Washington's Jones voted men's soccer player of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference announced WASHINGTON’s Darwin Jones as the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for games from Sept. 29-Oct. 5.
Jones (Des Moines, Wash.) scored three goals over the weekend as the Huskies defeated No. 13 CALIFORNIA and No. 18 STANFORD to extend their winning streak to seven. After the Dawgs fell behind 1-0 to Cal, Jones scored two goals to propel UW to a 2-1 lead. First, he blasted a free kick from 28 yards that bent around the wall and inside the near post, then in the second half, he finished an Ian Lange assist in front of the Cal goalkeeper for his second score. Sunday against Stanford, Jones put the game away with the Huskies’ third goal in a 3-1 win over No. 18 Stanford. Jones controlled a deflected ball from a Stanford defender then a hit a high dipping shot over the Cardinal goalkeeper. The goal was the eighth of the season for Jones, who is second in the Pac-12 in goals and third in points averaging 2.00 per game.
This honor is Jones’ first of his career and Washington’s 31st all-time player of the week selection.
The Huskies will hit the road this week, where they will take on OREGON STATE on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. PT. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks. For more information and to view the 2014 television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com
Also Nominated: Khiry Shelton, OSU; Brandon Vincent, STAN; Earl Edwards Jr., UCLA
2014 Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Sept. 1 Seyi Adekoya, UCLA
Sept. 8 David Olsen, San Diego State
Sept. 15 Connor Hallisey, California
Sept. 22 Connor Hallisey, California
Sept. 29 Josh Heard, Washington