This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (11/14/00)

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WASHINGTON won the 2000 Pac-10 Championship by defeating CALIFORNIA, 4-2 (Nov. 10)... The Huskies also won back-to-back MPSF titles (1998 & 1999) before the Pac-10 began sponsoring men's soccer... STANFORD lost a share of the title by losing to UCLA in double-overtime, 1-0 (Nov. 10)... STANFORD, UCLA and WASHINGTON are going to the NCAA Tournament... Both STANFORD and WASHINGTON will be hosting first round matches... STANFORD was the only Pac-10 team to be seeded (No. 3)... UCLA, the coaches preseason pick to win the inaugural Conference Title, finished third with a 3-5 Pac-10 record... CALIFORNIA and OREGON STATE closed out the season in fourth and fifth, respectively... UCLA is the only Pac-10 team to have won an NCAA Men's Soccer Title (three- 1985, 1990, 1997)... No team with five or more losses has ever won the NCAA Tournament... The Cardinal are ranked No. 6/No. 1 and WASHINGTON No. 18/No. 13 in the NSCAA and Soccer America final regular season polls, respectively... UCLA is ranked No. 18 in Soccer America.

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Fri., Nov. 17 (First Round)Alabama-Birmingham at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 18 (First Round)UCLA at No. 4 San Diego, 5 p.m.CS Fullerton at No. 3 STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Nov. 10WASHINGTON 4, CALIFORNIA 2UCLA 1, STANFORD 0 (2ot)

Sun. , Nov. 12UCLA 3, CALIFORNIA 1STANFORD 4, OREGON STATE 3 (2ot)

THE POLLS

NSCAA TOP 25 (November 14)

1. North Carolina (19-2-0) 2. San Jose State (20-0-1) 3. San Diego (15-1-2) 4. Clemson (13-3-2) 5. Virginia (15-5-1) 6. STANFORD (16-2-1) 7. Connecticut (15-3-1) 8. Creighton (18-3-0) 9. Saint Louis (13-3-2)10. SMU (17-4-0)11. St. John's (13-4-2)12. Ohio State (12-4-4)13. James Madison (17-3-1)14. South Carolina (12-3-3)15. UAB (14-4-2)16. Indiana (13-6-0)17. Rhode Island (16-5-1)18. WASH. (13-5-0)19. CS Fullerton (15-5-1)20. Seton Hall (13-7-0)21. Duke (14-5-0)22. Boston College (12-6-1)23. Furman (17-3-2)24. Bradley (15-6-2)25. Columbia (10-5-2)

SOCCER AMERICA (November 7)

1. STANFORD (15-1-1) 2. North Carolina (17-2-0) 3. Connecticut (15-2-2) 4. San Jose State (18-0-1) 5. Clemson (13-3-1) 6. Duke (13-4-0) 7. San Diego (13-1-2) 8. SMU (17-3-0) 9. Virginia (13-4-1)10. Creighton (16-3-0)11. Indiana (13-5-0)12. CS Fullerton (14-4-1)13. WASH. (12-5-0)14. UAB (15-3-2)15. Furman (16-3-2)16. St. John's (13-4-2)17. James Madison (16-2-1)18. UCLA (10-6-0)19. Rhode Island (15-5-1)20. South Carolina (11-3-3)

Note: Other polls ranking D-I men's soccer include: Soccer Times and American Soccer Writers (ASW).

Pac-10 Player of the Week

Washington midfielder Kai Carroll was named Men's Soccer Player of the Week by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Carroll, a senior from Eugene, Ore., scored a hat trick on six shots in a 4-2 victory over California. He helped the Huskies notch their second season sweep over a Pac-10 opponent enabling them to finish with an unblemished Pac-10 road record. Carroll leads the team in goals this year (eight) with six of those tallies going for game-winners.

ALSO NOMINATED: McKinley Tennyson Jr., UCLA.

Pac-10 Notebook

CALIFORNIA: The Bears finished their season under Head Coach Kevin Grimes with a 6-13-1 record... Junior midfielder Chris Roner and Senior forward Kendall Simmonds garnered All-Pac-10 first team honors... Senior midfielder Ramiro Arredondo and freshman defender Mike Hickman made the All-Pac-10 second team.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers closed the season with four consecutive losses en route to a record of 7-11-1 and a fifth place finish, improving on last year's 5-12-0 campaign... Freshman midfielder Josh Elbaum and senior midfielder Matt Olsen took All-Conference second team honors.

STANFORD: Life on The Farm is good these days as the Cardinal get ready to make their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament under the tenure of newly-crowned Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Bobby Clark... Though Stanford does not have a national championship in men's soccer, it did go to the 1998 NCAA Championship game, losing to Indiana 3-1... In addition to Clark being named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, senior midfielder Ryan Nelsen was named Pac-10 Player of the Year... Stanford had seven players selected to the All-Conference Teams, the most from one team in the Pac-10.

UCLA: Head Coach Todd Saldana and the Bruins are going to make their 18th consecutive tournament appearance, the most by any Pac-10 team... UCLA freshman midfielder Alex Yi was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year by the Coaches... The Bruins had five players named to the All-Conference teams.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies have now won three Conference titles in a row (98-MPSF, 99-MPSF, 00-Pac-10)... UW earned an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament and will host its first team from out of region in the tournament since 1998, when it lost to UNC-Greensboro... Washington also had five players earn All-Conference honors.

Runnin' With the Pac

For the second season, FOX Sports Net will air RUNNIN' WITH THE PAC. The half-hour show features an in-depth look at the Pac-10 Conference and includes reports from all 10 league institutions, highlights, interviews and profiles student-athletes, coaches and teams. RUNNIN' WITH THE PAC will air on Fox Sports Net regional sports networks, generally on Friday or Saturday. Check your local listings.

Pac-10 Store

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