Courtney Opie named Co-Player of the Year in Cal Pac

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - If the Cal Pac women's soccer all-conference selections are a picture of what is to come, then the prospects are indeed bright for the league's future of the sport. A combined twenty underclassmen dominated the teams, including the co-players of the year - junior Courtney Opie (pictured above) from Simpson University and sophomore Lindsey Cesena from William Jessup University.

Holy Names University won four out of the five individual honors and also placed five players on the first team of the California Pacific all-conference women's soccer squad, Commissioner Don Ott announced today.

Holy Names coach Nick Lusson won the Coach of the Year award. Holy Names' Melissa Grimmond won Defender of the Year, Sabel Maguire won Newcomer of the Year and the Hawks' Britney Machado-Potestio won Freshman of the Year.

Opie was joined on the first team by Simpson teammate Rebecca Borrelli. Cesena was joined by teammates Angela Lira and Jacque Cassell. Holy Names' Nikol Molano, Erica Udell, Sabel Maguire, Melissa Grimmond and Monique Reyes made the first team. Menlo College's Lacey Musante and Mills College's Chelsea Satterwhite were also first team picks.

  • Co-Players of the Year: Courtney Opie, Simpson University and Lindsey Cesena, William Jessup
  • Defender of the Year: Melissa Grimmond, Holy Names
  • Newcomer of the Year: Sabel Maguire, Holy Names
  • Freshman of the Year: Britney Machado-Potestio, Holy Names
  • Coach of the Year: Nick Lusson, Holy Names

First Team

Rebecca Borrelli Simpson University 5’2” FR D Wenatchee, WA
Jacque Cassel William Jessup 5’2” SO MF San Ramon, CA
Lindsey Cesena William Jessup 5’9” SO GK/F El Dorado, CA
Melissa Grimmond Holy Names 5’7” SR D Clayton, CA
Cher'rond Henderson Bethany 5’4” SR D Sacramento, CA
Angela Lira William Jessup 5’2” JR F Jackson, CA
Sabel Maguire Holy Names 5’7” JR D El Dorado Hills, CA
Nikol Molano Holy Names 5’6” F F San Leandro, CA
Lacey Musante Menlo 5’7” SO D Clayton, CA
Courtney Opie Simpson University 5’3” JR S Sonora, CA
Monique Reyes Holy Names 5’3” SO MF/F Fontana, CA
Chelsea Satterwhite Mills 5’4” FR MF Mountain View, CA
Erica Udell Holy Names 5’3” SO D Fresno, CA

Second Team

Katja Davis Mills 5’2” SR MF Palo Alto, CA
Morgan DeFazio Simpson University 5’7” SO D Sonora, CA
Taylor Rose Greasley William Jessup 5’5” FR MF/F Valencia,CA
Valerie Jordan Bethany 5’3” SO F Redding, CA
Britney Machado-Potestio Holy Names 5’6” FR D/MF San Leandro, CA
Megan McKee Menlo 5’10” FR D Emerald Hills, CA
Brittanie Perez Holy Names 5’0” SO MF Bellflower, CA
Mallory Todd Menlo 5’7” JR M/D Walnut, CA
Amanda Torres Menlo 5’1” SO F Redwood City, CA
Elli Tremblay William Jessup 5’7” FR MF/D Roseville, CA

Honorable Mention

  • Bethany: Amanda Anderson
  • Holy Names: Jillian Boland, Negine Mansour
  • Menlo: Maryn Craig, Jasmine Norouzi
  • Simpson University: Heather Perez
  • William Jessup: Chelsea Aberson

Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
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