SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced Santa Clara junior forward Erik Hurtado as its men's soccer 'Player of the Week' for September 12, 2011. The All-WCC attacker scored twice over the weekend, helping the Broncos improve to 3-1-1 and move into first place in the league standings with a pair of wins over Nebraska-Omaha (4-0) and Cleveland State (2-0).
Hurtado scored SCU's second goal in each match, sealing the win over Cleveland State in the closing moments. The junior from Beaverton, Ore., who was twice named Oregon's 6A Player of the Year as a prep, leads the Broncos and ranks among the league leaders in most offensive categories, including goals (three), points (eight), shots (19) and shots on goal (11).
Also Nominated: Christian Duke, USD
WCC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aug. 29 Kevin Klasila, SCU
Sept. 5 Doug Herrick, SMC
Sept. 12 Erik Hurtado, SCU
2011 WCC Men's Soccer Standings (Pts)
Santa Clara 3-1-1 (10)
San Diego 3-2-0 (9)
Portland 2-2-1 (7)
LMU 2-3-0 (6)
Saint Mary's 1-2-1 (4)
Gonzaga 1-2-0 (3)
San Francisco 1-4-0 (3)
Last Week's Results:
Portland 2, Northwestern 1 (DeKalb, Ill.)
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 4, UC Riverside 1
SAN DIEGO 1, Penn 0
SANTA CLARA 4, Nebraska-Omaha 0
UCLA 2, Saint Mary's 1
San Francisco 2, UNLV 1
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 4, Portland 0
Cal State Fullerton 2, San Francisco 0 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Saint Mary's 1, UC RIVERSIDE 0 ( 2OT )
SAN DIEGO 4, Manhattan 0
SANTA CLARA 2, Cleveland State 0
UCLA 2, Loyola Marymount 1
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Seattle University @ Gonzaga 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
Sacramento State @ Saint Mary's 3 p.m.
San Jose State @ Loyola Marymount 3 p.m.
Santa Clara @ Cal 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Oregon State @ Gonzaga 1 p.m.
San Francisco @ Stanford 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Saint Mary's @ Cal State Bakersfield 5 p.m.
UCLA @ San Diego 5 p.m.