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

Oct. 8, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA junior goalkeeper Zach Wells has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Wells, from Costa Mesa, Calif., withstood 17 shots and made four saves to lead the Bruins to a 0-0 double-overtime tie of No. 1-ranked St. John's Oct. 6. The shutout was the first by a St. John's opponent this season. In a 1-1 double-overtime tie at No. 13 Rutgers, Wells stopped a season-high eight shots. On the weekend, he posted a 0.41 goals against average, dropping his overall GAA to 0.73.

The Bruins (5-1-2 overall, 0-0-0 Pac-10), ranked sixth by Soccer America and 16th by the NSCAA, hosts Fresno State Sunday in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.

This is the second weekly honor for Wells and the 11th all-time Player of the Week honor for UCLA.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mike Munoz, So MF, CAL; Alan Gordon, Jr F, OSU; Brett Wiesner, So F, WASH.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 10-Roger Levesque, Sr F STAN; Sept. 17- Peter Billmeyer, Jr GK, OSU; Sept. 24- Alan Gordon, Jr F, OSU; Oct. 1- Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA; Oct. 1- Zach Wells, Jr GK, UCLA.

- www.pac-10.org -

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