Sept. 7, 2009
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - After another successful weekend of non-conference action, three West Coast Conference student-athletes were recognized with WCC Player of the Week honors. Pepperdine sophomore libero Stevi Robinson earned the weekly award in volleyball, while Portland's Sophie Schmidt and San Francisco's Conor Chinn were selected for their performances on the soccer field.
Robinson averaged 5.56 digs per set as the Waves went 2-1 in a Pepperdine and USC co-hosted tournament. She had 19 digs in a loss to #16 USC, and 18 against Northern Arizona and 13 against Florida Gulf Coast in victories. She also had seven service aces (0.78 per set) and five assists (0.56 per set). For the season, she is averaging 5.32 digs.
Schmidt became the 13th player in school history to score four goals in a game as the No. 3 ranked University of Portland routed Columbia University by a 5-1 margin at the Husky/Nike Invitational. Schmidt entered the contest with two goals scored on the season and now has 27 career goals despite moving to the forward position for the first time in her competitive soccer playing career midway through her freshman season.
Chinn led the Dons to a pair of victories and recorded five points to lead the Dons. Tuesday in the season opener, Chinn scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 rout of 2008 NCAA Tournament participant UMKC and Sunday provided the game-winner at New Mexico in the closing minutes in Albuquerque. It was the 10th career game-winner for Chinn, who has now scored an unbelievable 19 goals in his last 19 matches. A preseason All-American, Chinn is on the 2009 Hermann Trophy Award Watch List.