USC's Stephania Haralabidis & Victoria Chamorro Sweep MPSF Weekly Awards|
Feb. 10, 2015
USC's youth movement is showing its strength this week, with sophomore Stephania Haralabidis named MPSF Player of the Week and freshman goalie Victória Chamorro named MPSF Newcomer of the Week for their roles in helping the Trojans claim the Triton Invitational championship. Haralabidis was an offensive force for the Women of Troy, while Chamorro backed up the USC defense to great success. The respective MPSF honors are the first of each Trojan's career. Haralabidis twice won Newcomer of the Week honors last season as a freshman.
Sophomore Stephania Haralabidis had a huge final day at the Triton Invitational to help power the Trojans to the tournament title. She scored five goals in the semifinal win over #11 CSUN and then replicated that with another five goals tallied in the championship victory over #6 UC Irvine. Hot out of the gates in both games, Haralabidis had four goals in the books by halftime vs. CSUN and a first-period hat trick against UCI. She'd finish out the tournament with 14 total goals after providing two apiece in wins over Cal State East Bay and Long Beach State on the first day of competition.
Freshman goalie Victória Chamorro set a career best for herself in hauling in 15 saves during USC's Triton Invitational championship victory over #6 UC Irvine. Chamorro went the full four quarters in that one, which USC won 10-5. She'd finish out the tournament with 27 total saves in her 13 periods of work, having played the first three frames in each of the first three games at the tourney. In all, Chamorro allowed just 11 goals during the tournament.
USC is now 6-0 overall after the weekend's tournament title. The Trojans are now set to take a trip to Riverside for competition at the Lancer Invitational on Feb. 13-14.