Stanford's Noyola Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD junior midfielder Teresa Noyola was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer player of the Week of Aug. 24-30, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Noyola scored two important goals and assisted on a game-winner to help No. 2- ranked Stanford to a victory and a draw against ranked teams at the Carolina Nike Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. last weekend. In a rematch of last season's NCAA Women's College Cup final, Noyola put Stanford ahead 2-1 in the 60th minute against No. 1 North Carolina when she connected on a far-post header in the 60th minute. The Tar Heels would come back with an equalizer in the 71st minute, but the two stayed deadlocked through two overtime periods and the game finished in a 2-2- draw.
Against then-No. 25 Duke on Sunday, the Blue Devils took 1-0 lead in the 50th minute, but less than two minutes later, Noyola ignited a Stanford rally, netting the equalizer and putting the momentum in Stanford's favor. She later set up the game winner for the Cardinal by taking possession at midfield, running at the defense and finding teammate Christen Press with a perfectly-timed through-ball that Press converted for the winning goal in the 75th minute.
This is Stanford's 27th Pac-10 women's soccer weekly honor, tying UCLA for the most all-time and the second of Noyola's career.
Also Nominated: Karin Volpe, ASU; Emily Kruger, CAL; Scout Libke, ORE; Jenna Richmond, UCLA; Ashli Sandoval, USC; Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann, WASH; Ariana Byrd, WSU
2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Aug. 24 Sydney Leroux, UCLA