Washington's LaFontaine-Kussmann Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON junior goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 5-11, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

LaFontaine-Kussmann was a stalwart in goal for the Huskies over the weekend, tallying eight saves and two wins in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. On Friday against Arizona, the Lakewood, Wash., native made one save in a 4-1 victory. On Sunday against then-No. 25 Arizona State, LaFontaine-Kussmann earned her third shutout of the season in the 1-0 victory, making seven saves against a high-powered ASU offense.

LaFontaine-Kussmann is now 5-3-1 on the season and ranks fourth in the Conference with a 0.88 goals against average. For her efforts this weekend, she was also named gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week.

This is LaFontaine-Kussmann's first-career honor and the 16th all-time for Washington.

Next up for LaFontaine-Kussmann and the Huskies is a trip to the Bay Area, where they will face California on Friday and Stanford on Sunday.

Also Nominated: Taylor McCarter, ASU; Alex Morgan, CAL; Chelsea Buckland, OSU; Mariah Nogueira, STAN; Katie Turney, 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
Sept. 27 - Christen Press, STAN
Oct. 5- Eileen Maes, WSU
Oct. 11 - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann, WASH

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