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Stanford's Boissiere named to soccer team of the week

 

Menlo School grad Jaye Boissiere, who is enjoying a monster season to date, was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week after helping Stanford beat Santa Clara on Sunday.

Boissiere has started all but one game, playing primarily at the base of second-ranked Stanford's midfield. She registered one goal and one assist in Stanford's 2-1 win over Santa Clara, bringing her goal and assist totals to four on the season.

Stanford opens Pac-12 play on Thursday in Pullman against Washington State at Lower Soccer Field.

The Cardinal (7-1) has not lost a conference opener since 2000, when it fell to Washington, 1-0, in Seattle. Since then, Stanford has gone 13-0-3 in conference openers, including a 11-0-3 clip under Paul Ratcliffe.

Stanford finished nonconference play with its road win over Santa Clara. Boissiere, who scored from 30 yards out, assisted on Michelle Xiao's game-winning goal in the 75th minute. Goalie Lauren Rood made two saves, including one in the 59th minute to stop a Santa Clara breakaway. Rood improves to 4-0.

Stanford has scored multiple goals in every game this season, leading the nation in several offensive categories. Stanford's three-game stretch from Sept. 3-10 yielded 22 goals, a program record.

Stanford leads the nation in goals per game (4.88), total goals (39), assists per game (4.13), points per game (13.88), total points (111), shots per game (25.38) and shots on goal per game (12.25).

The Cardinal's 39 goals are more than 285 Division I teams managed in all of last year.

Stanford has scored 16 more goals than the next highest-scoring Pac-12 school (UCLA, 23) and the 111 points (13.88 per game) lead the Pac-12 by 38 (UCLA, 73). Seventeen players have registered at least one point, while 10 have at least five.

Stanford ranks 19th out of 333 Division I teams in goals-against average (.50), eighth in shutout percentage (.750) and Rood leads the Pac-12 in goals against average (0.25). The Cardinal's four goals allowed are the fewest in the Pac-12, tied with California and Washington State.

Stanford owns a 22-3-1 (.835) all-time record against the Cougars and is currently on a three-game winning streak against them.

Thursday's game will broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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