Fishel Earns Second Pac-12 Offensive Player of Week Honor
Junior forward Mia Fishel received her second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor after a two-goal performance in a road sweep over the Arizona schools.
Fishel scored the first goal in both victories in Arizona. Against the Wildcats on Thursday, she put UCLA on the board first in the 20th minute on a header off a corner kick. She scored in the sixth minute against Arizona State on Sunday, her sixth goal in UCLA's last six games. The Bruins went on to win in overtime, 4-3. Fishel leads the Bruins and ranks second in the Pac-12 with nine goals and 18 points. She has amassed 29 career goals to rank 12th all-time in school history.
This is Fishel's second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award this season. She and teammates Madelyn Desiano and Lauren Brzykcy are the only players in the Pac-12 to earn multiple Player of the Week honors this year. UCLA has won at least one Pac-12 weekly award in five of the season's seven weeks, with five different athletes earning weekly honors.
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week: Aug. 24 – Nicole Douglas, ASU; Aug. 30 – Maya Doms, Stanford; Sept. 6 – Reilyn Turner, UCLA; Sept. 13 – Zoe Hasenauer, Oregon; Sept. 20 – Mia Fishel, UCLA; Sept. 27 – Croix Bethune, USC; Oct. 4 – Mia Fishel, UCLA.
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week: Aug. 24 – Madelyn Desiano, UCLA; Aug. 30 – Lieske Carleer, Arizona State; Sept. 6 - Bridget Rieken, Washington State; Sept. 13 – Madelyn Desiano, UCLA; Sept. 20 – Kylie Kerr; Sept. 27 – Chai Cortez, Oregon; Oct. 4 – Sydney Pulver, Washington State.
Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week: Aug. 24 – Makena Smith, California; Aug. 30 – Birta Gudlaugs, Arizona State; Sept. 6 - Anna Smith, USC; Sept. 13 – Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Sept. 20 – Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Sept. 27 – Leah Freeman, Oregon; Oct. 4 – Nadia Cooper, Washington State.