Momentum to continue for Pac-12 women's soccer teams​

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• After an upset by CALIFORNIA over Texas Tech and UCLA beating reigning national champion, Penn State, the momentum hopefully continues with two notable top-10 matches this week. No. 10 Minnesota faces No. 2 STANFORD and No. 8 North Carolina squares off against No. 9 UCLA.

• The Pac-12 Conference has continually had three or more teams in the NSCAA top-25 with Stanford making a strong presence at first or second each week this season. Pac-12 teams continue to reign victorious over ranked teams, proving their worth, including multiple upsets and notable wins over the past three weeks. 

• OREGON, Stanford, and California sit a top the Conference standings with five wins overall after last weekend’s matches. Oregon reigned victorious over Boise State (2-1) and North Texas (3-0). Stanford triumphed over Wisconsin (2-1) and Marquette (3-0). California, No. 19 at the time, upset then-No. 15 Texas Tech (4-0) and Texas (1-0). California’s Emily Boyd currently leads the nation in shutouts with five.

• NSCAA rankings feature three Pac-12 teams this week with Stanford at No. 2, UCLA at No. 9, and California at No. 12. USC, WASHINGTON, and ARIZONA also received votes.

• Five games appear on the Pac-12 Network this week: Loyola Marymount vs. USC, Minnesota vs. Stanford, and North Carolina vs. UCLA on Friday. Notre Dame vs. Stanford and North Carolina vs. USC on Sunday.

• UCLA’s Jessie Fleming is the Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and her teammate, MacKenzie Cerda, is the Defensive Player of the Week. USC’s Sammy Jo Prudhomme was tabbed the 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.

• features 5 Pac-12 schools in the top-25 with Stanford at No. 1, California at No. 10, UCLA at No. 11, USC at No. 16, andArizona at No. 23.

• 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
Oregon 0 0-0 5-0-1
Stanford 0 0-0 5-0
California 0 0-0 5-1
Washington 0 0-0 4-1
Arizona 0 0-0 3-1-1
Arizona State 0 0-0 3-1-1
UCLA 0 0-0 3-1
USC 0 0-0 3-2
Utah 0 0-0 3-2
Washington State 0 0-0 3-2
Colorado 0 0-0 3-3
Oregon State 0 0-0 2-1-2

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)

Friday, Sep. 9 TV/Stream Time
OREGON STATE at Michigan State   11 a.m. PT
#12 CALIFORNIA at St. Mary's (Calif.)   1:30 p.m. PT
Hawai'i at COLORADO Live Stream 4:30 p.m. MT
UTAH at Purdue   4 p.m. PT
St. John's (New York) at WASHINGTON   4:30 p.m. PT
Loyola Marymount at USC P12N 4:30 p.m. PT
San Francisco at ARIZONA STATE   5:30 p.m. MT
UC Irvine at OREGON   5 p.m. PT
#10 Minnesota at #2 STANFORD P12N 6 p.m. PT
Northern Illinois at ARIZONA Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
#8 North Carolina at #9 UCLA P12LA 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, Sep. 11    
UTAH at North Dakota State   10 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE at Eastern Michigan   10 a.m. PT
#20 Notre Dame at #2 STANFORD P12N 11 a.m. PT
Northern Illinois at ARIZONA STATE   12 p.m. MT
Iowa at COLORADO Live Stream 12 p.m. PT
UC Davis at #12 CALIFORNIA   1 p.m. PT
#8 North Carolina at USC P12N 1 p.m. PT
San Francisco at ARIZONA Live Stream 1:30 p.m. PT
OREGON at Cal State Fullerton   5 p.m. PT
San Diego at #9 UCLA   5 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.



Offensive: Jessie Fleming, Fr., UCLA
Defensive: MacKenzie Cerda, Jr., UCLA
Goalkeeper: Sammy Jo Prudhomme, RSr., USC

: Lexe Selman Richards, ARIZ; Kelly Fitzgerald, CAL; Taylor Kornieck, COLO; Abby Morrow, ORE; Helene Haavik, OSU; Alex Anthony, USC; Shannon Simon, WASH; Morgan Weaver, WSU.
Defensive: Brandi Park, ARIZ; Indigo Gibson, CAL; Mia Costa, ORE; Greta Espinoza, OSU; Nicole Molen, USC; Havana McElvaine, WASH; Susie White, WSU.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Emily Boyd, CAL; Bella Geist, OSU; Teagan Micah, UCLA; Sarah Shimer, WASH; Ella Dederick, WSU.


  Offensive Defensive Goalkeeper
Aug. 23 Darian Jenkins, UCLA Alana Cook, STAN Teagan Micah, UCLA
Aug. 30 Hailey Skolmoski, UTAH Caitlyn Wong, ORE Jane Campbell, STAN
Sep. 6 Jessie Fleming, UCLA MacKenzie Cerda, UCLA Sammy Jo Prudhomme, USC


MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Kayla Mills, USC; Morgan Andres, USC; Arielle Ship, California

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