Santa Clara Senior Eric Masch Named WCC Player of the Week

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University senior forward Eric Masch (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep) was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 7. Masch has led the Broncos to three-straight wins, scoring the initial Bronco goal in each victory.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at USF, Masch sparked an improbable three-goal comeback win for SCU on the road against rival USF. Masch's goal put SCU on the board in the second half, the first of three unanswered scores which allowed the Broncos a key win. Doing it again on Sunday, Nov. 6 against St. Mary's, Masch scored his fourth goal of the year - and third in three games - to tie things up with SMC in the first half. SCU would go on to win 2-1 in a game they had to claim to remain in the race for the WCC title.

Masch not only had a big week on the field, but he is making an impact off the field as well. The two-time All-WCC honoree and also an All-WCC Academic honoree, Masch is helping to organize a Clothing Drive in conjunction with San Jose's Sacred Heart Community Service, where fans brought winter clothes to donate to the cause during Sunday's match.

He becomes the third Bronco player to earn WCC POW honors this season:

2011 WCC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Aug. 29 Kevin Klasila, SCU
Sept. 5 Doug Herrick, SMC
Sept. 12 Erik Hurtado, SCU
Sept. 19 Erik Hurtado, SCU
Sept. 26 Steven Evans, POR
Oct. 3 Brendan Roslund, USF
Oct. 10 Brendan Roslund, USF
Oct. 17 Artur Jozkowicz, LMU
Oct. 31 Michael Nielsen, POR
Nov. 7 Eric Masch, SCU

WCC STANDINGS (pts)
Saint Mary's 5-3-2 (17)/6-6-5
LMU 5-4-1 (16)/7-10-1
Santa Clara 5-4-1 (16)/9-5-4
Portland 5-4-1 (16)/10-6-2
San Diego 5-4-1 (16)/8-8-1
San Francisco 4-5-1 (13)/6-9-2
Gonzaga 2-7-1 (7)/4-11-2

FINAL WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Nov. 9
San Diego @ LMU 2 p.m.  
Friday, Nov. 11
Santa Clara @ GONZAGA 1 p.m.
Loyola Marymount @ ST. MARY'S 2 p.m.
San Francisco @ PORTLAND 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13
San Francisco @ GONZAGA 12 noon
San Diego @ ST. MARY'S 1 p.m.
Santa Clara @ PORTLAND 1 p.m.