Three Men's Soccer Players Named SoccerTimes.com All-Americans
Jan. 18, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Three Stanford men's players have been named All-Americans by SoccerTimes.com, with junior defender Lee Morrison taking first team honors, senior midfielder Ryan Nelsen garnering Second Team accolades and senior goalkeeper Adam Zapala earning a spot on the Third Team. All three players helped lead the Cardinal to the NCAA Quarterfinals while matching a school record for wins at 18-3-1.
Morrison scored three goals with four assists while anchoring a Stanford defense that led the nation with a 0.44 GAA. In addition to the SoccerTimes.com honor, Morrison is also a member of the All-Pac-10 Team, the regional NSCAA/adidas All-America First Team and the national NSCAA/adidas All-America Second Team.
Nelsen, the 2000 Pac-10 Player of the Year and a NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American, scored five goals with six assists. A member of the New Zealand National Team, Nelsen was also chosen as the the 2000 Collegiate Men's Soccer NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Zapala, the most prolific goalkeeper in Stanford history, earned All-Conference and regional All-America honors following a season in which he set school records with 16 shutouts and a nation-best 0.45 GAA. Zapala leaves The Farm with eight school career or single-season records: career GAA (0.63), career minutes (8111:34), career shutouts (52), career games played (86, tied with teammate Corey Woolfolk), career games started (86), single-season GAA (0.45 in 2000), single-season minutes (2377:00 in 1998) and single-season shutouts (16 in 2000).
A complete list of the 2000 SoccerTimes.com All-America teams can be found at: http://www.soccertimes.com/ncaa/all-american/2000/men.htm.