Denver, Colo.----San Jose State's Kayla Santacruz has been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, respectively, for the week of October 18-24.
Santacruz, a freshman midfielder from San Ramon, Calif. (California HS), led San Jose State to a pair of wins over Nevada and Utah State last week. Santacruz tallied her first collegiate hat trick with three goals and an assist to lead the Spartans to a 4-1 victory against Utah State on Sunday, October 24. She also scored a goal against Nevada to help the Spartans to a 4-0 win on Friday, October 22. Overall on the week, Santacruz tallied five shots on goal, four goals, one assist and nine points.
Santacruz leads the Western Athletic Conference (WAC-only matches) in points (19), points per game (3.17), goals (8) and goals per game (1.33). This is Santacruz's first weekly conference honor of the season and of her career.
Other offensive nominees included: Boise State sophomore forward Ebbie Harris ... Idaho sophomore midfielder Megan Lopez.
Other defensive nominees included: Fresno State senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Revel ... Idaho junior goalkeeper Liz Boyden ... San Jose State junior goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald.