Fifth-year senior forward Courtney Verloo was named the national women’s soccer player of the week by the NSCAA for her hat trick in Stanford’s 3-2 victory against Santa Clara on Sunday. Verloo also picked up Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for her role in the comeback win.
Verloo scored in the second minute to give Stanford a 1-0 lead but did not strike again for more than 80 minutes as Santa Clara fought back to take a 2-1 edge. Verloo sent the match to overtime on a penalty shot in the 90th minute and then broke the tie in the second overtime to complete the hat trick and the come-from-behind victory.
Verloo’s hat trick was just the 29th in Stanford women’s soccer history. She had also notched two assists in Stanford’s 5-0 win against St. Mary’s three days earlier. The fifth-year senior is now 101-4-5 as a member of the Stanford Cardinal.
Stanford opens Pac-12 play at Colorado (8-1-0) on Saturday.