The Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski was voted Major League Soccer player of the month for the second consecutive time by the North American Soccer Reporters, the league announced Monday.
The award for October was the fourth for Wondolowski this season, in which he scored 27 goals to tie the single-season league record set in 1996 by Roy Lassiter. No other player has won player of the month four times in an MLS season.
Wondolowski, from Danville and De La Salle High, led the Quakes to a 1-0-2 record in October and scored five goals in the three games.
Defending champion Stanford was awarded the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA women's soccer tournament and opens at home Friday at 7 p.m. against Idaho State (11-5-3).
The second-round matchup will pit the Stanford-Idaho State winner against Santa Clara (11-3-6) or Long Beach State (12-7-0). Those teams meet Saturday at 1 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Cal (15-5-0) earned an at-large berth into the tournament and will play Pepperdine (14-6-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Malibu.
The four No. 1 seeds are Stanford (17-1-1), BYU (18-1-1), Penn State (17-3-1), and Florida State (19-3). The College Cup will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at the University of San Diego.
AMA Pro Road Racing will not return to Sonoma raceway in 2013, as the track announced its schedule for next year. The AMA had been part of Sonoma's schedule since 2002. The season will open with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 from June 21-23, followed by the NHRA Sonoma Nationals (July 26-28), the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma (Aug. 23-25), the FIA World Touring Car Championship (Sept. 7-8) and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge (Oct. 4-6).
Australia's Matt Wilkinson took two heats decided by less than 1.5 points at the Coldwater Classic in Santa Cruz, the best result of the year for the 2010 champion at this event. The highest heat score belonged to Brazilian Adriano De Souza, and world No. 1 Joel Parkinson continued to look sharp, along with fellow Australian Taj Burrow. Round 5 is Tuesday.
Staff writer Curtis Pashelka and the Santa Cruz Sentinel contributed to this report.