Michael Stephens Honored Again As Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Oct. 14, 2008

UCLA junior midfielder Michael Stephens was selected the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 7-13 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to help his team upset sixth-ranked California, 3-2, on the road.

Stephens registered the game-winner on a penalty kick, his fourth in as many tries this year. The Naperville, Ill., native is tied for the team lead in goals with six, which triples his previous career-high for a season. He led all players in the match with five shots, three on goal. His goal gave UCLA its first victory in Pac-10 play and the first win over a ranked opponent this season.

The junior is tied for second in the Conference in goals and goals per game (0.50) and ranks sixth in points per game with 1.08.

This is the second weekly honor for Stephens in the last three weeks and the 32nd all-time for UCLA.

Also Nominated: Nick Cardenas, Jr., D, SDSU; Clayton Holz, Fr., MF, STAN; Brent Richards, Fr., F, WASH

2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2 - Andrew Wiedeman, So., F, CAL; Sept. 9 - Robby Christner, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 16 - John Moore, Jr., GK, STAN; Sept. 23 - Raphael Cox, Sr., MF, WASH; Sept. 30 - Michael Stephens, Jr., MF, UCLA; Oct. 7 - Matt McManus, RS-JR., D/F, SDSU; Oct. 14 - Michael Stephens, Jr., MF, UCLA

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