Ten Televised Matches for Pac-12 Women's Soccer in Week Four
• Pac-12 women's soccer has a combined 39-16-4 record after three weeks of non-conference action. Nine of the 12 teams are currently on a winning streak with six having winning streaks of three games or more. The challenges do not stop in week four for the Conference. ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE face tough competition in the Arizona Cats Classic in Tucson, Ariz. ASU's match against No. 14 Pepperdine will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Arizona at 4:30 p.m. MT on Friday, Sept. 11. Later that day, Arizona plays No. 18 Texas Tech on Pac-12 Arizona at 7 p.m. MT. On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Sun Devils face Texas Tech at 11 a.m. MT on the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Arizona. Arizona then faces Pepperdine at 1:30 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Arizona, as well. In total, 10 matches this weekend will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.
• Three Pac-12 teams are ranked in the NSCAA poll this week. STANFORD remained at the No. 2 spot while CALIFORNIA climbed to 16th. Arizona State climbed two spots to 22nd. ARIZONA, UCLA, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE and USC also received votes.
• CALIFORNIA’s Arielle Ship took home Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, while her teammate Sandra Ley was voted Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and WASHINGTON’s Megan Kufeld was tabbed Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.
• Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona State and Stanford all remain undefeated through three weeks of competition. Combined, they have scored 50 goals and surrendered seven. None of the five teams allowed a goal in week two, including Stanford's 1-0 win over No. 5 BYU on Monday night. Arizona leads with 14 goals scored while Arizona State is the only team who has yet to concede a goal.
• California was unranked and receiving votes in week two of the NSCAA poll and now sits at No. 16 after it was successful at the Duke Nike Classic in Durham, N.C. The Golden Bears drew, 1-1, with No. 4 North Carolina and beat then-No. 18 Duke, 3-1.
• The Pac-12 has four players in the top 25 in the country in points per game. ASU's Cali Farquharson is fifth at 2.67, Ship is ninth at 2.4, Aly Moon of Arizona State is 11th at 2.33 and Arizona's Gabi Stoian is 18th at 2.2.
• Goalkeeper Chandler Morris has played in every minute of ASU's three games this year and is one of only four goalkeepers in the country who has yet to allow a goal. Another goalkeeper having a strong start to the season is Kufeld. With her second shutout of the season on Sept. 6 against Michigan, she is now tied with Hope Solo for the most shutouts in Washington history with 18.
• National recognition continues to pour in for athletes from the Conference. Ship was named the NSCAA Division I National Player of the Week for and TopDrawerSoccer National Player of the Week, as well. Ship and Oregon State's Greta Espinoza were also named to TopDrawerSoccer's Team of the Week. Kufeld was an honorable mention honoree on the Team of the Week as well.
• Twenty-eight players from around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The Pac-12 has three representatives on the list, Stanford senior Jane Campbell, Stanford sophomore Andi Sullivan, the 2014 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and UCLA senior Taylor Smith.
