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Stanford's Morris in Pac-12 Player of the Week in soccer

 

Stanford junior forward Jordan Morris was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for games from Oct. 12-18, the conference announced Tuesday.

The honor is the second of Morris' career, the second of the season for the Cardinal and Stanford's 24th all-time player of the week selection. On September 8, goalkeeper Andrew Epstein was voted player of the week after three shutout victories.

Fresh off U.S. Soccer duties with the Under-23 Men's National Team, Morris scored in both of Stanford's wins this weekend at UCLA (2-1) and San Diego State (3-1) and has now tallied goals in five consecutive collegiate matches.

The Cardinal, which won in Westwood on Friday night for the first time in program history, earned six points on a conference road trip for the first time since 2006.

Morris scored the winner in the 65th minute at UCLA and add the equalizer in the 11th on Sunday at San Diego State. He has scored six times in nine appearances for the Cardinal in 2015, matching his single-season career high from 2013, when he had six goals in 21 games as a freshman.

Stanford (11-1-1, 4-0-1 Pac-12) is unbeaten in its past 12 matches, the second-longest run in program history. The Cardinal has won 11 of its first 13 in a season for the first time since 2002 when it went 11-2-0 and is off to its best start since 2001's 12-1-0 mark through 13 games.

At 4-0-1, the No. 3 Cardinal is also off to its best conference start since 1999 (4-0-1) in what was its final year as an MPSF member.

Stanford is back on The Farm Friday when it hosts UCLA (7-6-0, 3-2-0 Pac-12) at 8 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

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