WSU's Brooke Bemis Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 30, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Washington State senior forward Brooke Bemis has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bemis, from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has played a key role for the Cougars all season long and had a strong weekend as Washington State tied Oregon, 1-1, on Friday and defeated Oregon State, 2-1, on Sunday.

Bemis' equalizer in the 85th minute of Washington State's match with Oregon gave the Cougars a much needed tie as they fight for position in the race for the Pac-10 title.

The senior returned on Sunday to record the goal that brought WSU even with Oregon State in a match the Cougars would eventually win, 2-1. The two goals on the weekend earned her a tie for the team lead in goals with eight.

With the strong weekend, the Cougars (10-2-3, 3-1-1 Pac-10) have moved into a tie with USC for second place in the Conference and will look to make a major move this weekend as they face California on Friday and Stanford on Sunday.

This is Bemis' first weekly honor and the sixth all-time award for the Cougars. WSU goalkeeper Brynn Bemis, Brooke's twin sister, received the award on Sept. 18.

Also Nominated: Liz Harkin, So., D, ASU; Alex Morgan, Fr., F, CAL; Kelley O'Hara, So., F, STAN; Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA.

2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 11- Danesha Adams, Sr., M/F, UCLA; Sept. 18- Brynn Bemis, Sr., GK, WSU; Sept. 25- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 2- Alex Morgan, Fr., F, CAL; Oct. 8- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 15- Kristin Olsen, So. GK, USC; Oct. 23- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 30- Brooke Bemis, Sr., F, WSU.

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