IRVINE – For the second time in three weeks, CSUN’s Daniel Trejo and Henrik Regitnig have swept the weekly Big West Conference men’s soccer honors as the Matadors climbed to 13th in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 poll.
Trejo, the Big West Offensive Player of the Week, recorded two goals and an assist to help the Matadors knock off No. 17 Cornell (3-1) and No. 11 UCLA (2-1). The 5-foot-9 forward notched CSUN’s third goal against the Big Red, scoring just 34 seconds after Cornell had narrowed its deficit to 2-1.
Trejo collected an assist on CSUN’s first goal against the Bruins, tying the score at 1-1 as his shot rebounded to Wolfgang Prentice, who slotted a shot past the keeper. He recorded his second game-winning goal – and conference-best fifth of the year – at the 65:27 mark. Trejo has tallied at least one point in four of the last five matches, and he leads the Big West with 14 points.
Regitnig improved to 6-1 in net this season as the CSUN goalkeeper held both Cornell and UCLA to one goal apiece in a pair of victories. The 6-5 Invermere, B.C. tallied his fifth Big West Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career by posting a 1.00 goals against average and a .778 save percentage.
The five Player of the Week honors place him in a tie for fourth all-time on the Big West career list. Regitnig stopped two Big Red shots in a 3-1 win and made five more saves in the 2-1 triumph over the Bruins. Regitnig leads the Big West with 30 saves and is one of four keepers in the conference with a sub-1.00 GPA (0.86).
The Matadors (6-2) jumped to 13th in this week’s Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 after falling from the poll a week ago. It is the highest the Matadors have been ranked in the TDS Top 25 since week nine of the 2013 campaign in which CSUN was 13th in the poll. CSUN entered the College Soccer News Top 30 this week at No. 29.
CSUN travels to Loyola Marymount Thursday night. Kick is set for 7 p.m.