Minter, Hobbs Garner Men's Soccer Weekly Honors
Chase Minter and Adam Hobbs helped their teams secure No. 2 conference tournament seeds from their respective divisions, as they earned the men’s soccer weekly awards.
Minter Records Brace In Win
Cal Poly senior Chase Minter (Heath, Texas/Rockwall-Heath HS) claimed Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades helped his team record its highest goal total in 34 matches with a two-goal effort against Sacramento State.
The 4-2 Mustang victory in the regular season finale gave the program’s its most prodigious offensive output since topping Northern Illinois, 4-1, on Sept. 5, 2014. Minter scored Cal Poly’s first two goals – in the 34th and 44th minutes – to help his side to a 2-1 lead.
The goals, his sixth and seventh of the season, put him in a second-place tie with three others on the Big West leaderboard. In Cal Poly career annals, Minter ranks fifth in history with 53 points and seventh with 16 goals.
The win lifted the Mustangs to 5-1-4 in the North Division, good for 19 points, their highest point total since 2012. Cal Poly secured the No. 2 seed from the North in the Big West Tournament.
In a scoreless draw earlier in the week against UC Davis, Minter had two shots, one of which scraped the crossbar in the 94th minute.
Others nominated: Papi Diouf (CSUN); Isaac Flores (Sacramento State)
Stalwart Hobbs Solid In Goal For Matadors
CSUN senior Adam Hobbs (El Segundo, Calif./Humboldt State) captured his third Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award this season as he helped the Matadors to four crucial points in the final conference standings.
Hobbs made a combined 12 saves in a win over UC Riverside and in a scoreless draw at UC Irvine. The four points lifted CSUN’s to 14 total in the South Division and wrapped up the No. 2 seed for the Big West Tournament.
On Senior Day, Hobbs made three saves and picked up his 29th career win in a 2-1 triumph versus UC Riverside. He moved into third in program history for total wins. He also was key in getting CSUN its first home victory since the Aug. 30 season opener.
Hobbs stopped nine shots in the double-overtime tie with UCI. It was the third-highest single-game total for him this season. The save total over 110 minutes secured his fifth shutout of the season and 13 for his career. Hobbs is the Big West leader in saves 981) and saves percentage (.810).
Others nominated: Wade Hamilton (Cal Poly); David Elias (Cal State Fullerton); Elliot Farmer (UC Irvine); Justin Vom Steeg (UC Santa Barbara)