Ioanna Haralabidis Wins MPSF Player of the Week Honors|
Feb. 28, 2017
Senior Ioanna Haralabidis scored 10 goals for the Trojans – including the game-winner in overtime in the championship game – and added six assists while also charged with defending opponents’ top centers to help USC win the title at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. In doing so, Haralabidis also took over as USC’s No. 10 all-time career scorer. For her powerful efforts for the undefeated Women of Troy over the weekend, Haralabidis has picked up her first career selection as the MPSF Player of the Week.
She started the tournament with a four-goal outburst in a 14-0 win over #20 LMU and then added four more in a 12-5 win over #7 Hawai’i to get USC through group play unscathed and into the semifinals. In the semis against #3 UCLA, Haralabidis scored before halftime to get USC ahead 6-5 in an eventual 10-9 win over the Bruins. And in the championship game against top-ranked Stanford, Haralabidis issued some key assists before stepping up and scoring the winning goal with 5 seconds left in the second overtime to beat the #1 Cardinal 10-9.
The victorious run through the tournament improved USC to 18-0 overall this year, taking the Trojans’ overall win streak out to 45 in a row dating back to the final game of 2015.
Haralabidis and the Women of Troy will look to match the national women’s record win streak of 46 when USC heads to Bakersfield on Saturday (March 4) to face the Roadrunners at 1 p.m. in an MPSF matchup.