Lacrosse: The defending national champion Cougars (1-1) lost a 16-15 heartbreaker to the Chapman University Panthers (4-0) Saturday night at Orange, Calif.

BYU was led by Elliot Grow with four goals and five assists, and senior attackman Josh Austin with four goals and an assist.

SOCCER: The defending Mountain West Conference soccer champion BYU women's soccer team announced its 2008 recruiting class this week, a talented group of six players who coaches say will make a significant addition to the 2008 fall roster. Among the recruits are three of the top players from the state of Utah, along with three standouts from northern California.

The new players include Lauren Anderson, F (Monte Vista HS, Calif.), Auna Janis, MF (Mountain View HS), Hallie Keenan, MF (Los Altos HS, Calif.), Jennie Marshall, F (Beyer HS, Calif.), Dana Oldroyd, D (Timpanogos HS), McKinzie Olson, G (Brighton HS).


ACADEMICS: The University of Utah placed 47 student-athletes on the Mountain West Conference 2007 All-Academic team for the fall semester.

Football led the way for Utah with 24 honorees, and cross country saw all nine of its team members recognized. Women's soccer and volleyball each had seven athletes make the list.

TRACK AND FIELD: Utah's Chelsea DiGrazia broke the school record in the one-mile run and placed second in her section with a time of 4:53.85 at the Iowa State Invitational on Saturday.

Utah State

SOFTBALL: USU wrapped up the Campbell Cartier Classic with a 4-0 loss to host San Diego State on Sunday afternoon.

USU finished the weekend with a 2-2 record in the Classic and is now 2-7 on the season. The Aggies take a three-week break from action and then play at Colorado State on March 8-9.

ATHLETE OF WEEK: Utah State men's tennis athlete Jakob Asplund has been named the American First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday.

Asplund, a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, went 2-0 at No. 1 singles last week and 1-1 in doubles play with partner Jonas Tyden as Utah State defeated Portland State, 5-2, and lost to Weber State, 5-2.

Southern Utah

SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Arizona swept a doubleheader from Southern Utah on the final day of the Arizona State Kajikawa Classic on Sunday, handling the Thunderbirds 8-0 and 11-3. SUU dipped to 3-7 with the losses.

Weber State

MEN'S TENNIS: The Wildcats (4-5) picked up their third straight win on Sunday with a 6-1 win over the Air Force Academy (5-3) at the Ogden Athletic Club.

PLAYER OF WEEK: Weber State's Sara Tuomi and Portland State's Claire Faucher have been named the Big Sky Conference Women's Co-Basketball Players of the Week for games played between Feb. 11-18.

Tuomi led the Wildcats to two wins at home, including a 76-71 overtime victory over Portland State on Saturday. Weber State also defeated Eastern Washington 73-58 on Thursday. The senior forward averaged 22 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists on the week, including a career-high 28 points against EWU.


SOFTBALL: The Salt Lake Community College softball team split a doubleheader against Mesa State College on Saturday, losing the first game 7-1 and winning the second 9-2.

Emily Larson went 3-for-3 with a double and Dani Ibrahim drove in the lone run for SLCC (8-2) in the first game. In the second game, Lindsey Palmer (6-0) struck out 13 batters and allowed only three hits. Palmer also went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, and Kara Bendt blasted a three-run homer.