Billmeyer Garners Pac-10 Player Of The Week Honors

Sept. 17, 2002

WALNUT PARK, Calif. - -

Junior Oregon State goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer was selected by the Pacific-10 Conference as the men's soccer player of the week for the week ending Sept. 15, it was announced by the conference Tuesday morning.

Billmeyer's selection was the first of his career. Billmeyer shut out California-Riverside and No. 12 (NSCAA) Tulsa in last weekend's games, and has now blanked three opponents on the year in helping the Beavers to their best start in eight years at 4-1-0. He saved 10 shots on the weekend, as he and the defense kept the opponents at bay.

Billmeyer's efforts helped the Beavers claim the OSU/Diadora Classic title, and the keeper earned tournament most valuable player honors.

The Omaha, Neb., native became the third OSU player to win conference player of the week honors since the Pac-10 began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000, joining Matt Olsen and Aaron McHardy, who won in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

Billmeyer sports a 0.80 goals-against average through five games this year, and has 29 saves to his credit.

The Beavers head to New York for a three-game stretch against Marist, Siena, and Albany, from Sept. 20-25.

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