The Pac-12 is celebrating 100 years of existence by naming All-Century teams. They released the All-Century Women's Soccer roster this week. Many of the names will be familiar to FC Kansas City and US Women's National team fans.
There were twenty-four players (seven forwards, six midfielders, four goalies) chosen from a field of 63 players nominated by Pac-12 institutions. Voting was conducted by a panel of 37, comprised of current and former coaches, former players and media.
The full list is below but FC Kansas City was well represented. Recently retired Lauren Cheney is a first team forward from UCLA. Amy Lepeilbet, a first team defender played every minute of every game in FC Kansas City's run to the 2015 NWSL Championship. Midfielder Teresa Noyola was with FC Kansas City in 2013 and is also on the first team.
Goalkeepers Nicole Barnhart, Katelyn Rowland and forward Amy Rodriguez were on the reserve list.
STARTING XI (4-3-3 Formation)
Lauren Cheney - UCLA (2006-09)
Christen Press - Stanford (2007-10)
Kelley O'Hara - Stanford (2006-09)
Julie Foudy - Stanford (1989-92)
Joy Biefeld Fawcett - California (1987-89)
Teresa Noyola - Stanford (2008-11)
Amy Lepeilbet - Arizona State (2000-03)
Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke - Stanford (2003, 2005-07)
Abby Dahlkemper - UCLA (2011-14)
Lesle Gallimore - California (1982-85)
Hope Solo - Washington (1999-02)
Forward (4): Alex Morgan (California, 2007-10); Sydney Leroux (UCLA, 2008-11); Amy Rodriguez (USC, 2005-08); Tina Frimprong (Washington, 2001-04)
MIDFIELD (3): Sam Mewis (UCLA, 2011-14); Stacey Tullock (Arizona State, 1998-2001); Christina Dimartino (UCLA, 2005-08)
DEFENSE (3): Nandi Pryce (UCLA, 2000-03); Jessica Fischer (Stanford, 1992-95); Alina Garciamendez (Stanford, 2009-12)
GOALKEEPER (3): Nicole Barnhart (Stanford, 2000, 2002-04); Mary Harvey (California 1983-86); Katelyn Rowland (UCLA 2011-14)
Pac-12 Women's Soccer Player of the Century - Julie Foudy (Stanford, 1989-1992)
Pac-12 Women's Soccer Coach of the Century - Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford, 2003-Present)