Pac-12 announces men's soccer player of the week

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference announced UCLA’s Seyi Adekoya as the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the opening week of the season.  

Adekoya (Seattle, Wash.) came off the bench to score a goal in the 3-1 win at No. 11 Wake Forest and assisted on the game’s only goal in a 1-0 victory at No. 22 North Carolina just six minutes after entering the game. The freshman was sent a long ball forward and chested it back to Leo Stolz, who caught the goalkeeper out of position and slotted a shot off the left post and into the back of the net for the game-winner in the 31st minute. Adekoya is tied for the team lead in scoring with three points off one goal and one assist.

This is Adekoya’s first-career weekly honor and UCLA’s 54th all-time player of the week selection.

The Bruins will be on the road again this week, this time in Albuquerque where they will face American on Friday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m., and New Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.

Also Nominated: Christian Thierjung, CAL; Khiry Shelton, OSU; Forrayah Bass, SDSU; Eric Verso, STAN; Darwin Jones, WASH 

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