Nov. 6, 2001
Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA sophomore goalkeeper Zach Wells has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 30-Nov. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Wells, from Costs Mesa, Calif., helped the Bruins extend their unbeaten streak to four games and grab a share of first place in the Pac-10 with a tie and a win last week. Wells earned his second and third consecutive shutouts with the 0-0 tie at No. 3 Stanford (Nov. 2) and the 1-0 overtime win at California (Nov. 4). Against the Cardinal, Wells made three saves in 120 minutes of play, while facing 15 shots. Against the Golden Bears, he saved four of Cal's eight shots in 99 minutes of play. Wells has logged 440 consecutive shutout minutes.
UCLA (8-6-4 overall, 3-2-1) concludes regular-season play with a pair of home games this weekend, against Oregon State and 14th-ranked Washington.
This is the first weekly honor for Wells and UCLA's seventh Player of the Week honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA, Sept. 18- none selected, Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, Sr F, CAL, Oct. 2- Roger Levesque, Jr F, STAN, Oct. 9-C.J. Klaas, WASH, Oct. 16- Tim Pierce, UCLA, Oct. 23- Aaron McHardy, OSU, Oct. 29- Johanes Maliza, STAN, Nov. 6- Zach Wells, UCLA.