STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford’s Courtney Verloo has swept national player of the week honors after her dramatic hat trick Sunday that allowed the Cardinal to beat Santa Clara, 3-2, in double overtime.
Verloo, a fifth-year senior from Tualatin, Ore., was selected as national player of the week by the NSCAA, Top Drawer Soccer,and CollegeSoccer360.com.
Verloo also was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.On Sunday, Verloo scored on a penalty kick with 54 seconds left in regulation to tie the match, 2-2. And in the 108th minute, she struck a 22-yard free kick that snuck through a gap in the wall and inside the near post for a golden goal.
Earlier, she scored on a swerving 30-yard free kick only 1:20 into the match to give Stanford the early lead. She now has five goals this season.
It was the 29th hat trick in Stanford history and the first for the program since Christen Press accomplished the feat in the first half against Utah on the same Buck Shaw Stadium field at Santa Clara. The hat trick was the first for Verloo since possibly her junior year in high school, she believes.
In Thursday’s 5-0 victory over Saint Mary’s, Verloo had two assists. The result also gave Verloo, a fifth-year senior, her 100th victory at Stanford. Her career record now stands at 101-4-5.