Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week - September 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior forward/midfielder Megan Jurado and New Mexico junior defender Liz Nare have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is the second Mountain West weekly award for both Jurado and Nare in 2012 and overall careers.

Jurado tallied seven points as the No. 17 Aztecs went 2-0 last week. The San Jose, Calif., native recorded the game-tying goal (2-2) at the 56:14 mark in SDSU's 3-2 win over UC Irvine, her only shot on goal of the game. Against UC Santa Barbara, Jurado was a part of all three scores in the 3-1 road win. Jurado scored the first of her two goals at the 27:47 mark off of a pass from Jensen Skinner to put SDSU up, 1-0. Less than six minutes later at 33:06, Jurado put a deflection off of a UCSB defender into the net, making the score 2-0. With the score 2-1 in the second half, Jurado assisted on goal by Victoria Barba for her fifth point of the match.

Hailing from Lake Forest, Calif., Nare anchored the New Mexico defense, again, as the Lobos recorded two shutouts on the week. In a 1-0 win at UC Riverside, UNM allowed just five shots, none on goal, against a team that had been averaging 13.0 shots per game. Against UC Davis, the Lobos allowed just 11 shots, five on goal, to a team averaging 1.50 goals per game. Nare recorded an assist in the 2-0 win over the Aggies on the first goal of the game by Stephanie Rowe.

Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Aug. 20 - Leah Bratt, Jr., MF, Air Force
Aug. 27 - Haley Locker, So., F, San Diego State
Sept. 3 - Jordan Craig, Sr., F, New Mexico
Sept. 10 - Megan Jurado, Sr., F/MF, San Diego State
Sept. 17 - Sarah Schmeda, Sr., MF, Nevada
Sept. 24 - Megan Jurado, Sr., F/MF, San Diego State

Mountain West Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 20 - Rachel Boaz, So., GK, San Diego State
Aug. 27 - Carli Johnson, Jr., MF, San Diego State
Sept. 3 - Tiffany Hurst, Sr., D/MF, San Diego State
Sept. 10 - Kylie Williamson, So., D, Air Force
Sept. 17 - Liz Nare, Jr., D, New Mexico
Sept. 24 - Liz Nare, Jr., D, New Mexico