Oct. 25, 2000
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- UCLA sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Brooks (Honolulu, HI) has been named the Mikasa MPSF Player of the Week for October 23, 2000. Brooks was instrumental in the Bruins' victorious run at the Northern California Tournament this weekend,. In the four games, he allowed only 18 goals. In the championship game 11-9 win over USC, he made 11 saves, and only allowed three goals in the first half.
He made four saves and allowed only two goals in two quarters of play against UC Santa Cruz. Against Pepperdine, he made 14 saves and allowed only three goals, none in the first half. He frustrated California's offense in the semifinal game, making eight saves, and only allowing four goals, all in the second half.
Brooks is the second Bruin to be honored by the MPSF this year. Senior Sean Kern earned the same honor for the week of October 10. UCLA is currently ranked No. 1 and holds an 14-2 overall record. The Bruins have won 11 games in a row, and bring their winning streak back to Westwood this weekend when they host Loyola Marymount University. Game time is 12:00 p.m. at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.