This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer (9/4/01)

Sept. 4, 2001

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THIS WEEK IN PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER

Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's national polls -- No. 2/No. 2 WASHINGTON
(2-0-0), No. 10/NR UCLA (0-1-1) and No. 14/14 STANFORD (2-0-0)... The Huskies continue their string of games against Top-20 competition, as they meet up with No. 7/8 Indiana and NR/No. 16 William & Mary this week... CALIFORNIA (1-1-0) hosts the adidas Cal Legacy Classic this week, with Pac-10 rival Stanford one of three other teams comprising the field... The Bruins and OREGON STATE (0-2-0) head to the Bay Area to compete in the USF Tournament.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE


Fri., Sept. 7
STANFORD vs. Loyola Marymount, 11:30 a.m. (1)
Cal State Fullerton at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE at Santa Clara (2), 2 p.m.
UCLA at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (2)

Sat., Sept. 8
WASHINGTON vs. Indiana, 12 noon (3)

Sun., Sept. 9
STANFORD vs. Cal State Fullerton, 11:30 a.m. (1)
Loyola Marymount at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE at San Francisco (2), 5 p.m.
UCLA vs. Santa Clara, 12 noon (2)
WASHINGTON vs. William & Mary, 12 noon (3)

Tournaments/Locations
(1) adidas Cal Legacy Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
(2) Univ. of San Francisco Tourn., San Francisco, Calif.
(3) adidas Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore.

All times are local to game sites.

PAC-10 COACHES
CALIFORNIA Kevin Grimes
OREGON STATE Dana Taylor
STANFORD Bret SimonUCLA Todd SaldanaWASHINGTON Dean Wurzberger

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
COLLEGESOCCER.COM
First Team
D Lee Morrison, STAN
D Bryn Ritchie, WASH
Second Team
D Alex Yi, UCLA
Honorable Mention
D Nelson Akwari, UCLA

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS


Fri., Aug. 31
CALIFORNIA 4, Loyola-Maryland 0
Maryland 2, UCLA 1 - 2OT
WASHINGTON 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 2 - OT

Sat., Sept. 1
STANFORD 3, Gonzaga 0
Drake 1, OREGON STATE 0
WASHINGTON 1, Connecticut 0

Sun., Sept. 2
UCLA 2,Virginia 2
Clemson 2, CALIFORNIA 1
Creighton 4, OREGON STATE 2

Mon., Sept. 3
STANFORD 1, Portland 0

RITCHIE NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEKWASHINGTON senior defender Bryn Ritchie has been named the Pac-10 Men's
Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Ritchie, from Medford, Ore., led then-No. 14 Washington (2-0-0) to the UConn Soccer
Classic title over the weekend, as the Huskies posted a 1-0 victory over defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Connecticut in the championship contest. Ritchie's defensive presence helped UW blank the top-ranked team in the nation on Sept. 1, limiting UConn to just 11 shots.

In the opening round of the tournament on Aug. 31, Washington defeated Farleigh Dickinson
3-2 in overtime. Ritchie registered one shot in the win, and contributed to another stellar defensive effort, as the Huskies allowed just nine shots. Ritchie was named to the UConn Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team.

Washington, the defending Pac-10 Champion, is ranked No. 2 in this week's Soccer America
poll.

This is the second weekly honor for Ritchie and Washington's third Player of the Week
honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Aaron McHardy, OSU, Nelson Akwari, UCLA.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, WASH.

PAC-10 COACHES' POLL
WASHINGTON, which captured the 2000 Pac-10 title and advanced to its sixth
straight NCAA Tournament, has been picked to defend its Conference championship by the Pac-10 men's soccer coaches. The Huskies garnered 22 points, narrowly edging second-place UCLA (21 pts.). The Huskies and Bruins received two first-place votes each, while STANFORD yielded the other. OREGON STATE finished fourth in the poll and CALIFORNIA was fifth. Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 5-4-3-2-1), first place votes in parentheses:

	1.	Washington (2)	22	2.	UCLA (2)	21	3.	Stanford (1)	17	4.	Oregon State	8	5.	California	7

MEDIA INFORMATION
This press release, statistics, player of the week release and other pertinent
information is available to the media online at www. pac-10.org. A weekly men's soccer release will be posted each Tuesday afternoon. Pac-10 Player of the Week selections will be announced each Tuesday. Pac-10 statistics will commence Sept. 11.

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