Nov. 12, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University senior Peter Lowry was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week Monday. The Bronco captain led SCU to a pair of wins over the weekend against San Francisco and Saint Mary's to help SCU clinch its second straight WCC championship. Lowry scored a goal and had two assists over the weekend, as Santa Clara (13-1-4, 8-0-2 in WCC) stretched its unbeaten streak to 15 games.
The Broncos started the weekend with a 2-1 win on the road over the San Francisco Dons on Nov. 9 at Negoesco Stadium. Lowry played his usual role in central midfield, helping orchestrate the attack as SCU overcame an early deficit top pull out the win.
His strong play produced four points for Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 11. Lowry started the game off with his eighth goal of the year to put the Broncos up 1-0 over the Saint Mary's Gaels. The goal was a spectacular long-range shot to the far post. In the second half, he set up two teammates for goals to put the game out of reach. His corner kick in the 53rd minute set up midfielder Stephen McCarthy for the Broncos' second goal to put them up 2-0. Less than ten minutes later, he made a great run down the wing and sent a low cross into the box. Ricky Character timed his run well and redirected the cross past Gaels' goalkeeper Keenan Flynn to put the game away. Santa Clara prevailed 4-1 to clinch the conference title on its home field for the second straight year.
Santa Clara has now won 10 WCC titles in its history.
Lowry now has eight goals and four assists on the season to lead the conference in goals. He is second in points with 20, one behind the league leader. For his career, he has scored 22 goals.
The Fair Oaks, Calif. native has now been named conference player of the week three times this season. Earlier this year, Lowry was named WCC September Player of the Month, as well as Top Drawer Soccer, College Soccer News and WCC Player of the Week. He was a member of the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch list in the preseason.