Keller Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week
Oct. 13, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington junior midfielder Brad Keller has been named the Pac-10 Conference men's soccer Player of the Week as announced by conference commissioner Larry Scott on Tuesday.
Keller (Scottsdale, Ariz.) helped the Huskies to a huge 2-0 upset at No. 5 California on Friday, scoring a goal and assisting on the game-winner scored by Matt Van Houten. The three points were Keller's first of the season and exceeded his career scoring output of two points from his previous two seasons combined. He also helped the Huskies hold Cal's potent offense - which ranks 11th in the nation - to no goals.
The junior also took three shots on Sunday as UW put the pressure on No. 17/23 Stanford and forced a 1-1 tie to leave the weekend with four important points and a 1-0-3 record in conference play.
After two weeks of Pac-10 play, Washington is one of two teams to remain unbeaten in conference. Against two of the nation's best scoring offenses, California (No. 11) and UCLA (No. 16), the Huskies allowed only one goal against the Bruins and held the Bears scoreless. In four Pac-10 matches, the Huskies have allowed only two goals, tying with Stanford for the Conference lead in goals allowed. Keller has played in 12 games for the Huskies, starting in 10. He has one goal and one assist for three points on 18 shots on goal.
This is the first-career weekly honor for Keller and Washington's 20th all-time Player of the Week selection.