Cougars' Castain Named All-American - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Cougars' Castain Named All-American

by WSU Athletics Media Relations

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Washington State senior forward Micaela Castain was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s All-America Second Team, Friday.

The Castro Valley, Calif. native is the first Cougar in the program’s 25 seasons to be named to an NSCAA All-America team. Last month, she was named to the Madness Soccer All-America First Team.

“I’m so excited,” Castain said. “This award shows how hard my team and I worked this season.”

Washington State Head Coach Keidane McAlpine added, “An award-winning season and career gets better. This should allow Micaela more opportunities to compete at the next level. She put in the hard work and is now reaping the benefits. I am super proud of her, our team and Washington State University.”

Castain finished the regular season as the Pac-12 leader or co-leader in goals (11), assists (11) and points (33). She was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, a first for the Cougar program. Madness Soccer named her its Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.

The assist total for the Castro Valley, Calif., native and her 0.52 assists per game set Washington State single season records. She finished her career among the top five in Cougar history in 14 categories.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • Cougs complete comeback to beat Saint Joseph's 75-71

    Cougs complete comeback to beat Saint Joseph's 75-71

    Photo: Washington State AthleticsPhoto: Washington State Athletics

    Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining, lifting WSU to a 75-71 victory over Saint Joseph's after the Cougars rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit.

    >>

    Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining, lifting WSU to a 75-71 victory over Saint Joseph's after the Cougars rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit.

    >>
  • Alex Grinch named Broyles Award semifinalist

    Alex Grinch named Broyles Award semifinalist

    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    Grinch, in his third year as the Cougars defensive coordinator, has taken the WSU defense into elite status. WSU enters the week No. 11 in the country in total defense (303.8).

    >>

    Grinch, in his third year as the Cougars defensive coordinator, has taken the WSU defense into elite status. WSU enters the week No. 11 in the country in total defense (303.8).

    >>
  • Cougars to face Huskies in 2017 Apple Cup Saturday

    Cougars to face Huskies in 2017 Apple Cup Saturday

    Huskies lead the series 71-32-6Huskies lead the series 71-32-6

    Washington State is 9-2 for the first time since 2003 and is looking for its fifth 10-win season in program history (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003).

    >>

    Washington State is 9-2 for the first time since 2003 and is looking for its fifth 10-win season in program history (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003).

    >>