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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Rundown - Nov. 29, 2023

Nov 28, 2023

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Two Through to Quarterfinals Again

  • For the sixth time in league history (2002, 2010, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2023), including three times in the past five seasons, a pair of Pac-12 Men's Soccer programs have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
  • OREGON STATE (10-5-5) and STANFORD (11-3-5) both registered lopsided road upsets in the NCAA Third Round over the weekend to put themselves a match away from the NCAA College Cup in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 8 and 11.
  • The Pac-12 and the ACC (three teams - Clemson, North Carolina, Notre Dame) are the only leagues with multiple teams remaining in the tournament.

Recapping the Third-Round Routs

  • Oregon State equaled the largest margin of victory and goals scored in Conference postseason history with a 7-1 thrashing of No. 6 seed SMU on Saturday.
    • The six-goal margin equaled Stanford in 2000 (6-0 vs. UIC) and UCLA in 2002 (7-1 vs. Penn State) for the largest victory, while equaling the 2002 Bruins for most goals in a postseason match.
    • The Beavers scored seven unanswered goals after allowing the opener in the 7th minute to post one of the most one-sided victories in tournament history. Five different players scored goals, led by braces from both Logan Farrington and Dante Williams, and nine different players registered a point, highlighted by Farrington's six (2g/2a) and Williams' five (2g/1a), against the Mustangs.
    • Farrington earned National Team of the Week recognition from College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer for the second straight week and third time this season, while Williams joined Farrington on the TDS National Team.
    • Through its program-record three NCAA Tournament victories this postseason, OSU has outscored its opponents 12-2 for a +10 goal differential that is double the next closest team in the field (Stanford +5).
  • No. 16 seed Stanford recorded the biggest victory over a No. 1 overall seed in NCAA Tournament history with a 3-0 rout at Marshall on Sunday.
    • The Cardinal were clinical against the Thundering Herd, scoring on each of its three shots on goal, while limiting the hosts to just a pair of shots on target.
    • Stanford had three different goal scorers and points from eight different players, including an assist from defender Noah Adnan to help him earn National Player of the Week honors from Top Drawer Soccer. Adnan, who was also recognized by College Soccer News, was joined on the TDS National Team by midfielder Will Reilly.

Gone to Carolina

  • Both Oregon State and Stanford will have to repeat their Third Round feats - go on the road and defeat top-10 seeded opponents - in order to advance to the NCAA College Cup, and both will have to go through the Carolinas to do so.
  • Oregon State will visit No. 3 seed North Carolina (11-3-7) for the second meeting in series history. The Beavers and Tar Heels have met one other time, a 5-1 victory for No. 3 nationally ranked UNC in Chapel Hill in Sept. 2011 - a match OSU led 1-0 at halftime.
    • With its second consecutive road rout this postseason, OSU improved to 6-2-2 on the road this season; UNC will counter with a 7-1-4 mark at Dorrance Field.
    • OSU is looking to join a short list of teams to advance through three road matches since the NCAA Tournament expanded to its current 48-team format in 2001 (* made College Cup) - UIC 2007, Saint Mary's 2011, San Diego 2012, UMBC 2014 (4)*, Akron 2018*, Creighton 2022*.
    • A victory over UNC would send the Beavers to their first-ever NCAA College Cup to face either Indiana or No. 2 seed Notre Dame.
    • Oregon State narrowly missed reaching the 2021 College Cup, with Clemson advancing past OSU from the quarterfinals on penalties (4-3) following a 1-1 draw. The Tigers eventually defeated Washington, 2-0, to claim the national title.
  • Stanford travels to No. 9 seed Clemson (11-3-5) to meet a familiar postseason foe. The Cardinal and Tigers have met three times previously (2002, 2015, 2019), all three matchups coming in the NCAA Tournament and two of them in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
    • 12/7/02 - NCAA Quarterfinals - Stanford 2, Clemson 0 (Stanford, Calif.)
      12/13/15 - NCAA Final - 8-Stanford 4, 2-Clemson 0 (Kansas City, Kan.)
      12/6/19 - NCAA Quarterfinals - 7-Stanford 1, 2-Clemson 1 (Stanford advances 5-4 PKs; Clemson, S.C.)
    • Stanford remained unbeaten on the road (4-0-4) this season with the rout of Marshall; Clemson is 10-1-2 at home this season.
    • A victory over Clemson would send the Cardinal to its eighth NCAA College Cup all-time, including its seventh under Pac-12 sport sponsorship, to meet either No. 5 seed West Virginia or LMU.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Oregon State at 3-North Carolina - 2:00 p.m. PT - ESPN+
16-Stanford at 9-Clemson - 3:00 p.m. PT - ESPN+

