Power's defense earns Big West weekly honors

Oct. 30, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. -- In helping UC Davis clinch the Big West Conference North Division title and end the regular season on a three-match winning streak, senior Onah Power was named the league's defensive player of the week.

Monday's award is the first of Power's career and the fourth weekly honor bestowed upon an Aggie player this season, joining teammates Lizandro Torres (Sept. 11), freshman Nabi Kibunguchy (Oct. 2), and Roy Boateng (Oct. 16).

The economics major from Oakland, Calif., is also the third UC Davis student-athlete to earn defensive player of the week laurels this season, continuing a trend that has seen eight of the last 11 Aggie weekly award winners come from the defensive side of the ball, and 12 of 20 overall since the Big West began handing out offensive and defensive players of the week in 2010.

Power played a key role in helping UC Davis clinch the second division title in the program's history, upending Cal Poly on the road before shutting out Causeway rival Sacramento State on "Senior Day."

He opened the week by helping spearhead a defense that limited the Mustangs to just two shots on goal in a 2-1 victory, while playing the full 90 minutes. Four days later, Power helped the Aggies nail down their third consecutive victory, collecting an assist on UC Davis' second goal in a 3-0 win over the Hornets, giving him three on the season.

Having held Big West opponents to just eight goals in 10 matches, the Aggies have earned a first-round bye for the upcoming conference tournament, hosting either Sacramento State or CSUN in the semifinals on Saturday (Nov. 4) at 2 p.m. at the Aggie Soccer Field.

Tickets are on sale through the UC Davis athletic ticket office for Saturday's semifinal by visiting UCDavisAggies.com or by calling (530) 752-AGS1. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for youth/seniors, and $5 for UC Davis students (with valid ID).

ALL-TIME UC DAVIS MEN'S SOCCER BIG WEST PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sept. 17, 2007 - Sule Anibaba
Nov. 12, 2007 - Juan Hernandez
Nov. 19, 2007 - Paul Marcoux
Sept. 1, 2008 - Quincy Amarikwa
Sept. 22, 2008 - Dylan Curtis
Oct. 6, 2008 - Paul Marcoux
Oct. 13, 2008 - Quincy Amarikwa
Oct. 27, 2008 - Dylan Curtis
Sept. 28, 2009 - Chris Beville
Oct. 18, 2010 - Omar Zeenni (D)
Oct. 17, 2011 - Matt Sheldon (O), Omar Zeenni (D)
Oct. 24, 2011 - Kevin Schulte (O), Omar Zeenni (D)
Sept. 3, 2012 - Omar Zeenni (D)
Oct. 8, 2012 - Alex Henry (O)
Oct. 15, 2012 - Alex Henry (O)
Oct. 29, 2012 - Matt Sheldon (O)
Sept. 30, 2013 - Omar Zeenni (D)
Sept. 1, 2014 - Kris Schultz (D)
Sept. 29, 2014 - Ramon Martin Del Campo (D)
Oct. 20, 2014 - Lucas Mohageg (O), Brian Ford (D)
Aug. 29, 2016 - Roy Boateng (D)
Oct. 31, 2016 - Noah Wilson (O)
Sept. 11, 2017 - Lizandro Torres (O)
Oct. 2, 2017 - Nabi Kibunguchy (D)
Oct. 16, 2017 - Roy Boateng (D)
Oct. 30, 2017 - Onah Power (D)

ABOUT UC DAVIS
Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.

DON'T MISS OUT!
Season tickets for UC Davis men's and women's basketball are now on sale by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (530) 752-AGS1 or by visiting us online at UCDavisAggies.com.