Klaas Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 9, 2001

Washington freshman midfielder C.J. Klaas was named Pacific-10 Conference men's soccer player of the week for Oct. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Klaas, from Cherry Valley, Ill., led an aggressive Husky defense in its 1-0 overtime shutout victory over Santa Clara Oct. 5. Klaas helped limit the Broncos to seven shots in the road win, while the Huskies tallied 12.

It was the third shutout of the season for Washington (7-1-0, 0-0-0), its second overtime game, and increased the team's current win streak to five games. Klaas is the team leader in shots this season, with 24.

This is the first weekly honor for Klaas and Washington's fourth Player of the Week honor all-time.

Washington plays a pair of games at home this weekend, with its final non-conference match versus St. Mary's at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 followed by the Pac-10 Conference opener against Oregon State at 7 p.m., Oct. 13. The OSU game marks the opening of the Huskies' defense of the league title they won last year, in the first season of Pac-10 action for men's soccer.

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