Nov. 23, 2015
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
USC's Morgan Andrews
USC's Morgan Andrews is the LA Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the third successive week after leading the Trojans past Princeton in the second round of the playoffs and providing their best scoring chance in a third-round defeat at No. 1 Virginia.
Andrews scored two goals as USC (15-6-2) on Friday pummeled Princeton, 3-0, her third straight multigoal game. The Trojans dropped a 2-0 decision at UVa on Sunday.
The junior forward from Milford, N.H., a Notre Dame transfer in her first season at USC, scored a team-best 12 goals plus four assists in 22 games this year. The U.S. youth national teams veteran, who captained the Yanks at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup three years ago in Azerbaijan and has since played for the U-20 and U-23 teams, had 13 goals and 10 assists in 44 games for the Fighting Irish.
Andrews played a role in all three USC goals against Princeton, first sending a ball into the box that the Tigers failed to clear, leading to Sydney Sladek's 12th-minute opener. She then beat five defenders on the dribble to double the lead in the 23rd minute, then won a battle for the ball and struck in the 44th for a three-goal advantage.
Andrews had USC's best scoring chance at Virginia, a fifth-minute shot from distance that just cleared the crossbar.
Andrews, who won the LASN award two weeks ago after scoring both goals in USC's first victory at archrival UCLA in 16 tries and again last week following a hat trick in a penalty-kick victory over Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the NCAA tournament, is one of three Trojans honored this year. Mandy Freeman was selected the third week of September and Nicole Molen a month later.
LA Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 23: Christina Burkenroad, Cal State Fullerton
Week ending August 30: Rebecca Wilson, Cal State Fullerton
Week ending September 6: Melanie Fox, Long Beach State
Week ending September 13: Mallory Hromatko, UC Santa Barbara
Week ending September 20: Mandy Freeman, USC
Week ending September 27: Elizabeth Silas, UC Riverside
Week ending October 4: Ashley Gonzales, Long Beach State
Week ending October 11: Rebecca Wilson, Cal State Fullerton
Week ending October 18: Nicole Molen, USC
Week ending October 25: Morgan Hilby, Loyola Marymount
Week ending November 1: Amanda Ball, UC Santa Barbara
Week ending November 8: Morgan Andrews, USC
Week ending November 15: Morgan Andrews, USC
Week ending November 22: Morgan Andrews, USC