Nov. 14, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - No. 14 UC Santa Barbara sophomore midfielder Tyler Rosenlund was named the Big West Conference Co-Player of the Week today after scoring the game-winner and adding an assist in the Gauchos' contest with UC Irvine Saturday. Rosenlund shares the award with Irvine's Brad Evans.
The Port Coquitlam, B.C. native netted his second game-winning goal of the season and fourth overall when he chipped the ball over the Anteater goalkeeper in the 47th minute to put UCSB on top for good 1-0. Later in the contest, Rosenlund helped put the game out of reach for UCI, when he sent a curling cross to a charging Jonathan Davis on the backpost, who knocked down the pass and scored in the 87th minute for the final 2-0 score.
This is Rosenlund's first career Player of the Week award and marks the third time a Gaucho has received the honor this season. Senior forward Ivan Becerra won the award after netting two goals against UC Riverside September 18, while freshman forward Eric Avila was recognized after scoring the golden-goal and assisting on the game-winner in Gaucho wins over UC Davis and Cal State Fullerton two weeks ago.
The Canadian Youth National Team star was also named the Macy's/ucsbgauchos.com Athlete of the Week for his efforts.
Rosenlund and the Gauchos kick off post season play this Saturday, November 19 when they host San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 1:00 p.m. in Harder Stadium.