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Now the nation’s leading scorer, Pitt’s Amanda West earns ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors

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Now the nation’s leading scorer, Pitt’s Amanda West earns ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors

Amanda West was named the ACC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

With four goals in two Pitt home victories last week against Boston College (4-3) and Navy (4-1), West became the Pitt women’s soccer program’s all-time leader in career points (54) and set the single-season record for goals (11).

West scored the first goal in win over the Eagles on a penalty kick that she drew herself and had the first goal of the second half that allowed the Panthers to tie the game up. In the 4-1 win over the Midshipmen on Sunday, she recorded a brace, including the game-winner that also allowed her to set the sophomore season record for points (25).

Amanda West makes Pitt women’s soccer history in 4-1 win over Navy

The forward leads the nation in goals and points.

Pitt continues its four-game homestand Thursday at 6 p.m. against No. 2 Florida State on the ACC Network.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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