Ritchie Named Preseason Soccer All-American

Aug. 7, 2001

Seattle - Washington senior co-captain Bryn Ritchie (Medford, Ore.) has been selected as a preseason first team all-American by Collegesoccer.com.

Ritchie, a defender, started every game for the Huskies in 2000, leading the team to a 14-6 overall record and clinching the first-ever men's Pac-10 championship as Washington made its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Ritchie finished his junior season with 17 points, on six goals and two assists. He scored the game-winning goal in a four-overtime victory against Alabama-Birmingham that put the Huskies in the second round of the tournament. He was named to the NCAA second team all-America squad following the season, as well as being selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team and All-Pac-10 Academic First Team.

The Washington men's soccer team has begun preseason training in preparation for its first-ever overseas trip to England Aug. 15-26. The Huskies are scheduled to play six matches on the tour through Manchester and London.

Washington opens its 2001 regular season on the road in Storrs, Conn. The Huskies play Fairleigh Dickinson Aug. 31 and defending NCAA champion Connecticut Sept. 1. Washington's first home game is Sept. 14 versus UC-Santa Barbara.

Collegesoccer.com Men's Preseason All-Americans
First Team

GK Bryheem Hancock, Sr, Connecticut
D Lee Morrison, Sr, Stanford
D Chris Gbandi, Sr, Connecticut
D Oguchi Onyewu, So, Clemson
D Bryn Ritchie, Sr, Washington
M Carl Bussey, Sr, SMU
M Ryan Coiner, Jr, San Diego
M Gavin Glinton, Sr, Bradley
F Mohamed Fahim, Sr, SMU
F John Barry Nusum, Sr, Furman
F Jack Jewsbury, Sr, Saint Louis

Second team
GK Doug Warren, Jr, Clemson
D Daniel Jackson, Sr, North Carolina
D Alex Yi, So, UCLA
D David Boutilier, Sr, Rutgers
D Kelly Gray, Jr, Portland
M Shalrie Joseph, Sr, St. John's
M Derek Potteiger, Sr, Penn State
M Ryan Mack, Sr, Indiana
F Pat Noonan, Jr, Indiana
F Jason Thompson, So, Eastern Illinois
F Nicholas McCreath, Sr, Rhode Island

Honorable mention
Goalkeepers: Dan Ferrin (Stony Brook), Byron Foss (SMU), John Politis (Saint Louis), Colin Rogers (Indiana), Curtis Spitieri (Portland), Brian Steckroth (Navy)

Defenders: Nelson Akwari (UCLA), Jason Cole (Saint Louis), McNeil Cronin (Furman), Andres Forstner (Notre Dame), Jack Handy (Furman), Beckett Hollenbach (Maryland), Ilkka Jantti (Kentucky), Aaron Kingi (Fairfield), Jeff Stewart (Santa Clara), Philip Salyer (Maryland), Shavar Thomas (Connecticut)

Midfielders: Brian Carroll (Wake Forest), Brad Davis (Saint Louis), Sean Fraser (Memphis), Matt Goldsmith (Furman), Luchi Gonzalez (SMU), Kyle Martino (Virginia), Jeff Matteo (St. John's), Scott Noble (Duke), Sean Reti (Marquette), Frankie Sanfilippo (San Jose State), Diego Walsh (SMU)

Forwards: Evan Bruno (Lehigh), Byron Carmichael (Marshall), Rob Catana (Hartwick), Jordan Cila (Duke), Cesar Cuellar (Connecticut), Ryan Daley (SouthCarolina), Todd Lauber (Towson), Hamid Mehreioskouei (Bradley), Flavio Monteiro (UAB), Casey Schmidt (Boston College), Abe Thompson (Maryland), Arturo Torres (Loyola Marymount), Mike Tranchilla (Creighton), Ricardo Villar (Penn State)

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