Stanford Midfielder/Defender Galen Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD senior midfielder and defender Galen Thompson has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Thompson, from Denver, Colo., helped the Cardinal to a road sweep over Conference opponents this weekend, shutting out both No. 9 Washington and Oregon State, 2-0, pushing Stanford's record to an impressive 3-0-1 in Conference play. This marked Stanford's first road sweep of the season.

Over the weekend, Thompson scored two goals and two assists. Against the Huskies, he provided an assist to Dan Shapiro's goal in the first half, then added an unassisted goal of his own during the second half.

Thompson followed up that performance with another goal and assist against the Beavers on Sunday. During the 28th minute of play, he went on to score the go-ahead goal to notch his third goal of the season. Thompson later added an assist in the second half on Bret Shimizu's goal.

Thompson leads the Cardinal in shots (21) and shots on goal (12) as well as total points (9).

Next up, Stanford takes on WASHINGTON on Fri., Oct. 13, followed by a rematch with Oregon State, Sun., Oct. 15.

This is Thompson's first weekly honor and the eighth all-time award for the Cardinal.

Also Nominated: Andrew Jacobson, Jr., MF, CAL; Andrew DiCicco, Sr., F, SDSU; Sal Zizzo, So., MF, UCLA.

2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 29- Ely Allen, Jr., MF, WASH.; Sept. 5 - Kevin Forrest, Jr., F, WASH; Sept. 12- Maxwell Griffin, So., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Maxwell Griffin, So., F, UCLA; Sept. 26 - Tally Hall, Sr., GK, SDSU; Oct. 3 - Raul Bautista, Sr., MF, SDSU; Oct. 10 - Galen Thompson, Sr., MF/D, STAN.

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