Phillips named top defensive Pac-12 football player of week

Bassi earns top weekly honors in America East Conference

Harrison Phillips shows off his fumble recovery against Oregon State. Photo by John Todd/

Senior defensive lineman Harrison Phillips was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, while sophomore placekicker Jet Toner was recognized as a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week on Monday.

Phillips was also named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, and junior running back Bryce Love was selected as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award.

Jet Toner
Phillips finished with a game-high 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and the game-winning forced fumble during Thursday's 15-14 victory at Oregon State.

The Beavers were running out the clock with under three minutes to go, but Phillips forced a fumble and recovered it at the Oregon State 40-yard line with 2:30 remaining. Stanford scored the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds remaining. Also, with less than a minute left in the first half, Phillips recovered a fumble at the Oregon State 18-yard line that led to a field goal in the eventual one-point win.

Toner matched a career-high with three made field goals (40, 33, 40) on Thursday. The Honolulu, Hawaii, native leads the team with 78 points this season, and ranks fourth in the nation with 15 made field goals. He also leads the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.882) this season, and has made all 33 extra point attempts.

Love leads the nation in rushing with 1,387 yards and 198.1 yards per game this season. For more on the Heisman Trophy candidate, visit

The Bednarik Award is presented every year to the most outstanding defensive player in the nation, while the Maxwell Award is given annually to the top collegiate football player in the country.

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Senior Kristina Bassi earned America East Offensive Player of the Week honors for her standout play against UC Davis last week, it was announced Monday.

The fifth-year senior attacker was integral to the Cardinal offense over the weekend, as she tallied six points on two goals and two assists to help Stanford clinch the West No. 1 seed for the America East Championship with a 6-2 win over UC Davis Saturday.

Bassi has compiled a career-best year with 10 goals, four of which were game-winners and a hat-trick against Cal on Oct. 22. The honor is her career first.

The Cardinal travels east this week in hopes of defending its America East title. Stanford meets host UMass_Lowell on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

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