Sept. 19, 2000
Walnut Creek, Calif. - For the second consecutive week, UCLA senior forward McKinley Tennyson Jr. has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Tennyson, from Indianapolis, Ind., recorded his second consecutive hat trick Sept. 17 against San Francisco, scoring all three goals in UCLA's 3-0 win. He became the first player in Bruin history to score hat tricks in consecutive games and tied school records for career hat tricks and single-season hat tricks with two each.
Tennyson leads the No. 1-ranked Bruins (4-0-0) with seven goals in just three games this season, giving him a nation-leading per-game average of 2.33. He also leads the nation in points per game with an average of 4.67. The Hermann Trophy nominee now holds a career total of 32 goals and 82 points.
This is the second weekly honor for Tennyson and UCLA's third Player of the Week honor this year. A UCLA player has earned Player of the Week acclaim all three weeks this year.
Soccer America also named Tennyson to its Team of the Week for the second straight week.