Junior forward Zach Batteer of the Stanford men's soccer team was named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 21-27. It is the first-career Muscle Milk honor for Batteer and the second of 2013 for the program. Jordan Morris claimed the honor on Sept. 30.
Batteer accounted for both of Stanford's goals in Friday night's 2-1 overtime win over San Francisco at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Pittsburgh native opened the scoring in the 64th minute, heading in a rebound, then, after USF had sent the match into overtime with a late goal, lashed home the winner in the 97th minute.
It was his third brace of the season, and the win brought Stanford's three-match winless run to an end while upping the Cardinal's 2013 non-conference record to 6-1-1.
Batteer and the Cardinal begin the second half of Pac-12 play this weekend, hosting No. 4 UCLA Friday night before taking on San Diego State Sunday at 1 p.m. Friday's match against the Bruins is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Network.
Also nominated: Kristie Ahn (women's tennis), Hope Burke (field hockey), Tyler Gaffney (football), Kyle Gilbert (women's volleyball), Drew Holland (men's water polo), Molly McKinney (sailing), Mariah Stackhouse (women's golf), Chioma Ubogagu (women's soccer), novice eight (men's rowing), novice eight (women's rowing).