Cal women's soccer player and senior captain Emi Lawson was named to the All-Pac-12 first team, while sophomore Ifeoma Onumonu was named to the second team and senior captain Rachel Mercik is an honorable mention.

Cal finished the regular season with an 11-4-5 record, 4-4-3 in conference, good for fifth in the Pac-12.

The Bears head to Santa Clara on Saturday for their tenth consecutive postseason in facing the Broncos in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • Saint Mary's Briana Campos of the Saint Mary's women's soccer team earned second-team All-West Coast Conference honors, the school announced.

    Caroline Beaulne and Casidee Lynch earned honorable mention, while Kaeli Schmidt was named to the all-freshman team.

    Santa Clara's Julie Johnston was named the WC's women's soccer player of the year after helping lead the eighth-ranked Broncos to a share of the WCC regular-season title and to the program's 24th NCAA tournament berth.

  • Stanford forward Courtney Verloo was named All-Pac-12 first team. Defender Maddie Bauer and midfielder Lo'eau LaBonta were second-team selections, and forward Choma Ubogagu was honorable mention.

    Also, Bauer and midfielder Stephanie Amack were named to the all-freshman team.

    The Cardinal plays host to Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA tournament first-round match at 7 p.m.


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    Earthquakes

    Defender Steven Beitashour has solidified his chances of competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after being called to the Iranian national team ahead of two AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

    Beitashour, a 26-year-old Leland High product, made his debut for Iran last month.

    The Iranians will face Thailand again Friday in Bangkok and travel to Beirut next Tuesday to play Lebanon.

    Beitashour was invited to play for Iran because his parents are natives of the Persian country.

    Men's basketball

    Stanford forward Dwight Powell has been named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason watch list. The senior is one of six Pac-12 players selected as candidates.

    Powell averaged 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds last season and was named the Pac-12's Most Improved Player.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.