Riley picks up second-straight WCC POTW honor

Riley picks up second-straight WCC POTW honor

For the second week in a row, Pacific men's soccer's senior Camden Riley is the West Coast Conference's Player of the Week, this time for his performances against Loyola Marymount and San Diego in which he scored goals in each game. He has scored in Pacific's last four matches.

On Friday, Riley scored his seventh of the year as well as his third game-winner of the season when he was on the end of a pass from Jonathan Jimenez. Jimenez made a nice move to set Riley up so that he just had to pass the ball into the back of the net. Riley took four shots in the match, each of which was on target. Against San Diego, Riley tied the game at 1-1 when he benefitted again from flowing attacking movement from the Tigers. Cory Wright played a pass to Riley who shot the ball into the ground and bounced it into the net. Riley now has eight goals on the season, which is tied for third in the West Coast Conference with Saint Mary's Anders Engebretsen.

This is the second time that Riley has been named the WCC Player of the Week this season as well as in his career and the third that a Pacific player has earned the award. Junior forward Jonathan Jimenez was awarded the title on September 24. Pacific's three awards this season is the second-most behind Saint Mary's which has five.

Riley and the rest of Pacific's seniors celebrate their final home match on Saturday against nationally-ranked Portland in a 7 p.m. match.