Casey Armstrong Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Sept. 9, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Washington forward Casey Armstrong has been named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Armstrong, a junior from Kent, Wash., scored to lift Washington over Northwest rival Portland, 1-0, in the Huskies' home opener Sept. 5. His header off a right-side cross from sophomore midfielder Leo Totev in the 56th minute proved to be the game-winner. Armstrong, who scored the first game-winning goal of his career, was a late first-half substitution by Husky head coach Dean Wurzberger.

The victory improved Washington's record to 2-0-1 this season. The Huskies, whose lone tie is to No. 20 Oakland (NSCAA/adidas Coaches Poll), have a week off and return to action on Sept. 19 against Michigan at the Marquette Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis.

This is Armstrong's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington's sixth all-time Player of the Week.

2003 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Sept. 2 - Matt Taylor, Sr., F, UCLA. Sept. 9 - Casey Armstrong, Jr., F, Washington.

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