Player of the Week: Rachel Mercik

After a season-ending foot injury last October, sophomore forward Rachel Mercik waited until the season started to play again. Two months later, Mercik is not only playing but now she is the lead striker for Cal women’s soccer team.

Above the Net: Higgins gets conference accolade

Freshman Christina Higgins was awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors this week. Clearly the powers that be cast their ballots after Friday night’s match, or otherwise completely overlooked Saturday’s slate of games around the conference.

Women's Volleyball vs. ASU, 10/1/11

Player of the Week: Kat Brown

Middle hitter Kat Brown is at the core of the Cal volleyball team’s blocking regiment, and came up big for the No. 4 Bears this weekend. Cal blanked then-No. 15 Oregon on Friday night, and earned a 3-1 victory over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.