Logan Weapon X

  • Pac-12 Player and Offensive Player of the Year Logan Farrington has carried his torrid scoring campaign over into the postseason, where he leads all players in the NCAA Tournament with 11 points, four goals and three assists.
  • Farrington enters the quarterfinals within striking distance of the NCAA Tournament record of 15 points set in 1978 (Thompson Usiyan, Appalachian State, 7g/1a).
  • Combined with his 11 goals and 26 points during the regular season, Farrington has climbed into the top 5 in single-season goals (15, T-4th) and points (37, T-2nd) in Conference history.
  • For the season, Farrington is fourth in NCAA Division I in points (37) and tied for third nationally in goals (15).

Pac-12 MSOC Single-Season Points
42 - Chandler Hoffman, UCLA, 2011 (18g/6a)
37 - Logan Farrington, OSU, 2023 (15g/7a)
37 - Gloire Amanda, OSU, 2020 (15g/7a) - Won MAC Hermann Trophy
37 - Roger Levesque, STAN, 2001 (14g/9a)
36 - Milan Iloski, UCLA, 2019 (17g/2a)
36 - Matt Taylor, UCLA, 2003 (14g/8a)

Pac-12 MSOC Single-Season Goals
18 - Chandler Hoffman, UCLA, 2011
17 - Milan Iloski, UCLA, 2019
16 - Kevin Forrest, WASH, 2006
15 - Logan Farrington, OSU, 2023
15 - Gloire Amanda, OSU, 2020 - Won MAC Hermann Trophy
15 - Foster Langsdorf, STAN, 2016
15 - Alan Gordon, OSU, 2002
15 - McKinley Tenneyson, UCLA, 2000

Updated Pac-12 NCAA Tournament History

  • Since sport sponsorship began in 2000, Pac-12 programs have combined for a 96-61-19 record (.599) in NCAA postseason play with:
    • 25 Quarterfinals/Regional Finals (California 2005, 2010, 2013; Oregon State 2021, 2023; Stanford 2000-02, 2015-19, 2023; UCLA 2002-03, 2006, 2009-11, 2014; Washington 2013, 2019-21)
    • 11 College Cup appearances (Stanford 2000, 2002, 2015-17, 2019; UCLA 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014; Washington 2021)
    • 8 title matches (Stanford 2002, 2015-17; UCLA 2002, 2006, 2014; Washington 2021)
    • 4 national titles (UCLA 2002, Stanford 2015-17).
  • Broken down by round, the Pac-12's collective NCAA Tournament records since 2000:
    • First Round - 19-12-3 (.603)
    • Second Round - 35-21-5 (.615)
    • Third Round - 23-13-4 (.625)
    • Quarterfinals - 9-9-4 (.500)
    • Semifinals - 6-2-3 (.682)
    • Final - 4-4-0 (.500)
  • Records broken down by Pac-12 program since 2000 (NCAA appearances in parentheses, including 2023)
    • California (13) - 13-12-2
    • Oregon State (8) - 7-6-1
    • San Diego State (3) - 0-2-1
    • Stanford (14) - 29-9-9
    • UCLA (21) - 31-18-3
    • Washington (16) - 16-14-3
  • Dating to 1960, Pac-12 programs have combined for a 152-115-23 record (.564) in NCAA postseason play, with 23 College Cup appearances (national semifinals), seven national championships and nine runner-up finishes all-time.

