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

Offensive: Sophia Smith, FR, STAN (Windsor, Colo.)
2 GWG, 12 SH, 4 PTS
• Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over No. 15 UCLA and the golden goal in overtime to defeat No. 2 USC 1-0.
• Notched her sixth goal of the season to tie for a team-high with teammate Catarina Macario. The duo have led the ninth-best scoring offense in the country and second-best in the Pac-12 with 2.64 goals per game.
• Helped extend the Cardinal's program-record unbeaten streak to 33 games, the eighth-longest in Division I history and longest since UCLA went 44 games unbeaten from 2013-14.
• Named the Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week after scoring back-to-back game-winning-goals to defeat two major Pac-12 competitors.
• Earns first-career weekly honor and the 68th all-time weekly nod for the Cardinal.

Defensive: Maegan O’Neill, SR, WSU (Spokane, Wash.)
2 G, 4 PTS, 2 GWG
• Scored a pair of game-winning goals to defeat Oregon 2-1 and Oregon State 2-0, and helped No. 7 Washington State remain the only undefeated team in the country.
• Led a backfield that notched its fifth shutout of the season and limited the Beavs to just five shots and did not allow a goal in the run of play against the Ducks.
• The Cougs’ 10th-straight win ties a program-record and matches the program’s 2017 win total.
• Earns first-career weekly honor and the 23rd all-time weekly nod for the Cougars.

Goalkeeper: Alison Jahansouz, SR, STAN (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
1 GA, 7 SVS, 186 Min.
• Notched seven saves in a 3-2 win over No. 15 UCLA and a 1-0 overtime victory over No. 2 USC, playing every minute in goal.
• Earned a fourth shutout of the season against the Trojans to extend Stanford’s Pac-12 win streak to 21 games and record its second win over a No. 2 team this season.
• Has allowed only six goals in nine starts this season, including four starts over top-20 opponents.
• Earns second-career weekly honor and second of the season. Marks Stanford’s 69th all-time weekly nod.

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK:
Offensive: Jill Aguilera, ARIZ; Taylor Kornieck, COLO; Sydney Studer, OSU; Viviana Villacorta, UCLA; Mireya Grey, WASH.
Defensive: Samantha Falasco, ARIZ; Erin Greening, COLO; Emery Wallerich, OSU; Tegan McGrady, STAN; Sunny Dunphy, UCLA; Hailey Stodden, UTAH.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Carly Nelson, UTAH; Siena Ruelas, WASH; Rachel Thompson, WSU.

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
Oct. 1 Sophia Smith, STAN Maegan O'Neill, WSU Alison Jahansouz, STAN
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