Sept. 20, 2007
Ashley Riley, a midfielder on the Gonzaga University women's soccer team, has been named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week as announced on Tuesday. Riley was one of 11 awarded the honor by the publication after the Bulldogs' posted a 2-0-0 record en route to winning the Vanderbilt University Tournament last weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
Riley, a freshman from Taos, N.M., was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament after posting goals against Vanderbilt and University of Alabama-Birmingham, both NCAA Tournament teams in 2006. Friday, against the Commodores, she scored her first collegiate goal during the 67th minute as the Zags shutout Vandy 2-0. Riley continued her scoring ways on Sunday, posting the game-winning-goal at the 82:06 mark as Gonzaga defeated UAB 2-1 to earn the tournament title.
Riley was the only freshman to be named to the team this week, as well as one of three representatives from West Coast Conference schools.
Brittany Cameron, San Diego's junior goalkeeper was named to Soccer Buzz's National Team of the Week, after helping lead the 25th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to back-to-back shutouts this past weekend.
Cameron, who hasn't allowed a goal in 207:47, helped lead the Toreros to an impressive 0-0 tie with No. 6 UCLA on Friday. In that math, Cameron recorded a season-high eight saves on 24 shots faced. Cameron then backed that performance up with a four save outing in Sunday's 1-0 win over Cal Poly. Cameron currently leads the West Coast Conference in all major goalkeeper statistics, saves (31), shutouts (4) and goals-against-average (0.46).
Courtney Lewis, sophomore midfielder was named to Soccer Buzz's Elite Team of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
Earlier in the week Lewis received West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors, while also being named to Soccer America's Team of the Week. All three honors are career firsts for the Mission Viejo, Calif., native.
Lewis aided the No. 1 Broncos' attack over the weekend by scoring the equalizing goals in both games, helping her team to a 4-0-1 overall record. With just two minutes left in regulation, she netted the game-tying goal versus then-No. 12 Rutgers on Friday at the 2007 Stanford Tournament. Santa Clara eventually won 2-1 in overtime. On Sunday, against then-No. 20 Missouri, the redshirt sophomore struck again as she received a cross from Kiki Bosio to knot the score, 1-1, just before halftime.
Lewis led the Broncos last weekend with two goals and four points, and is tied for second overall with six total points. She has compiled three goals so far this season.