Husky Soccer Players Earn Academic, Athletic Recognition
Nov. 28, 2001
SEATTLE ï¿½ For the second year in a row, senior co-captains BrynRitchie and Ben Somoza and junior goalkeeper Chad Olsen have been named tothe Pacific-10 Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic teams, as announcedtoday by Commissioner Tom Hansen. To be eligible for selection to theacademic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-pointaverage and be either a starter or significant contributor.
In addition, Ritchie was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association(NSCAA) All-Far West First Team and Somoza was named to the second team, forathletic accomplishments.
The trio helped lead Washington to a final record of 13-6-0 overall, and aseventh consecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament. The Huskies finishedthird in the Pac-10 Conference standings this season and earned afirst-round bye and a chance to host postseason play. The Huskies metnorthwest rival Portland in the second round, where the Pilots won, 1-0, atHusky Soccer Field.
Ritchie, a four year starting defender, was a second-team all-Americaselection by the NSCAA last year. His selection to the Far West first teamputs him on the national ballot again this year for all-America selectionsthat will be made in the next month. He carries a 3.64 grade point averageas a business and international studies major.
Somoza, a three-year starting midfielder, was named to the All-Pac-10 FirstTeam in addition to his academic selection. He has a 3.20 gpa incommunications. Olsen, the Huskiesï¿½ starting goalkeeper the last twoseasons, has a 3.70 in business administration. He earned all-Pac-10honorable mention recognition earlier this month, for his accomplishments onthe field.
Following are the Pac-10 academic and All Far-West Teams.
All-Pac-10 Academic Team, menï¿½s soccer
|Nelson Akwari, UCLA||So.||3.23||Pre-Business-Economics|
|Todd Dunivant, STAN*||Jr.||3.54||Economics|
|Taylor Graham, STAN*||Jr.||3.78||International Relations|
|Dru Hoshimiya, UCLA||So.||3.37||English|
|Leo Krupnik, CAL||Sr.||3.16||Social Welfare|
|Johanes Maliza, STAN*||Jr.||3.43||History|
|Aaron McHardy, OSU||Jr.||3.71||Business|
|Matt Moses, STAN*||Sr.||3.28||Human Biology|
|Chad Olsen, WASH*||Jr.||3.70||Business Administration|
|Bryn Ritchie, WASH*||Sr.||3.64||Business and International Studies|
|Ben Somoza, WASH*||Sr.||3.20||Communications|
|Andrew Terris, STAN||Jr.||3.68||Psychology|
|Peter Billmeyer, OSU||So.||3.13||Business|
|John Carson, UCLA||So.||3.26||Undeclared|
|Patrick Fischer, CAL||Jr.||3.05||Mass Communications|
|Abe Geiger, STAN||So.||3.30||Undeclared|
|Nick Jensen, OSU||Sr.||3.11||Business|
|Devin Kato, CAL||So.||3.40||Undeclared|
|Roger Levesque, STAN*||Jr.||3.04||Economics|
|Chris Roner, CAL||Sr.||3.04||American Studies|
|Jake Sagare, WASH*||Sr.||3.17||Communications|
|Derek Shanahan, STAN*||Sr.||3.10||Undeclared|
|Michael Wilson, STAN||So.||3.25||Undeclared|
|Zach Wells, UCLA||So.||3.15||American Literature & Culture|
* - two-time all-academic selection
NCAA Division I 2001 All Far-West Teams
|GK||Justin Neerhoff||SR||San Diego|
|M||Ryan Coiner||JR||San Diego|
|F||Arturo Torres||JR||Loyola Marymount|
|B||Jeff Stewart||SR||Santa Clara|
|M||Lars Lysand||SR||San Jose State|
|F||Sean Luigs||SR||Sacramento State|
|F||Aaron McHardy||JR||Oregon State|
|F||Enrique Tovar||SR||San Diego State|