Djeffal Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State midfielder Sofiane Djeffal was named Pac-12 Player of the Week by the conference on Monday. The conference nod is the first time any Beaver player has received the award during the 2021 season.
In two games last week, Djeffal totaled five points (two goals and an assist) to help nationally ranked Oregon State take four points from its Bay Area road swing and extend its unbeaten streak to six matches.
On Oct. 7, Djeffal scored the lone goal of the match in Oregon State's 1-0 victory over California in Berkeley, Calif. In the 87th minute of action, Djeffal headed the ball in to the net off freshman Joran Gerbet's corner kick to put the Beavers on the board. The Nantes, France, native notched one shot on goal out of four shots taken and clocked 90 minutes on the pitch.
In the Beavers' 2-2 double overtime draw against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. on Oct. 10, Djeffal scored OSU's second goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 21st minute of play. Against the Cardinal, he clocked all 110 minutes.
Having started all ten of Oregon State's games, Djeffal and graduate student Adrian Molina-Diaz are the Beavers' top scorers, notching five goals apiece. Djeffal earned the game-winning goals in Oregon State's clashes with Denver (Aug. 27), UCLA (Sept. 30), and Cal (Oct. 7). He has also tallied three assists and has marked 11 shots on goal out of 21 shots taken.
The Beavers return to Lorenz Field on Oct. 15 to host non-conference contender Saint Mary's (Calif.) at 7 p.m.