Congratulations to Eileen Maes who was named Pacific-10 Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week, wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week and a member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
Cougar freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is traveling next week to join the Canadian National Team as it attempts to qualify for the next World Cup.
The soccer team will holds its annual banquet, Saturday, Oct. 9. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. and you can register online at https://www.athletics.wsu.edu/soccerbanquet/. There will be auction items available at the event and advanced bids can be made. A list of items is available at wsucougars.com on the front page of women's soccer.
Jerseys for sale and quotes from Matt Potter after the jump.
As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Washington State will wear pink jerseys for its match against Oregon State, Oct. 22 in Pullman at 2 p.m. The jerseys to be worn by the Cougar student-athletes in that match are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated to breast cancer research. The cost of a jersey is $30. For information, contact Craig Lawson at 509-335-0265 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the number of the jersey and/or the name of the student-athlete.
Here are some quotes from Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter regarding the upcoming Pac-10 opening weekend.
(on winning three-consecutive matches)
"We are in good place right now as a team in terms of our culture and our stability emotionally."
"It's a combination of good habits. We have had good work ethic and good energy. When we put forth our best effort, good things happen and we create our own luck."
(on being at home to open Pac-10)
"We are excited about the opportunity. Being at home is a blessing. We have put on a lot of miles. We have 12 freshmen and they are getting to experience all that Washington State has to offer. Homecoming is special around campus."
(on strength of the Pac-10)
"Every match is going to bring a different set of challenges. Some people are going to start with a powerhouse like Stanford which is a national title contender. Some teams are going to start with a Washington State and we are looking up. I don't think many teams are looking forward to playing Stanford, but I am not sure many are looking forward to playing Washington State either. Top to bottom it is a very strong league once again.