Nov. 12, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Adam Jahn of the Stanford men's soccer team was voted Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week for Nov. 5-11 by the Stanford Athletic Communication office.
Jahn posted the first hat trick of his career last Friday as the Cardinal closed out the 2012 campaign with a 6-1 rout at California. The performance lifted Jahn's season goal total to a career-best 13, and his second goal of the match, which put Stanford ahead for good, was his team-leading fourth match-winner of the season.
Along with four assists, Jahn ended the campaign with a career-high 30 points.
After California took an early 1-0 lead Friday, Jahn equalized in the 37th minute, as a cross rolled through two Stanford players before settling at his feet where the El Macero native slammed home. He netted his second just 40 seconds into the second half, expertly heading a long ball through as the Cardinal took firm control of the match.
His third of the game was as emphatic as the Cardinal victory. Jahn received a pass near the left corner of the six-yard box, nearly 10 yards from goal. The senior took a touch and hit a piledriver into the roof to give Stanford a 5-1 lead.
Jahn's hat trick was the first by a Stanford player since Matt Janusz pulled one off on Nov. 25, 2001 in an NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Santa Clara. The team's six goals last Friday were also its most since a 6-0 victory over Richmond on Sept. 21, 2002.
Stanford finished the season with a 9-8-1 record, and closed on a 6-3-1 run over its final 10 matches.
Monday's honor is the first of Jahn's career and the second this season for Stanford men's soccer. Aaron Kovar was voted Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week back on Aug. 26.
Also nominated: Also Nominated: Alex Doll (women's soccer), Kelsey Harbin (field hockey), Krista Hardebeck (women's tennis), Brittany Howard (women's volleyball), Haley Kirk (sailing), Kathy Kroeger (women's cross country), Chiney Ogwumike (women's basketball), Dwight Powell (men's basketball), Joe Rosa (men's cross country), Evan Silver (wrestling), Stepfan Taylor (football), Oliver Toole (sailing), Cameron Wilson (men's golf).