This Week In Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 12, 2002

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Six Pac-10 teams have been invited to the 64-team NCAA Championship, which opens Friday with first-round action at campus sites... Pac-10 Champion STANFORD (18-1-0, 9-0-0) earned the tournament's No. 1 seed and hosts a four-team regional that includes CALIFORNIA (11-7-1, 4-5-0)... Finishing second in the Pac-10 race, UCLA (16-3-0, 8-1-0) is the other Pac-10 host, with crosstown rival USC (10-7-3, 5-4-0) included in that regional... WASHINGTON STATE (11-6-2, 5-2-2) and ARIZONA STATE (11-6-2, 4-5-0) play each other in first-round action at Santa Clara, Calif., with the winner taking on the Creighton-Santa Clara winner... The defending NCAA Champion, the Broncos are the tournament's No. 6 seed... The six teams are the most for the Pac-10 since 2000, when a league-record seven teams made the field of 64... Five Conference teams were invited in 2001.

THIS WEEK'S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

NCAA FIRST ROUND - Fri., Nov. 15

Stanford, Calif., Stanford host
Denver vs. CALIFORNIA, 4:30 p.m.
Cal Poly at No. 1 STANFORD, 7 p.m.

Santa Clara, Calif., Santa Clara host
ARIZONA STATE vs. WASHINGTON STATE, 5 p.m.

Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA host
San Diego vs. USC, 6 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at No. 7 UCLA, 8:30 p.m.

NCAA SECOND ROUND - Sun., Nov. 17

Stanford, Calif.
Cal Poly-No. 1 STANFORD winner vs. Denver-CALIFORNIA winner, 1 p.m.

Santa Clara, Calif.
ARIZONA STATE-WASHINGTON STATE winner vs. Creighton-No. 6 Santa Clara winner, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles, Calif.
Loyola Marymount-No. 7 UCLA winner vs. San Diego-USC winner, 1 p.m.

All times local to site.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Nov. 8
CALIFORNIA 4, ARIZONA 1
STANFORD 2, ARIZONA STATE 0
OREGON STATE 2, OREGON 1
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON 1
WASHINGTON STATE 4, USC 1

Sun., Nov. 10
STANFORD 6, ARIZONA 0
CALIFORNIA 2, ARIZONA STATE 1
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1
WASHINGTON 5, USC 0

SCHOTT NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
CALIFORNIA senior forward Laura Schott has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov. 4-10.

Schott, a native of Wilsonville, Ore., scored three goals and added an assist in California's 4-1 victory over Arizona Nov. 8, tying the school record for career goals (55). The hat trick was the third of her career. The Cal career goals record was originally set by U.S. National Team member Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett ('86-89). Schott is seven points shy of tying Fawcett's career points record (133 points). She is tied for second on the team in points (16) and goals (6), all coming in the last seven games.

The Golden Bears (11-7-1 overall, 4-5-0 Pac-10) are ranked 18th by Soccer America and 21st in the adidas/NCSAA poll this week. The Bears earned their fifth straight NCAA Tournament selection, 11th overall, when brackets were announced Nov. 11. California opens first-round action Friday against Denver at Stanford, Calif., and if victorious the Bears would meet the Stanford-Cal Poly winner Sunday in the second round.

This is Schott's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and California's 12th Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Marcia Wallis, STAN; Sarah-Gayle Swanson, UCLA; Nicole Wilcox, WSU.

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; Oct. 29- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Nov. 5- Kelly Nelson.

PAC-10 TEAM CHAMPIONS1993	STAN1994	*1995	STAN1996	STAN1997	UCLA1998	CAL/UCLA/USC1999	STAN2000	WASH2001	UCLA2002	STAN

*No champion was determined in 1994 as women's soccer was deemed a non-sponsored Conference sport.

ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils earned their second NCAA bid in the last three years and second in the program's seven-year history. ASU travels to Santa Clara, Calif., to play a familiar foe in the first round in Washington State. The NCAA berth is ASU's first since 2000. The squad posts a 1-1 all-time NCAA Championship record, defeating SW Missouri State and losing to Portland in 2000. The Sun Devils start four freshmen from a fourth-ranked recruiting class. Freshmen Elizabeth Bogus (20 pts) and Manya Makoski (18 pts) rank seventh and 10th, respectively, in Pac-10 scoring. Bogus paces the Pac-10 with seven game-winning goals and is tied for fourth in the league with nine goals.

