Mills Earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Honors

    Kayla Mills earned her first-career Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.
    Sept. 15, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO – Junior defender Kayla Mills earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 7-13, the Conference announced today.

    Mills, a native of West Covina, Calif., played a key part in both the defense and the attack for the Trojans last weekend. The junior's first goal of the season in the 82nd minute was the game-winning goal in the Trojans home opener against San Diego where the Trojans won, 2-1.

    On the weekend, Mills and her teammates only allowed one goal in 200 minutes of action, including a shutout against then-No. 23 Long Beach State.

    For the communication major and 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honoree, it is her first time winning a Pac-12 Player of the Week accolade and the 31st all-time honor for USC. She is the second Trojan this year, after redshirt junior Dominique Randle won the honor in the first week of the season.

    The Trojans will head back out on the road this weekend, traveling to Pacific for a 7 p.m. PT match on Friday, Sept. 18.