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

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Offensive: Averie Collins, SR, Washington State (Bozeman, Mont.)
1 G, 2 PTS, 4 Shots
• Scored her fourth goal of the season to help then-No. 17 Washington State earn an overtime win over Gonzaga (1-0).
• Netted her second-straight game-winning goal in the first nine seconds of extra time against the Bulldogs. 
• Second-career player of the week honor, Washington State’s 28th all-time. Earned her first player of the week honor in 2016 while a member of the Stanford team.  

Defensive: Emily Smith, JR, California (Los Gatos, Calif.)
2 GP, 1 Shot
• Helped California remain one of the last two teams in the nation with only clean sheets defeating both San Diego (3-0) and Montana (1-0). The Bears’ five-game shutout streak to start the season marks the third time in program history and is their longest streak since the 2017 season.
• Led a backline that extended the Bears’ five-game winning streak and held the Toreros to their first scoreless match of the season.
• California’s defense has only allowed four shots on goal this season, the fewest of any D1 team so far this season. 
• Earns her first defensive player of the week honor, California’s 45th all-time.

Goalkeeper: Anna Smith, SO, USC (Sammamish, Wash.)
180 Min, 7 SV, 2 SO
• Notched a pair of shutout wins last week as the Trojans remain unbeaten this season after taking down Northern Arizona (3-0) and Nebraska (2-0).
• Competed in all 180 minutes of play this weekend, posting seven saves, including a career-high six against Nebraska. 
• First player of the week honor, USC’s 46th all-time.  

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive: Jada Talley, ARIZ; Marleen Schimmer, ASU; Emma Westin, CAL; Roo Yarnell-Williams, COLO; Zoe Hasenauer, ORE; McKenzie Weinert, OSU; Catarina Macario, STAN; Penelope Hocking, USC
Defensive: Samantha Falasco, ARIZ; Gabbi Chapa, COLO; Alyssa Hinojosa, ORE; Ashleigh Fonsen, OSU; Naomi Girma, STAN; Ashleigh Plumptre, USC; Mykiaa Minniss, WSU.
Goalkeeper: Angelina Anderson, CAL; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Katelyn Carter, ORE; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Lauren Rood, STAN; Ella Dederick, WSU.

Date Offensive Defensive Goalkeeper
Aug. 27 Catarina Macario, STAN Brianna Alger, WSU Teagan Micah, UCLA
Sept. 3 Tara McKeown, USC Delanie Sheehan, UCLA Teagan Micah, UCLA
Sept. 10 Averie Collins, WSU Emily Smith, CAL Anna Smith, USC
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