Sept. 27, 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 Co-Player of the Week
Phil Da Silva, Loyola Marymount, JR, F
Junior Phil Da Silva came off the bench to score in each of LMU's final two non-conference games last week, recording the game-winner on Thursday to beat Cal Poly and then giving the Lions the lead in an eventual 1-1 draw on Sunday at UC Riverside. Da Silva is now second on the team with three goals this year and has seven in his career.
Jarad vanSchaik, Portland, SR, MF
Senior Jarad vanSchaik was named the Husky Fever Classic Offensive MVP after helping the Pilots pick up a win and a tie in Seattle. During Friday's 2-1 overtime win over UC Davis, vanSchaik scored the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute. On Sunday, he assisted on senior Ryan Luke's goal in the 70th minute as the Pilots earned a 1-1 draw with Seattle.
Also Nominated: Stefan Eysteinsson (Gonzaga), Patrick Wallen (San Diego)
Women's Soccer Players of the Week
Catherine Cullen, Gonzaga, SR, MF
Senior midfielder Catherine Cullen had the assist, her second of the season, on Gonzaga's lone and game-winning goal against Portland State. The shutout win was the Zags' second of the season and snapped a three-match losing skid. Two days prior, she tallied her first goal of the season, a deflection off a corner kick in the 34th minute, in a 2-1 overtime loss to #22 USC.
Also Nominated: Tawni Martino (Loyola Marymount), Margueritte Aozasa, Jr. (Santa Clara)
Volleyball Player of the Week
Natalie Loos, Saint Mary's, SO, MB
Freshman middle blocker Natalie Loos set a Saint Mary's single match record for hitting percentage in the straight-sets win over CS Bakersfield. Loos notched eight kills on nine swings for an .889 hitting percentage, breaking a seven-year-old mark set by Stacey O'Connor in 2003. Loos notched three kills on four swings in the second set and closed the match out going a perfect five-for-five in attempts in the third set. She also recorded a match-high five total blocks.
Also Nominated: Danielle Dupar (Portland), Sarah Mandala (San Francisco), Kayla Lommori (Santa Clara)