Four BYU women’s soccer players earn NSCAA All-West Region honors

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Maddi Dayton
Junior midfielder Elena Medeiros traps the ball in a playoff game against Utah Valley University on November 14. Medeiros was one of four BYU women’s soccer players who received NSCAA All-West Region honors. (Maddi Dayton)

Four BYU women’s soccer players earned honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region on Thursday.

Junior midfielder Elena Medeiros and sophomore forward Nadia Gomes were named to the NSCAA All-West Region First Team.

Medeiros scored a career-high eight goals this season with one assist. She was also part of the All-WCC First Team and an All-WCC Academic Honorable Mention.

Gomes had four assists and scored the most goals of any WCC player with nine and had seven in conference play. She was awarded WCC Player of the Year and was also a recipient of the Player of the Week award in October.

Junior goalkeeper Rachel Boaz and junior forward Michele Murphy Vasconcelos were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region Second Team.

Boaz was the WCC Goalkeeper of the Year and part of the All-WCC Second Team after setting BYU records in goals-against-average and save percentage. She contributed to a defensive line that allowed the fewest goals and had the second-most number of shutouts in program history.

Vasconcelos scored three goals and had three assists while playing both forward and midfielder. She was also part of the All-WCC First Team and received an All-WCC Academic Honorable Mention.

Both Medeiros and Vasconcelos earned All-West Region Third Team honors last year. Boaz was named to the All-Pacific Region First Team as a sophomore at San Diego State.

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