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Chelsea Carlisle has been tabbed the conference player of the week three times already this season.
Chelsea Carlisle Takes Home CCAA Player of the Week Honors
Release: Monday 01/16/2012 
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Chelsea Carlisle of the undefeated and No. 2-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team was named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending January 15, it was announced on Monday.

The senior point guard averaged 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 3.0 steals over the weekend, leading the Tritons to a pair of key CCAA wins over Cal State East Bay and No. 24 Cal State Monterey Bay.

Carlisle had a huge effort in Friday's 84-73 triumph over the Pioneers, finishing with 20 points, five rebounds, a career-high 12 assists and three steals in 31 minutes of work. She connected on 9-of-14 from the field and hit 2-of-4 from the three-point line to reach the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season.

In Saturday's 91-63 thrashing of the rival Otters, Carlisle tallied 16 points, four boards, 10 dimes and three steals. She finished 6-of-13 from the floor and dropped 2-of-5 from behind the arc, helping the Tritons match the program record for consecutive victories with their 16th straight win.

For the week, the Agoura Hills, Calif. native shot 56% (15-27) from the field and 44% (4-9) from the three-point line. She also recorded double-digit assists in back-to-back games for the first time in her career.

Monday's award marks Carlisle's sixth career CCAA Player of the Week honor and her third selection this season. She was also named the conference player of the week on November 14 and then again on November 28.

UCSD, which improved to 16-0 and 10-0 in conference play with its two wins last week, will return to the court on Friday evening when Sonoma State invades RIMAC Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.

CCAA Women's Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 7-13: Chelsea Carlisle (UC San Diego); Nov. 14-20: Sarah Semenero (Cal Poly Pomona); Nov. 21-27: Chelsea Carlisle (UC San Diego); Nov. 28 - Dec. 4: Brandi Stephens (Cal State Monterey Bay); Dec. 5-11: Theresa Henderson (Cal State Stanislaus); Dec. 12-18: Ariel Marsh (Cal Poly Pomona); Dec. 19-25: Catie Richards (Humboldt State); Dec. 26 - Jan. 1: Megan Ford (Cal Poly Pomona); Jan. 2-8: Syncro Bull (Chico State); Jan. 9-15: Chelsea Carlisle (UC San Diego).

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