Oct. 25, 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
Ryan Luke, Portland, SR, F
Senior forward Ryan Luke scored the game-winner in Portland's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Gonzaga at home on Saturday night; the win was UP's only game of the week as the Pilots are now tied for first place in the conference with a 5-1-1 WCC mark an 8-2-4 overall record. The game-winner against the Zags came in the 88th minute as Portland battled back from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Luke is now tied for the team-high with six goals and two game-winners, which both rank second in the conference.
Also Nominated: Wesley Culver, SCU
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Halley Kreminski, Portland, JR, F
Junior forward Halley Kreminski scored the game-winner on Sunday as the No. 2 Pilots defeated the No. 12 Santa Clara Broncos 1-0 in Santa Clara. Kreminski's goal came in the 79th minute as the Pilots won their fourth straight game over the Broncos and their 26th straight WCC game. She now has six goals and three game-winners, which both rank second on the team. The Pilots went 2-0 on the road during the weekend to improve to 17-1-0 overall and to 5-0-0 in the WCC.
Also Nominated: Brittany Jagger, LMU; Kristin DeGrandmont, PEP; Anessa Patton, SCU
Co-Volleyball Players of the Week
Gabby Jolly, Saint Mary's, SO, MB & Ali Troost, San Diego, SR, RS
Jolly was a huge contributor for the Gaels going 2-0 last week and improving to 14/6 5-1 WCC with wins over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. For the week, Jolly finished with a team-high 26 kills, averaging 2.89 kills per set, while hitting .488. She also recorded two digs on the week and 12 total blocks, averaging 1.33 blocks per set. Against previously unbeaten Pepperdine, Jolly posted a team-high 16 kills on 23 attempts for a .500 hitting percentage, with five total blocks. She wrapped up the week posting 10 kills on 17 attempts for a .471 hitting percentage, with six total blocks against LMU.
Troost helped lead USD to another 2-0 week, which lifted USD to a perfect 7-0 in WCC games, dropping only one set in the run. Troost paced the USD offense with 41 kills (5.86 kps) and she hit for a .466 clip. She also racked up 14 digs, and had five total blocks. On Thursday, Troost had a match-high 25 kills, committing only one attack error to finish the night with a .615 hitting percentage, and on Friday Troost led all players with her 16 kills, while also recording nine digs to help pace the Torero offense. This is only the third time in program history that USD has started 7-0 in WCC action, as both the 2006 and 2004 teams did it as well, with the 2004 team posting a perfect 14-0 record.
Also Nominated: Kati Hronek, POR