UCLA's Brad Rusin Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player Of The Week

Oct. 28, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA senior defender Brad Rusin has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 21 - 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Rusin helped UCLA earn its fourth consecutive shutout victory with a strong defensive effort in road wins over Washington, 2-0, and Oregon State, 1-0. The Bruins faced a total of 22 shots on the weekend.

Rusin also contributed on the offensive end for the Bruins, scoring the game-winning goal Sunday against the Beavers. The goal was the third of the year for the Holmes Beach, Fla., native. He is now tied for third on the team in goals scored and is fourth in points with seven.

Rusin had previously scored just one career goal entering this season. UCLA, which now has sole possession of first place in the Pac-10, has won four straight games via shutout for the first time since 2005 and is unbeaten in 10 of its last 11 contests.

This marks Rusin's first weekly honor and the 34th all-time for UCLA.

Also Nominated: Brent Richards, WASH

2008 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2 - Andrew Wiedeman, So., F, CAL; Sept. 9 - Robby Christner, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 16 - John Moore, Jr., GK, STAN; Sept. 23 - Raphael Cox, Sr., MF, WASH; Sept. 30 - Michael Stephens, Jr., MF, UCLA; Oct. 7 - Matt McManus, RS-JR., D/F, SDSU; Oct. 14 - Michael Stephens, Jr., MF, UCLA; Oct. 21 - Brian Perk, Jr., GK, UCLA; Oct. 28 - Brad Rusin, Sr., D, UCLA

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