Washington's Keller Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Oct. 13, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that WASHINGTON junior midfielder Brad Keller Jr. has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 5-11.
With Conference play in full swing, Keller led the Huskies to a 2-0 upset of No. 5 CALIFORNIA, then battled No. 23 STANFORD to a 1-1 draw. In Friday's match in Berkeley, the Scottsdale, Ariz., native scored his first-career goal and assisted on the game-winner to lead the Bears to victory. Going into the match, he had scored a total of two points in his entire career, but surpassed his career total with three points in the match at Cal. In addition to sparking the offense, Keller helped hold Cal's No. 11-ranked offense scoreless.
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.
Also Nominated: Jeff Cosgriff, CAL; Bobby Warshaw, STAN; Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA
2009 PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sept. 8 - Brian Perk, UCLA
Sept. 15 - Andrew Wiedeman, CAL
Sept. 22 - Cameron Lamming, STAN
Sept. 29 - Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA
Oct. 6- Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA
Oct. 13- Brad Keller, Jr., WASH