National Honors National Team of the Week                       
Aug. 28 - Stanford       
Sept. 19 - Oregon State

United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week                       
Aug. 30 - Zach Bohane, Stanford                   
Sept. 20 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State

College Soccer News National Team of the Week                        
Aug. 28 - Zach Bohane, Stanford; Kevin Carmichael, California                      
Sept. 4 - Evan Davila, California; Sam Fowler, Washington                     
Sept. 11 - Austin Brummett, San Diego State                    
Sept. 18 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State (POTW)                
Oct. 2 - Nicklas Lund, Oregon State        
Oct. 23 - Pietro Grassi, UCLA   
Nov. 6 - Jose Contell, UCLA 
Nov. 20 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State; Zach Bohane, Stanford 
Nov. 27 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State; Noah Adnan, Stanford

Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week                       
Aug. 28 - Zach Bohane, Stanford (POTW)                      
Sept. 5 - Reid Sproat, San Diego State                    
Sept. 19 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State   
Nov. 7 - Jose Contell, UCLA 
Nov. 21 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State; Zach Bohane, Stanford
Nov. 28 - Logan Farrington, Oregon State; Dante Williams, Oregon State; Noah Adnan, Stanford (POTW); Will Reilly, Stanford

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List                       
Aug. 24 - Christian Soto, Washington; Sam Fowler, Washington

Notes & Nuggets

  • The Pac-12 has rated as NCAA Division I's top RPI conference according to Non-Conference RPI Ranking each of the past three seasons (2021-23).
  • In 2022, the Pac-12 had three top-10 seeds (#2 Washington, #5 Stanford, #8 Oregon State) among its four teams in the NCAA Tournament, just the second time in league history with a trio of single-digit seeds (2013).
  • In 2021, the Pac-12 had the nation’s top two teams in the RPI (#1 Washington, #2 Oregon State) and the top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament (#1 Oregon State, #2 Washington).
    • Was the second time in Conference history with the NCAA Tournament's top two overall national seeds along with 2013 (#1 UCLA, #2 California).
    • The Pac-12 and ACC (nine times since seeding began in 1994) are the only leagues to have the top two overall national seeds.
  • The Pac-12 has advanced at least half its six teams to the postseason for eight consecutive years and 10 times in the past 11 seasons.
  • Over the past 10 years, Pac-12 men's soccer has earned 34 out of a possible 60 NCAA Tournament bids across its six members, a 57 percent success rate bettered only by the 12-team ACC (68%, 81-120).
  • The six-team Pac-12 has had a College Cup representative in six of the last nine seasons (UCLA 2014; Stanford 2015-17, 2019; Washington 2021). Only the 12-team ACC has had more total College Cup appearances (14) than the Pac-12's six over that span.
  • Pac-12 programs have combined for 23 College Cup appearances (national semifinals) all-time, including 11 since the formal creation of the league in 2000.
  • Pac-12 programs have combined for seven NCAA Men's Soccer national championships, and four since sport sponsorship began in 2000.
  • The Pac-12 boasts two of the top five (#4 Jeremy Gunn, #5 Jamie Clark) winningest active coaches by percentage in NCAA Division I.
  • Pac-12 student-athletes have won three of the last nine MAC Hermann Trophy awards – Oregon State’s Gloire Amanda (2020), Stanford’s Jordan Morris (2015) and UCLA’s Leo Stolz (2014) – and four in total (UCLA’s Brad Friedel, 1992).
  • The Pac-12 has produced 22 First Team All-Americans in the past decade after amassing only 15 from 2000-2012.
  • Since expanding beyond two rounds in 2014, 76 Pac-12 student-athletes have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, including four years of double-digit selections (2014, 2015, 2019, 2022).