California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/01/2012

Oct. 1, 2012

BERKELEY - Junior forward Rachel Mercik played a key role in the California women's soccer team winning two games this weekend, making her this week's California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.

"We moved some things around the front line and having Rachel play centrally proved to be a positive one for us," associate head coach Patrick Baker said. "She is a very talented player that understands what we need from that central striker. Rachel was active on and off the ball all weekend, she gave us great starts in back to back conference wins."

Mercik scored the game-winning goal to lead her No. 19 Bears past No. 12 Oregon State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. Over two games - and two wins - against the Oregon schools, Mercik tallied four shots and one goal for two points. The score was Mercik's first of the year.

2012-13 California Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Student-Athlete Sport
Oct. 1 Rachel Mercik Women's Soccer
Sept. 24 Stefano Bonomo Men's Soccer
Sept. 17 Jake Anderson Rugby
Sept. 10 Lauren Battung Women's Soccer
Sept. 4 Emi Lawson Women's Soccer
Aug. 27 Tony Salciccia Men's Soccer
Aug. 20 Grace Leer Women's Soccer