Ari Sidman was named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Sidman, a junior forward from Thousand Oaks, tallied his first career hat-trick to account for all the scoring as UCSC beat NCAA Division II Academy of Art in the season opener. Sidman is UCSC leading returning goal scorer from 2018, and now has seven career goals in his Banana Slug career. The three goals were his first career goals scored at home.
UCSC takes their first road trip when they play at old rival Menlo Wednesday at 4:30 PM.