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1999 SoccerTimes.com NCAA Women's
National Player of the Week

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NCAA Player of the Week NCAA Player of the Week

Week Player Comment
Nov 8-14 Nicky Thrasher
Texas A&M
Junior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The 5-foot-2 resident of El Paso, Tex., provided two long-range goals, including the game-winner in sudden death, to allow the Aggies to defeat host Kentucky 3-2 in their NCAA tournament second-round match. In the 66th minute, she tied the score at 1-1, tucking a 35-yard blast into the top right corner. Four minutes into overtime, she nailed a 20-yard shot into the top of the net for her seventh winner of the season. On both tallies, she took the ball with her back to the goal, then spun and shot. She now has 21 goals on the season, to go with 10 assists for 52 points. The sports management\communications major has career totals of 39 goals, 18 assists, 96 points. Thrasher ranks third is the A&M record book in goals and points in a season, and is third in goals and fourth in points for her career. Having graduated a year early from Franklin High School in El Paso, she turned 20 on Monday.
Nov 1-7 Jacqui Little
Santa Clara
senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The Pacific Palisades, Calif., native closed the regular season on a tear for the No. 1 Broncos (20-0) with eight goals in the final three games, including three in a 5-1 victory over then-19th-ranked San Diego and a pair in a 9-0 rout of San Francisco in the final week. She shares the team lead for goals with fellow senior striker Mandy Clemens at 20, becoming the fifth player in SCU history to reach the 20-goal plateau. The liberal studies major set a West Coast Conference record with 13 goals in league play this season and her 62 career goals are the third most ever for a WCC player, trailing just Clemens (63) and Shannon MacMillan (87 for Portland in 1992-95). In addition to her 62 goals, she has career totals of 35 assists and 159 points. Along with four other Bronco seniors, is seeking her fourth Final Four appearance, compiling an 80-8-4 (.891) in that span.
Oct 25-31 Keri Boyce
Kentucky
freshman
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The 5-foot-6 resident of Birdsboro, Pa., netted the game-winning goals in both of the Wildcats wins this weekend. After providing the decisive tally in Friday's 2-0 victory over Minnesota and then scoring from seven yards in a second sudden-death period Sunday for a 1-0 decision over Michigan, Boyce set a school record with six game-winners in a single season. On the year, Boyce is second on the squad in both goals with 12 and points with 28 for No. 16 UK (16-2-1), which has won 15 in a row. The 12 goals are second only to sophomore. Annie Gage, who established new school bests with 14 goals and 36 points. Boyce's 28 points are third most ever for a Wildcat.
Oct 18-24 Anne Remy
North Carolina
sophomore
forward\midfielder
NCAA Player of the Week Had a major hand in three Atlantic Coast Conference victories last week which allowed the No. 2 Tar Heels (15-2) to clinch the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament. In the first win of the week, a 3-2 decision over 14th-ranked Duke, the 5-foot-4 Norman, Okla., resident assisted the game-tying goal in the 59th minute. In Friday's 2-0 victory at seventh-ranked Virginia, she netted the decisive goal in the 12th minute and assisted on an insurance goal in the 59th. On Sunday, Remy connected for the Tar Heels' first goal at 13:19 and then assisted a clinching tally in the 89th minute of a 3-0 triumph at Maryland. On the season, Remy is tied for second on the Tar Heels in scoring with 25 points and has a team-high five game-winning goals. Recently, she has been playing the full 90 minutes, switching on the right side between the front line and midfield.
Oct 11-17 Emily Janss
Maryland
senior
midfielder
NCAA Player of the Week The resident off Brandon, Fla., scored two goals, including the winner 13:46 into sudden death, to give the Terrapins (7-7, 2-1-1) a critical Atlantic Coast Conference victory Sunday over then-No. 8 Clemson. A defender her first three years in College Park, the 5-foot-2 Janss was moved to midfield by new coach Shannon Cirovski to make better use of her overall athletic abilities. Her combination with Jackie Mynarski in the midfield has clicked recently and has the Terps on a four-game winning streak. With five goals and three assists for 13 points this season, she is second on the team in goals and points. The major is kinesiological sciences is 10th all-time in those categories with career totals of 14 goals and 36 points.
Oct 4-10 Mandy Clemens
Santa Clara
senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The business major from San Diego has been the money player for the top-ranked Broncos (13-0) since setting foot on campus in 1996. Last Wednesday was no different when Clemens netted a goal and three assists for SCU in beating St. Mary's (Calif.), dropping the Gaels, who had only given up three goals in 10 previous outings, from the ranks of the unbeaten and untied. Clemens, who has 12 goals, 12 assists and 36 points in 1999, is the Broncos all-time points leader with 164 on the strength 55 goals and 54 assists. Clemens hopes her senior will bring a fourth Final Four appearance and a first NCAA title, along with fellow fourth-year players: forward Jacqui Little, midfielders Nikki Serlenga and Whitney Hollis, and defenders Kylie Bivens and Kim Pickup.
Sep 27-Oct 3 Kelly Convey
Penn State
senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The Philadelphia native played a key role in the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions picking up two Big 10 victories. The team captain scored three goals on Sunday -- just the third hat trick in PSU's six-year history -- to help the Lions defeat Minnesota 4-0. In Friday's 2-0 triumph over Wisconsin, she assisted Bonnie Young's winning tally. Her 22 career strikes put her third on the school's career list. A starter since her freshman year -- starting 76 of 79 games played -- Young last season became Penn State's initial first-team All-American.
Sep 20-26 Sarah Yohe
Florida
senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The Gators captain scored seven goals in weekend victories over Louisiana State (11-0) and Arkansas (5-0). By getting four against LSU and three against the Razorbacks, the Maitland, Fla., resident established a school mark for tallies in consecutive games. Prior to the weekend's goalfest, Yohe had netted game-winners in three consecutive, considerably tighter outings for the top-ranked Gators (9-0). She is second in NCAA Division I in season totals and per game averages with 14 goals (1.56) and 30 points (3.33), giving her career totals of 50 goals and 127 for the defending national champion.
Sep 13-19 Becky Murphy
Navy
sophomore
forward/midfielder
NCAA Player of the Week Murphy had two goals and five assists for the Mids who opened Patriot League play with their fourth and fifth shutouts of the season over Holy Cross (6-0) and Lehigh (4-0). Against Holy Cross, she had one goal and three assists, followed by a one-goal, two-assist effort off the bench against the Mountain Hawks. Prior to the weekend, Murphy had not recorded a point.
Aug 27-Sep 6 Kelly Smith
Seton Hall
senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week Contributed 10 goals and two assists, including six goals and an assist in 7-2 victory over La Salle and the overtime game winner among four goals and an assist in 5-4 decision at George Mason. Against La Salle, she broke her own record for goals (6) and points (13) in a game.

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