Nov. 2, 2004
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UCLA senior goalkeeper Joseph Axelrad has been named the MPSF/Mikasa Co-Player of the Week for his contributions to the Bruins' victories over No. 2 Stanford and No. 9 Long Beach State, the conference reported Tuesday. Axelrad, a 2003 Honorable Mention All-American and third-team All-MPSF selection, tied a career high with 14 saves, including his 300th career, in UCLA's 7-4 victory over The Cardinal last Saturday. The Studio City native later contributed seven more stops in the Bruins' 11-6 win over Long Beach State on Sunday. Axelrad has now held opponents to six goals or less over the last seven matches.
The announcement marks the first time Axelrad has been bestowed the honor. Teammate Brett Ormsby twice received the award earlier this year for his play during the weeks of September 12 and October 3.
Axelrad shares the award this week with UC Irvine driver Dreason Barry, who scored six goals last weekend, including two scores in the Anteater's upset of No. 3 USC.