UCLA's Thompson Named Women's Soccer Pac-10 Player of the Week

Oct. 7, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

10-7 POW Release

UCLA senior goalkeeper Ashley Thompson was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Thomspon, a native of Santa Margarita, Calif., registered a pair of shutouts this weekend in UCLA's victories over Pepperdine and 19th ranked San Diego. The Bruins have now tallied 10-straight shutouts on the season. In UCLA's 1-0 win against Pepperdine, Thomspon tied her single-game high with seven saves. The goalie added two more saves to her season total of 34 in the Bruins' 3-0 victory over No. 19 San Diego.

Thompson currently leads the nation in goals-against average (0.098) and save percentage (.971). UCLA has outscored its competition 26-1 this season.

Fourth-ranked UCLA will travel to No. 25 Washington State and No. 34 Washington to open up Pac-10 play this weekend.

Also Nominated: Jasmine Namdar, Jr., F/MF, Arizona; Jen Stoltenberg, So., F, Oregon, Lindsay Taylor, Fr., F, Stanford; Ashli Sandoval, So., MF, USC.

2008 Pac-10 Players of the Week

Sept. 2 Teresa Noyola Fr. MF Stanford

Sept. 9 Lindsay Taylor Fr. F Stanford

Sept. 16 Briana Silvestri Jr. GK Arizona State

Sept. 23 Christina DiMartino Sr. MF UCLA

Sept. 30 Lindsay Parlee So. GK Washington State

Oct. 7 Ashley Thomspon Sr. GK UCLA

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