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WCC Players of the Week Announced

Sept. 24, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The WCC recognized four student-athletes this week with WCC Player of the Week honors. Santa Clara's Peter Lowry was named the WCC men's soccer Player of the week, while San Diego's Laurel Abrahamson was selected as the volleyball Player of the Week. LMU's Jamie Bell and USD's Jen Mello shared the Conference's weekly soccer award.


Laurel Abrahamson, USD
Senior middle hitter Laurel Abrahamson of the Universityof San Diego women's volleyball team has been tabbed as the WCC Player of the Week. Abrahamson, a native of Bloomington, Minn., helped guide the Toreros to a2-0 record this past week with 3-1 wins over both cross-town rival San DiegoState University and UC Irvine. Abrahamson averaged 3.50 kills per game ona .353 hitting percentage and tallied a team-high 10 blocks on the week. Onthe season, Abrahamson has 190 kills (3.88 kpg), is bolstering a team-best.378 attack percentage and also has a team-leading 55 blocks.

Peter Lowry, SCU
Peter Lowry led Santa Clara to a pair of impressive victories to close out the non-conference portion of the 2007 season for SCU. The senior scored both Bronco goals in a 2-0 shutout of crosstown rival San Jose State on Thursday, and netted the late equalizer to force overtime in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 5 ranked UCLA at home on Saturday. Lowry was tabbed for National Player of the Week honors by College Soccer News, and his three scoring strikes moved him into a tie for ninth place on the SCU all-time goals chart with 19.

Jamie Bell, LMU
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Loyola Marymount's Jamie Bell netted both game-winners for the Lions last week as they went 2-0-0 to extend their winning streak to four games and get above .500 for the first time this season. On Thursday at Cal State Fullerton, Bell popped up in overtime to score the golden goal in a 2-1 victory that avenged the Lions' loss to the Titans in last year's NCAA First Round. On Sunday against Fresno State, Bell broke a goal-less tie in the second half with a 25-yard strike as LMU went on to a 2-0 victory.

Jen Mello, USD
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San Diego's Jen Mello, who transferred to USD from cross-town rival San Diego StateUniversity, helped lead the Toreros to a 2-0 record this past week. Melloscored her first two goals in a Torero uniform, both of them weregame-winners. Mello was able to net the difference maker in USD's 2-1overtime win over UC Irvine this past Friday. Then on Sunday, Mello's goalin the 57th minute was again the difference maker in a 3-1 win over UCRiverside. Mello is now one of three toreros to tally two goals.