Nelson Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player Of The Week

Nov. 5, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA freshman forward Kelly Nelson has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nelson, a native of Lakewood, Calif., scored two goals as Arizona split with the Washington schools in Tucson. Nelson notched the game-winner five minutes into the second overtime period against No. 20 Washington, lifting the Cats to a 2-1 win. It marked Arizona's first-ever win against the Huskies in eight meetings. It was Nelson's third game-winner and tied the UA single-season mark. The victory also snapped a six-game losing skid for the Wildcats, while Nelson's goal broke Arizona individual record for goals in a season. In the 4-2 loss to Washington State, Nelson scored her Pac-10-leading 13th goal of the season in the 61st minute. Nelson also tied the school single-season record with 27 points on the year.

Arizona (6-10-1, 1-6-0) wraps up the 2002 season in the Bay Area this weekend. The Wildcats play at California Friday at 11:30 a.m. PST, then the Cats take on top-ranked Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m. PST.

This is Nelson's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Arizona's third such honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Manya Makoski, ASU; Sarah Peters, ORE; Marcia Wallis, STAN; Crystal James, UCLA; Ali Fennell, USC; Shelby Brownfield, WSU.

2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Marcie Ward, STAN; Sept.10- Julie Peterson, USC; Sept. 17-Brittany Kirk, CAL; Sept. 24-Melissa Bennett, WASH; and Brittany Cooper, ASU; Oct. 1- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Oct. 8- Ali Fennell, USC; Oct. 15- Nicole Barnhart, STAN; Oct. 22- Jessica Edwards, USC; Oct. 29- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Nov. 5- Kelly Nelson, ARIZ.

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