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FC Tucson/Arizona keeper Lainey Burdett named WPSL PAC South Player of the Week

Lainey Burdett (Arizona)

FC Tucson Woman goalkeeper Lainey Burdett was named the WPSL Week 6 Player of the Week for the PAC South Conference on Saturday. The University of Arizona senior keeper recorded seven saves in a 1-0 victory at conference-leading LA Galaxy San Diego on Sunday, June 17.

At Arizona, Burdett earned her second career Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct.3, 2017) after she collected a career-high 11 saves and giving up only one goal against No. 2 Stanford and blanked No. 11 Cal with four saves. Burdett also earned Pac-12 Second Team honors for her junior season.

FC Tucson midfielder Mariel Gutierrez was named Week 4 PAC South Player of the Week after she recorded two goals and two assists in three matches. Gutierrez is a senior at the University of Northern Colorado.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA STANDOUTS IN THE WPSL

FC Tucson
Hope Hisey, Canyon del Oro (2019): FC Tucson Youth Soccer (GK)
Hannah Leitner, Rincon/UHS 2019 (F)
Tatianna Lizarraga, Catalina Foothills 2019 (F)
Jordyn Ives, Mountain View 2020 (M)
Malia Vanisi, Walden Grove: New Mexico (GK)
Rita Siaha, Tucson: Grambling (GK)
Maury Urcadez, Tucson: Pima (M)
Priscilla Pimienta, Mountain View: Arizona (M)
Alexis Hernandez, Ironwood Ridge: Pima
Laura Pimienta, Mountain View: Arizona (D
Allison Raniere, Sahuaro: Eastern Washington (M)
Avadney Gerard-Osbourne, Tucson: New Mexico (D)
Alexandria Skidmore, Catalina Foothills: Louisiana Monroe (D)
Lauren Bollinger, Salpointe: Idaho State (D)
Lainey Burdett, Arizona (GK)
Samantha Falasco, Arizona (D)
Kelcey Cavarra, Arizona (M)
Jillienne Aguilera, Arizona (F)
Kennedy Kieneker, Arizona (M)
Hannah Wong, Arizona (F)
Hailey Mazzola, Arizona (M)
Paige Maggio, Arizona (F)

St. Louis Lions
Mariah Loya, Ironwood Ridge: Marysville (M)

Phoenix del Sol
Leah Carillo, Arizona (D)
Brynn Moga, Arizona (D)

San Diego Parciero
Dana Dalton, Arizona (F)

THUSC Diamonds
Hailey Clifford, Arizona (D)
Hannah Clifford, Arizona (F)

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