Bryn Ritchie Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2000

Seattle - Washington's Bryn Ritchie has been named Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for his efforts last weekend. The junior defenseman is the Huskies' first recipient ever to receive Pac-10 Player of the Week honors.

Ritchie, from Medford, Ore., earned the conference nod after helping lead the then-12th ranked Husky soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory at Stanford, followed by a 7-0 thumping of California at home. Ritchie assisted in Washington's first goal versus the Cardinal and then found the net himself to upset the then-fourth-ranked Stanford team. Against California, he took one shot on goal and contributed to the stellar defensive play of the Huskies. The Golden Bears were allowed only six shots to Washington's 30 in the 7-0 shutout.

Ritchie ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in total assists, assists per game and goals per game, and has lead Washington to four shutouts this season.

Washington, now ranked No. 7 in the country by Soccer America, travels to Los Angeles for a game against No. 5 UCLA, Sunday, Oct. 15.