This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Nov. 27, 2001

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STANFORD, UCLA ADVANCE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Pac-10 Champion STANFORD Cardinal (17-1-1 overall, 6-1-1 Pac-10) and the UCLA Bruins (12-6-4, 5-2-1) are among the 16 teams still in the hunt for the 2001 NCAA men's soccer championship... Stanford received a first-round bye, and defeated local rival Santa Clara 3-1 in Palo Alto to advance... Cardinal freshman forward Matt Janusz registered his first career hat-trick in the win over the Broncos. UCLA survived an overtime thriller in its first-round win over Loyola Marymount (3-2, 2OT), then blanked San Diego 4-0 in a revenge match... The Torreros defeated the Bruins earlier this season and eliminated UCLA from the 2000 NCAA Tournament in the first round... UCLA junior forward Tim Pierce netted three goals in the Bruins' two wins last week.

Stanford hosts Portland in third round action Friday night, while the Bruins face top-ranked and undefeated Southern Methodist (20-0-0) on the Mustangs' home field in Dallas, Texas. Stanford reached the NCAA Quarterfinals last season.

THIS WEEK'S NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES

NCAA Third Round

Fri., Nov. 30
Portland at STANFORD, 7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1
UCLA at Southern Methodist, 7:30 p.m.

Times are local to site.

PAC-10 VS. OTHER CONFERENCES

ACC	0-2-1 (.167)Big Ten	0-1-0 (.000)Big East1-0-0 (1.000)Big Sky	1-0-0 (1.000)Big West5-2-1 (.688)Colonial1-0-0 (1.000)Ivy	2-0-0 (1.000)MAAC	1-0-0 (.000)Mid-Continent	0-1-0 (.000)Missouri Valley	0-2-0 (.000)Mountain West	4-0-0 (1.000)Western Athletic3-0-1 (.875)West Coast	17-7-0 (.708)Non-Division I	3-0-0 (1.000)Div. I Totals	35-15-3 (.651)

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB AWARD NOMINEES
D Lee Morrison, STAN
D Alex Yi, UCLA

HERMANN AWARD NOMINEES
D Lee Morrison, STAN
D Alex Yi, UCLA

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS

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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

NCAA First Round
Fri., Nov. 23
Santa Clara 1, CALIFORNIA 0 (3OT)
UCLA 3, Loyola Marymount 2 (2OT)

NCAA Second Round
Sun., Nov. 25

STANFORD 3, Santa Clara 1
UCLA 4, San Diego 0
Portland 1, WASHINGTON 0

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH
Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA
Sept. 18- none selected
Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, Sr F, CAL
Oct. 2- Roger Levesque, Jr F, STAN
Oct. 9- C.J. Klaas, WASH
Oct. 16- Tim Pierce, UCLA
Oct. 23- Aaron McHardy, OSU
Oct. 29- Johanes Maliza, STAN
Nov. 6- Zach Wells, UCLA
Nov. 13-Matt Taylor, UCLA
Nov. 20-Angel Quintero, CAL

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR --
ROGER LEVESQUE, JR, F, STANFORD

Levesque, a junior from Portland, Maine, has helped guide No. 3 Stanford to a 17-1-1 record (6-1-1 Pac-10), the 2001 Pac-10 Championship and the third round of NCAA Tournament. Levesque is currently ranked either first or second in all nine statistical categories. He leads the Pac-10 in points (29), points per game (1.61 avg.), assists (9) and assists per game (0.50 avg.), and is tied for the Conference lead in goals (10). Levesque ranks second in the league in game-winning goals (3), shots (55), shots per game (3.06 avg.) and goals per game (0.56 avg.). He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and was selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week following his play in the Stanford Nike Invitational Sept. 28-30. Levesque notched the first hat trick of his collegiate career Sept. 28 against Dartmouth, and followed that performance with two assists in the 4-0 blanking of Fresno State.

PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR --
C.J. KLAAS, MF, WASHINGTON
Klaas, a midfielder from Cherry Valley, Ill., helped lead Washington to a 13-6-0 overall record (4-4-0 Pac-10) and its 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Klaas, who was named Pac-10 Player of the Week Oct. 9, finished second on the team and third in the Pac-10 in shots (50). He ranks third in the Conference in shots per game (2.94 avg.), and finished second on the Husky squad in assists.

PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR --
BRET SIMON, STANFORD
In his first season on The Farm, Simon has guided the No. 3 Cardinal to a 17-1-1 overall record (6-1-1 Pac-10) and the 2001 Pac-10 Championship. Simon led Stanford, a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, to a school record-tying 16 regular-season victories. The head coach at Creighton University for six seasons prior to beginning his post on The Farm, Simon guided the Bluejays to the most successful season in school history last year, with a 22-4-0 overall record and a second trip to the College Cup in five years. Simon posted a 96-26-9 overall record (.767) at Creighton, while his career record stands at 113-30-10 (.771). Simon achieved his 100th career victory with a 3-1 win over then-No. 11 Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 9, 2001. In 2001, Stanford leads the Pac-10 in several statistical categories, including: points (148), goals (50), assists (48), goals allowed (9) and shutouts (11).

HOME/ROAD COMPARISON

NCAA Division IHome	27-12-2 (.683)Road	18-18-3 (.500)Neutral	11-4-1 (. 719)Total	56-34-6 (.615)

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