Oct. 12, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford freshman forward Chioma Ubogagu was named Pac-12 Conference women's soccer Player of the Week for her play in the Cardinal's weekend victories over USC and No. 3 UCLA, and also earned Soccer America's Player of the Week honor.
Ubogagu scored two goals in the first 18 minutes to spark No. 1 Stanford to a 4-1 victory over UCLA in a pivotal Pac-12 Conference matchup before a sellout crowd at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Sunday.
With seven minutes elapsed, Ubogagu took possession of a crossing pass that was blocked by a defender, cut left and struck a close-range shot into the net.
About 10 minutes later, she took a pass from Teresa Noyola at the top of the box. Marked by two defenders, Ubogagu juked both of them to create a wide-open shot from 12 yards, which she placed inside the left post to give the Cardinal a 2-0 lead.
The goals were the fifth and sixth of her freshman season. Though she didn't score, she also helped the Cardinal defeat USC on Friday, 3-0.
This is Ubogagu's first Pac-12 honor, and the second for Stanford this season. She also was named as one of Our Game Magazine's weekly Players to Watch for her performances, and Soccer America's Team of the Week.
Other Stanford players were honored this week:
Garciamendez was among collegesoccer360.com's Primetime Players of the Week.