USC's Amy Rodriguez Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Nov. 8, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC freshman forward Amy Rodriguez has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov. 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Lake Forest, Calif., native scored both game-winning goals for the No. 21 Trojans in their two home wins this weekend to close out Pac-10 play with sole possession of third place. The first game-winner came as the golden goal in the first overtime period against Arizona State on Friday. Two days later, she knocked in the game-winner against No. 23 Arizona in the 88th minute of play -- USC's latest regulation score of the season.

Rodriguez now has a team-best nine goals this year, including four game-winners to jump into the all-time top 10 at USC for game-winning goals, single-season goals and points. She has either scored or assisted for the Trojans in the past six games.

The nation's top recruit in 2005, Rodriguez was named the 2005 Gatorade National Player of the year, as well as National Player of the Year by Parade Magazine, EA Sports and NSCAA after scoring 17 goals in her senior season. As the only high school player on the roster, she played for the U.S. National Team at the 2005 Algarve Cup in Portugal against Finland and Denmark.

USC (6-2-1, 12-5-2), takes on Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Fri., Nov. 12. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.

This is Rodriguez's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and USC's 17th weekly honor all-time. She is the second freshman this season to receive Player of the Week honors, along with UCLA's Kara Lang.

ALSO NOMINATED: Liz Eisenberg, Sr., F, CAL; Kelly Birch, Fr., MF, STAN; Danesha Adams, So., MF, UCLA.

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; Oct. 25- Whitney Goodell, So., F, OSU; Nov. 1- Manya Makoski, Sr., MF, ASU; Nov. 8- Amy Rodriguez, Fr., F, USC.

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