This Week in Pac-12 Men's Soccer
PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER NOTES
Pac-12 Champion UCLA received the No. 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host the winner of Delaware/Virginia in the second round on Sunday, November 20 at 7 p.m. PT. The Bruins make their 29th straight and 39th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA has won four national titles (1985, 1990, 1997 and 2002) and has advanced to the College Cup 12 times, the most recent trip coming in 2006. This year's College Cup will be held December 9 and 11 at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
All-Conference selections were announced this week. UCLA SO MF Kelyn Rowe is the fourth Bruin to earn Player of the Year honors. Rowe joins Matt Taylor (2003), Patrick Ianni (2004) and Michael Stephens (2008). A two-time first team All-Conference honoree and the 2010 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Rowe is second on the team with five goals and 18 points. He is also tied for the Pac-12 lead with eight assists this season.
California FR MF Seth Casiple is the first Golden Bear to win Freshman of the Year. Casiple started all 17 games, tallying one goal and six assists in his first season.
UCLA head coach Jorge Salcedo was voted Coach of the Year after leading his team to the Pac-12 title, a 15-4-1 regular season record and a 10-0-0 Conference record. This is the third award for Salcedo, who also won the honor in 2004 and 2008.
The All-Pac-12 teams are listed on page 3 of this release.
RS SR GK Brian Rowe earned his first Pac-12 Player of the Week award as the Bruins finished the regular season with a 2-0 win over San Diego State. Rowe faced 12 shots in the match and made five saves. He now has nine shutouts on the year, the most by a Bruin goalkeeper since Eric Reed had 12 in 2005.
Washington SO GK Spencer Richey has also posted nine shutouts this season. He leads the Pac-12 with a 0.75 goals against average and .808 save percentage. Richey's GAA ranks 22nd in the NCAA.
UCLA JR F Chandler Hoffman continues to lead the Pac-12 in goals (15) and points (34). Chandler's 15 goals are the most by a UCLA player since McKinley Tennyson Jr. scored 15 for the Bruins in 2000.
Sunday, November 20 • NCAA Second Round
Delaware/Virginia at No. 4/4 UCLA, 7 p.m. PT
Rankings - NSCAA/Soccer America