CARTER CLEMMENSEN, UC SANTA BARBARA – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Freshman • F • Paradise Valley, Ariz. • Brophy College Preparatory
➜ Carter Clemmensen savored a notable start to his collegiate career with a pair of game-winning goals for UC Santa Barbara.
➜ The 6-foot-3 forward and Gatorade Arizona High School Player of the Year backed up his goal scoring reputation with two goals on three shots in victories over St. John’s (2-0) and UC Riverside (3-1).
➜ Clemmensen notched UCSB’s first goal of the season – and the first of his college career – when he headed a throw in from Hunter Ashworth into the net in the 41st minute.
➜ The forward put the Gauchos up 2-0 on UCR with a goal in the 56th minute, taking a one touch and rifling a shot past the keeper on a breakaway.
Others nominated: Emmanuel Perez (Cal Poly); Khalid Hunter (CSUN); Adam Mickelson (UC Davis); Daniel Aguirre (UC Riverside)
WALLIS LAPSLEY, UC DAVIS – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Junior • GK • Seattle, Wash. • Lakeside School
➜ Wallis Lapsley helped UC Davis to a solid 1-0-1 opening weekend in Nebraska a pair of shutouts over Omaha and Creighton.
➜ The junior netminder stopped all nine shots put on frame, including six in a double-overtime scoreless draw against the Bluejays, a team receiving votes in the preseason poll and a victor over No. 11 Clemson in its season opener.
➜ His two clean sheets gave him six for his career, and he helped the Aggies extend their shutout streak to 318 minutes dating back to last year.
Others nominated: Jason Hernandez (Cal Poly); Henrik Regitnig (CSUN); Greg Patenaude (UC Irvine); Edwyn Gutierrez (UC Riverside); Faouzi Taieb (UC Santa Barbara)