USC's Penelope Hocking Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors
LOS ANGELES – After a record-breaking week on the pitch for the No. 11 USC women's soccer team, Penelope Hocking was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Hocking led the Trojans to a 2-0 week at home, scoring two goals and recording one assist while also becoming the program's all-time leading scorer in the process.
The senior striker broke USC's career scoring record with her 49th collegiate goal in a 4-1 win over Colorado on Thursday, surpassing the mark set by Isabelle Harvey 21 years ago. Hocking also recorded an assist on the game-winning goal against the Buffaloes.
She improved her career goal total to 50 against Utah in a 7-0 win on Sunday, guiding home a cross from Jaelyn Eisenhart for the Trojans' fifth goal of the day. Her 50 career goals put her in a tie for 14th all-time on the Pac-12's career scoring list.
Hocking is third in the conference with eight goals and 19 total points this season. The two victories for USC this week extended the team's winning streak to 10, matching a program record in the process. The Trojans are also atop the conference standings with a 5-0 Pac-12 record (15 points) sitting three points up on both Stanford and Washington State.
USC is on the road this coming week, playing their lone match at Oregon on Thursday. That game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.
Appreciate what you're witnessing Trojan fans. Players like @hockingpenelope only come around so often. 🐐🤩✌️ pic.twitter.com/IkhwOPxvil
— USC Women's Soccer (@USC_WSoccer) October 11, 2021
🚨RECORD BREAKING GOAL🚨@hockingpenelope is the Trojans' new career scoring queen with her 49th collegiate goal!! 🙌👑🤩⚽️✌️#FightOn | #BoldBrashBrave pic.twitter.com/Lxo2jvzeiW
— USC Women's Soccer (@USC_WSoccer) October 7, 2021