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Miles Byass Earns Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week Honors

Miles Byass was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Miles Byass was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Oct. 25, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - San Diego State sophomore Miles Byass has been named the Bank of the West Pac-12 Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. It is the second career weekly award (also on Aug. 30, 2011) for the Highland, Calif., native and third by an Aztec this season (Jose Altamirano - Sept. 13).

A 2010 honorable mention all-conference pick, Byass scored SDSU's first goal in the team's 2-1 victory over 2010 NCAA semifinalist Michigan on Saturday. San Diego State's win over the Wolverines came just four days after UM defeated defending national champion and then No. 4 Akron, 1-0. The Aztecs are 3-1 against 2010 NCAA tournament teams this season.

Byass scored his goal on a game-high four shots (two on net) over 70 minutes.

For the season, Byass leads SDSU in points (15), assists (5), shots (50) and shots on goal (22), and is tied for the team lead in goals (5). He has 25 career points on 10 goals and five assists, all over his last 19 matches.

San Diego State (9-3-2, 3-2 Pac-12 Conference), which is ranked 20th in the latest College Soccer News poll, welcomes Oregon State (3 p.m. PT Friday) and Washington (1 p.m. PT Sunday) this weekend for a pair of home games at SDSU Sports Deck. The Beavers (5-8-2, 3-3-1 Pac-12) have won two straight matches, while the Huskies (10-3-2, 5-2 Pac-12) have won five consecutive games and are ranked as high as No. 19 by Soccer America.

Admission is free to all Aztec home matches.

Upcoming Schedule for Aztec Men's Soccer (admission is free to home games)
Friday, Oct. 28 -- * Oregon State -- SDSU Sports Deck -- 3 p.m. PT
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- * Washington -- SDSU Sports Deck -- 1 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 4 -- at * Stanford -- Palo Alto, Calif. -- 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- at * California -- Berkeley, Calif. -- 2 p.m. PT
Saturday, Nov. 12 -- * UCLA -- SDSU Sports Deck -- 2 p.m. PT
* Pac-12 Conference Game