Washington's Mueller Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON senior defender Taylor Mueller was named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 21-27, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
The Sammamish, Wash., native was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Husky Fever Classic after leading No. 23 Washington to a 2-0 record and the tournament title. The Huskies went 3-0 on the week with three shutouts, defeating Gonzaga in a mid-week game and then Seattle and UC Davis in their tournament. Mueller fired two shots, but was more impressive in helping the back line record three clean slates. In the game against Gonzaga, Mueller and the Husky defense held the Bulldogs to four shots.
This is Mueller's second career weekly honor and Washington's 22nd all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week.
Washington is 6-1-1, its best start since 2006 and already surpassing last year's win total of five. The Huskies begin Pac-10 play at No. 20 UCLA on Friday and at No. 22 San Diego State on Sunday.
Also Nominated: Michael Munoz, CAL; Pedro Adan, SDSU; Bobby Warshaw, STAN; Eder Arreola, UCLA
2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Sept. 7 - A.J. Soares, CAL
Sept. 14 - Davis Paul, CAL
Sept. 21 - Dominique Yahyavi, STAN
Sept. 27 - Taylor Mueller, WASH