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Tulsa's McCormick Earns Weekly WAC Women's Soccer Honors

Tulsa junior Melissa McCormick was named the WAC Player of the Week on Oct. 30.
Tulsa junior Melissa McCormick was named the WAC Player of the Week on Oct. 30.
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Oct. 31, 2000

Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa junior forward Melissa McCormick has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 23-29.

In the Golden Hurricane's two home victories last weekend, McCormick netted two goals and added three assists for seven points. With the regular-season ending wins, Tulsa heads to the conference tournament riding a six game win streak.

In Tulsa's 5-1 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on October 27, McCormick put the Hurricane on the board early in the match by nailing a cross from teammate Beth Taruscio. Minutes later, her pass to Julie Twellman's foot found the back of the net for her seventh assist of the season.

Against IUPUI on October 29, McCormick recorded back-to-back assists on Tulsa's first two goals to earn sole possession of the school's single-season assist record with nine. Less than 13 minutes into the contest, McCormick converted a cross pass into a goal when and blasted a shot into the opposite side of the net.

The midfielder from Omaha, Neb., has produced career-highs this fall with eight goals, nine assists and 25 points, which is fourth best in the conference. She leads TU in assists and is second in both goals and points. She also leads the conference in assists and game-winning goals (5). During the team's six consecutive win streak, McCormick has tallied at least a goal or an assist in five of those contests.

McCormick is the third TU player to earn the WAC's weekly honor this season. Julie Twellman and senior Julie Davidson were each awarded the distinction earlier this season.