This week in Pac-12 women's soccer
• Pac-12 women’s soccer enters the final weekend of non-conference play with games against four teams receiving votes in the latest NSCAA poll. The weekend is highlighted by a top-15 match as No. 15 USC hosts 12th-ranked Pepperdine on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. PT in a game that will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.
• A season-high five teams are ranked in the top 25 of this week’s NSCAA polling, with eight total teams receiving votes. UCLA continues its stand at No. 1 for the fifth-straight week and STANFORD remained at No. 4. CALIFORNIA moved up another spot to No. 10, while USC weighed in at 15th. WASHINGTON STATE made its first appearance in the poll this season, coming in at No. 25 and marking the seventh time in the last eight seasons the Cougars have made an appearance in at least one major poll. ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE and UTAH all were receiving votes.
• Pac-12 weekly awards went to ARIZONA STATE’s Cali Farquharson for Offensive Player of the Week, STANFORD’s Kendall Romine for Defensive Player of the Week, and fellow Cardinal Jane Campbell for Goalkeeper of the Week. Nationally, the league saw Romine and fellow Stanford defender Maddie Bauer named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
• Four Pac-12 women’s soccer players were named to the Senior CLASS Award watch list last week. The award is given annually to a Division I senior that has notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. UCLA’s Abby Dahlkemper and Sarah Killion were named to the list as well as Stanford’s Alex Doll and Taylor Uhl.
• The Pac-12 once again boasts some of the best women’s soccer talent on the West Coast, as six players from the Conference were named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. UCLA had a national-best four honorees on the list, while STANFORD had two.
• This season, Pac-12 women’s soccer will receive unprecedented coverage with 69 games set to be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks, including 27 non-conference games to begin the year. For more information, including a complete TV schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Thursday, September 18
OREGON at BYU, 8 p.m. MT
Friday, September 19
Lipscomb at ARIZONA, 7 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE at CSU Northridge, 7 p.m. PT
Pacific at #10 CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m. PT (P12N)
Bryant at COLORADO, 4 p.m. MT
Portland at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT
Santa Clara at #4 STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. PT
#1 UCLA at Texas, 7:30 p.m. CT (LN)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at #15 USC, 3 p.m. PT
UTAH at Utah State, 4 p.m. MT
WASHINGTON at Seattle, 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, September 21
Idaho at ARIZONA, 12 p.m. PT
San Francisco at COLORADO, 1 p.m. MT
Cal Poly at #4 STANFORD, 3:30 p.m. PT (P12N)
Loyola Marymount at #1 UCLA, 6 p.m. PT (P12N)
#12 Pepperdine at #15 USC, 3:30 p.m. PT (P12N)
Utah Valley at UTAH, 1 p.m. MT