CALIFORNIA: The Bears earned their 11th NCAA selection, including a school-record fifth straight overall. Cal will take on Denver (17-1-2, 8-0 Sun Belt) Friday in opening round action hosted by Stanford. California is 6-6 against teams selected to this year's 64-team field College Cup, with wins against defending national champion Santa Clara, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Purdue, Ohio State and Arizona State. Cal fell to Saint Mary's 3-2 in NCAA first round action last year. Senior F Laura Schott recorded her third career hat trick and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Arizona Nov. 10. Schott tied the school record for career goals (55). The record was originally set by U.S. National Team member Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett ('86-89). Schott is seven points shy of tying Fawcett's career points record (133 points). She is tied for second on the team in points (16) and goals (6), all coming in the last seven games.

STANFORD: The No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship, Stanford completed Pac-10 play with a perfect 9-0-0 record, just the third time a team has run the table in Conference play and first time in five years. UCLA went 9-0-0 in 1997 and the Cardinal finished 7-0-0 in 1995. The Cardinal allowed just one goal in Pac-10 play this season, the lowest total since the league began sponsoring women' soccer in 1993. Stanford makes its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 12th in 13 seasons. The Cardinal, earning the top seed for the first time in program history, host a four-team regional that includes Cal, Denver and Cal Poly, its first-round opponent. Stanford advanced to the NCAA Third Round last season, with wins over Denver (2-0) and Saint Mary's (3-2), before falling 1-0 to Texas A&M. Senior F Marcia Wallis recorded her ninth and 10th goals of the season in a 6-0 blanking of Arizona on Nov. 8. Wallis and junior MF/F Marcie Ward are tied for second in the Pac-10 with 10 goals each.

UCLA: Winners of seven straight as they head into the postseason, the Bruins finished second in the Conference with their only Pac-10 loss to Stanford (1-0) on Oct. 13. UCLA is coming off a road sweep of the Washington schools, ending Washington State's string of four straight Pac-10 wins. Junior F Sarah-Gayle Swanson made a successful return to the Bruin lineup after missing five matches with an ankle injury. Swanson finished the week with four points, scoring both game-winning goals. She came off the bench at WSU to score the game-winner in a 2-1 win over the Cougars. She started at Washington, netting the game-winner in the 64th minute to break a 1-1 tie and give the Bruins their seventh straight win. UCLA hosts a four-team regional that includes San Diego, USC and Loyola Marymount, its first-round opponent. The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2001 and were Final Four participants in 2000.

USC: The Women of Troy make their fifth straight NCAA Championship appearance when they take on San Diego Friday night. USC and San Diego played to a 0-0 tie on Sept. 27, 2002, and the two teams have met once previously in the preseason, as USC defeated USD 2-1 Nov. 8, 2000, in a first-round game at the Coliseum. The Women of Troy look to bounce back from a pair of road losses at Washington State and Washington last week. USC fell in the first round to Pepperdine, 1-0, in the 2001 NCAA Championship.

WASHINGTON STATE: For the second time in three years, Washington State is headed to the NCAA Tournament. WSU will take on Arizona State in first-round action at Santa Clara, Calif. The winner meets the Creighton-Santa Clara winner. The Cougars and Sun Devils played Nov. 1 in Tempe, with WSU earning a 1-0 victory. That win also marked the second in a streak of four-straight wins that helped propel Washington State into the postseason. The Cougars are coming off a home split with the LA schools, notching a 4-1 upset of No. 15 USC, the Cougars' first win over the Women of Troy since 1998. Junior F Nicole Wilcox tallied five points last week, scoring a goal and adding an assist against USC and knocking in a goal in the 2-1 loss to UCLA.

2002 HAT TRICKS
Courtney Carter, OSU, 9-27-02
Tracy Hamm, CAL, 9-22-02
Tina Frimpong, WASH, 8-30-02
Iris Mora, UCLA, 9-13-02
Kelly Nelson (5 goals), ARIZ, 9-27-02
Laura Schott, CAL, 11-10-02
Kim Taylor, WASH, 9-1-02

2002 VERIZON ALL-DISTRICT 7 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA
First Team
Courtney Carter, Jr MF, OSU (3.57 Business/Marketing)
Morgan Crabtree, Sr MF, OSU (3.83 Philosophy)
Brittany Kirk, Sr MF, CAL (3.70 Political Science/Mass Communications)
Niki Ironside, Sr D, WSU (3.97 Education)
Amy LePeilbet, Jr D, ASU (3.84 Sociology)
Second Team
Katie Henderson, Sr F, OSU (3.34 Human Development & Family Sciences)
Kelsey Carlson, Sr MF, STAN (3.36 Sociology)
Katherine Harrington, Sr D, STAN (3.48 Human Biology)
Nicole Barnhart, So GK, STAN (3.33 Studio Art)
Sarah Lombardo, So GK, UCLA (4.00 Undeclared)

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