UCLA's Monge named Pac-12 men's soccer player of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior midfielder Fernando Monge was named the Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 28- Nov. 5, the Conference announced Tuesday.
Monge, a native of Seattle, Wash., helped lead the Bruins to a 2-0-1 record on the weekend. He started the week off by playing strong defense and registering two shots to help UCLA defeat No. 20 WASHINGTON 1-0. In the match against Stanford Monge scored the golden goal in the 103rd minute. Monge's shot hit the crossbar and went in handing the Bruins a 2-1 double-overtime victory. In the final match of the week Monge tallied a week high of six shots in a 1-1 tie against CALIFORNIA.
It is Monge's first-career weekly honor. It is UCLA's 50th all-time player of the week and the fourth this season.
UCLA wraps up their season hosting SAN DIEGO STATE on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks. UCLA is battling for the Pac-12 title and can clinch the title with a win against the Aztecs.
Also Nominated: Adam Jahn; STAN.
2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Aug. 28 - Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, WASH
Sept. 4 - Juan Cervantes, UCLA
Sept. 11 - Max Estrada, UCLA
Sept. 18 - Jordan Ongaro, SDSU
Sept. 25 - Emery Welshman, OSU
Oct. 2 - Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA
Oct. 9 - Zach Batteer, STAN
Oct. 16 - Nate Sackeyfio, WASH
Oct. 23 - Tony Salciccia, CAL
Oct. 30 - Adam Jahn, STAN
Nov. 6 - Fernando Monge, UCLA