Pac-12 announces women's soccer players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON STATE midfielder Nicole Setterlund and goalkeeper Gurveen Clair were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for Pac-12 Women’s Soccer for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Setterlund, a junior from Surrey, British Columbia, earned Offensive Player of the Week honors after collecting two goals and one assist as Washington State swept No. 21 California and No. 8 Stanford at home over the weekend. On Friday, she notched two goals, including the game-winning tally in a 3-1 victory over the Bears. Setterlund added an assist on the game-winning goal on Sunday as the Cougars earned a 1-0 victory against Stanford, their first over the Cardinal since 2003.

Clair, a redshirt junior, also from Surrey, British Columbia, was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine saves to lead the Cougar defense as they preserved the pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents in the last full weekend of Pac-12 play. She collected her 12th and 13th victories of the year, tying the Washington State single-season record. Additionally, she set a program record after recording her 22nd shutout of her career in the 1-0 win over Stanford on Sunday. 

This is the first-career weekly honor for both Setterlund and Clair and the 12th and 13th overall for Washington State. The Cougars are the first team to sweep both honors in 2013.

Only one game remains in the regular season for each Pac-12 women’s soccer team as they will take on their rivals between Wednesday and Friday to wrap up season. The Cougars head to Seattle to face Washington at 1 p.m. PT on Friday afternoon in a game that will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.  

Also Nominated for Offense: Jazmin Ponce, ARIZ; Kaitlyn Pavlovich, ASU; Kristen Parr, ORE; Jenna Richardson, OSU; Taylor Smith, UCLA; Elizabeth Eddy, USC. Also Nominated for Defense: Gabby Kaufman, ARIZ; Maddie Julian, CAL; Abby Steele, ORE; Sammy Jo Prudhomme, OSU; Katelyn Rowland, UCLA; Autumn Altamirano, USC; Megan Kufeld, WASH.

2013 Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Players of the Week

Date Offense Defense
Aug. 26 Elizabeth Eddy, F, USC Emily Oliver, GK, STAN
Sept. 3 Darian Jenkins, F, UCLA Gabby Kaufman, GK, ARIZ
Sept. 10 Devin Marshall, F, ASU Katelyn Rowland, GK, UCLA
Sept. 17 Micaela Castain, F, WSU Abby Steele, GK, ORE
Sept. 24 Courtney Verloo, F, STAN Emily Kruger, GK, CAL
Oct. 1 Devin Marshall, F, ASU Jane Campbell, GK, STAN
Oct. 8 Sarah Tosti, F, ASU Lindsey Luke, GK, UTAH
Oct. 15 Lauren Kaskie, D/MF, UCLA Megan Kufeld, GK, WASH
Oct. 22 Jazmin Ponce, F, ARIZ Annie Brunner, GK, COLO
Oct. 29 Chioma Ubogagu, F, STAN Lindsey Luke, GK, UTAH
Nov. 5 Nicole Setterlund, MF, WSU Gurveen Clair, GK, WSU
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