Stanford senior forward Courtney Verloo has been named national women's soccer player of the week by both the NSCAA and Top Drawer Soccer, and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, for her efforts in the No. 2 Cardinal victories over Santa Clara and Saint Mary's last week.
She also was named among CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week.
On Sunday, Verloo scored all three Stanford goals in a 3-2 double-overtime victory at No. 22 Santa Clara, with two coming in dramatic fashion. Verloo scored on a penalty kick with 54 seconds left in regulation to tie the match, 2-2. And in the 108th minute, she struck a 22-yard free kick that snuck inside the near post for a golden goal.
Earlier, she scored on a swerving 30-yard free kick only 1:20 into the match to give Stanford the early lead. She now has five goals this season.
It was the 29th hat trick in Stanford history and the first for the program since Christen Press accomplished the feat in the first half against Utah on the same Buck Shaw Stadium field at Santa Clara. This was the first for Verloo since possibly her junior year in high school, she estimated.
In Thursday's 5-0 victory over Saint Mary's, Verloo had two assists. The result also gave Verloo, a fifth-year senior, her 100th victory at Stanford. Her career record now stands at 101-4-5.