UCLA's Benny Feilhaber Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Nov. 9, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore midfielder Benny Feilhaber has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Feilhaber, from Irvine, Calif., scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute to help UCLA defeat Washington 2-1 and capture the Bruins' third consecutive Pac-10 Championship. With the win, UCLA secured the Conference's automatic NCAA bid, ensuring it a 22nd consecutive postseason appearance. The Bruins came from behind in the contest, scoring two second-half goals after UW took a 1-0 halftime lead. Feilhaber tied for the team lead in shots with three, two of which were on goal.

Feilhaber has three goals on the season, including two game-winners. He also had an assist on the game-winning goal in the season opener. He is now tied for third on the team in scoring with eight points.

The Bruins (11-3-2 overall, 6-2-0 Pac-10), who have completed their Pac-10 Conference schedule, host San Diego and UC Davis in non-conference action this weekend. The NCAA men's soccer championship selections and pairings will be announced on Nov. 15.

This is the first weekly honor for Feilhaber, and the 21st all-time player of the week honor for the Bruins.

ALSO NOMINATED: Chad Bartlome, So., F, OSU.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Chris Eylander, Jr., GK, WASH; Sept. 14- Andrew Kartunen, So., GK, STAN; Sept. 21- Mike Enfield, Sr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 28- Eric Kronberg, Jr., GK, CAL; Oct. 5- Brett Wiesner, Sr., F, WASH; Oct. 12- C.J. Klaas, Sr., D, WASH; Oct. 19- Mike Enfield, Sr., MF, UCLA; Oct. 26- Chad Barrett, So., F, UCLA; Nov. 2- Nick Hatzke, Jr., MF, CAL; Nov. 9- Benny Feilhaber, So., MF, UCLA.

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