Rob Friend Selected Big West Conference Men's Soccer Player Of The Week

Oct. 15, 2002

Irvine, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara senior forward Rob Friend has been selected the Big West's Men's Soccer Player of the Week, it was announced today.

Friend, who leads the Big West in goals with 11, scored the game-winning goal in UCSB's league opening victory over Cal State Fullerton. Friend's goal came in the 89th-minute with the score tied at 1-1 and the Gauchos playing a man down.

While this was Friend's first Player of the Week selection this season, he won the award twice in 2000.