This Year in Pac-12 Men's Soccer

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• STANFORD captured its third-straight NCAA championship (2015-17), joining Virigina (1991-94) in the history books as the only teams to have three-consecutive NCAA titles. No. 9-seeded Stanford and No. 2-seeded Indiana met in the College Cup final, battling through scoreless regulation time before redshirt junior Sam Werner netted the game-winning goal in double overtime. The 1-0 shutout marked Stanford’s 12th-straight College Cup game without allowing a goal.

• The Pac-12 now holds an all-time record of 132-101-12 (.563) in the NCAA Tournament, with seven national championships and eight second-place finishes. CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON also earned berths to the NCAA Tournament.

• Stanford, which also won its fourth-straight Pac-12 tite, raked in the postseason honors with Foster Langsdorf named Pac-12 Player of the Year and Tomas Hilliard-Arce named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, both for the second-straight year. Stanford head coach Jeremy Gunn received Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the fourth-straight year.

• California earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014, making this its 18th overall appearance. The Golden Bears finished the regular season second in the Pac-12 with a 6-4-0 Conference record and 11-7-0 overall record. Cal met Bay Area rival San Francisco in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but fell short, 2-1.

• Washington also earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament, marking the team’s 24th appearance. The Huskies, who ended the season 12-7-1, finished third in the Pac-12 standings with a Conference record of 5-4-1. The Huskies fell short to cross-town rival Seattle in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 3-2 in overtime. UW’s Blake Bodily was selected the 2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, bringing home the honor to Seattle for the second year in a row with his teammate Handwalla Bwana winning the year before.

• UCLA ended the season with an RPI of 51 and just barely missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 34 years. The Bruins ended the season 7-10-1 with a Conference record of 4-6-0. The Bruins’ season was highlighted by wins over then-No. 22 Washington in overtime and a tie against then-No. 24 New Mexico.

• OREGON STATE ended the season with a 4-6-0 Conference record to tie UCLA for fourth. The Beavers had an overall record of 7-11-0. OSU ended the season on a high note with wins over SDSU and then-No. 20 Washington.

• SAN DIEGO STATE rounded out the Conference standings with a 6-13-0 overall record and 1-9-0 Pac-12 record. The Aztecs ended their season with a win over UCLA


CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Teams Points Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Stanford 28 9-0-1 19-2-2
California 18 6-4 11-7
Washington 16 5-4-1 12-7-1
UCLA 12 4-6 7-10-1
Oregon State 12 4-6 7-11
San Diego State 1 1-9 6-13

2017 PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Date Student-Athlete
Nov. 14 Jordan Jones, OSU
Nov. 7 Corey Baird, STAN
Oct. 31 Saif Kerawala, WASH
Oct. 24 Foster Langsdorf, STAN
Oct. 17 Jose Carerra-Garcia, CAL
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

NATIONAL HONORS

MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist List
Tomas Hilliard-Arce, STAN


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