Earlier today, in a release by the California Pacific Conference, Colleen Stafford and Kenneth Henry were both named Cal Pac Player of the Week for their respective sport.
Stafford had a spectacular week, leading the Golden Eagles to a 3-1 week. The team played four conference matches, in five days. Their first three matches were all straight set victories over William Jessup University, Pacific Union College, and Simpson University. Their only loss of the week came in an tightly contested, five set match, at Menlo College.
Stafford led the offense with a total of 142 assists in the four matches. She averaged just over 10 assists per set and currently leads the Cal Pac in assists with a 9.6 assist per set average. In addition to her offense she also contributed on the defensive side by collecting double digit digs in two of the four matches. In the win over William Jessup, she finished with 12 digs to lead the team and in the loss to Menlo she had 14 digs.
This is Stafford's first Player of the Week recognition and joins teammate Robyn Miller who was named Player of the Week for her play from August 25-31.
The women's volleyball team (9-5, 4-1 Cal Pac) will host San Diego Christian this coming Thursday, September 26, in a non-conference match. The team will jump back into Cal Pac play on Sunday morning when they play host to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Arizona) at 11am.
Kenneth Henry had a record setting week, tallying four goals and four assists in two matches. In a 2-1 loss to Soka University, Henry scored the only goal for the Golden Eagles. He would follow up that performance by scoring three goals and four assists in an 8-1 win over Simpson University, this past Thursday. His 10 points scored in the match victory over Simpson, demolished the previous school record of six points scored in a match. It was a record that he set earlier this season, in an 8-0 win over Pacific Union College.
Henry leads the Golden Eagles this season with nine goals, good for second on the Golden Eagles men's soccer "all-time" list. His 22 points have moved him into second place on the single season points list, just behind his teammate Roman Santiago who set the mark at 25, last season. Having scored his second hat trick of the season, Henry is by himself in that category and he has also moved into third-place on the single season assists list, with four assists on the year. This is the second Player of the Week honor for Henry, who was receieved the recognition back in the week of September 1-7.
The men's soccer team (3-3, 3-1 Cal Pac) will remain in conference play, as they play host to Menlo College this coming Friday, September 27, at 2pm.
|University of California - Merced vs||7:30pm|
|Cal Pac Championship|
|William Jessup University at||1:00pm|
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|Martin Methodist at||11:00am|
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|California State University-San Marcos||PST|
|California State University-San Marcos||2|