SCU Attacker Erik Hurtado Named Back-to-Back WCC ‘Player of the Week’

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has announced its men's soccer Player of the Week award-winner for September 19, 2011 and for the second consecutive time Santa Clara University's Erik Hurtado has earned the honor. Hurtado, who continues to lead the league in most every offensive category, has emerged as an early candidate for the league's Player of the Year.

Trailing by a goal against No. 14 California Friday, the junior from Beaverton, Ore. assisted in the Bronco equalizer, then scored the go-ahead goal prior to halftime to propel the Broncos to a 4-2 victory - Santa Clara's first road win in Berkeley since 1980. The All-WCC forward is looking to help SCU repeat as league champs. Santa Clara is off to a 4-1-1 start and sits atop the WCC standings.

Also Nominated: Doug Herrick, SMC; Brendan Roslund, USF

WCC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aug. 29 Kevin Klasila, SCU
Sept. 5 Doug Herrick, SMC
Sept. 12 Erik Hurtado, SCU
Sept. 19 Erik Hurtado, SCU

WCC STANDINGS (pts)
Santa Clara 4-1-1 (13)

San Diego 3-3-0 (9)
Portland 2-2-1 (7)
Gonzaga 2-3-0 (6)
LMU 2-4-0 (6)
Saint Mary's 1-2-3 (6)
San Francisco 1-4-1 (4)

Last Week's Results:

Wednesday, Sept. 14
GONZAGA 3, Seattle 0
Friday, Sept. 16
Sacramento State 1, ST. MARY's 1 (2OT)
San Jose State 2, LMU 1 (OT)
Santa Clara 4, CAL 2
Saturday, Sept. 17
Oregon State 1, GONZAGA 0
San Francisco 2, STANFORD 2 (2OT)
Sunday, Sept. 18

Saint Mary's 0, CSU BAKERSFIELD 0 (2OT)
UCLA 1, SAN DIEGO 0

Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Sept. 21

Portland @ Washington 7 p.m. PT
Thursday, Sept. 22

Santa Clara @ San Jose State 7 p.m. PT
Friday, Sept. 23

Gonzaga vs. Cal State Bakersfield (Corvallis, Ore.) 2:30 p.m. PT
Portland vs. UAB (Seattle, Wash.) 4:30 p.m. PT
Loyola Marymount @ New Mexico 6 p.m. PT
San Diego @ UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Sept. 24

Saint Mary's @ Creighton 5:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, Sept. 25

Loyola Marymount @ Wisconsin 11 a.m. PT
Portland vs. Houston Baptist (Seattle, Wash.) 11 a.m. PT
UMKC vs. Gonzaga (Corvallis, Ore.) 12 p.m. PT
San Jose State @ San Francisco 2 p.m. PT
Harvard @ Santa Clara 2:30 p.m. PT