California's Tyson Wahl Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 13, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- CALIFORNIA senior defender Tyson Wahl has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Wahl, from Newport Beach, Calif., scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute off a penalty kick in Friday's 3-0 Cal victory over Vanderbilt, marking the first such game-winner of his career. He also assisted on senior forward Pieter Berger's goal, just 10 minutes later.

Wahl, who earned MVP honors at the ninth-annual adidas Cal Legacy Classic, has started in all four matches this season, recording two goals and one assist.

With one victory and a tie last week, the Bears improved their overall record to 3-0-1 and are ranked No. 8 in the latest versions of both the Soccer America and Soccer Times Top-25 poll.

This is Wahl's first weekly honor and the eighth all-time player of the week honor for the Bears.

Also Nominated: Kamani Hill, So., F, UCLA; Nick Loveless, So., MF, WASH.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Sal Zizzo, Fr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 13- Tyson Wahl, Sr., D, CAL.

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