2002-03 Honor Roll: Marcia Wallis

The fourth winner of The Bootleg's Honor Roll award is soccer's Marcia Wallis. After a stellar career at Stanford, Marcia is now currently playing for the Boston Breakers of the WUSA.

In the May/June issue of The Bootleg Magazine (re-published on TheBootleg.com in late-June), we introduced The Bootleg Honor Roll and also released a list of 30 finalists for this award for the 2002/2003 school-year. Here is a link to that story.

The criteria are as follows:

Each academic year, The Bootleg’s Honor Roll will recognize the top ten Stanford student-athletes who have performed at an exceptional level, with athletic accomplishments that are both extraordinary and inspirational. While achieving athletic success, these athletes should also have displayed uncommon leadership, sportsmanship and respect towards their fellow teammates and opponents. Finally, these honorees’ performances and actions should also demonstrate their love for their particular sport as well as their school pride, the famed “Spirit of Stanford.”

During the month of July, we will be releasing the 10 winners of this prestigious award, one by one. The announced winners so far are baseball catcher Ryan Garko, water polo’s Tony Azevedo and volleyball's Logan Tom.

The fourth recipient of The Bootleg Honor Roll award is soccer star Marcia Wallis. The Los Gatos, CA native was a first team All-American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2002. Wallis led the team in scoring with 13 goals and 33 points, the exact totals she amassed in 2001. Talk about consistency! Speaking of consistency, Wallis is also an accomplished golfer who was an Honorable Mention All-American for the Stanford golf team in 2002 (she finished 8th in the individual NCAA Championships). As she told The Bootleg earlier this spring, “It's good thing to play (golf) so I don't get burned out from soccer. It's a release.” Wallis was the 11th overall pick in the 2003 WUSA draft and is currently playing for the Boston Breakers. Her play in the WUSA prevented her from competing for the Stanford golf team this past spring.

Wallis finished her soccer career at Stanford #3 all-time in goals scored (49) and set the program record for games played and started (86). Wallis is cousin with ex-volleyball star Kerri Walsh. Let's hope we see Marci out on the links again in the near future.

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