Oct. 26, 2009
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Coast Conference announced its Players of the Week on Monday, as Portland soccer players Ryan Luke and Danielle Foxhoven, along with Santa Clara volleyball player Lindsy Davigeadono were recognized for their efforts.
Foxhoven, a native of Littleton, Colo., has been named the national player of the week three times this fall, while earning WCC Player of the Week recognition four times. This marks the sixth time in nine weeks that a Pilot player earned national weekly honors. Joining Foxhoven as national player of the weeks in 2009 is senior Michelle Enyeart, who has twice been named the Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week (Sept. 14, Oct. 19), and junior Sophie Schmidt (Soccer America, Sept. 8).
Last weekend, Foxhoven scored six goals and added two assists in a pair of conference home wins over Saint Mary's (5-1) and San Francisco (8-0). On Sunday against USF, the sophomore forward scored four goals with an assist to become the first player in UP history to score four goals twice in the same season. She also notched four goals during a 7-0 win against Gonzaga on Oct. 11 and now has three hat tricks on the year.
Against Saint Mary's, Foxhoven notched the game-winner and added a PK and an assist. With 21 goals this year, she is one shy of cracking the UP single-season top 10 list.
Luke, a native of Bothell, Wash., picks up his first player of the week recognition and becomes the third UP men's soccer player to earn the WCC's weekly honor in 2009, joining junior goalkeeper Austin Guerrero (Sept. 28) and senior Collen Warner (Oct. 12).
Last week, the junior forward scored four goals as Portland played Gonzaga to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday in Spokane and defeated the Bulldogs 5-1 on Sunday at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. During the tie, Luke scored once before the half and once after to give the Pilots a 2-0 lead.
On Sunday, Luke scored two more goals as the Pilots cruised to the four-goal win. Again he scored once before the break and again after, giving him five goals on the season. Luke is tied with Warner for the team high in goals.
Davigeadono was a force for the Broncos, leading Santa Clara to a road sweep of Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine. She turned in a monster game against LMU, pounding down a match-high 20 kills on a match-best .621 hitting percentage. The senior from Sonora, Calif. followed that up with a team-high 18 kills on a .429 attack percentage in the Broncos' win over the Waves. Overall, she leads the team with 215 kills this season, averaging 2.83 kpg and hitting .301. She is tied with the team lead at .89 bpg. In WCC play she also leads the team in kills with 103 and with .90 bpg.