Sept. 11, 2012
Walnut Creek, Calif. - After earning National Team of the Week honors yesterday, junior forward Max Estrada picked up another accolade today, being named the Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 3-9.
Estrada, a native of Salinas, Calif., scored a pair of game-winning goals over the weekend for the Bruins. On Friday against Tulsa, Estrada played just 29 minutes, but scored the only goal of the game off a header in the 44th minute to lift UCLA to a 1-0 win. It was Estrada's first UCLA goal. The Bruins then faced No. 11 UC Irvine on Sunday, winning by a score of 2-1. Estrada scored the game-winning goal with just three minutes left to play in the game, tying him for the team lead in goals with Reed Williams.
This is Estrada's first-career weekly honor and UCLA's 48th all-time player of the week, the most in the Conference. This is also the second straight week a UCLA player has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week after freshman goalie Juan Cervantes received the honor last week.
The Bruins next match will be Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 pm against the Loyola Marymount Lions at Sullivan Field on the campus of LMU.
Also Nominated: Alec Sundly, CAL; Alex Penny, OSU; Adam Jahn, STAN; Taylor Peay, WASH