• For the fourth straight year, the countdown of Pac-12 Networks’ 850 live event telecasts will begin on the pitch with a 69-game women’s soccer schedule that also features 24 non-conference matchups. Of the 24 non-conference televised games, 12 matchups pit Pac-12 teams against 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers. Each Pac-12 team will appear on the Networks at least six times (home or away) in 2015.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)
|Teams||Points||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)
|Thursday, Sept. 10||TV/Live Stream||Time|
|OREGON STATE at Texas||LHN||6:30 p.m. CT|
|Friday, Sept. 11|
|San Diego at USC||2 p.m. PT|
|UC Riverside at #16 CALIFORNIA||PAC12/PACBA||2 p.m. PT|
|UTAH at Boise State||MWN||4 p.m. MT|
|UCLA at Wake Forest||7 p.m. ET|
|WASHINGTON vs. CS Northridge (1)||4:30 p.m. PT|
|#14 Pepperdine vs. #22 ARIZONA STATE (2)||PAC12/PACAZ||4:30 p.m. MT|
|COLORADO at Denver||6 p.m. MT|
|#18 Texas Tech at ARIZONA (2)||PACAZ||7 p.m. MT|
|Air Force at OREGON||7 p.m. PT|
|Oklahoma State at WASHINGTON STATE||PACWA||7 p.m. PT|
|Penn State at #2 STANFORD||PAC12/PAC12BA||8 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Sept. 13|
|UCLA at #4 North Carolina||1 p.m. ET|
|#18 Texas Tech at ARIZONA STATE (2)||PAC12/PACAZ||11 a.m. MT|
|Northwestern at COLORADO||PACMT||12 p.m. MT|
|WASHINGTON vs. UC Irvine (1)||12 p.m. PT|
|#23 Long Beach State at USC||PACLA||12 p.m. PT|
|CS Fullerton at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|St. Mary's (Calif.) at #16 CALIFORNIA||1 p.m. PT|
|Oklahoma at #2 STANFORD||PACBA||1 p.m. PT|
|#14 Pepperdine at ARIZONA||PAC12, PACAZ||1:30 p.m. PT|
1 - Nike Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore. 2 - Arizona Cats Classic, Tucson, Ariz.
PAC12/PACAZ/PACBA/PACLA/PACMT/PACOR/PACWA - Indicates live broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
LHN - Indicates live broadcast on Longhorn Network.
MWN - Indicates live broadcast on Mountain West Network.
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive - Arielle Ship, California
Defensive - Sandra Ley, California
Goalkeeper - Megan Kufeld, Washington
Offensive: Gabi Stoian, ARIZ; Cali Lucy Lara, ASU; Brie Hooks, COLO; Abby Morrow, ORE; Allison Pantuso, OSU; Ryan Walker-Hartshorn, STAN; Taylor Smith, UCLA; Morgan Andrews, USC; Mariah Elmer, UTAH; Kelcie Hedge, WASH; Kailiana Johnson, WSU.
Defensive: Sheaffer Skadsen, ARIZ; Sara Tosti, ASU; Madison Krauser, COLO; Kelsey Foo, ORE; Greta Espinoza, OSU; Stephanie Amack, STAN; Kayla Mills, USC; Havana McElvaine, WASH.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Emily Boyd, CAL; Kate Scheele. COLO; Halla Hinriksdottir, ORE; Bella Geist, OSU; Jane Campbell, STAN; Cassie Sternbach, UCLA; Ella Dederick, WSU.
2015 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Aug. 25||Gabi Stoian, ARIZ||Dominique Randle, USC||Lindsey Luke, UTAH|
|Sep. 1||Celeste Boureille, CAL||Gabbi Miranda, UCLA||Bella Geist, OSU|
|Sep. 8||Arielle Ship, CAL||Sandra Ley, CAL||Megan Kufeld, WASH|
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Taylor Smith, UCLA
NSCAA Division I National Player of the Week
Aug. 31-Sep 6. - F Arielle Ship, California
Team of the Week
Aug. 21-23 - GK Bella Reist, OSU; F Allison Pantuso, OSU
Aug. 24-30 - D Greta Espinoza, OSU (honorable mention)
Aug. 31-Sep. 6 - F Arielle Ship, CAL; D Greta Espinoza, OSU; Megan Kufeld, WASH (honorable mention
College Goal of the Week
Aug. 24-30 nominee - D Gabbi Miranda
National Player of the Week
Aug. 31-Sep. 6 - F Arielle Ship, California
IN THE PRESEASON
- Arizona Women's Soccer
- Arizona State Women's Soccer
- California Women's Soccer
- Colorado Women's Soccer
- Oregon Women's Soccer
- Oregon State Women's Soccer
- Stanford Women's Soccer
- UCLA Women's Soccer
- USC Women's Soccer
- Utah Women's Soccer
- Washington Women's Soccer
- Washington State Women's Soccer
- Arizona State
- Oregon State
- Washington State
- Women's Soccer
- Pac-12 Conference