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Portland’s Eddie Sanchez Named WCC Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Portland senior midfielder Eddie Sanchez has been named the West Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Sanchez, an All-WCC Preseason Team selection, had a stellar week to help lead the Pilots to a tournament title at the 2016 ProRehab Classic in Evansville. Sanchez also landed the tournament’s Offensive MVP award and was voted to the all-tournament team.

The senior midfielder scored the first of Portland’s two goals Friday night as the Pilots came back from two goals downs to earn a 2-2 draw with host Evansville. His goal, which came in the 65th minute and pulled the Pilots within one, was a stellar overhead volley that landed at No. 6 on that night’s SportsCenter Top 10 list.

On Sunday, Sanchez added his second goal of the weekend during Portland’s convincing 3-0 win over Bradley, which allowed the Pilots to claim the team title.

The goals were the first two of the season for Sanchez.

Also Nominated: Christo Michaelson, Gonzaga; Tyson Fox, Pacific; Michael Turner, San Diego; Valdemar Andersen, Santa Clara

2016 West Coast Conference Player of the Week
Week 1 (8/29) – Austin Giftopoulos, Gonzaga
Week 2 (9/5) – Colton Cavey, Gonzaga
Week 3 (9/12) – Eddie Sanchez, Portland