Prisock, Prudhomme Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors

    Sept. 13, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – USC sophomore Ally Prisock earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, while goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme earned Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for the second-straight week, it was announced today by the Conference office.

    Both awards come on the heels of a big week for the Trojans, as they earned two shutout victories over Loyola Marymount and then-No. 8 North Carolina. The 3-0 victory over UNC was the first time in four tries that the Trojans have defeated a team from the storied program. It was also the most goals the Tar Heels have given up in a match since a 4 -3 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Sept. 11, 2011.

    Prisock led a stalwart Trojan defense that did not allow a goal all weekend, including shutting out then-No. 8 North Carolina. Overall Prisock and the Trojan defense has not allowed a goal in five-straight contests and overall hasn’t allowed a goal in 474 minutes over six different contests.

    Prudhomme joined Prisock in anchoring the Trojan defense over the two shutouts over the weekend. She made one save against Loyola Marymount on Friday in the 2-0 victory and then four saves in the 3-0 victory over then-No. 8 North Carolina. She has not allowed a goal since the 66th minute of the Long Beach State game on Friday, Aug. 26.

    This is Prisock’s first career honor, while Prudhomme is on her second-straight Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week honor. The two awards give the Trojans 35 weekly honors all-time.

    The Trojans look to continue their five-game win streak as they host Kansas for their final nonconference tune up on Friday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. PT.