Chris Pontius Named Golden1 Athlete of the Week

Oct. 8, 2007

Chris Pontius scored four of UCSB's five goals last week to help lead the Gauchos to Big West Conference victories over UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton.

Pontius netted a hat trick in a 4-0 rout of the 25th-ranked Anteaters. The junior midfielder came up big again vs. the Titans, heading in the game's lone goal to lift UCSB to a 1-0 win.

The Yorba Linda native was also named the College Soccer News Player of the Week as well as the Big West Conference Player of the Week.

Pontius has now scored at least one goal in UCSB's last four matches and leads the league with eight tallies through 10 matches. The Gauchos have won six of their last eight games and are a perfect 3-0 in the Big West.