Lindsay Taylor Named <i>Soccer America</i> National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Sept. 9, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Lindsay Taylor (Los Altos, Calif./Castilleja School) was named this week's Soccer America National Player of the Week, the Pac-10 Player of the Week, and was also selected to the Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week for play during Sept. 1-7. The national and conference honors are the first in her career and the second for Stanford this season, as freshman Teresa Noyola was named the conference's top player last week and Christen Press earned Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the week honors following the Cardinal's home opener against Pacfic. This is also Taylor's first time making Top Drawer Soccer's weekly elite list.

Taylor started the weekend off with a goal and an assist Friday night in a 3-0 Cardinal win over Auburn in Athens, Ga. The rookie knocked in a rebound off the Tigers goalkeeper for the second goal of the game, and then just over a minute later assisted on sophomore Morgan Redman's first goal of the season.

On Sunday, Taylor netted both Stanford goals to propel the Cardinal over the tournament host, No. 22 Georgia. In her first tally, she chest trapped the ball to her feet off a Christen Press cross and promptly pummeled the ball into the lower right corner of the goal. Five minutes later she beat a defender in a 1-v-1 situation and tucked the ball past the goalie into the corner of the net.

Taylor currently leads the undefeated Cardinal in both goals (5) and points (12).

Soccer America Collegiate Women's Team of the Week
Katie Fraine, GK (Florida)
Greer Barnes, D (West Virginia)
Megan Eddings, D (Vanderbilt)
Jennie Clark, D (Minnesota)
Margueritte Aozasa, M (Santa Clara)
Lindsay Small, M (South Carolina)
Brittany Bock, F (Notre Dame)
Danielle Foxhoven, F (Portland)
Courtney Goodson, F (Texas)
Sarah Hagen, F (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Player of the Week: Lindsay Taylor, F (Stanford)

Top Drawer Soccer Collegiate Women's Team of the Week
Katie Fraine, GK (Florida)
Kendyl Pele, D (Washington)
Carrie Dew, D (Notre Dame)
Kasey Moore, D (Texas)
Elisabeth Redmond, F (Duke)
Emily Cressy, M (Kansas)
Danielle Foxhoven, F (Portland)
Deana Everett, M (West Virginia)
Jackie Santacaterina, M (Illinois)
Lauren Cheney, F (UCLA)
Lindsay Taylor, F (Stanford)
Player of the Week: Danielle Foxhoven, Portland

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