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Pitt’s Amanda West named ACC Offensive Player of the Week

From University of Pittsburgh Athletics report

Pitt women’s soccer senior forward Amanda West has been named the first ACC Offensive Player of the Week of the 2022 season, the league announced Tuesday. West has now earned the award once in all four seasons of her collegiate career. The most recent honor marks the second year in a row she was named the ACC’s first Offensive Player of the Week to open up a season.

West helped guide the Panthers (2-0-0) to the program’s sixth-straight 2-0-0 start to a season as Pitt won both of its games in Missoula, Mont., last weekend to claim the Rumble in the Rockies crown. She produced second-half game-winning goals in a pair of shutout wins, breaking scoreless ties in each by finding the back of the net in the 57th minute of a 1-0 victory over Gonzaga in the season opener last Thursday and then scoring in the 56th minute of a 2-0 triumph over host Montana on Sunday.

West extended her program records for career points (89), goals (35) and game-winning goals (15). She is the ACC’s active leader in career goals.

Pitt plays in front of the hometown crowd for the first time in the 2022 regular season when it welcomes UMass to Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday. First touch is scheduled for 5 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra. The contest is the first half of a Pitt soccer doubleheader at Ambrose Urbanic Field as the men’s team opens its season against Georgetown at 8 p.m.

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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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