UCLA’s Stolz named men’s soccer Player of the Week

UCLA midfielder Leo Stolz was voted the Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, the Conference office announced today. 

Stolz, a junior midfielder hailing from Munich, Germany, led the Bruins to a big weekend, helping UCLA climb to the top of the Pac-12 standings. After playing 57 minutes in UCLA’s 2-1 win over Stanford on Friday, Stolz scored the game-winning goal against No. 1 California on Sunday. The German midfielder uncorked a twisting shot to the upper right-hand corner in the 70th minute to propel the Bruins to the 2-1 victory over the Golden Bears. Overall, Stolz leads the Bruins with seven goals and 19 points on the season. His total points this year are also leading the Pac-12.  

The honor is Stolz’ second-career weekly accolade, with his first coming earlier this year on Sept. 17. It is also the third weekly honor for UCLA this season, as teammate Victor Chavez received player of the week nods on Oct. 29. UCLA’s 53 all-time player of the week selections is the most in the Pac-12. Stolz was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after his performances. 

The Bruins head to the Pacific Northwest this weekend, facing Oregon State and Washington on the road on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks, part of the 28 total Pac-12 men’s soccer matches broadcast this season. For the full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com

Also Nominated: Seth Casiple, CAL.  

2013 Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Sept. 3 - Steven Birnbaum, CAL
Sept. 10 - Taylor Peay, WASH
Sept. 17 - Leo Stolz, UCLA
Sept. 24 - Drew Hutchins, STAN
Oct. 1 - Jordan Morris, STAN
Oct. 8 - Taylor Peay, WASH
Oct. 15 - Stefano Bonomo, CAL
Oct. 22 - Cristian Roldan, WASH
Oct. 29 - Victor Chavez, UCLA
Nov. 5 - Leo Stolz, UCLA

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