Oregon State's Boyd Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- OREGON STATE junior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 12-18, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Boyd was a stalwart in goal for the Beavers over the weekend, recording shutouts against then-No. 19 USC and then-No. 16 UCLA. The La Canada, Calif., native recorded four saves in a 1-0 victory over USC and two in a 3-0 win over UCLA. Boyd showed great leadership and command of the OSU defense which only allowed a combined six shots over both matches.

The two shutouts gives her nine on the season, an Oregon State single-season record. Boyd has made 36 saves to date and has only allowed seven goals. Her saves percentage of .837 is top in the Conference and  ranks 15th nationally with a .529 goals against average. She also leads a Beaver defense that ranks fifth in the country with a .692 shutout percentage.

Boyd and the Beavers will look to extend their five-game winning streak on the road this weekend, facing Washington State on Friday and Washington on Sunday.

This is Boyd's first-career Player of the Week honor and Oregon State's eighth overall.

Also Nominated: Alexandra Elston, ASU; Lauren Battung, CAL; Mercedes Walters, ORE; Lindsay Taylor, STAN; Sarah Martinez, WASH

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
Sept. 20 - Christen Press, STAN
Sept. 27 - Christen Press, STAN
Oct. 5- Eileen Maes, WSU
Oct. 12 - Jorden LaFontaine-Kussmann, WASH

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