Cal's Soares Named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior defender A.J. Soares was named Pac-10 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 5-11, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

The Solana Beach, Calif., native scored seven points for the No. 10 Golden Bears and led a stingy defense that allowed just one goal as Cal routed Oregon State, 5-0, and Washington, 4-1, on the road. The Bears extended their unbeaten streak to seven games. Soares, who was also named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week for his performance, scored two goals against the Beavers and then collected one goal and one assist against the Huskies.

This is Soares’ second career weekly honor, second of the 2010 season and Cal’s 17th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week.

With the weekend’s two wins, Cal improved to 7-1-2 overall and 3-0-0 in the Pac-10. The Bears host San Diego State on Friday and No. 13 UCLA on Sunday. Cal is tied with the Bruins atop the Pac-10 standings.

Also Nominated: Chris Harms, OSU; Dominique Yahyavi, STAN; Brian Rowe, UCLA; Matt Van Houten, WASH.

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