Non-conference play winding down for Pac-12 Men’s Soccer

THIS WEEK: OREGON STATE kicks off the week against No. 7 Syracuse on Tuesday. Oregon State also plays Portland who received votes in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll, on Sunday. CALIFORNIA plays Yale on Friday and STANFORD plays Yale on Sunday. Both games are televised on Pac-12 Networks.

IN THE RANKINGS: Stanford is ranked fifth in the United Soccer Coaches national poll. WASHINGTON received votes this week. Stanford is also ranked fifth in the TopDrawerSoccer poll.

WEEKLY RECAP: California beat Portland, who received votes in the United Soccer Coaches national poll, in double overtime (2-1). California sophomore Drake Callender was selected the Pac-12 Player of the Week. No. 5 Stanford beat SMU, who also received votes this week (3-1).

NATIONAL STATS LEADERS: Pac-12 student-athletes are featured in the top 10 in the nation in nine categories, including UCLA’s Brian Iloski and Stanford’s Foster Langsdorf who are tied for seventh in game-winning goals (2); Langsdorf is third in goals per game (1.2) and Iloski is sixth (1). Langsdorf is forth in points per game (2.4), 10th in shots on goal per game (2.4), third in total points (12), and is second in total goals (6). Stanford’s Nico Corti is 10th in shutouts (3). No. 5 Stanford is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in three categories, including No. 10 in assists per game (2.60), No. 7 in shots per game (17.4), No. 9 in total assists (13).

MAC HERMANN WATCH LIST: San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez, and Stanford’s Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Foster Langsdorf represent the Pac-12 on the preseason MAC Hermann trophy watch list. Twenty-eight players from NCAA Division I schools around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2017 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer, presented annually to one male and one female athlete.

TOPDRAWERSOCCER PRESEASON BEST XI: Seven Pac-12 student-athletes appear on the TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI. Stanford tied for the most of any school with four players featured on the teams. Stanford’s Tomas Hilliard-Arce was selected for the first team; San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez and Stanford’s Foster Langsdorf are on the second team; Stanford’s Drew Skundrich is on the third team; and UCLA’s Brandon Terwege, Stanford’s Logan Panchot, and Washington’s Blake Bodily are on the freshman team.

PRESEASON COACHES POLL: Breaking a seven-year streak, the Pac-12 coaches tabbed Stanford as the 2017 favorite over rival UCLA, which is ranked second in the preseason coaches poll. Washington followed in third, San Diego State is fourth, and Oregon State edged out California for fifth and sixth, respectively.

PRESEASON ALL-PAC-12: Stanford’s 2016 co-Pac-12 Player of the Year Foster Langsdorf and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Tomas Hilliard-Arce highlight the star-studded 2017 Preseason All-Pac-12 team. 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Washington’s Handwalla Bwana, UCLA’s junior Erik Holt, and SDSU’s senior Adam Allmaras also appear on the team.

2016 PAC-12 MEN’S SOCCER IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Four Pac-12 men’s soccer teams were selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, tied for the second-most conference representatives in the field-Stanford, Washington, San Diego State, and UCLA. Stanford went on to win its second consecutive NCAA title after defeating Wake Forest, becoming the first repeat champion since Indiana in 2003-04.


CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Teams Points Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Stanford 0 0-0 4-1
Washington 0 0-0 3-2
UCLA 0 0-0 2-2
California 0 0-0 2-2
San Diego State 0 0-0 2-3
Oregon State 0 0-0 2-3

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (all times pacific)

Tuesday, Sep. 12    
OREGON STATE at #7 Syracuse Live Stream 4 p.m. PT
Thursday, Sep. 14    
Drexel at WASHINGTON Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Friday, Sep. 15    
Yale at CALIFORNIA P12N 4:30 p.m. PT
San Francisco at #1 STANFORD Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Sep. 16    
Cal Poly at SAN DIEGO STATE   7 p.m. PT
Sunday, Sep. 17    
Yale at #1 STANFORD P12N 1 p.m. PT
Santa Clara at WASHINGTON Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Portland at OREGON STATE   7 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA at San Francisco   7 p.m. PT

2017 PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

THIS WEEK: Drake Callender, SO, G, Fair Oaks, Calif., California

ALSO NOMINATED: Jeroen Meefout, SDSU; Charlie Wehan, STAN; Elijah Rice, WASH.

Date Student-Athlete
Sep. 11 Drake Callender, CAL
Sep. 5 Foster Langsdorf, STAN
Aug. 29 Joey Parish, WASH

 NATIONAL HONORS

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Pablo Pelaez, SDSU; Tomas Hilliard-Arce, STAN; Foster Langsdorf, STAN


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