Brielle Slepicoff Named to NSCAA Scholar All-West Region Team

April 21, 2011

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The awards keep rolling in for CSUN's Brielle Slepicoff. A senior defender on the CSUN's women's soccer team, Slepicoff received Scholar All-West Region honors from the NSCAA for her work in the classroom. It is believed that Slepicoff is the first Matador in the program's history to receive the recognition.

One of the fastest players in the Big West Conference, Slepicoff's academic honor for the 2010 season caps off an impressive year for the Saugus, Calif., native.

Following a 2010 campaign where she scored one goal and an assist, Slepicoff earned All-Big West First Team honors for her play at left back. She then became just one of four players in school history to earn NSCAA All-West Region honors, becoming the first field player to be named to the Second Team.

"It's an honor to receive the award," Slepicoff said. "In soccer, you get a lot of awards that deal with athletics, so it is nice to be acknowledged for academics."

A biology major at CSUN, Slepicoff is interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. She is also working toward a minor in business management at Cal State Northridge. Slepicoff has also earned Big West Academic All-Conference Honors in both 2009 and 2010.

For her career, Slepicoff has two goals and six assists. She also earned All-Big West Honorable Mention honors following the 2009 season. Slepicoff has played an integral role for CSUN and head coach Keith West in making the Big West Tournament in both 2009 and 2010.

For West, the award is just another recognition to add to Slepicoff's litany of achievements.

"I am extremely excited for her to receive this outstanding honor," West said. "Brielle has been a standout in both the classroom and on the pitch for the Matadors and she is poised to have an outstanding senior season."

Slepicoff and the Matadors are coming off a successful 2010 spring season that saw the squad secure several favorable decisions.

"Everyone on the team worked very hard during the spring and set the stage for an exciting campaign in the fall," Slepicoff added.

The Matadors also recently released their 2011 schedule, a slate of 19 games filled with tough competition both in and out of the Big West Conference.

Slepicoff and the Matadors will begin 2011 season on Aug. 19 with a 7 p.m. home match against UCLA.