University of Colorado forward Anne Stuller was named the Pac-12 Conference Women's
Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of August 20-27,
Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday.
Stuller, a Boulder
native, is having a career season just four games into her junior campaign,
leading Colorado to a 3-0-1 record. She scored all four goals for the Buffs
during the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic, and has scored six of
the CU's seven goals this season.
currently leads the Pac-12 with six goals and 12 points.
sixth on CU's list of most goals by a junior, passing Gianna DeSaverio (2007)
and Elizabeth Swan (1996), who both had five. Stuller joins Nikki Marshall
(2006) and Katie Griffin (2005) to become only the third player in CU history
to have three multiple goal games in a single season.
In the home opener against LIU Brooklyn, Stuller
came off a rebound and struck the ball with ease from over 30 yards back,
assisted by Hayley Hughes to put the Buffs on the board in the 50th minute.
Less than five minutes later, the Buffs pressed the
net, when a header by Amy Barczuk was caught near the edge. CU's momentum
helped Stuller avoid traffic and rush into the net to put the Buffs up 2-0.
Against Wright State on Sunday, Stuller slammed in another off an assist from
Quinn Krier in the 27th minute. With just 10
minutes remaining in the game, Shaye Marshall kicked a long shot that WSU
goalie Brooke McCurdy hopped on, but couldn't keep hold of. Stuller was there
to net it in to earn her fourth goal of the Classic.
joins Annie Brunner to become the Colorado soccer team's second Pac-12 Player
of the Week. Stuller is the first CU player to earn a conference Offensive
Player of the Week title since Gianna DeSaverio in 2008 in the Big 12.