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Alex Christlieb Named to College Soccer News Team of the Week

Sept. 25, 2006

Moraga, CA-Saint Mary's senior defender Alex Christlieb (Ashland, OR) was named to the Soccer College News Team of the Week for his effort against No.11-ranked San Francisco. Christlieb tallied the game-winner to hand SMC a huge West Coast Conference victory. The accolade is a career first for the senior captain.

Christlieb made sure the Gaels got on the right foot to start WCC play. The Ashland, OR native recorded the game-winner against back-to-back WCC champion and No.11-rankedSan Francisco Friday afternoon. Christlieb knocked home a cross from Mark Araujo who was set up by Ryan Corriveau in the 20th minute. The goal marks the second on the season for the 2005 WCC honorable mention selection.

On the defensive side of the ball, the senior captain helped the stingy Gael defense blank the Dons. The shut out marks only the second time on the year that USF was shut out.

SMC will return to action on Friday, September 29 to face WCC foe San Diego. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. from Saint Mary's Stadium.