Women's Soccer Player of the Week (10/24/00)

Oct. 24, 2000

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON sophomore goalkeeper Hope Solo has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 17-23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Solo, from Richland, Wash., posted two shutouts against UCLA and USC, leading the Huskies to their first ever sweep of their Southern California rivals. Against the Trojans, Solo notched six saves. In Washington's overtime victory against UCLA, Solo denied five Bruin shots, including back-to-back point-blank attempts with five minutes left in regulation play. Solo has an active streak of 215 scoreless minutes and has only given up one goal in her last 407 minutes played. She now has five shutouts overall, three coming in Conference contests.

With the wins over UCLA and USC, the Huskies now stand at 15-1 and are undefeated in Pac-10 play at 6-0. Washington is at Oregon State Friday at 3 p.m. and Oregon Sunday at 1 p.m.

This is Solo's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington's eighth Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kyla Sabo, CAL, Marcie Ward, STAN, Tracey Milburn, UCLA, Lindsey Jorgensen, WSU.

PREVIOUS PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK:Aug. 29 - Tami Bennett, Sr F, Washington, Sept. 5 - Caroline Putz, Jr F, Washington, Sept. 12 - Carly Smolak, Sr GO, Stanford, Sept. 18 - Marcia Wallis, So F, Stanford, Oct. 2 - Laura Schott, So F, California, Oct. 16 - Tracey Milburn, Sr F, UCLA.

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