UW's Sackeyfio named Pac-12 men's soccer player of the week

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON's senior forward Nate Sackeyfio was named the Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 8-15, the Conference announced today.

Sackeyfio, a native of Seattle, Wash., scored his first two goals as a Husky this weekend in wins over No. 6 UCLA and STANFORD. He scored the first goal in the contest against the eighth-ranked Bruins off of a flip throw from junior Michael Harris in the 13th minute of play. The victory was the Huskies' first road win of the season, snapping the Bruins' 16-game winning streak in Pac-12 play that dated back to Oct. 24, 2010.

In the game against the Cardinal, Sackeyfio scored in exciting fashion when he headed the ball into the right corner of the net off a free kick from senior Ben Fisk to lead the team to a 2-0 victory.

Washington is undefeated in Pac-12 play after going 3-0 last week and leads in the Pac-12 standings.

It is Sackeyfio's first-career player of the week honor. It is Washington's 26th all-time player of the week and the second this season.

The Huskies hit the road to California on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., then head for a rematch at Stanford on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Both games will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks. Washington's matches will be broadcasted in nine of the unprecedented 28 live Pac-12 men's soccer contests on the Networks this season.

Also Nominated: Emery Welshman, OSU; Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA.

2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Aug. 28 - Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, WASH
Sept. 4 - Juan Cervantes, UCLA
Sept. 11 - Max Estrada, UCLA
Sept. 18 - Jordan Ongaro, SDSU
Sept. 25 - Emery Welshman, OSU
Oct. 2 - Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA
Oct. 9 - Zach Batteer, STAN
Oct. 16 - Nate Sackeyfio, WASH

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