Murison to second team and Gibson was a third team selection.
"We are very pleased that these three young women are getting recognition and acknowledgement for representing UC Santa Barbara and its women's soccer program in an outstanding manner," said head coach Paul Stumpf. "All three are very deserving.
Hromatko made the successful shift from a midfield/forward to defender in her senior season. She started all 21 regular matches, played nearly 1,900 minutes and led a defensive unit that allowed just 20 goals and posted a 0.92 goals against average. A native of Danville, Calif., Hromatko was the team and Big West leader in assists with six. Hromatko was also a First Team All-Big West selection, her third all-league honor.
Murison finished the season with 10 goals and four assists for 24 points. For much of the season she led the league in goals and points and finished in second-place in both categories. The Santa Clara native played in and started all 21 matches for the Gauchos and with two goals and two assists in the second match of the season, a 7-0 rout of Illinois-Chicago, she gave an early indication of the season she was in for. Murison also scored several big goals during the season. It was her score in the 86th minute at Cal that tied the match at 2-2, sending into overtime where UCSB won on a goal in the 96th minute. Also, it her goal with just four seconds remaining in regulation helped the Gauchos earn a 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 19. Like Hromatko, Murison was a First Team All-Big West selection.
Gibson started all 21 matches during her senior campaign. She was second on the team with four goals and eight points while logging nearly 1,800 minutes of action. She was a Second Team All-Big West choice.