Oct. 2, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The accolades continue to roll in for Oklahoma midfielder Lauren MacIver as Soccer America named the freshman to their national Team of the Week on Wednesday.

Last weekend, MacIver scored twice in OU's 4-0 win over Texas Tech for the first multiple goal game of her career. She also registered two assists in the Sooners 4-2 victory over Baylor. The Tulsa, Okla., freshman has started all 10 games for the Sooners and ranks third on the team in goals scored (three) and leads all OU newcomers with eight points (three goals, two assists).

MacIver was named the Oklahoma High School Player of the Year in 2001 after her outstanding career at state powerhouse Jenks High School.

The Sooners (8-2-0, 2-0-0 Big 12) host TCU on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at John Crain Field before traveling to Ames, Iowa to battle the Cyclones of Iowa State.

Soccer America Team of the Week:
(Week 5: Sept. 23-29)

GOALKEEPER
Chrissy Dolan (Villanova), Jr. (2)

Earned fifth shutout of the season in scoreless tie with Rutgers, stopped 16 shots to beat Notre Dame, held off St. Joseph's in OT win as Wildcats improve to 7-1-3.


DEFENDERS

Heather Herweh (Cincinnati), Sr. (1)
Leads 7-2-1 Bearcats defense in two shutouts, limiting TCU and Houston to six shots on target, scoring lone goal in victory over Houston.

Anny Lucier (Saint Louis), Jr. (1)
Converted forward debuts at sweeper, sparks shutouts of Southern Mississippi and South Florida -- surrendering nine shots total -- and adds a goal in 7-3-0 Billikins' 4-0 win over South Florida.

Marcela Nova (Oklahoma State), Soph. (1)
Czech back scores one goal, leads defense -- which gives up six shots on goal in shutouts of Texas Tech and Baylor -- as 10-0-0 Cowgirls romp.


MIDFIELDERS
Ashlee Cieslak (New Hampshire), Fr. (1)
Sets up tying goal in 86th minute, nets 90th-minute winner in 5-3-0 Wildcats' win at Rhode Island.

Lauren MacIver (Oklahoma), Fr. (1)
Playmaker dishes off for two goals against Baylor, scores a pair in rout of Texas Tech as 8-2-0 Sooners start Big 12 schedule with two wins.

Nicole Mularkey (Cal State Fullerton), Jr. (1)
Comes off the bench to score goals in 6-1-1 Titans' rout of San Diego State and victory at San Diego, netting the winner vs. Toreros after taking the ball from a defender in the 88th minute.


FORWARDS
Chrissie Abbott (West Virginia), Jr. (1)
Hat trick paces 9-1-0 Mountaineers to 4-1 romp over William & Mary, adds two more -- 12th and 13th of the season -- in 2-1 Big East win over Rutgers

Elizabeth Bogus (Arizona State), Fr. (1)
Scores all three goals as 6-1-2 Sun Devils' shut out Georgia and Auburn in Southern swing

Caroline Smith (Kansas), Fr. (1)
Big 12's top scorer nets two with an assist as 7-1-2 Jayhawks pummel Colorado, scores lone goal in 1-1 tie with Nebraska

Tiffany Weimer (Penn State), Fr. (1)
Hat trick sends 7-1-1 Nittany Lions past Indiana, 3-0; adds another in 1-0 win in showdown with Purdue

- Number of selections to Soccer America Team of the Week in parentheses