Nov. 12, 2007
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Sophomore outside hitter Amy DeGroot of the 18th-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team, junior striker of the ninth-ranked Torero women's soccer team and Gyno Pomare of the men's basketball team have all be named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for the respective sports, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Pomare, a 6-9 junior from Oceanside, Calif.,helped lead the Toreros to a thrilling 73-72 win over the University of Hawaii this past Friday. With the game tied at 72-all and Hawaii with the ball, Pomare stole a pass and dribbled the length of the floor where he was fouled with two seconds left. He made the first of two free throws to seal the win. Pomare finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
DeGroot, a native of Frenchtown, Mont., helped lead the Toreros to back-to-back 3-2 wins over Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine this past week. For the week, the sophomore recorded a team-best 41 kills, 25 digs and five blocks. In the match against Loyola Marymount, DeGroot recorded a double-double with 16 kills and 17 digs. In Saturday's win over Pepperdine, she recorded a team-leading 25 kills, had eight digs and hit for a .339 clip. On the season, DeGroot leads the team with 409 kills and is second in digs with 217.
Epsten, a 5-6 junior from San Diego, helped lift the Toreros to a 3-0 win over the University of San Francisco this past week as she tallied two of USD's three goals. With the two goals, Epsten became the new all-time leader in career-goals scored with 30, and she also ran her season total to 14 goals, which ties a single-season record at USD.