Mia Fishel Named UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week
LOS ANGELES – Sophomore Mia Fishel from UCLA Women's Soccer has been selected the UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Ready, earning honors for Mar. 2 - Mar. 8.
Fishel had a hand in four of UCLA's five goals this weekend, scoring two, assisting on one, and drawing a penalty kick that won the game for the Bruins against Oregon State. Against No. 20 Oregon on Mar. 5, she scored in the 70th minute to double UCLA's lead to 2-0 and assisted on the game's third goal six minutes later to make it 3-0. Against Oregon State on Mar. 7, she scored the game's first goal less than a minute before halftime, and in the overtime period she drew a penalty kick after being fouled in the box, which Marley Canales converted for the game-winner. Fishel now leads the team in scoring with nine points and is tied for the team lead in goals with four. The San Diego native has scored a goal in each of UCLA's last three games.
Fishel's performances last week earned her Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, as well as National Player of the Week acclaim from Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News. This is the first UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week award for Fishel this season and the third of her career.
Also nominated: Jules Bernard, M. Basketball; Chae Campbell, Gymnastics; Sam Feit, M. Tennis; Abbey Forbes, W. Tennis; Aaliyah Jordan, Softball; élan McCall, W. Volleyball; Merrick McHenry, M. Volleyball; Michaela Onyenwere, W. Basketball; Savvy Simmo/Lexy Denaburg, Beach Volleyball; Emma Spitz, W. Golf