Dec. 3, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Junior Brielle Slepicoff and senior Farryn Townley were named to the NSCAA All-West Region Team, becoming just the third and fourth Matadors in school history to receive the honors. Slepicoff, a defender, earned a spot on the Second Team, while Townley, a forward and the school record holder in career goals and points, was named to the Third Team.
Following a productive 2010 season that saw Northridge tie the school record with 12 wins, Slepicoff and Townley's appointments double the program's all-time total for all-region selections. Earlier, both were named to the All-Big West First Team following the completion of the 2010 season.
Slepicoff appeared in all 21 matches for Northridge in 2010, finishing with a goal and an assist. A devastatingly fast outside back, she became the first fielder player in school history be named to the All-West Region Second Team. Previously, goalkeeper Jenny Willemse was the only Matador to earn Second Team honors, receiving them after the 2001 season.
For her career, she now has two goals, six assists and 10 points. Slepicoff also earned All-Big West Honorable Mention honors in 2009.
"I am really excited to earn a spot on the All-West Region Second Team. It is an honor to be recognized among such a strong field of players in our region," Slepicoff said. "Being on the CSUN team with so many dedicated and talented players has meant a lot to me. My game has improved through the work of my teammates and the help of our coaching staff. It is very exciting that Farryn and I are able to represent CSUN on this all-region team."
Townley became just the fourth Matador to earn all-region honors with her selection to the Third Team. She joins former Matador Brianna Monka as the only Northridge players in school history to receive All-West Region Third Team honors.
Townley enjoyed a stellar senior campaign in 2010, leading the team with seven goals and 15 points. She also set new school records for career goals (22) and career points (48) during the year and her three game-winning goals gave her 11 career game winners, tying her for eighth in Big West Conference history.
Townley also earned First Team honors in 2009 and joined former Matadors Leah Sims and Brianna Monka as the only players in school history to earn All-Big West First Team honors in consecutive seasons.
"It is a tremendous honor to receive this distinction in my final season at Northridge and I also want to congratulate Brielle on her award" Townley said. "I am very proud of the work that my teammates and I put forward this season and I am happy to accomplish this feat in my last year."
The Matadors' head coach, Keith West, was thrilled to see the two Matadors honored among the best in the Big West, West Coast and Western Athletic Conferences.
"I want to express my thanks and gratitude to Brielle and Farryn for a tremendous 2010 season," West added. "Both girls displayed outstanding character and a strong work ethic all year and helped lead our team to new heights."
In all, 11 Big West players were named to the NSCAA All-West Region Team.