Nov. 13, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -
Senior forward Adam Jahn capped his collegiate playing career with his first career hat trick in Stanford's 6-1 win at California last Friday, and for that performance he was named Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week Tuesday.
The announcement marks the second time this year that Jahn has earned the conference's weekly honor. He took home the honor Oct. 30 after scoring the match-winner in Stanford's 1-0 win at No. 25 UC Santa Barbara.
This time, Jahn earned the honor with three goals in the 6-1 rout of California that helped the Cardinal end the season on a winning note at 9-8-1. It also sewed up a top-half finish for Stanford on the Pac-12 table, as its 5-4-1 conference mark and 16 points were good for third place.
Not only did Jahn's scoring performance fuel Stanford's highest offensive output since a 6-0 win over Richmond on Sept. 21, 2002, but his hat trick was the first by a Cardinal player since Nov. 25, 2001 when Matt Janusz scored three times in a 3-1 NCAA Tournament second-round win over Santa Clara.
After the Cardinal fell behind by a goal early on, Jahn leveled for Stanford in the 37th minute, lashing home a cross that had made its way through multiple players. The El Macero native gave Stanford the lead for good just 40 seconds into the second half, heading home from distance from a long ball into the box. Jahn's third of the day made it 5-1 Stanford in the 77th minute, as he latched onto a pass from Eric Verso and rifled home into the roof of the net.
The hat trick raised Jahn's season haul to a career-best 13 goals, which, combined with four assists, gave him a career-high 30 points and four match-winning goals in 2012.