Sept. 15, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl senior forward Amanda Lathrop was named the Women's Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the Mountain West Conference on Monday. Her three goals and one assist led the Cowgirls in both victories this past weekend.
Lathrop, a Lakewood, Colo., native, had two unassisted goals, and added an assist in Wyoming's 3-0 win over Idaho on Friday. On Sunday, Lathrop scored the only goal of the game against Gonzaga at the 8:32 mark off of a corner kick to give the Cowgirls their first victory in school history over the Bulldogs.
Earlier this season Lathrop moved ahead of former Cowgirl Mercy Adetoye in the career assists category. Lathrop now has four more assists (14) than Adetoye, who had 10 from 2002 to 2005. Also, with the three goals on the weekend, Lathrop now is in fourth place in UW history for career goals with 17. She needs two more to be in a tie for second with former player Kelly McShane and current Cowgirl Tamika Wilson.
Lathrop shares the MWC award with TCU junior forward Lizzy Karoly for the week. Utah junior goalkeeper Emalee Rogers was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the league.