February 15, 2011

Stanford's Ford Nabs Top MPSF Nod

from press release

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior midfielder Leslie Foard was named the MPSF Player of the Week for her role in the Stanford win over No. 10 Notre Dame. The 13th-ranked Cardinal defended its home turf by knocking off the higher ranked Irish in a thrilling 13-12 victory.

Foard scored two goals and contributed one assist ton contribute to the balanced Cardinal scoring attack. Both of her goals came on free-position shots after drawing fouls driving towards the net.

In addition to her scoring, the Cincinnati, Ohio native was active beyond what is seen on the stat sheet. Foard earned five draw controls, including twice at the faceoff when she was able to control her own draw. The five draw controls were the most from either team and helped Stanford gain much needed possession in the second half.

The MPSF honor is the first of Foard's career and the first for a Stanford player since April 26 of last year when Claire Hubbard was honored.

Next up for the Cardinal is an early-season MPSF matchup with Fresno State at Cagan Stadium on Wednesday night. Sunday, the Cardinal will face another top-10 foe when No. 5 Syracuse comes to town.

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