This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Sept. 10, 2002

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Pac-10 teams have dropped just four non-conference contests in 19 matches and post a .684 winning percentage heading into the third week of the season. STANFORD (3-0-0) tops both the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America polls this week, while UCLA (3-0-0) checks in a No. 4/No. 3, respectively. WASHINGTON (1-0-2) is ranked 10th by Soccer America. The Bruins play their first home game of the 2002 season on Sunday, hosting San Diego. UCLA leads the all-time series 14-4-2 and won the last contest, 4-0, in round two of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Bears host the adidas Cal Legacy Classic this week, with the Cardinal, Saint Mary's and Denver participating.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Thu., Sept. 12
Portland at FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 13
Saint Mary's at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE at UC Riverside, 5 p.m. (2)
STANFORD vs. Denver, 11:30 a.m. (1)
WASHINGTON at College of Charleston, 5 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 15
Denver at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE vs. Tulsa, 2 p.m. (2)
STANFORD at Saint Mary's, 3 p.m.
San Diego at UCLA, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m.
FRESNO STATE at Cal State Northridge, 2:30 p.m.

Tournaments/Locations
(1) adidas Cal Legacy Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
(2) Oregon State/Diadora Classic, Corvallis, Ore.

All times are local to game sites.

PAC-10 COACHESCALIFORNIA - Kevin GrimesFRESNO STATE - Dave CheslerOREGON STATE - Dana TaylorSTANFORD - Bret SimonUCLA - Tom FitzgeraldWASHINGTON - Dean Wurzberger

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Sept. 6
CALIFORNIA 2, Portland 1 (OT)
OREGON STATE 4, Air Force 2
STANFORD 3, Southern Methodist 2
UCLA 3, Cal State Fullerton 1
WASHINGTON 2, Santa Clara 1
UC-Irvine 1, FRESNO STATE 0

Sat., Sept. 8
Southern Methodist 1, CALIFORNIA 0
Wisconsin 2, OREGON STATE 1
STANFORD 2, Portland 0
FRESNO STATE 1, Ohio State 0

LEVESQUE NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEKStanford senior forward Roger Levesque has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 3-Sept. 8.

Levesque, a native of Portland, Maine, notched five points for the Cardinal last week, scoring a goal and adding three assists as Stanford downed No. 8/No. 16 Southern Methodist and NR/No. 15 Portland at home. Levesque netted a goal and added two assists - including an assist on the game-winning goal - against SMU on Sept. 6. The Cardinal forward was the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Stanford (3-0-0) is ranked No. 1 in both the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America polls.

This is the second weekly honor for Levesque and the fifth all-time Player of the Week honor for Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jeremy Proud, Sr., GK, FS; Matt Taylor, Jr., F, UCLA; Brett Wiesner, So., F, WASH; Joe Zaher, Fr., F, OSU.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 10-Roger Levesque, Sr F STAN.

SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEKSept. 2 - Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS


SOCCER AMERICA
Scot Thompson, Sr D, UCLA
Roger Levesque, Sr F, STAN

THE POLLS

NSCAA (Sept. 9)

1.   STANFORD (3-0-0)2.   Clemson (2-0-1)3.   St. John's (2-1-0)4.   UCLA (3-0-0)5.   Notre Dame (2-0-1)6.   South Carolina (4-0-0)7.  Connecticut (2-1-0)8.   Loyola (Md.) (3-0-0)9.   Indiana (1-1-2)10. Maryland (3-1-0)11. San Diego (4-0-0)12. Tulsa (3-0-0)13. North Carolina (3-1-1)14. Rutgers (1-1-1)15. Virginia (3-1-0)16. Furman (3-0-0)17. Southern Methodist (2-1-1)18. Penn State (2-2-0)19. Boston College (2-1-0)20. Pittsburgh (4-0-0)      Loyola Marymount (3-0-122. Wisconsin (4-0-0)       Wake Forest (2-0-1)24.Bradley (3-0-1)      Saint Louis (0-2-1)

SOCCER AMERICA (Sept. 9)

1.   STANFORD (3-0-0)2.   Clemson (2-0-1)3.   UCLA (3-0-0)4.   St. John's (2-1-0)5.   Connecticut (2-1-0)6.   Virginia (3-1-0)7.   Furman (3-0-0)8.   North Carolina (3-1-0)9.   San Diego (4-0-0)10 .WASHINGTON (1-0-2)11. South Carolina (4-0-0)12. Indiana (1-1-2)13. Wake Forest (2-0-1)14. Notre Dame (2-0-1)15. Portland (2-2-0)16. SMU (2-1-1)17. Davidson (2-0-1)18. Maryland (3-1-0)19. Creighton (2-1-1)20. Rutgers (1-1-1)21. Seton Hall (2-1-0)22. Kentucky (2-2-0)23. Penn State (2-2-0)24. Tulsa (3-0-0)25. Santa Clara (1-1-0)

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, beginning Sept. 3, while Pac-10 statistics will begin Sept. 10, 2002.

PAC-10 NOTESCALIFORNIA: The Bears host the sixth annual adidas Cal Legacy Classic this weekend at Edwards Stadium, with Stanford, Denver and Saint Mary's. In the overtime win against Portland last week, sophomore Mike Munoz headed in the game-winner in the 98th minute. He was assisted by sophomore Calen Carr.

FRESNO STATE: Fresno State split a pair of matches in the FS Goal Rush Classic last week, falling to UC Irvine and defeating Ohio State. Senior goalkeeper Jeremy Proud, named Defensive MVP of the tournament, collected six saves and posted his first shutout of the season against the Buckeyes.

OREGON STATE: Freshman forward Joe Zaher posted two goals, including the game-winner, and notched an assist in the Beavers' 4-2 win over Air Force Sept. 6.

STANFORD: Senior forward Roger Levesque, the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, notched five points in the Cardinal's two wins last week. Stanford jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Southern Methodist, but held on as the Mustangs rallied for two goals in the final eight minutes.

UCLA: The Bruins will play their first home game of the 2002 season - and the first away from Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium - Sept. 15 against San Diego. UCLA ended a four-game, six year road game losing streak to the Titans with a 3-1 victory Sept. 6. Junior forward Matt Taylor netted the game-winner.

WASHINGTON: Sophomore forward Brett Wiesner scored the game-winner to lead Washington to a 2-1 win over then-No. 24 Santa Clara in its home opener last week. Wiesner's goal was assisted by senior midfielder/forward Dayo Oyetuga.

PRESEASON COACHES' POLLSTANFORD, which won its first Pac-10 Conference men's soccer title in 2001 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four, has been picked by the Pac-10 men's soccer coaches to repeat as Conference champions.

The following are the results of the Pac-10 Conference preseason men's soccer coaches poll (points 6-5-4-3-2-1) with first place votes in parentheses:

1.  Stanford (4)      342.  UCLA (2)           313.  Washington     244.  California         185.  Oregon State   106.  Fresno State     9
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