Genelle Ives Selected to Soccer Buzz All-Region Team

Dec. 14, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sophomore forward Genelle Ives, who scored seven goals to tie for the lead on the UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team, was selected Third Team All-Region by Soccer Buzz Magazine, it was announced Wednesday.

Ives, a First Team All-Big West selection following the 2006 campaign, had seven goals and four assists for 18 points. She was the Gauchos' most potent offensive player and often had to deal with double-teams from the opposition.

The 2005 Big West co-Freshman of the Year and a Second Team All-Big West honoree the same year, Ives is the first Gaucho to earn Soccer Buzz All-Region honors since Jennifer Borcich did so following her senior year, 2004.

After a slow start, UCSB finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 7-7-6 and a Big West mark of 5-1-1. The Gauchos tied for the regular season Big West title with Long Beach State, but were beaten in the first round of the Big West Tournament by Cal State Fullerton, the eventual league champion.