California's Ashley Sulprizio Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 18, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California senior goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 11-17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Gardnerville, Nev., native recorded six saves against No. 15 Stanford to help Cal post a 2-0 shutout of its Bay Area rival last week. Sulprizio has allowed only four goals in her 1,128 minutes played and her goals-against average of 0.319 ranks sixth in the nation and leads the Pac-10. Her 0.882 shots on goals save percentage also ties her for ninth in the national rankings.

Sulprizio was a 2004 Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention honoree and received Soccer Buzz and Soccer America player of the week honors Oct. 4-10, 2004, after scoring a goal off a corner kick in the final minutes of regulation against No. 10 Stanford to secure a 1-1 tie. She also recorded seven saves in the game.

California (3-0-0, 10-2-1), ranked No. 10 in this week's Soccer Buzz poll, travels to the Arizona schools this weekend as Conference play continues.

This is Sulprizio's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and California's 15th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Haley Stein, Sr., F, ASU; Kara Lang, Fr., F, UCLA; Rosa Anna Tantillo, Jr., MF, USC; Carmen Anderson, Sr., MF, WSU.

2005 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 30- Kara Lang, Fr., F, UCLA; Sept. 6- Elizabeth Bogus, Sr., F, ASU; Sept. 13- Nikki David, Sr., MF, ARIZ & Liz Eisenberg, Sr., F, CAL; Sept, 20- Iris Mora, Sr., F, UCLA; Sept. 27- Jessie Chatfield, Fr., GK, ORE; Oct. 4- Rachel Buehler, So., MF, STAN; Oct. 11- Mallory Miller, Sr., MF, ARIZ; Oct. 18- Ashley Sulprizio, Sr., GK, CAL.

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