Oct. 23, 2012
BERKELEY - California senior midfielder Tony Salciccia earned the latest Pac-12 Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Monday. The Pac-12 honored the Golden Bear co-captain for his play in Cal's recent games against Washington and Oregon State.
It is Salciccia's first-career player of the week honor. It is Cal's 21st all-time player of the week laurel and the first this season.
Against the Huskies, on Oct. 19 at Edwards Stadium, Salciccia converted a 67th minute penalty kick to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Cal eventually tied UW, 1-1, after two overtimes. That penalty kick tied him for the team high in goals with sophomore forward Stefano Bonomo, as each Bear now has five.
On Oct. 21 in Berkeley, Salciccia collected one of two assists on the gamewinner in a 1-0 victory over the Beavers. The play started when his corner kick found sophomore midfielder Alec Sundly, who headed the ball across the six-yard box to senior forward John Fitzpatrick, who scored from close range.
Salciccia continues to lead Cal in points (15) and rank second in assists (5) and game-winning goals (2).
Cal (8-5-2, 3-3-1 in the Pac-12) returns to action when it plays San Diego State on Nov. 1 in San Diego and UCLA on Nov. 4 in Los Angeles, with the latter match broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.