@SunDevilSoccer’s Nicole Douglas named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Pac-12 Conference today announced Sun Devil Soccer's Nicole Douglas earned Pac-12 women's soccer offensive player of the week honors for the first week of the 2021 season.
One of four returning All-Pac-12 players for head coach Graham Winkworth's squad, Douglas opened the season with a pair of goals and assisted on three others to tie the second-highest, single-game point total in program history (seven) in helping lead the Sun Devils to a 6-1 win over Central Arkansas on Thursday.
On Sunday, Douglas played an important supporting role in ASU's 2-1, come-from-behind win over 2021 NCAA Tournament participant Southeastern Louisiana. The senior forward peppered Southeastern Louisiana's goal with a team-high nine shots. On teammate Olivia Nguyen's game-tying goal in the 79th minute, Douglas' presence and subsequent attempted header on a cross in the box forced two SLU defenders to double-team Douglas, allowing Nguyen a clean shot to score the first of her two goals to tie the game at 1-1.
With her two goals in Thursday's game, Douglas moved into fifth place on ASU's all-time list for career goals (29). She needs one goal to tie Brittany Cooper (2002-05) for fourth place and two goals to tie Elizabeth Bogus (2002-05) for third place.
Winners of their last eight non-conference, regular season games (7-0-1) going back to the 2019 season, the Sun Devils will be on the road this week for contests at Mississippi State on Friday (7 pm CDT/5 pm MST) and UAB on Sunday (12 pm CDT/10 am MST).