Nov. 23, 2009
Senior David Walker carried UC Santa Barbara to a pair of wins in the NCAA Tournament last week and for his standout performances, he has earned College Soccer News Team of the Week honors in addition to being named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week.
The forward tallied the game-winning goal in the 84th minute against Wofford on Wednesday in the First Round and then tallied the game-winner in the 44th minute against 11th seeded San Diego on Sunday. Both games were won by a 1-0 score.
With the win over USD, the Gauchos advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in program history. UCSB will face UCLA at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. The game is a rematch of the 2006 College Cup Final, which the Gauchos won 2-1.
Walker's goals bring his season total to a team-leading nine and he now leads the squad with 22 points (9 goals, four assists).