Women’s soccer’s Ubogagu named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Oct. 13, 2011, 1:46 a.m.

Chioma Ubogagu has been a major factor in the top-ranked women’s soccer team’s early-season success–the freshman forward has six goals and six assists in her first 14 games on the Farm.

Freshman Chioma Ubogagu (above) scored two crucial goals this weekend against No. 3 UCLA en route to being named Pac-12 Player of the Week (Stanford Daily File Photo)

On Wednesday, Ubogagu was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for her efforts in two big conference wins over the weekend. The Coppell, Texas, native intercepted a deflected pass and scored from close range just nine minutes into Sunday’s clash with No. 3 UCLA, then added a second goal just 10 minutes later, after a nifty move inside the box freed her in front of goal to slot the ball inside the left post.

The Cardinal finished off the Bruins 4-1, but it was Ubogagu’s early spark that had UCLA on its heels throughout much of the match.

This is the second Pac-12 honor of the season for Stanford, as senior Lindsay Taylor was Player of the Week in September, but just the first such award for Ubogagu, who has thus far lived up to the hype as topdrawersoccer.com’s No. 3 recruit in the class of 2015.

The Cardinal will be back in action this weekend, looking to complete a third consecutive undefeated conference season as it takes on Arizona State this Friday at 7 p.m.

– Miles Bennett-Smith

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