|Rachel Quon -- ISI Photos|
CHICAGO -- The third time was the charm for Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumna and Stanford junior defender Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest). Quon and the Stanford defense posted its 18th shutout of the season, none bigger than Sunday's 1-0 win over Duke to win the NCAA Women's College Cup in Kennesaw, Ga.
Quon was part of Stanford's 2009 and 2010 teams, which advanced to the College Cup only to suffer 1-0 championship game losses to North Carolina and Notre Dame, respectively. But this year was different as the Cardinal posted a 25-0-1 record this season and capped things off with the program's first national championship.
"There were a lot of emotions afterward, I can't even explain it," Quon said. "I'm just proud of my team, that we were able to finish it off this year. This team has never worked this hard over the last year, going back to when we lost last year and coming back in the winter and spring. It's incredible that we finally got that championship."
Quon topped her former Eclipse Select and Lake Forest High School teammate, Duke junior midfielder Nicole Lipp (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest), to win the crown. Lipp was named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team, and she contributed a corner kick assist to cap off the Blue Devils' scoring during Friday's 4-1 semifinal victory over Wake Forest.
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