Former Walnut High Soccer Standout Nadia Link Selected to the All Big West Conference Team

Former Walnut girls' soccer standout and Long Beach State women's soccer star among several All-Conference selections.

IRVINE - Walnut High’s own Nadia Link, a forward for the Cal State Long Beach women’s soccer team was named to her third All Big West Conference first team selection  the league office announced Wednesday.

Teammate and fellow classmate Alex Balchar joins Link on the first team.  Junior Eileen Maes and Senior Kelsy Wilson each garnered second team honors and Senior Taylor Nelson received honorable mention.

In the 2012-2013 campaign, Link led the Big West Conference in shots (78), assists (6) and points (25).  She also tied for third in the conference in number of goals scored with eight.  Link also recorded at least a point in eight games, and scored a hat trick in a 3-2 win over North Texas.

In her four-year career, Link finished in the top five in school history in shots (208), goals (32), points (84) and assists (20).  Her career mark of 32 goals is one short of the school record held by Janet Fettig (33). She also tied for fourth in school history with 13 game-winning goals.

In addition to being named to her third all Big West Conference first team, Link was also named to the 2011  NCSAA First Team West honors, and the 2011 NCSAA Third Team All-American honors.

Freshmen Elizabeth Lyons and Hannah Sanders were named to the All Freshmen team.

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