Luis Silva Named to Pair of National Teams of the Week, Named Gaucho of the Week

Nov. 8, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior midfielder Luis Silva has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's Team of the Week and was named the UCSBgauchos.com Gaucho of the Week it was announced Monday. Silva led the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team to a win over visiting UC Riverside on Saturday, scoring both of the Gauchos' goals during the game.

Silva scored the eventual game-winner in the 58th minute with a shot inside the right post. He then scored his second goal in the 72nd minute on an arched shot to the high left corner of the goal.

The Los Angeles, Calif. native now has five goals on the season, which is tied as the most by a Gaucho in Big West games. He scored a quarter of UCSB's goals in conference play this season and has had points in five of the Gauchos' last six Big West games (5 goals, 2 assists).

These mark the first weekly honors for the junior this season.

Saturday marked the final game of the Gauchos' regular season. They finished conference play with a 7-2-1 record, which was good for second-place in the regular season standings. UCSB will carry the No. 2 seed into this week's Big West Tournament and will host third-seeded Cal Poly in a semifinal game on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Big West semifinal game between UCSB and Cal Poly will begin at 7 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. Tickets can be purchased by calling (805) 893-UCSB, visiting the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online by clicking here.

UCSB and Cal Poly students may purchase tickets to the Big West Tournament game for a discounted rate of $5.

UCSB is the proud host of the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup, which will take place Dec. 10 and 12 at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. This marks the first time since the 2004 season that the Cup has been held on the West Coast. All-Session passes for the College Cup can be purchased by calling (805) 893-UCSB, visiting the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online by clicking here.