49ers will host three games at George Allen Field
Link garners first-team accolades, Balcer named to second team
49ers were making their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance
Long Beach State will be making its third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance
Seven 49ers earn all-conference honors
2012 NSCAA ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM
Career: Ranked third all-time in school history with 85 games played.
2012: Named to the NSCAA All-West Region Second Team and earned first-team All-Big West honors ... Started all 20 games on the back line ... Anchored a defense that registered six shutouts and a 1.15 goals against average ... Also totaled a career-best three goals ... Opened the season with a goal against Arizona (Aug. 17) where she had four shots, three of which were on frame ... Found the back of the net in a 2-1 overtime win against No. 24 Baylor ... Tabbed the Big West Defensive Player of the Week for her effort ... Scored LBSU's lone goal against Santa Clara in the NCAA Tournament ... On the year, took a total of 26 shots with nine on target ... Selected as one of 30 candidates for the national Senior CLASS Award and garnered Big West All-Academic honors.
2011: Selected to the NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... Also garnered first-team All-Big West honors and was tabbed the Big West Tournament MVP ... Finished the season with one goal and four assists ... Anchored a back line that posted a 0.79 goals against average ... Scored her first career goal in a 2-1 season-opening win at No. 25 USC ... Set up the game-winner in the Big West championship game at UC Irvine ... Also had an assist at Marquette, vs. UNLV and vs. UC Davis ... Earned Big West All-Academic honors and was named to the NSCAA Women's College Scholar All-America Team.
2010: Earned second-team All-Big West honors ... Started every game at defender ... Anchored a back line that posted a 1.02 goals against average ... Totaled one assist and 11 shot attempts on the season ... Recorded her first helper in a 5-2 win at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 17 ... Had a career-high three shots at Saint Mary's (Sept. 10) ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN All-Academic District 8 Third Team.