April 1, 2013
WOODLAND, Calif. -- UCLA sophomore attacker Emily Donohoe has captured MPSF/KAP7 Player of the Week acclaim for the week of Mar. 25-31, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) announced Monday. This is the third player of the week award for Donohoe. She is the first player this season to earn MPSF Player of the Week honors three times.
Donohoe scored a career-high six goals (on six shots) to lead No. 4 UCLA to a 15-8 win at No. 9 San Jose State on Friday (March 29). She scored at least one goal in all four periods, including four in the second half. She also added one steal against the Spartans. The Bruins improved to 20-3 on the year and 3-1 in the MPSF with the win. Later that same day, she scored three goals (on four shots, all at full strength) in the Bruins' 16-6 win at Santa Clara. She also added an assist and one steal in the win over the Broncos. Shooting 90 percent in the two games (9 goals on 10 shots), she helped the Bruins go 2-0 on the week, improving to 21-3 overall and 3-1 in the MPSF.
Donohoe leads the team in scoring with 55 goals on the year (2.29 goals per game), which ranks fifth in the MPSF. She is also third on the squad in steals (19) and second in field blocks (eight).
The Bruins, now 21-3 overall (3-1 MPSF), return to action next week when they travel to No. 2 Stanford (22-1, 3-0) for a key MPSF contest at 1 p.m. on April 6.