McHardy Named Men's Soccer Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Oregon State men's soccer player Aaron McHardy earned his first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for the week ending Oct. 21.

McHardy tallied a hat trick in a 5-1 win over a strong Western Washington squad on Friday, in addition to assisting on another score en route to a nine-point weekend.

The junior also scored OSU's game-winner in a 1-0 shutout of Pac-10 rival UCLA as the Beavers (5-6-0 overall) evened their conference mark at 1-1. OSU has won five of its last seven contests.

McHardy, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, leads the Pac-10 in goals after scoring four over the weekend. His total of nine is the most in one season by an OSU player since Josh Dodson tallied 10 in 1996.

McHardy also ranks second in the conference points race with 20, having added two assists over the course of the season.

Prior to this season, McHardy, who had been hampered by nagging injuries in his first two seasons, totaled four career goals, all of which came last season.

McHardy and former OSU forward Matt Olsen (2000) are the two Beavers who have won Pac-10 Player of the Week honors.

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