Pac-12 announces women's soccer players of the week

Offensive: Morgan Weaver, JR, WSU (University Place, Wash.)
1 G, 2 SH, 1 GWG
• Netted the game-winning goal in an upset 1-0 road win over then-No. 8 UCLA to keep No. 9 Washington State undefeated and notch its best start to a season in program history with eight-consecutive wins.
• Scored her second-straight game-winning goal and second of her career over a top-15 team.
• Picked up a team-best sixth goal of the year, moving her into sixth place for most career goals in program history with 21.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and 20th all-time weekly nod for the Cougars.

Defensive: Aaqila McLyn, SO, WSU (Long Beach, Calif.)
1 GP, 1 Asst
• Led a Washington State backfield that shutout then-No. 8 UCLA in Los Angeles, maintaining the Cougars’ perfect record this season. WSU is one of only two unbeaten teams remaining in the nation.
• Dominated the backfield and came up with her second defensive save of the season early in the game to preserve the scoreless draw.
• Stopped a dangerous Bruin attack and turned it into a game-winning counter attack in the second half, notching her first assist of the season on Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Morgan Weaver’s game-winning goal.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and 21st all-time nod for the Cougars.

Goalkeeper: Rachel Thompson, JR, WSU (Nikiski, Alaska)
9 SVS, 0 GA, 90 Min.
• In just her third-career start, led the Cougars to a 1-0 shutout at then-No. 8 UCLA to give No. 9 Washington State its best start to a season in program history.
• Produced a career-best nine saves, the most saves for a Cougar keeper since Ella Dederick’s 11 in 2015.
• The shutout was the first of Thompson's career and fourth of the season for WSU.
• The combined efforts of Thompson and teammates Ella Dederick and Emma Dahline in goal ranks third in the Pac-12 and 19th in the nation for goals against average at 0.50.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and the 22nd all-time nod for the Cougars.

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK:
Offensive:
Alexia Delgado, ASU; Emma Westin, CAL; Taylor Kornieck, COLO; Marissa Everett, ORE; McKenzie Weinert, OSU; Catarina Macario, STAN; Leah Pruitt, USC.
Defensive: Madison Wolf, ASU; Jesse Loren, COLO; Jazmin Jackmon, ORE; Emery Wallerich, OSU; Naomi Girma, STAN; Tara McKeown, USC.
Goalkeeper: Nikki Panas, ASU; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Halla Hinriksdottir, ORE; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Alison Jahansouz, STAN; Kaylie Collins, USC.

PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Offensive

Defensive

Goalkeeper

Aug. 21

Hailie Mace, UCLA

Maddy Haro, WSU

Siena Ruelas, WASH 

Aug. 28 Tatum Barton, COLO Mykiaa Minniss, WSU Teagan Micah, UCLA 
 
Sep. 4 Emma Eddy, ORE Sam Hiatt, STAN Kaylie Collins, USC
Sep. 11 Tatum Barton, COLO Kelsey Aaknes, COLO Alison Jahansouz, STAN
Sep. 18 Marissa Everett, ORE Karina Rodriguez, UCLA Jalen Tompkins, COLO
Sep. 25 Morgan Weaver, WSU Aaqila McLyn, WSU Rachel Thompson, WSU
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