Sept. 25, 2006
San Bruno, CA-Saint Mary's senior defender Alex Christlieb (Ashland, OR) was named the West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week after helping the Gaels down No. 11-ranked San Francisco Friday afternoon. Christlieb poured in the accolades this week as he was also named to the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer Teams of the Week.
Christlieb made sure the Gaels got on the right foot to start West Coast Conference play. The Ashland, OR native recorded the game-winner against back-to-back WCC champion and No.11-ranked San 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.