UCLA'S Cervantes named Pac-12 player of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced UCLA freshman goalkeeper Juan Cervantes as the Pac-12 men's soccer player of the week for the week of Aug. 27- Sept. 2.
Cervantes, a native of Gardena, Calif., allowed only two goals in his first two career starts over the weekend. The freshman goalkeeper helped the Bruins preserve a tie on Friday at No. 6 Maryland in front of over 6,500 fans. Cervantes had five saves, including a game-saving stop in the third minute of overtime. UCLA faced Virginia on Sunday, where Cervantes tallied three saves in his first-career shutout to defeat the Cavaliers 1-0 in overtime.
This is Cervantes' first-career weekly honor and UCLA's 47th all-time player of the week, the most in the Conference.
The Bruins will be featured on the Pac-12 Networks twice this weekend with two home matches against Tulsa and UC Irvine. UCLA faces Tulsa on Friday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. PT and will challenge UC Irvine on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT. The Pac-12 Networks will feature the Bruins 11 times this season, with a total of 28 live Pac-12 men's soccer games aired on the Networks.
Also Nominated: Khiry Shelton, OSU; Blake Hylen SDSU; Adam Jahn STAN; Dylan Tucker-Gangnes WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Aug. 28 - Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, WASH
Sept. 4 - Juan Cervantes, UCLA