Top-Ranked Men's Soccer To Conclude Regular Season

This week: The San Jose State University men's soccer team concludes the regular season this week with games at Cal Poly and California. The Spartans meet Cal Poly at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in San Luis Obispo, Calif. San Jose State plays California Saturday at 2:30 p.m., part of the Cal-adidas-Legacy Classic in Berkeley, Calif. (Note - Saturday's game time was changed recently to 2:30 p.m.)

Season record: San Jose State is 16-0-1 overall, 8-0-0 in conference games.

Spartans win MPSF Mountain Division title: San Jose State won the Mountain Division of the MPSF with an 8-0 record (24 points). It is the first division or conference title for the Spartans since 1976.

Spartans vs. this week's opponents: San Jose State has won five of the last six games played against Cal Poly, beginning in 1993. Last year the Spartans won 3-1 in San Jose.

The Spartans trail California, 6-10-1, since 1982. San Jose State won the last meeting, 2-1, in 1998 in San Jose.

Spartans remain number one: San Jose State remains the top ranked team in the nation in the NSCAA coaches poll. This is the third straight week the Spartans are the number one ranked team in the poll.

The Spartans received 474 points in this week's poll, released Monday. North Carolina is second with 439 points and Indiana is third with 430 points.

In the other national rankings: San Jose State moved up one spot to second in this week's Soccer Times Top 25 coaches ranking. The Spartans received five first place votes and 280 total points. North Carolina remained first in the poll, with 286 total points including five first-place votes.

The Spartans moved up one spot to fifth in this week's Soccer America top 20.

In the College Soccer News media top 20, the Spartans jumped eight spots to fifth.

San Jose State is ranked sixth in the Mad Dog Soccer top 30 ranking. The Spartans were ranked seventh in the poll last week.

Spartans in the NSCAA regional ranking: San Jose State is also ranked number one in this week's NSCAA Far West regional ranking. It is the fourth straight week the Spartans are the top-ranked team in the region.

Last week: San Jose State wrapped up a perfect MPSF Mountain Division season with a 2-1 win at Denver and a 1-0 overtime victory at Air Force.

Dan Fife, Frank Sanfilippo and Jorge Martinez each scored a goal in Friday's win at Denver. The Spartans trailed 1-0 when Fife scored on a penalty kick. Sanfilippo and Martinez scored late in the second half to put the Spartans in front. Lars Lyssand had an assist on Sanfilippo's goal.

Isaias Bardales scored at the 5:58 mark of the first overtime in Sunday's game to give San Jose State a 1-0 win at Air Force. Bardales scored on a header off of Gonzalo Guerra's free kick.

Humphreys records another shutout: Humphreys recorded his 12th shutout of the season in Sunday's 1-0 overtime victory against Air Force. He broke the previous record of nine shutouts in a season in San Jose State's 2-0 win over Denver on Oct. 15th.

Humphreys is now second in career shutouts, with 16. The all-time career shutouts leader is current Spartan head coach Gary St. Clair, who had 18 shutouts from 1970-73.

St. Clair records 100th victory: San Jose State head coach Gary St. Clair reached the 100 victory plateau in Friday's win at Denver. Now in his 11th season, St. Clair has a record of 101-96-14 (.513).

In this week's NCAA national statistics: Chris Humphreys is second in Goals Against Average, with a 0.24 GAA. He has given up four goals in 17 games. The leader (John Politis of St. Louis) has an 0.23 GAA (2 goals in 8 games)

Jorge Martinez is 14th in Points Per Game with a 2.18 average. Martinez has scored 37 points (14 goals and nine assists) in 17 games.

In the team statistics, San Jose State remains the national leader among Division 1 schools in winning percentage at .971 percent. The Spartans are second in Goals Against Average, with a 0.29 average, and are second in Shutout Percentage, at .706 (12 shutouts in 17 games).

In this week's MPSF statistics: Jorge Martinez leads both divisions of the MPSF in scoring, with a 2.18 per game average (37 points in 17 games.) He also leads both divisions in goals scored.

Lars Lyssand and Isaias Bardales are among three players tied for fourth in the Mountain Division in scoring, with 17 points. Lyssand has four goals and nine assists, while Bardales has scored seven goals and has three assists. Frank Sanfilippo is eighth in the Mountain Division in scoring, with 12 points (four goals and four assists). Ryan Suarez is tied for ninth with 11 points (five goals and one assist).

In goals scored, Bardales is third in the Mountain Division with seven. Suarez is tied for seventh (with five), Sanfilippo and Lyssand are tied for ninth (with four) and Dan Fife is in a tie for 12th (with three).

Martinez and Lyssand are tied for the MPSF lead in assists, with nine each. Sanfilippo is tied for fifth, with four. Tony Chang, Cesar Gutierrez, Gareth Williams and Isaias Bardales are among six players tied for ninth with three.

MPSF playoff picture: San Jose State, Denver, Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine have qualified for the MPSF Playoffs. The Pacific Division winner, either Cal State Fullerton or UC Irvine, will host the playoffs.

The first place team in each division hosts the second place team from the other division in the first round, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10. The championship game, pitting the two winners of the Nov. 10 games, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12.

The winner of the Nov. 12 game receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.