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National Player of the Week
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Week Player Comment
Nov 13-19 Maria Yatrakis
Connecticut
Sophomore
goalkeeper
NCAA Player of the Week The Brooklyn, N.Y., native made nine saves, including a diving stop on a breakaway in the first half, to lead the No. 14 Huskies (17-6-2) to a 1-0 upset at second-ranked Nebraska (22-2) in the NCAA tournament's third round. The 5-foot-8 art history major has started all 25 UConn matches this season, allowing 13 goals and recording 12.3 shutouts, 10 of them solo efforts. Her 0.60 goals-against average is ninth best in Division I. As a freshman, Yatrakis posted a 12-3 record, 0.91 GAA and 6.5 shutouts, starting 16 of the 18 matches she played.
Nov 6-12 Lauren Orlandos
Portland
Sophomore
defender
NCAA Player of the Week The Lake Forest, Calif., native scored two goals in No. 10 Portland's 3-1 second-round victory over Arizona State. Both came off Emily Patterson corner kicks. The 2000 West Coast Conference "Defender of the Year," named to the league's first team, now has four goals and three assists this season for the Pilots (16-3). The interdisciplinary major and member of the United States under-21 national team, Orlandos has been the main cog behind Portland's 13 shutouts this season. Allowing eight goals in 19 games, the Pilots defense is ranked third in the NCAA Division I.
Oct 30-Nov 5 Meredith Florance
North Carolina
Senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week North Carolina senior forward Meredith Florance was named Tournament MVP. Florance scored two goals - including one game-winner - against N.C. State, and she scored one goal in the Tar Heels' semifinal win over Florida State. She also assisted on Carolina's first two goals in the championship game as the Tar Heels blanked Duke 4-0 for the ACC title.
Oct 23-29 Stephanie Rigamat
UCLA
Junior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week Rigamat, from La Crescenta, registered six points on the weekend moving into second place on the team in scoring with 23 points (8 goals & 7 assists). Against then 13th-Stanford on Friday evening, Rigamat registered an assist in UCLA's 5-0 shutout over the Cardinal. She came back on Sunday to score two goals, including what proved to be the game winner, in UCLA's 4-1 upset over then 7th-ranked California. She also added an assist in that game.
Oct 16-22 Lucianne Crenshaw
Saint Mary's (Calif.)
Freshman
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The 5-foot-3 redshirt freshman from Medford, Ore., tied a school record when she scored four times Sunday to power Saint Mary's to a 4-2 upset of then-No. 14 Santa Clara. Two days earlier, Crenshaw netted the unassisted winner in a second sudden-death overtime period to give the Gaels a 2-1 decision over Michigan State. Against Santa Clara, Crenshaw's first tally came in the first half, the remaining three after intermission, putting her team ahead for good 2-1 at 55:26. Crenshaw missed the 1999 season's when she suffered two broken arms in a car accident, the lingering effects of which caused her to miss five games this season. Still, she leads the Gaels with 21 points on eight goals and five assists. Saint Mary’s (11-4-2), which has won six straight and is unbeaten in nine, is off to its first 4-0 start since joining the West Coast Conference in 1992. It was also the first time the Gaels defeated Santa Clara since 1994, when they recorded a 2-0 triumph in the NCAA tournament first round. Crenshaw’s four goals ties the mark set by Lori Hokerson in 1984.
Oct 9-15 Lauren Rybas
Lehigh
Freshman
forward\midfielder
NCAA Player of the Week The Bensalem, Pa., native gave Lehigh its first victory at arch-rival Lafayette in five years, providing both goals in a 2-1 triumph, including the winner in a second sudden-death period Saturday in the first-ever night game at Metzger Fields. During the week, the business major netted one goal and assisted the other in a 2-0 decision over Binghamton. Rybas has a total of four goals and two assists in her inaugural college campaign for the Mountain Hawks (7-6) who can qualify for the Patriot League tournament with a win over Holy Cross Saturday.
