News Release, WPSL Communications
Alabama FC’s Ashley Orkus (Ole Miss), MVLA Wolves’ Luca Deza (Cal) and AHFC Royals’ Grace Yochum (Oklahoma State) were named player of the week in their respective Power 5 conferences.
Orkus, a sophomore goalkeeper, was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after she had a career-high 10 saves, three in overtime, in a 1-1 draw vs. Alabama on Oct. 17.
Deza, a junior midfielder, was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week with a goal and assist in a 3-0 victory vs. USC on Oct. 18. Deza is second on her team with five goals this season.
Yochum, a sophomore midfielder, was named Big 12 offensive player of the week after scoring a game-winning goal at West Virginia followed by a hat trick at Iowa State. Yochum, who was named Offensive Player of the Week earlier in the season, had all six of her shots on target during the road trip.