Pierce Honored By Pac-10, Soccer America
Oct. 2, 2002
UCLA senior forward Tim Pierce (Dana Point, CA/Santa Margarita HS) was honored by both the Pac-10 Conference and Soccer America magazine after scoring his first career hat trick and netting the fifth-fastest goal in NCAA Division I history in the Bruins' 7-0 win over San Diego State Sept. 29.
Pierce was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week for the first time this season and the third time in his career. His Pac-10 award is the 10th all-time for the Bruins and the second this season. Pierce was also selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week for the third time in his career.
Pierce now leads the team with five goals, four assists and 14 points. His seven-point outburst against the Aztecs matched his season points total entering the game.
Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 23-29)
GK - William Hesmer, Wake Forest
D - David Peoples, Davidson
D - Shavar Thomas, Connecticut
M - Jonathan Munko, Boston College
M - Garrett Terracciano, California
F - Kevin Ara, Harvard
F - Jordan Cila, Duke
F - Tim Pierce, UCLA
F - Ryan Pore, Tulsa
F - Jason Thompson, Eastern Illinois
F - Attila Vendegh, Old Dominion