Mwanga Named Pac-10 Player of the Week Again
Nov. 17, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- For the second-consecutive week, Oregon State sophomore forward Danny Mwanga has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov. 9-15, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday. He was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the same week.
In the Beavers 3-2 victory over Washington on Saturday, Mwanga had a hand in all three tallies, scoring two goals and assisting on the game-winner. With OSU trailing 2-0, the Portland, Ore., native scored his first goal in the 41st minute, then added another tally in the 63rd minute to even the score at 2-2, marking his fifth multi-goal game of the season. Later in the 72nd minute, he set up teammate Travis Sanchez for the game deciding goal.
Mwanga becomes the fourth Pac-10 men's soccer player all-time to earn back-to-back Player of the Week honors. The first player to achieve the feat was UCLA's McKinley Tennyson, Jr., who was selected on Sept. 12, 2000 and Sept. 19, 2000. Six years later, UCLA's Maxwell Griffin earned the honors on Sept. 12, 2006 and Sept. 19, 2006. Earlier this season, UCLA midfielder Kyle Nakazawa was selected on Sept. 29, 2009 and Oct. 6, 2009.
Mwanga leads the Pac-10 in goals scored (14), points (30), points per game (1.67) and goals per game (0.78). He ranks fourth in the NCAA in goals per game and 12th in points per game. This is the second-career weekly honor for Mwanga and Oregon State's 15th all-time Player of the Week selection.
Mwanga was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week of Nov. 9-15 which was the first time this season and only the second time this season for a Beaver. Keeper Steve Spangler was named to the team for the week of Nov. 2-8.
Also Nominated: Jacob Wilson, CAL; Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA
2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS 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
Oct. 20 - Brian Perk, UCLA
Oct. 27 - Raymundo Reza, SDSU
Nov. 3 - Taylor Mueller, WASH
Nov. 10 - Danny Mwanga, OSU
Nov. 17 - Danny Mwanga, OSU