Sept. 12, 2011
For the third week in a row, a California Golden Bear has been named the NorPac West Offensive Player of the Week. Sophomore forward Andrea Earle, with three goals and two assists in Cal's victories over No. 18 Northeastern and No. 19 Indiana, earned the first Offensive Player of the Week honor of her career. Earle scored the game-winning goal in both contests.
Earle leads the team in points with 16 (six goals and four assists). Her six goals is tied with senior Megan Shimojima for the team lead. Shimojima was the NorPac Offensive Player of the week the week prior after she scored four goals in the 10-0 victory over Pacific. Sophomore Jordan O'Reilly was the first Offensive Player of the Week for the West Division of the NorPac Conference when she scored two goals on two shots in the upset of No. 13 Michigan State.
This is the first NorPac Offensive Player of the Week honor for Earle. She was named the NorPac West Newcomer of the Week once last season when she scored two goals against Davis.
Earle and the Bears have started the season 5-0 with victories over four top-20 ranked teams.