Mills Earns All-Pac-12 First Team Honors, Fink and Sladek also Recognized|
Nov. 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES- Sophomore Kayla Mills earns All-Pac-12 First Team honors, while junior Jamie Fink was an honorable mention selection and Sydney Sladek was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Mills, an All-Freshman selection in 2013, started 18 of 20 games for the Trojans, mostly as a defender. She scored two goals and added two assists from her winger position, where she is a dangerous attacker and causes fits for opposing squads.
Fink, one of the Trojan captains, commands the midfield, starting all 20 games for USC. Currently she is tied for second on the team with six goals. She also is tied for the team lead with five assists. This is the second-straight season that Fink has earned honorable mention All-Conference honors.
Sladek represents the Trojans on the All-Freshman Team. A speedy center midfielder, Sladek is an impact player for the Trojans, especially in conference play, where she scored two goals, both on the road, including one game-winner in double-overtime at Oregon. She has appeared in 19 of 20 games for the Trojans, making eight starts. Her four assists are second-most on the team.
Mills, Fink and Sladek have guided the team to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010. The Trojans will travel to Malibu to face No. 4-seed Pepperdine at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 15.