Senior forward Victor Chavez has been selected as the Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 22-27, the Conference office announced today.
Chavez, a forward from Fontana, Calif., scored one goal and notched an assist in three matches this week as the Bruins kept pace in a tight Pac-12 race. On Monday at Washington, Chavez set up teammate Max Estrada’s goal in the 51st minute with a through ball into the box as the Bruins earned a 2-2 draw with the Huskies. Then on Sunday in a rematch against Washington, Chavez got the Bruins on the board with a goal in the 19th minute as UCLA defeated the Huskies, 2-1. Chavez is tied for the team lead in goals with six and is second to junior Leo Stolz in points with 16. His 16 points is also tied for third in the Pac-12.
The honor is Chavez’s second-career weekly accolade, with his first coming on Oct. 5, 2010. It is the second honor for a Bruin this season as Stolz was recognized as player of the week on Sept. 17. It also marks the 52nd all-time weekly award for UCLA, which leads the Conference.
The Bruins, who are ranked No. 3 in the NSCAA and Soccer America polls, will travel up to the Bay Area this weekend to face Stanford on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. and No. 1 California on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
Also Nominated: Seth Casiple, CAL; Morgan Sacco, SDSU; Zach Batteer, STAN; Michael Harris, WASH.
2013 Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Sept. 3 - Steven Birnbaum, CAL
Sept. 10 - Taylor Peay, WASH
Sept. 17 - Leo Stolz, UCLA
Sept. 24 - Drew Hutchins, STAN
Oct. 1 - Jordan Morris, STAN
Oct. 8 - Taylor Peay, WASH
Oct. 15 - Stefano Bonomo, CAL
Oct. 22 - Cristian Roldan, WASH
Oct. 29 - Victor Chavez, UCLA