Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of Week

Oct. 15, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD senior defender Taylor Graham has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 7-14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Graham, from Fair Oaks, Calif., helped lead Stanford to a pair of shutout wins against No. 18 Oregon State and Washington in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. The Cardinal, playing without leading scorer Roger Levesque and starting defender Todd Dunivant, posted the blankings behind the defensive leadership of Graham. He scored his first goal of the season in the 2-0 win over the Huskies, then helped hold the Beavers to just four shots in the 1-0 win.

The Cardinal (11-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 Pac-10), defending Pac-10 Champion and 2001 College Cup participant, travels to UCLA and Fresno State this weekend. Stanford is ranked No. 1 in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and is fifth by Soccer America.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Jimmy Frazelle, Sr MF, UCLA; Daniel Waltman, Jr GK, WASH.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 10-Roger Levesque, Sr F STAN; Sept. 17- Peter Billmeyer, Jr GK, OSU; Sept. 24- Alan Gordon, Jr F, OSU; Oct. 1- Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA; Oct. 8- Zach Wells, Jr GK, UCLA; Oct. 15- Taylor Graham, Sr D, STAN.

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