SEATTLE – After sweeping Stanford and California this past weekend and claiming the lead in the Pac-12, Washington earned several national awards. Mason Robertson and Michael Harris were both honored for their roles in the victories.
Robertson, who scored in both games, was named the College Sports Madness National Player of the Week as well as being named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. The freshman striker scored on a header against Stanford in the first half. His goal gave the Dawgs a 1-0 lead on the way to a 2-0 victory over the Cardinal.
Robertson has four goals on the season, playing mostly in a reserve role for the Huskies. His goal on Sunday was the highlight, however. Just 37 seconds into overtime, Robertson beat California from a blast inside the box to move the Huskies into sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.
Harris, who assisted on both goals to defeat Cal, was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. The Husky senior was honored for his before Sunday’s game as a part of senior day and then went out and played an integral role in defeating Cal. Harris sent in the cross on Cristian Roldan’s tying goal in the second half and then assisted on Robertson’s game winner with one of his flip throws.
Harris has started every game this season and played a big role for the Husky defense that is tops in the Pac-12. He also currently leads the conference with nine assists.
Washington wraps up the regular season on Sunday, when they travel to Oregon State for an 11 a.m. kickoff. A win in Corvallis would clinch Washington’s first Pac-12 title since 2000.