Stanford continues to lead the Pac-12 women's soccer charge
• Conference play continues with six games on Thursday, Oct. 6, including the matchup between No. 14 CALIFORNIA at No. 10 UCLA for #ThursdayGoals on Pac-12 Network.
• This Thursday, Pac-12 Networks launches the Pac-12 Plus events schedule to be streamed on Twitter. The match between OREGON and COLORADO in Boulder is the first event in a season-long partnership to stream Pac-12 events on Twitter. This allows fans to watch the game live through Twitter. To supplement #ThursdayGoals and the Pac-12 Plus stream, two more of the six games on Thursday appear on the Network’s regional or national programming. The other two remaining games are set to be live streamed by the schools, making all six Thursday games accessible to fans.
• The Conference goalies continue to prove their worth with two teams appearing in the top-15 in the nation for shutout percentage: California is 9th (0.667) and USC is 15th (0.636). Colorado’s Jalen Tompkins is eighth (0.904) in the nation for save percentage with USC’s Sammy jo Prudhomme closely following at 14th (0.885). California’s Emily Boyd sits at third in the nation for shutouts (8) and USC’s Prudhomme is tied with UCLA’s Teagan Micah for 15th (6).
• Four Pac-12 players appear in the top-10 in the nation for game-winning goals. UCLA’s Darian Jenkins and Colorado’s Taylor Kornieck are tied for third (5), while California’s Ifoema Onumonu and UTAH’s Hailey Skolmolski are tied for ninth (4).
• Stanford sits atop the Conference standings with California trailing closely behind. The Cardinal and Bears both are 3-0 in Conference play, claiming 10 wins overall on the season for each. The Cardinal continues to go unbeaten with just one tie to supplement its wins, ranking second in the nation in won-lost-tied percentage (0.995).
• The Pac-12 Conference has continually had three or more teams in the NSCAA top-25 with Stanford having a strong presence at first or second each week this season, including coming in on top the last four weeks in a row.
• NSCAA rankings features four Pac-12 teams this week with Stanford at the helm for the fourth week in a row (No. 1), USC moving up two places to No. 7, UCLA moving up one place to No. 10, and California moving up three spots for the second week in a row to No. 14. Colorado is also receiving votes.
• Pac-12 teams reigned victorious over ranked teams in non-conference play, proving their worth, including multiple upsets and notable wins. Most notably, an upset by then-unranked USC over then-No. 8 North Carolina on Sept. 11 and UCLA beating reigning national champion then-No. 13 Penn State on Sept. 2.
• With four teams ranked this week, four top-25 matches appear on the Pac-12 schedule, including No.1 Stanford at No. 7 USC and No. 14 California at No. 10 UCLA on Thursday. Also, No. 14 California plays No. 7 USC and No. 1 Stanford plays No. 10 UCLA on Sunday.
• NCAA RPI rankings has four Pac-12 teams in the top-25 with Stanford at No.1, UCLA is No. 7, USC is No. 12, and Utah is No. 24.
• Six games appear on the Pac-12 Network this week: ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON, Stanford at USC, and California at UCLA on Thursday. Also, Arizona State at WASHINGTON STATE, ARIZONA at Washington, and OREGON at Utah on Sunday.
• Colorado’s Taylor Kornieck claimed Offensive Player of the Week, Stanford’s Alana Cook claimed Defensive Player of the Week, and Colorado’s Jalen Tompkins claimed her second weekly honor for Goalkeeper of the Week in a row.
• TopDrawerSoccer.com features four Pac-12 schools in the top-25 with Stanford coming in at No. 1, USC is No. 5, UCLA is No. 7, and California is No. 18.
• 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.
• 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 Pac12 Networks’ 850 live event telecasts begin 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, Oct. 6|
|OREGON at COLORADO||Live Stream||2:30 p.m. PT|
|ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
|#1 STANFORD at #7 USC||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
|OREGON STATE at UTAH||Live Stream||6 p.m. PT|
|#14 CALIFORNIA at #10 UCLA||P12N||7 p.m. PT|
|ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Oct. 9|
|#14 CALIFORNIA at #7 USC||11 a.m. PT|
|ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE||P12W||11 a.m. PT|
|OREGON STATE at COLORADO||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|ARIZONA at WASHINGTON||P12N||1 p.m. PT|
|OREGON at UTAH||P12N||1 p.m. PT|
|#1 STANFORD at #10 UCLA||1 p.m. PT|
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: Taylor Kornieck, Fr., Colorado
Defensive: Alana Cook, So., Stanford
Goalkeeper: Jalen Tompkins, Fr., Colorado
Offensive: Arielle Ship, CAL; Kyra Carusa, STAN; Claire Winter, UCLA; Katie Johnson, USC; Hailey Skolmoski, UTAH.
Defensive: Morgan Stanton, COLO; Mackenzie Cerda, UCLA; Mandy Freeman, USC.
Goalkeeper: Emily Boyd, CAL; Alison Jahansouz, STAN; Teagan Micah, UCLA; Sammy jo Prudhomme, USC.
2016 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Kayla Mills, USC; Morgan Andres, USC; Arielle Ship, California
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