Oct 2-8 Jordan Krieger
William & Mary
Junior
midfielder
NCAA Player of the Week The Park City, Utah, product, produced her first two career hat tricks, netting three goals each in a pair of Colonial Athletic Association victories: 4-1 over Virginia Commonwealth and 4-0 over East Carolina. The kinesiology major now has 10 goals and five assists for 25 points for the No. 24 Tribe (9-4) which puts her second in CAA scoring. Her 24 career goals in ninth in school history; her 63 career points places her 10th.
Sep 25-Oct 1 Karina LeBlanc
Nebraska
Senior
goalkeeper
NCAA Player of the Week The Maple Ridge, British Columbia resident posted her fifth and sixth consecutive shutouts over the weekend in Big 12 victories over Missouri and Kansas, increasing her scoreless streak to 600 minutes, 22 seconds. A preseason All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate, LeBlanc leads the conference and is fifth in NCAA Division I with a 0:29 goals-against average for the No. 3 Cornhuskers (12-0), lowering her career GAA to 0:55 (currently seventh-best in Division I history). With a business administration major, focusing on sports marketing, LeBlanc, the starting keeper for Canada's national team, already holds the NCAA's 14th longest streak for scoreless minutes at 650 minutes, set in 1999 when she finished fifth in the nation with a 0.51 GAA. She is 50-4-3 in her career, 22-1 in the Big 12.
Sep 18 - 24 Missy Gregg
Dayton
Sophomore
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The Centreville, Ohio, native moved into the Atlantic 10 goals and points lead by finding net five times in two victories for the Flyers (6-3). The 2000 Hermann Trophy finalist notched the first two goals in a their 4-0 shutout of Xavier in the conference opener Wednesday. On Sunday, she recorded her second career hat trick in UD's 3-0 shutout of Air Force. The 5-foot-11 sports management major has 11 goals (three game-winners) and three assists for 25 points after a freshman season of 23 goals -- including eight game-winners -- 11 assists and 57 points, tops in the A-10 in goals and points. The shoo-in selection as league's 1999 "Rookie of the Year," Gregg already is fourth all-time at UD with 34 goals and tied for fourth all-time with 82 points.
Sep 11 - 17 Deliah Arrington
Clemson
Sophomore
forward
NCAA Player of the Week The 5-foot-5 Pawleys Island, S.C., resident started her week in style for the then-No. 4 Lady Tigers Wednesday, netting the winning goal in a 2-1 decision over top-ranked, defending NCAA champion North Carolina. For good measure, she provided two of the goals for undefeated Clemson (8-0) in a 4-0 domination of West Carolina. The biological sciences major has five goals and four assists for 14 points in 2000 after a freshman campaign in which she led the Tigers in goals (9), game-winning goals (3) and points (25), as well as tying for the lead in assists (7). In high school, Arrington won state championships in the 100-meter hurdles. Her father Vandel was a cornerback on Clemson's 1981 national championship football team.
Sep 5-10 Tammy Waine
Auburn
Senior
forward
NCAA Player of the Week Waine scored twice as Auburn (5-1) recorded a 3-1 victory Sunday, handing Marquette its first loss in five outings. The Sussex, England, resident, also contributed an assist in a 4-2 decision over Texas-El Paso Friday. Leading the Southeastern Conference with 10 goals and 22 points, Waine has helped the Tigers to the best start in the program’s eight-year history. AU has 30 goals this year, eclipsing the 28 tallied during a 6-13 1999 season in which Waine found net eight times. She is three goals and six points from breaking Auburn single-season records and is third in career goals with 22 and fourth with 57 career points. Her current SEC "Player of the Week" honor was the first for her school since 1998.
Aug 25-Sep 4 Heather Ragsdale
Texas A&M
Sophomore
forward
NCAA Player of the Week With All-American striker Nicky Thrasher sidelined with a fractured fibula, Ragsdale stepped up and had a hand in all five goals as the No. 11 Aggies disposed of 13th-ranked Hartford 2-1 and 16th-ranked Harvard 3-0 over the weekend. A general studies major, Ragsdale registered a goal and an assist against Hartford and knocked in two goals and added an assist against Harvard. The Arlington, Tex., native leads the Big 12 Conference with five goals after a freshman campaign that saw her contribute nine goals and seven assists.

Players of the Week 1999

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