CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Senior forward Stephanie Chavez (Shorewood, Wis./Shorewood HS) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team has been selected to the All-Great Lakes Region third team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Thursday (Dec. 11). Chavez is fresh off a stellar 2003 campaign in which she collected a team-best 15 points and tied for the team lead in goals with six.
Three of Michigan's biggest goals in 2003 came off the foot of Chavez. She scored the game-winner in a 1-0 upset over then No. 4-ranked Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 16) after netting the final goal in a 3-2 win over the then No. 2-ranked Irish in the regular-season finale (Oct. 29). On Oct. 24, Chavez notched the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Michigan State and assure U-M a spot in the Big Ten Tournament.
It marks Chavez's first career regional accolade from the NSCAA. In 2000, she was named to the Soccer Buzz Great Lakes All-Freshman team after finishing the season with eight goals and six assists for 22 points.
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