Arizona State's Volpe Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA STATE senior forward Karin Volpe was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 7-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Volpe was named Most Valuable Player of the Sun Devil Desert Classic following a two-win weekend for No. 19 ASU, where she accounted for four goals, including her first career-hat trick. Against Tennessee on Friday, the Brentwood, Calif., native finished off a four-goal second-half scoring flurry by the Sun Devils that came in the span of 12:04, with her goal coming in the 84th minute to put ASU up, 4-1, in an eventual, 4-2, victory over the Lady Vols.
Volpe had a career game in a 5-0 win against Nebraska on Sunday. She set the immediately tone drilling her first goal of the day into the lower left corner in the ninth minute to give ASU a 1-0 lead. She would score twice more in the second half, first off a rebound in the 65th minute and again in the 69th minute, slotting the ball into the back of the net on a breakaway. It was Volpe's first-career hat trick, also tying the school record for goals scored in a game.
Volpe currently leads the Sun Devils with 15 points, seven goals and three game-winning goals on the season. She is now seventh in ASU program history with 61 career points, fifth in career goals with 26 and is tied for second in career game-winning goals with 12.
This marks Arizona State's 13th Player of the Week honor all-time and the second of Volpe's career.
ASU travels to Tucson, Ariz., for the Wildcat Classic this weekend. The Sun Devils take on Ohio State on Friday, Sept. 17 and Central Florida on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Also Nominated: Rachel Mercik, CAL; Melinda Ingalls, OSU; Christen Press, STAN; Jenna Richmond, UCLA; Haley Boysen, USC; Kendyl Pele WASH; Micaela Castain, WSU
2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Aug. 24 - Sydney Leroux, UCLA
Aug. 31 - Teresa Noyola, STAN
Sept. 7 - Alex Morgan, CAL
Sept. 14 - Karin Volpe, ASU