WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington freshman forward Mason Robertson was voted the Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 4-10, the Conference office announced today.
Robertson, a freshman forward from Phoenix, Ariz., scored two game-winning goals in two victories for the Huskies as UW took back sole possession of !rst place in the Pac-12. Against Stanford, Robertson headed home a cross from teammate Justin Schmidt in the 30th minute as the Dawgs shutout the Cardinal, 2-0. On Sunday against California, he scored the golden goal just 37 seconds into overtime as Washington won, 2-1.
The honor is Robertson’s first of his career, and Washington’s 30th all-time. He is also the second freshman to earn player of the week honors as freshman teammate Cristian Roldan took home the accolade earlier this season. It marks the first time since 2010 that two freshmen in the Conference have received a weekly award, and the first time since 2003 that two freshmen from the same team have earned player of the week nods.
Husky teammate Taylor Peay has also earned the award twice this season, giving Washington a conference-leading four awards this year.
Robertson was also named the National Player of the Week by the NSCAA and College Soccer Madness.
Washington rounds out the regular season by traveling to face Oregon State on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. PT. The match between the Beavers and the Huskies will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.