No. 9 Stanford hosts Clemson in NCAA Quarterfinal Match

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Dec. 4, 2002

Stanford Story
The Stanford men's soccer team (16-4-2) will face the challenge of Clemson (14-4-3) in the quarterfinals of the 2002 NCAA Tournament ... The game is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Harry Maloney Field ... Stanford, winners of four straight games, reached the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament with a second round victory over Portland (0-0, 10-9 in penalty kicks) and a 2-1 decision over Furman in double overtime in the third round ... Stanford received a first round bye ... Two Pac-10 teams have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and are just one win away from reaching the College Cup on Dec. 13-15 in Dallas ... Pac-10 champion UCLA (15-3-3) hosts Penn State (16-7-0) on Saturday ... Pac-10 teams have combined for a 40-13-10 record (.714) against non-conference competition this season ... The winner of the Stanford-Clemson match will face the winner of Creighton-Boston College in the semifinals on Dec. 13 ... The UCLA-Penn State winner will face either Connecticut or Maryland in the other semifinal ... The championship game is slated for Sunday, December 15, at 4:30 p.m., Dallas time ... Stanford's defense has been the trademark of the Cardinal ... Stanford has given up only 14 goals in 22 games ... Stanford has recorded 12 shutouts, four short of the school record during the 2000 season (18-3-1) ... Last year during the team's 19-2-1 season, Stanford recorded ten shutouts ... In seven other games, Stanford has given up only one goal ... Fifteen players have scored at least one point this year, with Roger Levesque leading the team with 23 points (5 goals, 13 assists) ... Johanes Maliza is second in scoring with 19 points (7 goals, 5 assists) ... Andrew Terris and Robby Fulton have combined for ten shutouts.

Tournament Talk
Stanford has made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament ten times, including the last five years ... Last year, the Cardinal defeated Santa Clara (3-1), Portland (3-1) and St. Louis (1-0) to advance to the College Cup ... However, the Cardinal lost a 3-2 four overtime decision to eventual national champion North Carolina in the College Cup semi-finals ... Stanford is 11-8-1 in NCAA Tournament play ... In 1998, Stanford reached the national championship game, but lost a 3-1 decision to the Indiana Hoosiers.

Home Hoopla
Stanford has played 13 home games at Harry Maloney Field this year ... Completed in 1997, the field has played host to numerous collegiate, professional and international events ... Since the 1997 season, the Cardinal men's soccer program has posted a 52-5-5 record in the facility ... The Cardinal has suffered only two defeats in the last two seasons (19-2-2) at Harry Maloney Field ... Stanford is 10-2-1 at Maloney Field this year.

Road Review
Stanford is 4-2-1 on the road this year ... Dating back to the 2000 season, Stanford has collected a 17-4-2 record away from Harry Maloney Field.

Neutral Notation
Since the 2002 season, the Cardinal is 7-1-0 on neutral grounds.

Senior Salute
Stanford honored its six graduating seniors before the game vs California (11/1/02) at Harry Maloney Field ... Roger Levesque has played in 73 games at Stanford, 41 as a starter ... During his four years on the Cardinal varsity, Stanford is 65-13-6, a Pac-10 title in 2001, and four trips to the NCAA Tournament ... Levesque was the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Todd Dunivant has been a three-year starter on the Cardinal, and has played in 78 games in his career on The Farm ... Dunivant is considered one of the best defenders to wear a Cardinal uniform ... Taylor Graham has been another outstanding defender for the Cardinal for the last four years ... Graham has played in 64 games, 48 as a starter in his four seasons at Stanford ... Johanes Maliza has been one of Stanford's top scoring threats while at Stanford ... Maliza has played in 76 games, 34 as a starter ... This year, Maliza is the team's second leading scorer with 19 points (7 goals, 5 assists) ... Andrew Terris has been a two-year starter for the Cardinal, and has played in 35 games in goal over the last four years ... Terris has collected 87 saves in his Cardinal career, eighth-best in school history ... Taylor Ahlgren has been battling injuries during his four years at Stanford, but that hasn't stopped him from providing morale support for the Cardinal ... During his junior season, Ahlgren was voted Most Inspirational Player.

