Pac-10 Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams
Nov. 15, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD forward Roger Levesque was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, WASHINGTON midfielder C.J. Klaas was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and first-year Stanford head coach Bret Simon was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- ROGER LEVESQUE, JR, F, STANFORDLevesque, a junior from Portland, Maine, has helped guide No. 3/No. 4 Stanford to a 14-1-1 record (4-1-1 Pac-10) heading into the final weekend of the regular season, with Pac-10 championship implications on the line. Stanford closes out the regular season at Washington and Oregon State, and needs one win to clinch at least a share of the league title. Levesque is currently ranked either first or second in all nine statistical categories. He leads the Pac-10 in points (27), points per game (1.69 avg.), assists (9) and assists per game (0.56 avg.), and is tied for the Conference lead in goals (9) and game-winning goals (3). Levesque ranks second in the league in shots (58), shots per game (2.88 avg.) and goals per game (0.56 avg.). He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and was selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week following his play in the Stanford Nike Invitational Sept. 28-30. Levesque notched the first hat trick of his collegiate career Sept. 28 against Dartmouth, and followed that performance with two assists in the 4-0 blanking of Fresno State. Levesque has started all 16 matches this season.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- C.J. KLAAS, MF, WASHINGTON
Klaas, a midfielder from Cherry Valley, Ill., has helped lead Washington to a 12-4-0 overall record (3-3-0 Pac-10) as it heads into the final weekend of the regular season. The Huskies, defending Pac-10 Champions, are aiming for their 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Klaas, who was named Pac-10 Player of the Week Oct. 9, is second on the team and sixth in the Pac-10 in shots (38). He ranks fourth in the Conference in shots per game (2.71 avg.), and is second on the Husky squad in assists.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- BRET SIMON, STANFORD
In his first season on The Farm, Simon has guided the No. 3/No. 4 Cardinal to a 14-4-1 overall record (4-4-1 Pac-10) heading into the final weekend of regular season play. Stanford is a lock for its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and is on track to achieve a school record-tying 16 regular-season victories. The head coach at Creighton University for six seasons prior to beginning his post at Stanford, Simon guided the Bluejays to the most successful season in school history last year, with a 22-4-0 overall record and a second trip to the College Cup in five years. Simon posted a 96-26-9 overall record (.767) at Creighton, while his career record stands at 110-30-10 (.767). Simon achieved his 100th career victory with a 3-1 win over then-No. 11 Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 9, 2001. In 2001, Stanford leads the Pac-10 in several statistical categories, including: points (126), goals (43), assists (40), goals allowed (7) and shutouts (10).