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L'Esperance and Diaz-Tucker Rise to Top in Women's Soccer

L'Esperance and Diaz-Tucker Rise to Top in Women's Soccer

Kristen L'Esperance of Finlandia and Alyssa Diaz-Tucker of UC Santa Cruz have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Players of the Week.

L'Esperance, a senior midfielder from Brighton, MI (Brighton HS) had a strong performance in a 6-0 win over Crown (Sept. 5). She scored three goals (the first three of the game) on five shots on goal. L'Esperance recorded her fourth career hat trick and second against Crown in as many games.

Diaz-Tucker, a first-year goalkeeper from San Diego, CA (Bonita Vista HS) had nine total saves, including two in overtime as UC Santa Cruz held SCIAC favorite Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to a 1-1 tie in the Slugs' home opener.

Others Nominated:  Offensive: Jamie Floyd (UC Santa Cruz). Defensive: None.


September 3 - Brittany Lovegrove, Pratt
September 10 - Kristen L'Esperance, Finlandia

September 3 - Samantha Linteo, Finlandia
September 10 - Alyssa Diaz-Tucker, UC Santa Cruz