Tim Pierce Selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week

Nov. 20, 2002

UCLA senior forward Tim Pierce (Dana Point, CA/Santa Margarita HS) was selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week for games played Nov. 11-17. Pierce had a hand in all three Bruin goals in the 3-1 win over Fresno State that clinched the Pac-10 title for UCLA.

This is Pierce's second honor by Soccer America this season and the fourth of his career. Pierce's selection is the fifth by a Bruin player this year.


Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 12: Nov. 11-17)

GOALKEEPER

Andrew Nucifora (Fairleigh Dickinson), Jr. (1)
Makes eight saves to help send the Northeast final against LIU (0-0) to penalty kicks and stops David Ledet's attempt to give Knights their third straight conference title.

DEFENDERS

Milorad Djordjevic (VCU), Sr. (1)
Scores first career goal in the 69th minute to give top-seeded Rams a 2-1 victory over in the CAA title game.

Brent Jacquette (Penn State), Sr. (2)
A sterling defensive performance helps Lions down No. 4 Indiana (1-1, 4-2 on penalty kicks) and Michigan (2-1) to take first Big Ten title since 1993.

MIDFIELDERS

Vali Arnason (Winthrop), Jr. (1)
Scores game-winning goals in first two games en route to Big South title that earns the Eagles their first NCAA Tournament bid.

Bobby Thompson (Boston College), Sr. (1)
Scores first goal in 3-2 win over Connecticut to Eagles to Big East title and is selected tournament's most outstanding player for the second time in his career.

FORWARDS

Ben Ashwill (New Mexico), Fr. (1)
Golden goal gives Lobos a 2-1 win over San Jose State in MPSF final and sends them to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.

Jason Cole (Saint Louis), Sr. (1)
Header breaks 2-2 tie to give Billikens a 3-2 win over Cincinnati in the Conference USA final.

Arnar Johannsson (George Washington), Jr., (1)
Has hat trick in Colonials' 4-3 win over top-seeded Massachusetts in the Atlantic-10 semifinal and a goal and an assist in 3-2 win over second-seeded Duquesne in final.

Atha Kirkopoulos (Northeastern), Jr. (1)
Scores in the 88th minute to break a 1-1 tie and lead Northeastern to its first America East championship with a 2-1 win over Vermont.

Tim Pierce (UCLA), Sr. (2)
Has a hand in all three Bruins goals (two goals and an assist) in the 3-1 win at Fresno State that clinches the Pac-10 title.

Abe Thompson (Maryland), Soph. (1)
Scores hat trick in 3-0 win over Virginia in ACC final after scoring in two earlier tournament wins (4-0 over N.C. State and 4-3 over Clemson).

* Number of selections to SA Team of the Week in parentheses.

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