Sept. 20, 2010
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With all fall round robin sports in action, the West Coast Conference is pleased to announce its WCC Players of the Week selections.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Doug Herrick, Saint Mary's, JR, GK
Junior goalkeeper Doug Herrick helped the Gaels post a 2-0 record against San Jose State and No. 17 Cal State Bakersfield this weekend. Herrick posted a total of 10 saves in the two matches, and led the Gaels to back-to-back shutouts. On Sunday, he recorded four saves in the blanking of Soccer America's No. 17 ranked team, which was unbeaten (4-0) coming into the match.
Also Nominated: Marcelo Carminatti (San Diego)
Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week
Stephanie Ochs, San Diego, JR, F
Junior forward Stephanie Ochs recorded her first career hat trick in San Diego's 5-1 victory against Portland State. She is the only WCC player this year to score three goals in a match. Ochs also chipped in the game-winning assist in the contest.
Halley Kreminski, Portland, JR, F
Junior forward Halley Kreminski came off the bench and scored the lone goal in #3 Portland's 1-0 victory vs. #6 Texas A&M. The goal, a strike inside the near post, came in the 65th minute. It was the second time in three matches that Kreminski scored a second-half game-winner for the Pilots.
Also Nominated: Lauren Ames (Gonzaga), Bridgett Miller (Santa Clara), Sarah Peters (Saint Mary's), Lily Sorentino (Loyola Marymount)
Volleyball Player of the Week
Ali Troost, San Diego, SR, RS
Senior RS Ali Troost helped lead USD to a 3-0 record this past week, including an upset over No. 12 Minnesota in the championship game of the USD-SDSU tournament. Troost was named Tournament MVP after posting 58 kills (4.83 kps) and 31 digs. Against Minnesota, Troost posted a double-double with 18 kills and 15 digs. Troost also posted 17 kills and no attack errors on 25 swings to post a .680 attack percentage against UC Santa Barbara. In the win over crosstown rival San Diego State, Troost recorded a season-high 23 kills for a .556 hitting percentage.
Also Nominated: Felicia Arriola (Loyola Marymount), Kim Hill (Pepperdine), Kati Hronek (Portland), Joan Caloiaro (San Francisco)