Four Jayhawks Garner Soccer Buzz Honors

Dec. 14, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Four University of Kansas soccer players have been named to All-Central Region teams by Soccer Buzz. Senior Holly Gault and sophomore Jessica Bush were selected to the All-Central Region Third Team, while Monica Dolinsky and Estelle Johnson were both honored on the region’s All-Freshman Team. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

This marks Gault’s fourth selection to an all-region team by Soccer Buzz in her career, while Bush, Dolinsky and Johnson were all first time selections.

Gault, a senior forward from Spring Hill, Kan., completed her senior season with five goals and a career-high seven assists. She finished her career as the fourth leading scorer in school history with 49 career points, and second in career assists with 19. She enjoyed her best offensive effort of 2006 with a pair of goals in KU’s come-from-behind victory over No. 12 Duke on Sept. 10. Gault was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection this season.

Bush, a sophomore midfielder from Blue Springs, Mo., scored a team-high eight goals and 18 points this season to earn her first all-region selection. The 5-foot-2 sophomore scored in four straight conference matches, including a two-goal effort at Missouri on Oct. 15. Bush was honored by Soccer Buzz earlier in the year when she was named to the Elite Team of the Week on Oct. 18. She was also an All-Big 12 Second Team selection this season.

Dolinsky, a freshman forward from Carmel, Ind., scored six goals and five assists in her rookie campaign to finish second on the team in both categories. She also enjoyed her best individual contest of the season at Missouri with two goals and two assists against the Tigers. The 5-foot-5 forward also scored the game-tying goal in KU’s upset of No. 12 Duke on Sept. 10. During her first season with the Jayhawks, Dolinsky was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 17 and to the conference’s All-Newcomer team.

Johnson, a freshman defender from Fort Collins, Colo., appeared in all 19 contests in the defensive backfield, missing just one start. The 5-foot-6 freshman played a big role in helping KU shut out eight opponents and hold a team goals against average of 0.98. She was also named to the Big 12’s All-Newcomer squad this season.

The Jayhawks finished the 2006 season with a record of 11-7-1.

For a complete list of 2006 Soccer Buzz award winners, click here.

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Sophomore Jessica Bush

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Freshman Monica Dolinsky

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Freshman Estelle Johnson