Oct. 12, 2009
The West Coast Conference announced its Player of the Week awards as Portland swept the soccer side with Danielle Foxhoven and Collen Warner receiving the honor, while LMU's Lauren Jaeckel and San Diego's Torey Ellick split the award for volleyball.
Foxhoven takes the weekly honor on the women's side for the second consecutive week and third time this season. Portland has earned five of the nine WCC Player of the week awards this season as Sophie Schmidt and Michelle Enyeart have also been honored. Foxhoven dominated the scoring in Portland's WCC-opening rout of Gonzaga on Saturday. She had a hat trick with an assist by halftime and notched her fourth of the game early in the second half before retiring to the bench for the final 19 minutes.
Warner earns his first-ever WCC Player of the Week award and is the second Pilot men's player to be honored this year (Austin Guerrero, Sept. 28). He tallied the game-winner in a 3-1 win over LMU on Sunday, while assisting on Jarad vanSchaik's second-half insurance goal. In Friday's heartbreaking 2-1 loss to San Diego, Warner scored Portland's lone goal on a penalty kick. Warner leads the Pilots this season with five goals, four assists and 14 points. Portland, which is ranked No. 17 in the NSCAA Top 25, is 7-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in WCC play. It is the best start for the program in a season since 2000.
Ellick paced the Toreros to a pair of WCC wins over San Francisco and Santa Clara this past week, as she recorded 33 kills, hit for a .482 clip and had 7 blocks. She also recorded a career-high 20 kills, while hitting at a 0.515 clip in the win over USF. She then followed that up with 13 kills in the win over SCU, including hitting for a .435 clip in that match. On the season, Ellick has 170 kills, is hitting at a .363 clip and leads the team with 40 blocks.
Jaeckel was instrumental in the Gaels two wins over Bay Area rivals Santa Clara and San Francisco last week. For the week, Jaeckel notched 28 kills, on 57 attempts, for an astounding .421 attack percentage. She averaged 3.50 kills per game, while notching 11 total blocks, six digs, and an assist. It is the first time in her career that she has been named the WCC Player of the Week.