“Stephanie has been playing extremely well this season,” said head coach Julie Woodward. “She is such a quick learner and is such a versatile player. She contributes so much to this team, whether she is scoring or not, but I have been pleased to see that she has found her rhythm, and has scored some very important game-winning goals for us.”
After no score from either team in 90 minutes of regulation on Sunday, Sept. 9, Verdoia put the ball in the net in the 97th minute to lead the Redhawks on Gonzaga’s home field. This was her second game-winning goal of the season, also scoring the game-winner in Seattle U’s 1-0 victory versus Portland State on Sept. 2.
Verdoia also excels academically, as she currently has a 3.967 cumulative GPA and is majoring in political science.
Seattle U continues their road stretch, heading south to face Pac-12 powerhouses Oregon (Sept. 14) and Oregon State (Sept. 16), this weekend. Both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 network. The Redhawks will return home for their final non-conference match of the season to host Utah Valley on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 12 noon.
The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in the classroom and in competition.