Stephania Haralabidis Repeats As MPSF Newcomer of the Week
March 3, 2014
USC freshman Stephania Haralabidis tallied a first-half hat trick for the Trojans in their MPSF opener, delivering three goals in USC's 15-6 win over No. 5 host Arizona State. For her efforts, Haralabidis has now picked up back-to-back honors as the MPSF Newcomer of the Week, following up last week's pick for her work in helping USC to the UCI Invitational championship.
This past weekend, Haralabidis' three goals against Arizona State came in a four-minute span, helping USC along to an early 6-2 lead on the Sun Devils. In addition to her three goals on four shots taken, Haralabidis also won three sprints, had three steals and served up three assists in the win. Haralabidis now stands as USC's second leading scorer with 26 goals. She is the only Trojan to date to have scored at least one goal in every game, and this marks her fourth game of the year with three goals or more. With the win over the Sun Devils, USC remains perfect overall at 13-0 on the year with the winning 1-0 start to MPSF play.
Haralabidis and her fellow Women of Troy now set up for their first game of the year at the newly opened Uytengsu Aquatics Center this weekend. USC will host CSU Bakersfield at 5 p.m. on Friday (March 7) in an MPSF contest at the new venue.