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Pac-12 Women's Soccer Weekly Awards - Nov. 1, 2021

Nov 1, 2021

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Croix Bethune, Jr., USC (Alpharetta, Ga.)
2 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 7 points 

  • Totaled three goals and seven points in a 2-0 week that kept the Trojans in the hunt for an outright Pac-12 title. 
  • The junior had two goals and an assist in USC's comeback 3-2 win over No. 9 Stanford, including the game-winner in overtime.
  • Had a part in all three goals of the 3-2 victory over Stanford, assisting USC's first goal and then scoring the equalizer before her OT heroics. 
  • The midfielder also scored the game-winner for the Trojans in a 2-0 blanking of California. 
  • Bethune now has the second-most goals in the Pac-12 with 13, second-most points with 33, fourth-most assists with seven and the third-most game-winning goals with four.

2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 points 

  • Led Washington State to a perfect weekend on the road at Oregon and Oregon State.
  • Helped the Cougars record their 12th shutout of the year, the second-most in a season in program history, with a 1-0 win at Oregon.
  • Also recorded the game-winning assist in the 89th minute at Oregon, the latest game-winning goal for WSU since 2008.
  • Scored the equalizing goal via a penalty kick in the 89th minute of an eventual 3-2 victory at Oregon State, marking the first time the Cougs won when trailing after 75 minutes since 2017.

GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK: Lauren Brzykcy, Sr., UCLA (San Clemente, Calif.)
2 games, 0 goals allowed, 6 saves, 193 minutes

  • Senior goalkeeper earned a pair of shutouts as UCLA swept the Bay Area schools to stay unbeaten and in contention for the Pac-12 title.
  • Recorded her eighth shutout of the year against Stanford on Thursday, making four saves against the Pac-12's No. 2 offense in the 1-0 win. 
  • Added two saves on 13 shots faced in Sunday's 1-0 overtime win over California, playing 104 shutout minutes to record her league-leading ninth clean sheet of the season. 
  • Lowered her goals-against average to 0.50 and picked up her Pac-12-leading 14th and 15th wins.


Offensive Player of the Week: Jill Aguilera, ARIZ; Nicole Douglas, ASU; Shyra James, COLO; McKenna Martinez, OSU; Mia Fishel, UCLA; Courtney Talbot, UTAH; Summer Yates, WASH; Margie Detrizio, WSU.

Defensive Player of the Week: Jenna Studer, ARIZ; Hannah Sharts, COLO; Madison Ellsworth, OSU; Jayden Perry, UCLA; Zoe Burns, USC ; Jessika Cowart, WASH.

Goalkeeper of the Week: Hope Hisey, ARIZ; Dani Hansen, COLO; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Anna Smith, USC; Olivia Sekany, WASH.

Date Offensive Defensive Goalkeeper
Aug. 24 Nicole Douglas, ASU Madelyn Desiano, UCLA Makena Smith, CAL
Aug. 30 Maya Doms, STAN Lieske Carleer, ASU Birta Gudlaugs, ASU
Sept. 6 Reilyn Turner, UCLA Bridget Rieken, WSU Anna Smith, USC
Sept. 13 Zoe Hasenauer, ORE Madelyn Desiano, UCLA Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA
Sept. 20 Mia Fishel, UCLA  Kylie Kerr, UCLA Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA
Sept. 27 Croix Bethune, USC Chai Cortez, ORE Leah Freeman, ORE
Oct. 4 Mia Fishel, UCLA Sydney Pulver, WSU Nadia Cooper, WSU
Oct. 11 Penelope Hocking, USC Naomi Girma, STAN Leah Freeman, ORE
Oct. 18 Shanade Hopcroft, COLO Courtney Boone, CAL Angelina Anderson, CAL
Oct. 25 Mia Fishel, UCLA Naomi Girma, STAN Nadia Cooper, WSU
Nov. 1  Croix Bethune, USC Sydney Pulver, WSU Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA