Oct. 8, 2007
WOODLAND, CALIF. - University of California center back Vladislav Andreyev has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Mikasa Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by MPSF commissioner Al Beaird. Andreyev, a 6-3, 193-pound senior transfer from Almaty, Kazakhstan by way of Diablo Valley College, doubled his season scoring total in the last three matches as the Golden Bears defeated Harvard (16-4), No. 16 Air Force (11-2) and No. 9 UC Davis (17-12) last week. He notched 12 goals, scoring a team-high five goals versus the Crimson, a team-high four goals against the Falcons, and had three goals at UC Davis.
Andreyev had entered last week with 12 goals in the team's first 11 matches. He is now has 24 goals on the season and is 15th in the MPSF with a 1.71 goals per game average. Andreyev was a junior college All-American last year at Diablo Valley College, and has been a long-time member of the Kazakhstan National Team. He shared this week's MPSF honor with USC junior goalkeeper Adam Shilling. Andreyev is the second Bear to earn MPSF Player of the Week as senior Michael Sharf was the Sept. 4 recipient.
The Bears will next compete in the prestigious SoCal Open, Oct. 13-14 at UC Irvine's Anteater Pool. Cal will face Pomona-Pitzer at 8 a.m. in the first round on Oct. 13. If the Bears win, they will play the winner of the Long Beach State-St. Francis match at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. If Cal wins both matches Saturday, it will play the winner of Bracket C (Stanford, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Princeton) in the semifinals at 12 p.m. Sunday. The championship match of the SoCal Open is at 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 14.