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Toreros Sweep Weekly Honors

Oct. 15, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego saw a lot of success on the field and on the court this past week as they posted a perfect 5-0 record in West Coast Conference play. For the team's efforts, the Toreros have swept the conference's weekly honors, with Amy Epsten from women's soccer team, Laurel Abrahamson of the women's volleyball team and Colin Jennings of the men's soccer team all taking home WCC Player of the Week honors for their respective sports.

Amy Epsten


Epsten, a San Diego native, tallied her team-leading seventh goal of the season, and it was a huge one. Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson took control of the ball just near midfield, and sent a lead pass to Epsten, who in turn burned past the SCU defender for a one-on-one situation with the Broncos goalkeeper, and was able to hit a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD the win in the 41st minute of action. On the season, Epsten has tallied seven goals and added in one assist for a team-leading 15 points.

Laurel Abrahamson


Abrahamson, a native of Bloomington, Minn., averaged 4.71 kills per game on an outstanding .459 hitting percentage, while also tallying 11 blocks on the week. In Friday's sweep over Pepperdine, Abrahamson posted 12 kills on 23 attempts to post a .391 attack percentage and in Saturday's 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount, Abrahamson led all players with her 21 kills on 38 attempts while only committing two attack errors to post a resounding .500 attack percentage. On the season, Abrahamson has 272 kills (3.78 kpg) and is hitting a conference-leading .395 attack percentage.

Colin Jennings


Jennings, a senior midfielder from San Diego, was honored for his performance on the road against the University of Portland Pilots and the Gonzaga University Bulldogs. Against the Pilots, he scored the game-winning goal in the 28th minute when teammate JT Howlan dished a ball into Jennings who shot from point blank range. He followed that goal with a header from a Tannen Wels corner kick in overtime play to net a golden goal defeating the Bulldogs. Jennings finished the weekend with a combined seven shots, four of which were on goal, two game-winning goals, and four points.