California's Eric Kronberg Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 28, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California junior goalkeeper Eric Kronberg has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 21-27.

Kronberg, from Santa Rosa, Calif., recorded his third and fourth shutouts of the season in helping the Bears win the Stanford Nike Invitational. After posting three saves in the Bears' scoreless draw against Brown, Cal shut out No. 3 Santa Clara 1-0 on the strength of Kronberg's five saves. California's victory snapped the Broncos' 15-match home win streak.

Kronberg 's current goals against average is 0.24, having allowed just two goals in the eight games Cal has played this season. The Bears (ranked No. 3 in the Sept. 28 Soccer America poll) travel to Stanford to open Pac-10 play on Oct. 1.

This is the second weekly honor for Kronberg, and the sixth all-time player of the week honor for the Bears. Kronberg's last weekly honor came Sept. 23, 2003, while a student-athlete at Fresno State, which competed as member of the Pac-10 in 2002 and 2003. He is the first men's soccer player ever to win the honor at two different Pac-10 institutions.

Also Nominated: Robby Fulton, Sr., GK, STAN; Mike Enfield, Sr., MF, UCLA; Kevin Forrest, So., MF, WASH.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Chris Eylander, Jr., GK, WASH; Sept. 14- Andrew Kartunen, So., GK, STAN; Sept. 21- Mike Enfield, Sr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 28- Eric Kronberg, Jr., GK, CAL.

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