Washington’s Lindsay Elston, Oregon State’s Sammy Jo Prudhomme Win Pac-12 Award; NSCAA Rankings Released


University of Washington junior midfielder Lindsay Elston, pictured here playing for the Seattle Sounders Women, won Pac-12 Player of the Week for her two-goal, two-assist weekend. (Photo: Denise McCooey/Prost Amerika)

By Liviu Bird

University of Washington junior midfielder Linsday Elston leads her team with four goals and four assists, half of which she put away last weekend. On Tuesday, the Pac-12 Conference awarded her Player of the Week for her performances.

Elston scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over La Salle on Friday and scored another and assisted the game winner in a 3-1 victory over Fresno State on Sunday. She has points in each of the Huskies’ games this season.

Oregon State freshman goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme joined Elston as Pac-12 Player of the Week. She made 13 saves, allowing just one goal, in her first start at the college level on Sunday, a 2-1 win over Cal State Fullerton.

Despite both the Huskies’ and Beavers’ success in the early stages of the season, University of Portland was the only Northwest team represented in the women’s NSCAA Division I national rankings, released on Tuesday. The Pilots (4-1) were ranked No. 19.

On the men’s side of the NSCAA Division I rankings, Washington (3-0-1) made its first appearance on the list, ranked No. 21. Washington travels to play No. 4 Connecticut (2-0) on Friday.


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