Maurizi Named MPSF West/Delfina Player of the Week
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA senior goalkeeper Bernardo Maurizi (Florence, Italy/Salesiani Firenze) has been named the MPSF West/Delfina Player of the Week as announced by the league office today.
Maurizi totaled 24 saves and six steals to lead UCLA to wins over No. 4 Pacific (Sept. 30) and at No. 12 Pepperdine (Oct. 2). UCLA trailed 8-3 early in the third quarter before storming back to defeat the Tigers. Maurizi had 11 saves and a season-high three steals in a 12-11 win. His last save came with 10 seconds remaining in the game to preserve the one-goal victory. The Bruins then trailed by three in the first half at Pepperdine before rallying to win, as Maurizi had a season-high 13 saves and tied his career-high of three steals.
This is Maurizi's second career MPSF Player of the Week award, both this year.
Others nominated: Ash Molthen (USC), Nolan Krutonog (Stanford), Nikolaos Papanikolaou (Cal).
The Bruins will host UC San Diego in their lone game of the week on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:00 p.m. PT at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center.