October 16, 2001

Osborne Named WCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 16, 2001

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Freshman Leslie Osborne was named the West Coast Conference's Women's Soccer Player of the Week for her play against Fresno State and WCC opponents San Francisco and Gonzaga this past weekend.

Osborne's selection marks the third time this season a Bronco has been honored by the league office. Junior midfielder Aly Wagner was awarded the conference honor on both September 10 and October 2.

Osborne, the third freshman to earn the honor this season, scored four goals on five shots on goal and 12 shots overall while adding five assists. Against Fresno State last Tuesday, she scored just 37 seconds into the match, marking the sixth-fastest goal ever scored by a Bronco. She added two assists to her efforts that night.

On Friday against San Francisco, Osborne recorded a goal and an assist within five minutes of each other in SCU's 5-0 victory. She topped the weekend off against Gonzaga, assisting on the Broncos' first two scores, and then adding the Broncos third goal of the match as well as its final score in the 80th minute.

The Broncos return home to Buck Shaw Stadium and will host second-ranked UCLA on Thursday, October 18. That match is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Bruins were 2000 College Cup participants and are undefeated at 11-0 on the season. The Broncos return to WCC action on Sunday at seventh-ranked-and also undefeated-Saint Mary's. That match will take place at noon in Moraga.