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UC Irvine Sweeps Men's Soccer Weekly Honors


Sophomore • MF • Lancaster, Calif. • Highland HS

Alvaro Quezada was the catalyst behind UC Irvine’s 2-0 start to conference play, contributing to four of the team’s five goals on the week.

• Earning his first career Offensive Player of the Week award, Quezada accumulated five points on a goal and three assists as the Anteaters downed UC Riverside (3-1) and Sacramento State (2-0).  UCI was the only school to secure six points through one week of Big West play.

• Quezada produced the first two-assist match of UCI’s season against the Highlanders, helping the ‘Eaters score goals in the 20th and 58th minutes.

• He supplied a goal and an assist in the win over the Hornets.  Quezada’s strike at 21:24 represented his second game-winning goal of the year.  He assisted on Jose Ortiz’s insurance goal in the 76th minute.

• Quezada leads the Big West with six assists.  The Anteaters are 5-0 in games which he records an assist.

Others nominated: Mark Hernandez (Cal State Fullerton); Daniel Trejo (CSUN); Matt Carnefix (Sacramento State); Uros Ilic (UC Riverside); Noah Billingsley (UC Santa Barbara)

Senior • GK • Folsom, Calif. • Yavapai CC

Greg Patenaude posted a 0.50 goals against average in a pair of UC Irvine victories, earning his first career Defensive Player of the Week award.

• The senior notched his fifth shutout of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Sacramento State.  Patenaude stopped a career-high tying five shots against the Hornets.

• He nearly had two shutouts for the week.  With his team leading 3-0 on UC Riverside, Patenaude allowed a goal with just 11 seconds remaining in the contest.

• Patenaude had four saves against the Highlanders, and nine total for the week.

• Patenaude is now 8-4-1 on the season with a 0.93 GAA.  The Anteaters are alone in first place with six points in the Big West standings.

Others nominated: Paul-Andre Guerin (Cal State Fullerton); Henrik Regitnig (CSUN); Ryan Curtis (Sacramento State); Edwyn Gutierrez (UC Riverside); Hunter Ashworth (UC Santa Barbara)