Barnes Earns Second Straight Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor
Nov. 13, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - California junior forward Valerie Barnes hasbeen named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov.6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Barnes, from Martinez, Calif., earned her second straight award withher three-goal weekend that led the Golden Bears to victory overOregon and Oregon State and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
On Friday against Oregon State, Barnes scored on a penalty kick togive the Bears the early 1-0 lead and tallied the game winner in the54th minute as the Bears rolled to a 3-1 win.
The junior returned on Sunday and put home a breakaway goal past theOregon goalkeeper in the 85th minute which sealed the 3-0 victory.
The Golden Bears (14-5-0, 6-3-0 Pac-10) open the NCAA Tournament onfamilliar turf as they travel the short distance to Stanford, Calif.and face Santa Clara at 4:30 p.m on Friday, Nov. 16. The Golden Bearsdefeated the Broncos, 2-0, on Sept. 30.
This is Barnes' second weekly honor and the third for the GoldenBears this year as freshman Alex Morgan received the award on Oct. 2.
Also Nominated: Christen Press, Fr., F, STAN; Ashli Sandoval, Fr., M,USC; Carly Dobratz, So., M, WSU.
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- KristinOlsen, So. GK, USC; Oct. 23- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 30-Brooke Bemis, Sr., F, WSU; Nov. 6- Valerie Barnes, Jr., F, CAL; Nov.13- Valerie Barnes, Jr., F, CAL.