This week in Pac-12 Men's Soccer
PREVIEWING THE WEEK: OREGON STATE travels to CALIFORNIA to open the week on Thursday. No. 19 WASHINGTON plays at No. 8 STANFORD after for the first top-25 matchup of the week. SAN DIEGO STATE and UCLA matchup on Sunday for Soccer at Sundown on the Pac-12 Network.
IN THE RANKINGS: Stanford is ranked No. 8 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and Washington is No. 19. California received votes.
WEEKLY RECAP: Unranked UCLA beat then-No.22 Washington on Sunday 1-0. Then-No. 8 Stanford also beat then-No. 24 California 3-0.
NATIONAL STATS LEADERS: No. 8 Stanford is second in the nation in assists per game (2.91), sixth in points per game (7.27), seventh in shutout percentage (0.64), seventh in team goals against average (.545), third in total assists (32), fifth in total points (80), and ninth in won-lost-tied percentage (.818). No. 19 Washington sixth in total goals (27), and eighth in total points (80).
VS. OTHER CONFERENCES: The Pac-12 is currently has a 9-2 record against the WCC, 4-0 vs. the Mountain West, 3-0 vs. the Colonial Athletic Association, and 2-0 vs. the Ivy League and the Big West.
COMPLETE STUDENT-ATHLETE: San Diego State’s Dallin Cutler is a senior philosophy major who is looking to go to law school upon graduation. Cutler is of Mormon faith and in 2013, spent two years on a mission trip to Oklahoma City to help the area recover from the Moore Tornado before starting his college career at BYU. He then transferred to SDSU for his redshirt junior and senior years.
SENIOR CLASS AWARD: Four Pac-12 student-athletes appear on the Senior CLASS Award candidate list: Stanford’s Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Foster Langsdorf, Drew Skundrich, and Oregon State’s Timmy Mueller. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.
MAC HERMANN WATCH LIST: San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez, and Stanford’s Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Foster Langsdorf represent the Pac-12 on the preseason MAC Hermann trophy watch list. Twenty-eight players from NCAA Division I schools around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2017 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer, presented annually to one male and one female athlete.
TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM PRESEASON BEST XI: Seven Pac-12 student-athletes appear on the TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI. Stanford tied for the most of any school with four players featured on the teams. Stanford’s Tomas Hilliard-Arce was selected for the first team; San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez and Stanford’s Foster Langsdorf are on the second team; Stanford’s Drew Skundrich is on the third team; and UCLA’s Brandon Terwege, Stanford’s Logan Panchot, and Washington’s Blake Bodily are on the freshman team.
PRESEASON COACHES POLL: Breaking a seven-year streak, the Pac-12 coaches tabbed Stanford as the 2017 favorite over rival UCLA, which is ranked second in the preseason coaches poll. Washington followed in third, San Diego State is fourth, and Oregon State edged out California for fifth and sixth, respectively.
PRESEASON ALL-PAC-12: Stanford’s 2016 co-Pac-12 Player of the Year Foster Langsdorf and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Tomas Hilliard-Arce highlight the star-studded 2017 Preseason All-Pac-12 team. 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Washington’s Handwalla Bwana, UCLA’s junior Erik Holt, and SDSU’s senior Adam Allmaras also appear on the team.
2016 PAC-12 MEN’S SOCCER IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Four Pac-12 men’s soccer teams were selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, tied for the second-most conference representatives in the field-Stanford, Washington, San Diego State, and UCLA. Stanford went on to win its second consecutive NCAA title after defeating Wake Forest, becoming the first repeat champion since Indiana in 2003-04.
|Teams||Points||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
|San Diego State||0||0-4||4-8|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (all times pacific)
|Thursday, Oct. 12|
|Oregon State at California||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
|#19 Washington at #8 Stanford||P12N||6 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Oct. 15|
|Oregon State at #8 Stanford||P12N||11 a.m. PT|
|#19 Washington at California||P12W||3 p.m. PT|
|San Diego State at UCLA||P12N||5 p.m. PT|
2017 PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK: Milan Iloski, FR, F, UCLA (Escondido, Calif.)
ALSO NOMINATED: Pablo Gatinios, OSU; Nico Corti, STAN; Handwalla Bwana, WASH.
2017 PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Oct. 10||Milan Iloski, UCLA|
|Oct. 3||Shinya Kadono, CAL|
|Sep. 26||Paul Salcedo-Borrego, CAL|
|Sep. 19||Handwalla Bwana, WASH|
|Sep. 11||Drake Callender, CAL|
|Sep. 5||Foster Langsdorf, STAN|
|Aug. 29||Joey Parish, WASH|
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Pablo Pelaez, SDSU; Tomas Hilliard-Arce, STAN; Foster Langsdorf, STAN
Senior CLASS Award Watch List
Tomas Hilliard-Arce, STAN; Foster Langsdorf, STAN; Timmy Mueller, OSU; Drew Skundrick, STAN