UC Santa Barbara senior forward Shaelan Murison has been selected First Team All-West Region by the United Soccer Coaches, while Lynsee Voss and Sophia Dertorossian were picked to the second and third teams respectively, the organization announced this week.
“Those three players truly earned the honor of being on the All-Region Team,” said head coach Paul Stumpf. “As a group, they were a huge part of our success and it is a testament to them that the coaches have recognized their value and talents.”
Murison, the Big West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year, a two-time First Team All-Big West selection and a Second Team All-West Region choice in 2018, finished the season with a league-leading 17 goals. She also has seven assists and 41 points. Not only did she lead the Big West in goals and points, she ranked fifth nationally in goals and seventh in points. Her 17 goals were the most by a UCSB player since Jennifer Borcich had the same total in 2002 and they rank tied for ninth in school history. Murison scored at least one goal in 11 matches, two or more four times and she produced three-goal hat tricks in wins at Loyola Marymount and Hawai’i. She had 17 of the team’s 31 total goals, 54.8%, and she also scored or assisted on 24 of the 31, 77.4%. The Santa Clara, Calif., native was named Big West Offensive Player of the Week four times this season, all in the last six weeks of the season.
“Shae had a tremendous season,” Stumpf said. “She really came in and was committed to be the best she could be and that paid off.”
Voss, also a First Team All-Big West player, played in and started 15 matches in 2019, missing four league contests due to injury. She produced two goals and one assist. A transfer from the University of San Diego, Voss played three seasons at UCSB.
“Lynsee was a big part of our success this season,” Stumpf said. “We were a better team with her in the lineup and all of her honors are well-deserved.”
Dertorossian was a mainstay of a Gaucho defensive unit that did not allowed more than two goals in any match during the 2019 season. She has started all 19 matches and played nearly 1,800 minutes, including every minute of every Big West match and every minute of 14 contests overall. Dertorossian was a true stay-at-home defender and a key reason that UCSB was one of the top defensive teams in the Big West.
“Sophia was a selfless player and one of the biggest reasons that we were in every match,” Stumpf said. “She was rock on the back line and our numbers show that.”