Men's Soccer Player of the Week (10/29/01)

Oct. 29, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD junior forward Johanes Maliza has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Maliza, from Chicago, tallied five points in two Pac-10 victories over the weekend, as the Cardinal (13-1-0, 3-1-0 Pac-10) moved to the top of the Conference standings. Maliza scored Stanford's first goal in a 4-0 shutout win against Oregon State on Oct. 26. He followed that performance by scoring a goal and adding an assist in a 4-1 win over No. 4/No. 8 Washington on Oct. 28. Heading into the match, the Huskies had won eight of their previous nine contests.

Stanford, ranked third in this week's NSCAA/adidas Top-25, hosts UCLA Friday night as Pac-10 action continues.

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


2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA, Sept. 18- none selected, Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, Sr F, CAL, Oct. 2- Roger Levesque, Jr F, STAN, Oct. 9-C.J. Klaas, WASH, Oct. 16- Tim Pierce, UCLA, Oct. 23- Aaron McHardy, OSU, Oct. 29- Johanes Maliza, STAN.

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