WSU Senior Brynn Bemis Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 18, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Washington State senior goalkeeper Brynn Bemis has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 11-17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bemis, from Couer d' Alene, Idaho was named goalkeeper MVP and defensive MVP of the Notre Dame Inn at Saint Mary's Classic after leading the Cougars to two huge victories, including an upset of No. 16 Oklahoma State.

In the upset, Bemis tallied seven saves and recorded the shutout as Washington State defeated the Cowgirls, 1-0.

Although the Cougar keeper would allow a goal against Princeton on Sunday, it would be her crucial save of a Tiger penalty kick in the 72nd minute of the contest that would allow WSU to remain in the game and eventually record the 2-1 victory in double-overtime.

The win against Princeton marked WSU's fourth straight victory away from home and its five straight wins to open the season marks the first time since 2002 and the second time in school history that the team has won its first five contests.

WSU will look to extend its road success this week as it participates in the UNLV Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cougars will first take on UNLV on Friday and the face Nevada on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

This is Bemis' first weekly honor and the fifth all-time award for the Cougars. The last Cougar to receive the award was Katie Hultin, who garnered the award twice in 2004, on Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.

Also Nominated: Samantha Drees, So., M/F, ARIZ; Carly Kallas, So.,M, ASU; Alex Morgan, Fr., F, CAL; Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Lizzy George, Sr., M, STAN; Kristin Olsen, So., GK, USC; Shuree Hyatt, Sr., F, WASH.

2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 11- Danesha Adams, Sr., M/F, UCLA; Sept. 18- Brynn Bemis, Sr., GK, WSU.

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