Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 22, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC junior forward Jessica Edwards has been named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 15-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Edwards, from Mesa, Ariz., made it a memorable homecoming last week, helping the Trojans to a pair of overtime Pac-10 wins at Arizona State and Arizona. Against the 17th-ranked Sun Devils Oct. 18, Edwards notched the golden goal with 15 seconds remaining in double-overtime as USC prevailed, 2-1. Edwards scored the first goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Wildcats Oct. 20. The victory at ASU snapped the Sun Devils' seven-game win streak, dating back to Sept. 13.

USC (8-4-3 overall, 3-1-0 Pac-10) is ranked 17th in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and 11th by Soccer America. The Trojans are tied for second place in the Pac-10 with UCLA and host the No. 7/No. 5 rival Bruins Sunday at 1 p.m.

This is the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Edwards and USC's 15th such honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Laura Schott, CAL; Marcia Wallis, STAN; Stacy Lindstrom, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Sept. 3- Marcie Ward, STAN; Sept. 10- Julie Peterson, USC; Sept. 17- Brittany Kirk, CAL; Sept. 24- Melissa Bennett, WASH; and Brittany Cooper, ASU; Oct. 1- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Oct. 8- Ali Fennell, USC; Oct. 15- Nicole Barnhart, STAN; Oct. 22- Jessica Edwards, USC.

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