Rachel Thompson, a 2015 Nikiski High School graduate, was named the Pac-12 netminder of the week Tuesday after Washington State notched a 1-0 victory over UCLA on Sept. 21
Thompson, a redshirt junior, was making just her third career start in goal. She produced a career-best nine saves in notching the first shutout of her career.
Thursday, Thompson and the No. 9-ranked Cougars kept right on rolling by defeating Oregon 2-1 in Pullman to improve to 9-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the conference. Thompson improved to 4-0-0 on the year before a crowd of 1,254.