Oregon's Nicole Garbin Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2006

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior forward Nicole Garbin has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Garbin, a native of Wailuku, Hawaii, became Oregon's career points leader while leading Oregon to its first Pac-10 road sweep in school history. Garbin scored all of Oregon's goals over the weekend, two in a 2-1 win at Arizona on Friday and a third in a 1-0 shutout at Arizona State on Sunday. Her six points over the weekend brought her career total to 73 (29 goals, 15 assists), passing Chalise Baysa (69 points, 1998-2001) for first place on Oregon's career list. The sixth-year senior's two goals against the Wildcats was the fifth multi-goal performance of her career, another Oregon record.

Garbin's five game-winning goals are tied with UCLA's Lauren Cheney for the Conference lead and her seven total goals ranks second in the Pac-10.

Oregon (8-5-0, 2-0-0) returns home to Eugene this week to prepare for matches with Washington on Fri., Oct. 13 and Washington State on Sun., Oct. 15. The Ducks' two wins over the Arizona schools gives them their first ever 2-0 start to Conference play.

This is Garbin's second career Player of the Week award and the fifth all-time for Oregon. Garbin's previous win came in 2003 during her sophomore year. She is the first Oregon player to ever win multiple Player of the Week honors.

ALSO NOMINATED: Gina Pellegrini, Fr., GK, CAL; Allison Falk, So., D, STAN; Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Meagan Holmes, So., D, USC; Anna Miller, Jr., MF, WSU.

2006 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Aug. 29- Alivia Mazura, Sr., D, California; Sept. 5- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Sept. 12- Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Emily Zaler, Fr., GK, Oregon; Sept 26- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Oct 3- Jodie Taylor, Jr., F, Oregon State; Oct 10- Nicole Garbin, Sr., F, Oregon.

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