PHOENIX, Ariz. – Fresno Pacific senior forward Paul Islas (Fresno, CA/Bullard) has been selected the first Pacific West Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week for 2012.
The conference announced the honor on Saturday, Sept. 22, for the first week of games contested Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
Islas led the PacWest in scoring for the week by totaling six points on two goals and two assists. He assisted on the eventual game-winning goal before scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Sept. 1.
Islas set up Fabricio Nazare with the game-winner at 39:02, putting the Sunbirds up 1-0. He then scored at 52:22 to give FPU a 2-0 advantage before closing out the offense with a goal at 64:02 for a 3-0 lead. In addition to his five-point effort vs. Cal State Monterey Bay, Islas also had an assist in a 2-1 FPU loss vs. Cal State Stanislaus on Aug. 30.
Erik Anderson (So., 6-3, GK, Davis, CA/Davis Senior) - Dominican – repelled all six shots flung his way during a 4-0 shutout win vs. Cal State East Bay on Sept. 1.
Armando Garcia (Jr., 6-0, F, Redwood City, CA/Sequoia) - Notre Dame de Namur – totaled four points on two goals during a 1-1-0 week for the Argos…scored a goal in the 4-2 loss vs. Seattle Pacific on Aug. 30…tallied game-winning goal at 49:01 in 2-0 shutout of Western Washington on Sept. 1.
Brian Green (Sr., 5-10, 130, D, Phoenix, AZ/Thunderbird) – Grand Canyon - scored game-winning goal in 2-0 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo during season opener on Aug. 31.
Jesus Gonzales (Jr., 5-8, 145, M, Santa Barbara, CA/Santa Barbara) - Notre Dame de Namur – assisted on two goals during a 1-1-0 week for NDNU…finished week with two points…assisted on insurance goal in 83rd minute of 2-0 win vs. Western Washington on Sept. 1…also had an assist in 4-2 loss against Seattle Pacific on Aug. 30.
Pedro Guevara (Sr., 5-5, 145, M, Santa Rosa, CA/Montgomery) - Dominican – totaled five points on two goals and one assist in lone game of the week – a 4-0 blanking at home vs. Cal State East on Sept. 1…credited with game-winning goal after tallying first score of the season for the Penguins.
Marc Hope (Jr., 5-6, M, Honolulu, HI/Hawaii Baptist Academy) – California Baptist – totaled four points on two goals during a 1-1-0 week for the Lancers…scored both goals in a 2-0 blanking of UC San Diego on Aug. 30…tallied first goal less than 3:00 into the season…added another goal at the 16:59 mark.
Rasmus Larson (Sr., 5-9, F, Halmstad, Sweden) – Holy Names – scored two goals in 3-3 double-overtime draw vs. Cal State San Marcos on Aug. 31…finished game with four points…lone contest of the week for the Hawks.
Fabricio Nazare (Sr., 5-7, 160, M, Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Tiradentes) - Fresno Pacific – credited with the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Sept. 1…scored goal in the 39th minute to stake the Sunbirds to a 1-0 lead.
Alvaro Nogales (Fr., 6-0, 175, M/F, Malaga, Spain) - Fresno Pacific – posted a goal and an assist in a 1-1-0 week for the Sunbirds…finished with three points…assisted on game's second goal in the 52nd minute during a 3-0 FPU win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Sept.1…scored Sunbirds' lone goal in 87th minute of a tough 2-1 loss vs. Cal State Stanislaus on Aug. 30.
Carlos Garcia-Partida (So., 5-10, F, Reno, NV/Galena) - Azusa Pacific - scored game-winning goal in 41st minute vs. Biola on Sept. 1 in a 2-1 Cougar victory…also assisted on game-tying goal in 79th minute in a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Aug. 30…finished with three points during opening week.
Alejandro Porras (Jr., 5-11, 170, F, Begues, Spain/IES Begues) – Hawai'i Pacific – scored a goal and assisted on another in 3-2 loss vs. Montana State Billings on Aug. 30 – the lone game of the opening week for the Sea Warriors…finished with a three-point game.
Saaed Robinson (Sr., 5-9, 150, F, Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmers Boys School) – Grand Canyon – scored two goals, including the game-winner, and totaled four points in a 2-1 win over Sonoma State on Sept. 2…tallied first goal in the 33rd minute and followed up with the eventual game-winner in the 64th minute.
Yared Solscheid (So., 5-10, M, 145, Eagle, ID/Eagle) – Grand Canyon – assisted on both goals by Saeed Robinson during a 2-1 thrilling victory vs. Sonoma State on Sept. 2…finished the game and the week with two points.
David Stirling (So., 5-11, 160, D, Hurricane, UT/Hurricane) – Dixie State – scored game-winning goal vs. Cal State Los Angeles in 2-1 win on Aug. 30 – the lone game of the week for the Red Storm…finished week with a goal and two points.
Joshua Zehring (So., 6-0, 180, G, Gilbert, AZ/Hamilton) – Grand Canyon – deflected 6 of 7 shots on goal while compiling a 2-0-0 week to start the season…allowed just one goal over 180 minutes of action…Antelopes defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 2-0 on Aug. 31 and Sonoma State 2-1 on Sept. 2.