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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - 2021 NCAA College Cup

Dec 9, 2021
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This Week

  • No. 2 national seed WASHINGTON (17-1-2) will make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA College Cup on Friday in Cary, N.C., when it battles No. 3 seed Georgetown (18-2-1) in the national semifinals. The match is slated to kick off at 5:30 p.m. PT and air on ESPNU.
  • It will be the second-ever meeting between the Huskies and Hoyas; the other came in the 2019 NCAA quarterfinals - a 2-1 win for GU, which went on to defeat Stanford (2-0) and Virginia (3-3, 7-6 PKs) in the College Cup for its first national title.
  • The team that advances will face either No. 4 seed Notre Dame or No. 8 seed Clemson in the national championship match on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT on ESPNU.

College Cup Context

  • Washington's first-ever national semifinal trip is the 23rd all-time for Conference programs; 11 of those have come since the Pac-12 began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000.
  • The six-team Pac-12 has now had a College Cup representative in six of the last eight seasons (UCLA 2014; Stanford 2015-17, 2019; Washington 2021). Only the 12-team ACC has had more total appearances (12) than the Pac-12's six over that span.
  • Pac-12 programs have combined for seven NCAA Men's Soccer national championships, four since sport sponsorship began in 2000 - UCLA's four national crowns (1985, 1990, 1997, 2002) are tied for the fourth-most by a program in NCAA history, while Stanford's three titles (2015-17) rank seventh among all programs.

In the 2021 NCAA Tournament

  • So far in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12's three participants have compiled a 6-1-1 overall record - an .813 win percentage that is the best of any league through four rounds.
  • No. 1 national seed OREGON STATE (14-2-4) was achingly close to joining UW for its first College Cup, but an 85th minute penalty-kick equalizer and 4-3 margin in penalties sent Clemson through to the semifinals instead.
  • Despite the result, the Beavers enjoyed their best season in program history - winning their first Pac-12 regular-season title, earning the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall national seed, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time, and setting program records for most wins (14) and season win percentage (.800, 14-2-4).
  • UCLA (11-7-1) enjoyed a bounce back season under third-year head coach Ryan Jorden with its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2018, first postseason victory since 2016 (2-1 2OT vs. UCSB) and a near-advancement to the Sweet 16 in a 2-1 second-round exit at Duke in which the man-down Bruins surrendered two goals inside the final four minutes.

Teves' Tear

  • Washington got through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament on the feet (and head) of midfielder Dylan Teves, who recorded hat tricks (including a header goal in each match) against both Portland and Indiana in the Huskies' opening victories.
  • The six combined goals are tied for the second-most ever in a single NCAA Tournament, and one shy of the all-time record of seven set by Appalachian State's Thompson Usiyan in 1978.
  • Along with his performance on the pitch, Teves was also named the 2021 Pac-12 Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Dec. 3.

National Awards Recognition

  • The Pac-12 produced a trio of MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists for the second straight year as Washington's Dylan Teves and Ryan Sailor and Oregon State's Sofiane Djeffal were part of the 15-player list announced on Dec. 7.
  • The trio were also named First Team All-Americans, and were joined by Third Team selection Tyrone Mondi of OSU, by United Soccer Coaches on Thursday, Dec. 9. The Pac-12 has now produced 20 First Team All-Americans in the nine seasons since 2013 after amassing only 15 from 2000-2012.
  • Three men's finalists will be named for the award on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The 2021 MAC Hermann Trophy banquet will be held at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Jan. 7, 2022 to formally announce this year’s winners.
  • The Pac-12 previously produced at least three semifinalists in consecutive seasons back in 2013 (three) and 2014 (four).
  • Pac-12 student-athletes have won three of the last seven MAC Hermann Trophy awards - Oregon State's Gloire Amanda (2020), Stanford's Jordan Morris (2015) and UCLA's Leo Stolz (2014) - and four in total (UCLA's Brad Friedel, 1992).
  • Additionally, 16-of-24 All-Far West Region honorees from United Soccer Coaches were bestowed upon Pac-12 players.

National Teams of the Week

  • Washington's NCAA quarterfinal hero - Gio Miglietti, who scored both goals in the Elite Eight win over Saint Louis - earned national player of the week honors from Top Drawer Soccer.
  • He was joined by teammates Achille Robin and Christian Soto to give UW eight different players honored on national teams of the week this season.
  • The Pac-12 has had 20 different players recognized this season.

College Soccer News National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Kendall Burks, Washington
Oct. 5 - Adrian Molina-Diaz, Oregon State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 12 - Tucker Lepley, UCLA
Oct. 19 - Kendall Burks, Washington; Aaron Edwards, UCLA (POTW); Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State
Nov. 2 - Adrian Fernandez, Oregon State
Nov. 9 - Dylan Teves, Washington
Nov. 16 - Tommy Silva, UCLA
Nov. 23 - Dylan Teves, Washington

Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Nick Scardina, Washington
Oct. 5 - Sofiane Djeffal, Oregon State; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 12 - Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 19 - Aaron Edwards, UCLA
Nov. 2 - Gael Gilbert, Oregon State
Nov. 9 - Dylan Teves, Washington
Nov. 23 - Dylan Teves, Washington
Nov. 30 - Joran Gerbet, Oregon State; Dylan Teves, Washington (POTW)
Dec. 7 - Gio Miglietti, Washington (POTW); Achille Robin, Washington; Christian Soto, Washington.

Conference Career Charts

  • Stanford's Zach Ryan currently ranks third with 31 goals and tied for fifth with 75 points on the Pac-12's career top-10 lists.
  • With his postseason surge, Washington's Dylan Teves has moved to seventh in points (72) and into a tie for 10th in both goals (25) and assists (22).
  • Oregon State goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez has climbed into a tie for fourth with 24 career shutouts. Washington counterpart Sam Fowler is close behind in a tie for seventh with 21 clean sheets and currently owns the third-best career goals-against average (0.684) in league history.