Santa Clara University keeper Larry Jackson has helped the Broncos post three consecutive shutout victories, and four-straight wins overall. On Monday, CollegeSportsMadness.com named Jackson its West Coast Player of the Week in men's soccer.
Jackson had eight saves this weekend, keeping preseason WCC favorite San Diego and LMU off the scoreboard en route to a pair of SCU wins. The points were important for a Bronco team that began the season 1-4-0, but is now off to a 2-0-0 start in league play.
The senior from nearby East Palo Alto fashioned a 5-1-1 record in seven starts last season and was tabbed as an All-WCC Honorable Mention pick. This season Jackson is 5-3-0 and his three shutouts bring his career total to 10 in 29 starts.
Jackson was a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Boys Youth All-American in 2006 and '07 while playing for the De Anza Force 90 and the IMG U-18 teams. He also played on the U.S. Soccer U-17 and U-20 national teams from 2005-08.
Menlo School grad Jerry Rice Jr. saw some significant playing time for UCLA in its 42-14 Pac-12 victory over Colorado on Saturday, catching three passes for 30 yards.
The opportunity opened up for Rice when starting wide receiver Devin Lucien broke his clavicle. He'll be out eight to 10 weeks after having surgery this week.
Castilleja grad Brenna Nelsen shot rounds of 77-77-73 to help Harvard finish second at the Nittany Lion Invitational on Sunday in University Park, Pa.
Nelsen's 73 on the final day helped the Crimson shoot a single day school record of 4-under-par 284.
Nelsen and her teammates next will compete at the Stanford Invitational on Oct. 19.
Former Gunn High standout Medhi Ballouchy of the San Jose Earthquakes will be lost for the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday's match against FC Dallas.
Ballouchy, 29, will undergo surgery this week. He had started the past four matches after being obtained at the end of the July in a trade.
Senior Allison Whitson from Palo Alto tied a career high in kills, but UC Davis was unable to protect a 2-1 match lead in a five-set Big West Conference loss to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night. The set scores were 28-26, 19-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-11.
The Aggies even their record to 8-8 overall and 2-1 in conference.
Whitson led UC Davis with 24 kills to match her previous best, set against Utah Valley earlier this season.
In Cambridge, Mass., Castilleja grad Taylor Docter had back-to-back matches of double digits as the Crimson split a pair of Ivy League matches on the weekend.
On Friday, Docter had 18 kills and 12 digs in a five-set loss to Princeton. On Saturday, Docter finished with 14 kills and 10 digs as Harvard (1-2, 4-10) won its first league match with a triumph over Penn.