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Lo'eau LaBonta Named Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/03/2012

November 26, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Lo'eau LaBonta (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos High School) of the No. 1 Stanford women's soccer team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19-25.

LaBonta scored two goals to lead Stanford to a 2-1 comeback victory over visiting UCLA in an NCAA quarterfinal match on Nov. 23, sending the Cardinal to its fifth consecutive College Cup.

LaBonta scored both Stanford goals after corner kicks by Courtney Verloo. LaBonta tied the match in the 55th minute when a shot by Sydney Payne to the far post was redirected by LaBonta from point-blank range. In the 69th minute, she scored the winner when a shot by Alex Doll was blocked into LaBonta's path. Her first-touch shot from five yards scored easily in the 69th minute.

It was the first multi-goal performance in the collegiate career of LaBonta, who scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season.

Also nominated: Alex Bowen (Men's Water Polo), Kyle Meyer (Wrestling), Amber Orrange (Women's Basketball), Dwight Powell (Men's Basketball), Stepfan Taylor (Football).



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