Stanford wins NCAA College Cup with help from Jewish soccer star, Camille Levin
After four straight trips to the women’s soccer Final Four, Stanford finally brought home the NCAA College Cup with the help of senior Camille Levin, a Jewish woman from Newport Coast, CA in a December 4, 2011 game against Duke. Levin set up the winning goal scored by her teammate, midfielder Teresa Noyola. The New York Times wrote that “Levin had one of the strongest games of her career and was arguably the best player on the field today for either side.”
Camille Levin is a graduate of the Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine, CA, where she was an NSCAA All-American in 2006 and 2007. A member of the Cal-South Olympic Development Program '90 state team, in 2009 she played for the United States under-20 national team in a key match against Germany.
A psychology major at Stanford, Levin was known as a competitive player, a strong finisher, and perhaps the team’s best tackler. Considered Stanford's most versatile player, she was named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team in 2010.
On winning the College Cup, Levin said, “It's been a long journey; it's been a lot of hard work and everybody was dedicated to it from the staff to the athletic trainer to every single player on this team… I don't think there are words to describe how great a feeling it is to win this last game.”
Sources: Women's soccer quotes, goduke.com; At College Cup, A Crowning Moment for Stanford Girls, New York Times; Long-Awaited Victory for Jewish Soccer Star, The Forward; Camille Levin's profile, GoStanford.com.