This week in Pac-12 women's soccer
• STANFORD and COLORADO both opened the season at 2-0. Overall the Conference posted a 10-5-3 record for the first weekend of play. Seven games will be broadcast this week on the Pac-12 Network. The last game of the weekend on the Networks features a top-25 matchup between No. 6 Florida and No. 15 UCLA in Los Angeles. That game is set for a 3 p.m. PT kickoff on Aug. 28.
• The Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the NSCAA poll. STANFORD sits in the No. 3 spot while UCLA makes it's first appearance on the NSCAA ranking for the season as No. 15. CALIFORNIA also appears as 21st overall. USC, ARIZONA STATE and ARIZONA also received votes.
• UCLA’s Darian Jenkins is the Conference's first Offensive Player of the Week of the season, while Stanford’s Alana Cook took home the first Defensive Player of the Week award. UCLA’s Teagan Micah was tabbed Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.
• The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, Arielle Ship, returns for the Golden Bears this season, as well as USC's Kayla Mills, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Stanford's Jane Campbell, the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year. Six members of the All-Pac-12 first team and eight members of the All-Pac-12 second team are returning for the coming season.
• Beijing Normal University scheduled four friendly exhibition matches against Pac-12 opponents. This tour is part of the Conference's overall Globalization Initiative, which provides transformative educational and cultural experiences for the student-athletes as they compete against Chinese counterparts. USC competed against Beijing Normal University on Sunday and came out with a 5-1 victory. UCLA also played the Chinese team on Monday, defeating them 7-0. ARIZONA STATE is set to match up against Beijing Normal this Saturday at 11 a.m. PT.
• TopDrawerSoccer.com's national rankings features four Pac-12 teams after the first week of regular season play. Stanford sits comfortably at No.1, USC at No. 11, California at No.19 and Arizona at No. 25.
• National recognition has already started to pour in as Darian Jenkins of UCLA was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s DI Team of the Week on Aug. 22.
• Twenty-eight players from NCAA Division I schools around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer, presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The Pac-12 has five representatives on the list: Stanford’s senior Jane Campbell and junior Andi Sullivan, USC’s seniors Kayla Mills and Morgan Andres, along with California’s senior Arielle Ship.
• The countdown of Pac12 Networks’ 850 live event telecasts begin on the pitch with a 68-game women’s soccer schedule. Each Pac-12 team appears on the Network at least six times (home or away) in 2016.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)
|Teams||Points||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)
|Thursday, Aug. 25||TV/Stream||Time|
|WASHINGTON at Tennessee||4 p.m. PT|
|#13 Santa Clara at WASHINGTON STATE||P12N||7 p.m. PT|
|Friday, Aug. 26||TV/Stream||Time|
|New Mexico at #21 CALIFORNIA||2 p.m. PT|
|Nebraska vs. OREGON||P12O||4:30 p.m. PT|
|COLORADO at Kansas||6:05 p.m. MT|
|#15 UCLA at #11 Texas A&M||5:30 p.m. PT|
|San Diego at UTAH||Live Stream||7:30 p.m. MT|
|ARIZONA at #16 Texas Tech||7 p.m. PT|
|USC at Long Beach||7 p.m. PT|
|Loyola Chicago at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Stephen F. Austin at OREGON STATE||7:30 p.m. PT|
|#6 Florida at #3 STANFORD||P12N||8 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, Aug. 27|
|Beijing Normal University at ARIZONA STATE (exhibition)||P12A||11 a.m. PT|
|Sunday, Aug. 28|
|Nebraska at OREGON STATE||P12O||12 p.m. PT|
|Portland at #21 CALIFORNIA||12 p.m. PT|
|UTAH at Utah State||1 p.m. MT|
|USC at #20 Pepperdine||1 p.m. PT|
|#13 Santa Clara at WASHINGTON||P12W||3 p.m. PT|
|#6 Florida at #15 UCLA||P12N||3 p.m. PT|
|Stephen F. Austin vs. OREGON||Live Stream||5 p.m. PT|
|COLORADO at Missouri||Live Stream||6:05 p.m. MT|
|WASHINGTON STATE at Gonzaga||6 p.m. PT|
P12N/P12A/P12BA/P12LA/P12M/P12O/P12W - Indicates live broadcast on Pac-12 Network. MWN - Indicates live broadcast on Mountain West Network.
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive - Darian Jenkins, UCLA
Defensive - Alana Cook, Stanford
Goalkeeper - Teagan Micah, UCLA
Offensive: Hannah Stevens, ARIZ; Christina Edwards, ASU; Sarah Kinzner, COLO; Kyra Fawcett, ORE; Nikki Faris, OSU; Andi Sullivan, STAN; Cabria Turang, UTAH.
Defensive: Samantha Falasco, ARIZ; Mckenzie Grossman, ASU; Alex Vidger, COLO; Helene Haavik, OSU; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; .
Goalkeeper: Meredith Reinhardt, ARIZ; Megan Delaney, ASU; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Bella Geist, OSU; Jane Campbell, STAN.
2016 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Aug. 23||Darian Jenkins, UCLA||Alana Cook, STAN||Teagan Micah, UCLA|
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Kayla Mills, USC; Morgan Andres, USC; Arielle Ship, California
IN THE PRESEASON
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- USC Women's Soccer
- Utah Women's Soccer
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