Stanford's Press Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD senior forward Christen Press was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Press scored five goals in two games at the Santa Clara Classic over the weekend and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for her efforts. The Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., native, had three goals and one assist in the first 32 minutes of Stanford's 6-1 victory over Utah on Friday. It marked her first-collegiate hat trick and the seven-point effort was the highest for any Stanford player since 1994.
Against then-No. 15 Georgetown on Sunday, Press netted both goals in Stanford's 2-0 victory with her first coming just three minutes into the match when she unleashed a hard, right-footed shot into the back of the net. Her second goal came in the 23rd minute when she was awarded a penalty kick and pushed a low shot inside the left post.
Press has amassed 10 goals this season, tying her for the national lead. She has also moved into a tie for second on the Cardinal's all-time scoring list with 146 points, just six behind the leader, and is currently ranked third on the career goals list with 55, four short of the record-holder.
This marks the second-career Player of the Week honor for Press and brings Stanford to 28 honors all-time, the most of any Pac-10 team.
Also Nominated: Emi Lawson, CAL; Kirstie Kuhns, ORE; Chelsea Buckland, OSU; Autumn Altamirano, USC; Annie Sittauer, WASH; Emma Stolz, WSU
2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Aug. 24 - Sydney Leroux, UCLA
Aug. 31 - Teresa Noyola, STAN
Sept. 7 - Alex Morgan, CAL
Sept. 14 - Karin Volpe, ASU
Sept. 20 - Christen Press, STAN