Johnson and Stanley Earn Pac-12 Player and Goalkeeper of the Week Honors|
Nov. 3, 2014
LOS ANGELES- After USC's two road wins at No. 17 Washington and No. 22 Washington State, Katie Johnson earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, while Caroline Stanley earned her second Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week award of the season.
Johnson was the offensive power behind the Trojans' two big road upsets. The junior began the week with a goal against Washington to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead in a game that USC eventually won, 2-1. Johnson then netted the dramatic goal in the final minute of regulation against Washington State, running onto a flicked header from teammate Jamie Fink and giving USC the 1-0 victory. The forward has scored six goals so far on the season, including two game winners as the Trojans are currently riding a four-game winning streak.
Stanley made eight saves over the weekend's two road games The senior goalkeeper was between the pipes all 180 minutes for USC, only giving up one goal. In the 2-1 win over Washington, Stanley recorded three saves on wet field conditions. She then went on to make five saves in a 1-0 win over Washington State where the Cougars had nine corner kick opportunities, but Stanley held her line and came up with her seventh shutout of the year.
Johnson's honor is the first of her career while Stanley's is her second, giving USC 29 weekly honors all-time.
The Trojans host rival No. 1 UCLA on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT in the LA Coliseum. The game is Break the Record Night, as there is a hope to set 10,000 fans into the Coliseum. The first 2,500 fans get a USC scarf and you can buy tickets now at gettrojantix.com/rivalry.