Josh Adachi Named WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Josh Adachi Named WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week

San Bruno, Calif. - Pacific sophomore goalkeeper Josh Adachi was named West Coast Conference player of the Week for Sept. 14, the conference office announced in a release on Monday afternoon. Adachi is the first West Coast Conference player of the week honoree in program history.

Adachi picked up his second career shutout on Sunday night, stopping eight shots as Pacific took a 3-0 victory over the visiting San Jose State Spartans in the home opener at Knoles Field.

Tested more often than is typical due to Pacific playing down a man from the 42nd minute on, The Pearl City, Hawai'i native stymied the visiting San Jose State Spartans all night in goal.  Adachi starred all game and ramped up his defensive efforts to protect the shutout. In the 34th minute, he was tested by a pair of Spartan attempts off a corner kick, grabbing the two chances to keep Pacific ahead 1-0.

In the second half, Adachi turned away Alex Alcaraz in the 61st and also corralled spirited SJSU attempts in the 82nd and 89th minutes. Adachi grabbed the last ditch boot by Andrew Mendoza to seal his first shutout of the season and second in the history of Pacific's latest era of men's soccer.

Josh and the Tigers will return to action with a pair of weekend games in the Capital region, taking on Sacramento State on Friday and 5:00 pm before a clash at Davis scheduled for 5:00 pm Sunday. Live stats for both contests will be available via PacificTigers.com

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2015 WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week
9/14 - Josh Adachi, Pacific
9/7 -- Paul Blanchette, Loyola Marymount
8/31 -- Thomas Olsen, San Diego