This week in Pac-12 women's soccer
• #THURSDAYGOALS… Six league games this week, including the matchup between No. 14 UCLA at ARIZONA for #ThursdayGoals on Pac-12 Network on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. PT.
• PAC-12 PLUS… This Friday, another game is live streamed through Pac-12 Plus on Twitter. WASHINGTON STATE will match up at UATH at 6 p.m. PT. Fans can watch the live stream of the game on Twitter.
• NCAA STATS… The Conference goalies continue to prove their worth with three teams appearing in the top-15 in the nation for shutout percentage: CALIFORNIA is 8th (0.643), and Utah and USC are tied for 11th (0.615). Three schools are also ranked in the top-15 for save percentage: USC is 5th (0.897), California is 8th (0.887), and COLORADO is 12th (0.873).
Colorado’s Jalen Tompkins is fifth (0.900) in the nation in save percentage with USC’s Sammy Jo Prudhomme closely following at seventh (0.896). California’s Emily Boyd sits at fourth in the nation in shutouts (9) and USC’s Prudhomme is 11th (7).
Four Pac-12 players appear in the top-5 in the nation for game-winning goals. Utah’s Hailey Skolmoski is second (6) and UCLA’s Darian Jenkins and Colorado’s Taylor Kornieck are tied for fifth (5). All three players are dominant offensive forces on their respective teams, having each won at least one Pac-12 weekly honor this season.
Four teams appear in the top-25 in the nation in goals-against average. California sits at fifth (0.417), USC is 13th (0.536), Utah is 19th (0.595), and Colorado is 25th (0.635).
Although STANFORD suffered a tough loss to USC, the Cardinal still rank seventh in the nation for won-lost-tied percentage (0.885). Four other teams also rank in the top-25 of the category: California is 13th (0.821), Colorado is 19th (0.786), and USC and Utah are tied for 23rd (0.769).
• CONFERENCE LEADERS… Colorado sits atop the Conference standings with an impressive 5-0 record. California stays in second, but is tied with Utah with a 4-0-1 Conference record. After losing to USC, Stanford drops down to fourth (4-1). Three teams have 11 wins on the season: Colorado (11-3), California (11-2-1), and Stanford (11-1-1).
• NSCAA RANKINGS… The Pac-12 Conference has continually had three or more teams in the NSCAA top-25 with Stanford making a strong presence at first or second each week this season, including coming in on top four weeks in a row.
NSCAA rankings features five Pac-12 teams, the most this season, with Stanford moving back to No. 3 after a tough 0-3 loss to then-No. 7 USC. USC moves up one place to No. 6, California moves up four places to No. 10, and UCLA moves back four places to No. 14. After receiving voted for two straight weeks, Colorado enters the poll for the first time this season at No. 23. Utah also received votes.
• UPSETS… 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 Penn State on Sept. 2.
Upsets continue to fill the Conference schedule with then- No. 7 USC beating Stanford on Thursday, but then-No.14 California bounced back from a tie at then-No. 10 UCLA and beat then- No.7 USC on Sunday.
• PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK… Utah's Hailey Skolmoski claimes Offensive Player of the Week, Colorado’s Morgan Stanton claimed Defensive Player of the Week, and California’s Emily Boyd claimed Goalkeeper of the Week.
• NCAA RPI… NCAA RPI rankings has four Pac-12 teams in the top-25 with Stanford at No.1, USC is No. 7, UCLA is No. 9, and Utah is No. 22.
• RETURNING PLAYERS OF THE YEAR… 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.
• MAC HERMANN WATCH LIST… 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 (All Time Pacific)
|Thursday, Oct. 13|
|#14 UCLA at ARIZONA||P12N||7 p.m. PT|
|Friday, Oct. 14|
|WASHINGTON at #23 COLORADO||P12N||2 p.m. PT|
|WASHINGTON STATE at UTAH||Live Stream||6 p.m. PT|
|#3 STANFORD at OREGON STATE||7 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, Oct. 15|
|#10 CALIFORNIA at OREGON||Live Stream||6 p.m. PT|
|#6 USC at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||6 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: Hailey Skolmolski, So., Utah
Defensive: Morgan Stanton, Sr., Colorado
Goalkeeper: Emily Boyd, Jr., California
Offensive: Gabi Stoian, ARIZ; Danica Evans, COLO; Andi Sullivan, STAN; Amber Munerlyn, UCLA; Morgan Andrews, USC; Shannon Simon, WASH.
Defensive: Hannah Stevens, ARIZ; Maddie Bauer, STAN; Hailie Mace, UCLA; Savannah Levin, USC; Katie Rogers, UTAH; Havana McElvaine, WASH.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Jane Campbell, STAN; Teagan Micah, UCLA; Sammy jo Prudhomme, USC; July Mathias, UTAH; Sarah Shimer, WASH.
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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