Prudhomme Earns Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year Honors

    Sept. 6, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – USC senior goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week after a stellar weekend at the Auburn Soccer Complex, earning her tournament Co-MVP honors.

    Prudhomme started off the weekend by tallying a USC career-high nine saves against Georgia on Friday. Seven of those saves came in the second half, as she staved off multiple Bulldog attacks to keep the team’s 3-0 lead in tact.

    She followed up that performance by an arguably even more impressive one against another SEC foe, this time No. 21 Auburn. The Trojans took the lead in the 21st minute, but it was a 1-0 contest throughout most of the game, and Prudhomme came up with big save after big save to keep the lead, and a 77th minute goal by the Trojans eventually gave them a 2-0 cushion. She saw 13 shots and made eight saves in the win over the tournament host.

    Prudhomme and the Trojans are now on a three-game shutout streak and have not surrendered a goal in 294 minutes.

    This is Prudhomme’s first Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week honor. She twice earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2012 as a true freshman at Oregon State.

    The honor is USC’s 33rd Pac-12 weekly honor of all-time. The Trojans return home to Los Angeles for their home opener on Friday, Sept. 9 vs. Loyola Marymount. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.