UW's Tina Frimpong is Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Sept. 2, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington junior forward Tina Frimpong, who scored all three of her team's goals in two season-opening games last weekend, was named the Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Frimpong found the net twice on Friday (Aug. 29), including a golden goal in the 16th minute of overtime that lifted the Huskies (1-1) to a 2-1 upset of 18th-ranked Maryland. She also scored the opening goal against the Terrapins, in the 29th minute.
On Sunday (Aug. 31), Frimpong's 16th-minute strike gave Washington an early lead against No. 1 North Carolina. UW took the Tar Heels into overtime before succumbing 2-1.
Frimpong was named the Offensive MVP of the Pac-10/ACC Challenge by a vote of the tournament's coaches. The product of Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash. now has 17 career collegiate goals, a figure that places her seventh among all-time Huskies.
This is Frimpong's first Pac-10 Player of the Week award and Washington's 12th such weekly honor all-time.
The impressive opening-weekend results vaulted Washington into the national polls after not receiving any preseason attention. The Huskies are ranked 10th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), No. 17 by Soccer America magazine and No. 21 by Soccer Buzz.