Totev Lands Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor

Sept. 30, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Washington sophomore midfielder Leo Totev has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Totev, from Kristiansund, Norway, scored two goals and assisted on a third to lead then-No. 22 Washington to a 3-0 upset of 11th-ranked South Carolina Sept. 28, as UW claimed the Husky Fever Classic tournament title. The Huskies defeated Kentucky 2-1 in the first round of the tournament.

Totev, who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Offensive Player, got Washington on the board in the 25th minute against the Gamecocks. He also had a hand in both second-half Husky goals, scored within two minutes of each other. Totev's corner kick found the head of sophomore Kevin Murray, who scored UW's second goal in the 54th minute. Totev added another goal in the 56th minute. Against Kentucky, Totev recorded three shots. He now leads the team with five goals and two assists on the season.

Unbeaten through seven games, Washington (6-0-1 overall) has won all three tournaments it has played in this year and is off to its best start since a 7-0 record to open the 1998 season. The Huskies open the Pac-10 slate by hosting Fresno State on Friday and UCLA on Sunday.

This is the first weekly honor for Totev and the seventh all-time Player of the Week honor for Washington.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2- Matt Taylor, Sr F, UCLA; Sept 9- Casey Armstrong, Jr F, WASH; Sept. 16- Alan Gordon, Sr F, OSU; Sept. 23- Eric Kronberg, So GK, FSU; Sept. 30- Leo Totev, Jr MF, WASH.

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