Five Pac-12 women's soccer teams nationally ranked

• Five teams continue to be ranked and five have unblemished league marks as Pac-12 women’s soccer enters its second week of Conference play this week

• No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 STANFORD hold their places at the top of the United Soccer Coaches national Poll for the fourth straight week. USC jumped to No. 7 after tying No. 24 UTAH, 0-0, last week. CALIFORNIA edged closer to the top 10, climbing two spots to No. 11 after defeating WASHINGTON, 1-0, and extending its win streak to six matches.

• This week starts the two Conference matches per week schedule, with four matches set for broadcast on Thursday on Pac-12 Networks. OREGON kicks off the week against No. 7 USC at 3:30 p.m., followed by COLORADO versus WASHINGTON STATE at 5:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Network, while ARIZONA visits Stanford at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Arizona. For Pac-12 Networks’ Thursday Goals, No. 24 Utah takes on Washington on Pac-12 Network at 7:30 p.m.

• Pac-12 schools appear in the top five in the nation in 12 team statistical categories, which is the most of any Conference. UCLA is third in the country with a 0.944 winning percentage and one of four Division I teams without a loss (Texas, Milwaukee, Rutgers). Stanford is the national leader in six statistical categories including points per game (13.11) and scoring offense (4.56) while making the top five in three additional team categories. The Cardinal also ranks first in assists per game (4.00) and is joined by UCLA (3.33) and Utah (3.22) ranking third and fourth, respectively.

• Stanford’s Catarina Macario continues to make her mark in the NCAA individual leader categories as she is tied for third with 21 total points and tied for 10th with 0.89 goals per game. UCLA’s Jessie Fleming and Stanford’s Andi Sullivan are tied for 10th with 0.67 assists per game.

• California’s Anja Koehler captured her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring the game winner in the second half to defeat Washington, 1-0. UCLA’s Kaiya McCullough won Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after blanking Colorado, 2-0, on the road. McCullough’s individual dominance along a Bruins’ back line that allowed only one shot on goal also gained national attention as she earned a spot on TopDrawerSoccer’s weekly Best IX team.

• Utah goalkeeper Carly Nelson was superb last week coming up with a career-high 10 saves in the Utes’ 0-0 tie against No. 7 USC to earn her first career Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week nod. Nelson leads the Pac-12 and ranks 12th in the country with a 0.44 goals against average

• Three Pac-12 student-athletes appear on the 2017 Senior CLASS Award candidate list: Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; and Alex Anthony, USC. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season to determine an official ballot and the winner will be announced during the College Cup in December.


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)

Teams Points Pac-12 Record Overall Record
UCLA 3 1-0-0 8-0-1
California 3 1-0-0 8-1-0
Stanford 3 1-0-0 8-1-0
Arizona 3 1-0-0 4-2-2
Arizona State 3 1-0-0 4-4-1
USC 1 0-0-1 6-1-1
Washington  0 0-1-0 7-3-0
Colorado 0 0-1-0 6-2-2
Oregon  0 0-1-0 6-3-0
Utah  1 0-0-1 5-2-2
Washington State 0 0-1-0 5-2-2
Oregon State 0 0-1-0 3-4-2

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)

Thursday, Sept. 28 TV/Stream Time
Oregon State at #7 USC P12N 3:30 p.m. PT
Arizona State at #11 California    4 p.m. PT
Oregon at #1 UCLA    5 p.m. PT
Colorado at Washington State P12N 5:30 p.m. PT
Arizona at #2 Stanford  P12A 7 p.m. PT
#24 Utah at Washington  P12N 7:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Oct. 1    
#24 Utah at Washington State P12N 11 a.m. PT
Colorado at Washington    12 p.m. PT
Oregon State at #1 UCLA  P12N p.m. PT
Oregon at #7 USC   1 p.m. PT
Arizona at #11 California    1 p.m. PT
Arizona State at #2 Stanford    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 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

THIS WEEK:
Offensive: 
Anja Koehler, California
Defensive: Kaiya McCullough, UCLA
Goalkeeper: Carly Nelson, Utah

Also nominated
Offensive: Cali Crisler, ARIZ; Diana Santiago, OSU; Jaye Boissiere, STAN; Ashley Sanchez, UCLA; Morgan Weaver, WSU.
Defensive: Morgan McGarry, ARIZ; Indigo Gibson, CAL; Kathryn Baker, OSU; Dominique Randle, USC; Janie Kearl, UTAH; Tierna Davidson, STAN; Maddy Haro, WSU.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Nikki Panas, ASU; Emily Boyd, CAL; Bella Geist, OSU; Alison Jahansouz, STAN; Teagan Micah, UCLA; Kaylie Collins, USC; Sarah Shimer, WASH; Ella Dederick, WSU.

2017 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Offensive Defensive Goalkeeper
Aug. 22 Abi Kim, CAL Samantha Falasco, ARIZ Ella Dederick, WSU
Aug. 29 Hailie Mace, UCLA Joss Orejel, COLO Teagan Micah, UCLA
Sept. 5 Kyra Fawcett, ORE Maddy Haro, WASH Bella Geist, OSU
Sept. 11 Ashley Sanchez, UCLA Jessica Udovich, WASH Sarah Shimer, WASH
Sept.19 Emma Westin, CAL Indigo Gibson, CAL Emily Boyd, CAL
Sept. 26 Anja Koehler, CAL Kaiya McCullough, UCLA Carly Nelson, UTAH

NATIONAL HONORS

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List: Andi Sullivan, Tierna Davidson Stanford; Jemma Purfield; Arizona State, Taylor Kornieck; Colorado, Ally Prisock; USC, Jessie Fleming; UCLA, Hailey Skolmoski; Utah 

TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Week
Ashley Sanchez, UCLA, Sept. 12; Jessie Fleming, UCLA, Aug. 22

2017 Senior CLASS Award
Andi Sullivan, STAN; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; Alex Anthony, USC


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