Menlo College men's soccer has a national player of week


David Beary of Menlo College has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.

Beary, a 6-foot sophomore from La Jolla, totaled four goals and two assists (10 points) in three wins last week for the Oaks that helped Menlo claim the California Pacific Athletic Conference North Division championship.

This is his first NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week award.

Not too surprisingly, Beary also was named the Offensive Player of the Week in the Cal Pac.

Against Cal Maritime, Beary finished with four points after scoring a goal and offering up two assists. In a win over Pacific Union, he contributed a pair of goals, and then topped off the week with another goal in a shutout of Simpson in the season finale.

Beary now has five goals and a team-best nine assists on the season, a total that ranks him fourth in the conference with 0.56 assists per game.

Menlo's Nicholas Krahnke, meanwhile, was named the Cal Pac Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the 3-0 week. He anchored a defense that allowed just one goal. The junior midfielder was outstanding all week.

For the season, the Oaks' defense ranks second in the Cal Pac, allowing just 1.22 goals per game.

Menlo now prepares for its Cal Pac Championship match on Thursday against No. 2 seed from the South, Embry-Riddle, in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Women's soccer

Menlo keeper Jasmine Cordova has been awarded the Cal Pac's Defensive Player of the Week, despite the Oaks' narrow defeat at Embry-Riddle.

The senior from Clovis was impressive, fending off 13 shots on goal and registering 11 saves in the contest. Cordova ranks second in the conference in saves with 87 in 18 matches, and her saves per-game average of 4.83 is third best in the Cal Pac. She is also third in goals against average with 1.31 per game.

Cordova will anchor a Oaks defense that is seeded fourth in this Thursday's opening round of the Cal Pac Championship, which is being held on Menlo's field.

— Menlo College Athletics

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