Washington's Robertson named men’s soccer Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON freshman forward Mason Robertson was voted the Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 4-10, the Conference office announced today. 

Robertson, a freshman forward from Phoenix, Ariz., scored two game-winning goals in two victories for the Huskies as UW took back sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. Against Stanford, Robertson headed home a cross from teammate Justin Schmidt in the 30th minute as the Dawgs shutout the Cardinal, 2-0. On Sunday against California, he scored the golden goal just 37 seconds into overtime as Washington won, 2-1. 

The honor is Robertson’s first of his career, and Washington’s 30th all-time. He is also the second freshman to earn player of the week honors as freshman teammate Cristian Roldan took home the accolade earlier this season. It marks the first time since 2010 that two freshmen in the Conference have received a weekly award, and the first time since 2003 that two freshmen from the same team have earned player of the week nods. 

Washington rounds out the regular season by traveling to face Oregon State on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. PT. The match between the Beavers and the Huskies 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: Omid Jalali, CAL; Matt Bersano, OSU; Brandon Vincent, STAN.  

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
Nov. 12 - Mason Robertson, WASH