LMU men's soccer had a program best three first team All-WCC selections and its first Goalkeeper of the Year honor.
Adrien Perez scored two goals and added one assist on his way to WCC Player of the Week.
It all comes down to the final week. Battling for top billing in the West Coast Conference, and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, the LMU men's soccer team celebrates Senior Night Wednesday, Nov. 13 against San Diego before traveling to Santa Clara on Friday, Nov. 15 for a battle with second-place Santa Clara. Kick off at Sullivan Field is scheduled for 6 p.m. while start time in Santa Clara is set for 7 p.m.
A Gonzaga goal with 1:47 remaining in double overtime sent the Lions to a 1-0 setback Sunday at Sullivan Field.
In a roller coaster of a game featuring seven goals, a hat trick, six cards, 33 shots and nine spectacular saves, the LMU men's soccer team built a 3-0 first-half lead and held on for a 4-3 West Coast Conference victory over Portland Friday night at Sullivan Field.
Preseason All-WCC selection... made eight starts and appeared in 17 total matches... scored once, the game-winner in a 3-2 final against San Diego (Nov. 13)... also tallied three assists on the season... logged 960 minutes of action... took 25 shots, 10 on frame...
Dynamic rookie was named WCC Freshman of the Year... also earned All-WCC Second Team and WCC All-Freshman Team honors... named to the Collegiate Soccer News 2012 All-Freshman Third Team... made 14 starts in 18 total appearances... led LMU with six goals and two assists for 14 points... took 28 shots, including 12 on frame... logged 1,203 minutes... first collegiate goal came in a 1-1 draw against UNLV (Aug. 31)... scored the game-winning PK against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 7)... also scored versus San Diego (Oct. 10) and netted a pair of goals at Gonzaga (Nov. 4)...tallied assists at Portland (Nov. 2) and versus Saint Mary's (Nov. 11)... named WCC Player of the Week on Nov. 5...
Four-year letterwinner and three-time all league selection at Banning High School... named the 2011 Daily Breeze Player of the Year... two-time team captain... also played for both the Chivas USA and L.A. Galaxy Academy teams as a youth player...
Pedro Velazquez was born May 6, 1994 in Carson, Calif.... parents are Antonio Velazquez and Maria Diaz... also considered attending UCLA, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Bakersfield... chose LMU because he loved the campus and its proximity to his home... undeclared major...
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