Studer Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - After going 2-0 over the weekend, Oregon State's junior Sydney Studer has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon.
"Syd had a super weekend helping to anchor our defense and score three huge goals in a two-win weekend," said head coach Matt Kagan. "I am very happy for her and the whole team for securing two great results."
Playing for an excellent weekend of competition, Studer helped the team notch two conference wins including a shutout against Colorado on Friday. She, along with the rest of the OSU defense stopped all but three of the Buff's shots before they even hit the goalie. Junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba followed with three saves for the shutout.
A solid defender all weekend, Studer was able to get in front of the net during set pieces, and she took advantage of those opportunities. Before the clock hit 7:00 in the first half of their Sunday game against Utah, Studer had headed two balls into the net off corner kicks. After the halftime break, she completed the hat trick, with another header, to give OSU a 3-0 lead off a Maddy Ellsworth free kick.
Studer's award marks the second time this season that a Beaver has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. Abby Schwartz and Kaillen Fried notched the first two weekly awards from the conference this season when they were named Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on March 1.
This is Studer's first conference award, weekly or postseason.
Studer, along with the rest of the Oregon State women's soccer team, will continue their conference schedule this weekend in Washington against Washington State (4/9) and Washington (4/11).
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