WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Husky midfielder Cristian Roldan was voted the Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 15-21, the Conference office announced today.
Roldan, a native of Pico Rivera, Calif., scored three goals over the course of the weekend on five shots to help the Huskies to back-to-back victories over Oregon State and San Diego State. The freshman also tallied two assists in the victory over the Aztecs. Roldan had been playing left midfield up until this week, but was switched to attacking center this past week and adapted to the new position. His 12 points are tied for second on the Washington squad and tied for eighth in the Pac-12, while his 30 shots are the third-most in the Conference.
Monday's 2-2 tie with No. 5 UCLA was not considered for this award, although Roldan played a key role in that game as well. The Dawgs remain undefeated on the season at 10-0-4, including 3-0-2 in conference.
The honor is Roldan’s first-career weekly accolade, and it is the third honor for a Husky this season as teammate Taylor Peay has earned two player of the week awards this year. It also marks the 29th all-time award for Washington.
Roldan was also honored this week by TopDrawerSoccer.com as their National Player of the Week, while College Soccer News named the freshman to their National Team of the Week.
Washington travels south to face San Diego State and UCLA this weekend on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The match versus the Bruins on Sunday will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.