Top-25 match-ups continue for Pac-12 women's soccer
• After two upsets last week, two top-25 matches appear on the Pac-12 schedule this week. No. 19 CALIFORNIA matches up against No. 15 Texas Tech and No. 11 UCLA plays No. 13 Penn State on Friday. USC also plays No. 21 Auburn on Sunday with the hopes of breaking into the top-25.
• Pac-12 teams posted two big matches last week. Unranked WASHINGTON and USC beat ranked teams. Washington faced off against then No. 13 Santa Clara (1-0) and USC played then No. 20 Pepperdine (3-0), bumping both of teams down to No. 22 and No. 25 in the NSCAA rankings for the week.
• The Pac-12 has 3 teams ranked in the NSCAA poll this week. STANFORD sits in the No. 2 spot while UCLA makes it's an appearance as No. 11. California also appears 19th overall. USC, ARIZONA STATE, Washington and ARIZONA also received votes.
• Five games appear on the Pac-12 Network this week: Wisconsin at Stanford on Thursday, Boise State at OREGON on Friday, Penn State at UCLA also on Friday, and North Texas at Oregon on Sunday.
• Stanford and Oregon sit atop of the Conference standings with three wins overall after last weekend. Stanford had a 1-0 victory over then No. 6 Florida. Oregon finished the weekend with two wins over Nebraska (1-0) and Stephen F. Austin (3-0).
• UTAH’s Hailey Skolmoski is the Conference's Offensive Player of the Week of the season, while Oregon’s Caitlyn Wong took home the first Defensive Player of the Week award. Stanford’s Jane Campbell was tabbed Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.
• The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, Arielle Ship, returns for the Golden Bears this season, as well as USC's Kayla Mills, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Stanford's Jane Campbell, the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year. Six members of the All-Pac-12 first team and eight members of the All-Pac-12 second team are returning for the coming season.
• Soccer America's national rankings features three Pac-12 teams this week. Stanford sits comfortably at No. 1, UCLA at No. 11 and California at No.15.
• TopDrawerSoccer.com features five Pac-12 schools in the top-25 with Stanford at No. 1, USC at No. 14, Cal at No. 17, UCLA at No. 21 and Arizona at No. 25.
• Twenty-eight players from NCAA Division I schools around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2016 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 five representatives on the list: Stanford’s senior Jane Campbell and junior Andi Sullivan, USC’s seniors Kayla Mills and Morgan Andres, along with California’s senior Arielle Ship.
• The countdown of Pac-12 Networks’ 850 live event telecasts began on the pitch with a 68-game women’s soccer schedule. Each Pac-12 team appears on the Network at least six times (home or away) in 2016.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)
|Teams||Points||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)
|Thursday, Sep. 1||TV/Stream||Time|
|Michigan State at COLORADO||4:30 p.m. MT|
|Wisconsin at #2 STANFORD||P12BA||7 p.m. PT|
|Friday, Sep. 2||TV/Stream||Time|
|USC at Georgia||2:30 p.m. PT|
|Columbia at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||5:30 p.m. MT|
|North Texas at OREGON STATE||5 p.m. PT|
|#19 CALIFORNIA at #15 Texas Tech||5 p.m. PT|
|Boise State at OREGON||P12O||5 p.m. PT|
|Cal Poly at WASHINGTON||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Denver at ARIZONA||7 p.m. PT|
|Montana at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|#13 Penn State at #11 UCLA||P12N||8 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Sep. 4|
|#19 CALIFORNIA at Texas||9 a.m. PT|
|Columbia at ARIZONA||11 a.m. PT|
|Drexel at COLORADO||Live Stream||12 p.m. MT|
|Boise State at OREGON STATE||1 p.m. PT|
|Marquette at #2 STANFORD||Live Stream||1 p.m. PT|
|North Texas at OREGON||P12O||1 p.m. PT|
|USC at #21 Auburn||4 p.m. PT|
|North Dakota State at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Denver at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||8 p.m. MT|
P12N/P12A/P12BA/P12LA/P12M/P12O/P12W - Indicates live broadcast on Pac-12 Network. MWN - Indicates live broadcast on Mountain West Network.
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive - Hailey Skolmoski, Utah
Defensive - Caitlyn Wong, Oregon
Goalkeeper - Jane Campbell, Stanford
Offensive: Jaden DeGracie-Bailey, ARIZ; Lucy Lara, ASU; Kelly Fitzgerald, CAL; Nikki Faris, ORE; Jordan DiBiasi, STAN; Jessie Fleming, UCLA;Sydney Sladek, USC; Pascale Dumesnil, WASH.
Defensive: Brandi Park, ARIZ; McKenzie Grossman, ASU; Indigo Gibson, CAL;Maddie Bauer, STAN; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; Tavia Leachman, UTAH; Dominique Bond-Flasza, WASH.
Goalkeeper: Meredith Reinhardt, ARIZ; Megan Delaney, ASU; Emily Boyd, CAL; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Teagan Micah, UCLA; Sammy Jo Prudhomme, USC; Sarah Shimer, WASH.
2016 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Aug. 23||Darian Jenkins, UCLA||Alana Cook, STAN||Teagan Micah, UCLA|
|Aug. 30||Hailey Skolmoski, UTAH||Caitlyn Wong, ORE||Jane Campbell, STAN|
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Kayla Mills, USC; Morgan Andres, USC; Arielle Ship, California
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