Oct. 29, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University defender Jason Pan was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday following his game-winning goal performance in double overtime against Portland Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The junior from Milwaukee, Wis., placed a free kick from just outside the penalty box into the lower right corner of the goal to lift the Broncos to a 1-0 win with only 1:47 remaining in double overtime.
The goal was his third of the season and second in league play, as his first conference goal came off a similar play in the first half at San Francisco, a match in which the Broncos ended up winning 2-1.
His stellar defensive play also helped the stingy Bronco defense to their second shutout in the last four games and their ninth shutout of the season. While Pan has been on the field, SCU has posted a 0.53 goals-against average.
Pan and the 5th-ranked Broncos return to action this weekend as they travel to Moraga, Calif., for a Sunday, November 2nd showdown with Saint Mary's. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m. on the SMC campus.