Sept. 10, 2007
(San Francisco) - Senior defender Daniel DeGeer (Portland, OR) enjoyed a career match in lifting the USF to a 3-2 victory against San Jose State Sunday night and has been named West Coast Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week. DeGeer, who entered the contest with no career goals, tallied a pair of spectacular scoring strikes off free kicks, the first from the top of the penalty box, bending perfectly into the upper right corner at the 32:54 mark to tie the contest at 1-1. DeGeer once again came through for the Green and Gold at 40:19 on another free kick, this one from 35 yards out into the upper right corner.
DeGeer was not finished as he assisted on the Dons eventual game-winning goal at 47:26 serving a corner kick into the box volleyed by junior defender Kyle Schlumpf into the top shelf for his inaugural USF tally. The Portland, OR native finished the night with five points, after entering his senior year with a total of four in his previous three seasons on the Hilltop.
In addition to his WCC accolades - the first of his career - DeGeer was also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week. USF participates in the 2007 WCC/'Pac-10 Challenge this weekend, beginning Friday, September 14 at Negoesco Stadium when the Dons host Bay Area rival Cal at 7:00 PM.