Defensive Data
Stanford's defense has allowed only 14 goals in 22 games ... Eleven of those 14 goals have come either in the second half or in overtime ... Sophomore Robby Fulton has recorded eighth shutouts, and 42 saves ... Andrew Terris has three shutouts and 27 saves.

Rankings Report
Stanford is ranked 15th in the latest NSCAA/adidas poll ... Wake Forest is #1 followed by Maryland, St. John's, UCLA and Indiana ... Stanford is ranked tenth in the Soccer America poll ... Maryland is first followed by Wake Forest, St. John's, Indiana, SMU and Boston College ... In the Soccer Times poll, Stanford is rated ninth ... Wake Forest is #1 followed by St. John's, Maryland, Indiana and SMU in the Top 5.

Pac-10 Points
Taylor Graham, Roger Levesque and Johanes Maliza were recently named to the All Pac-10 Conference first team ... Todd Dunivant and Chad Marshall were named second team all-conference ... Darren Fernandez, Robby Fulton and James Twellman were named honorable mention All Pac-10.

Conference Chatter
Two Stanford players have been accorded Pac-10 Player of the Week honors ... Taylor Graham, a senior defender from Fair Oaks, California, helped lead a shorthanded Stanford soccer team to two Pac-10 wins over Washington (2-0, 10/11/02) and Oregon State (1-0 ot, 10/13/02) ... Stanford was missing its leading scorer, Roger Levesque, and starting defender Todd Dunivant to injury, but the defense led by Graham shutout Washington and Oregon State ... Graham scored his first goal of the season as Stanford defeated Washington, 2-0, and then held Oregon State to only four shots in a 1-0 victory ... Levesque was accorded weekly honors earlier in the year when he notched five points in wins over SMU (9/6/02) and Portland (9/8/02) ... Levesque scored a goal and added two assists in the 3-2 Stanford win over SMU, including an assist on the game-winning goal ... Levesque has won Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice in his four-year Cardinal career.

Fulton Facts
Robby Fulton, a sophomore goalkeeper from West Linn, Oregon, is enjoying an All-America type season in 2002 ... Fulton has played in 15 of Stanford's 22 games, 14 as a starter ... Fulton leads the nation in goals against average (0.39) ... Fulton has recorded 42 saves.

Levesque Ledger
All-America candidate Roger Levesque had been enjoying a healthy season in 2002, but a knee injury slowed down the senior forward in recent weeks ... Levesque has missed four games due to injury ... Levesque leads the team in scoring with 23 points (5 goals, 13 assists) ... Levesque is third all-time in assists with 30 ... Levesque's 27 career goals is eighth-best in school history.

Coaches Corner
Bret Simon is in his second season as head coach of the Cardinal men's soccer program ... Simon, last year, coached the Cardinal to a school record 19 wins (19-2-1), won the Pac-10 title and advanced to the NCAA College Cup ... For his efforts, Simon was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and the NSCAA/adidas Far West Regional Coach of the Year ... Stanford finished the 2001 season ranked third in the nation ... Simon has posted a 131-32-12 overall record in his seven seasons as a Division I head coach ... Simon was the head coach at Creighton University for six seasons ... Simon coached the Bluejays to the 2000 College Cup ... Simon is assisted by coaches Matt Stimson, Tim Hanley and Richard Mulrooney ... Stimson and Mulrooney are in their second seasons at Stanford, while Hanley is in his first season on The Farm ... Hanley recently joined the Stanford coaching staff when Paul Sapsford became co-head coach of the Stanford women's team along with Stephanie Erickson ... Mulrooney, an MLS All-Star, plays for the San Jose Earthquakes which recently ended its season.

Academic Accolades
Taylor Graham has been named first team Academic All-American ... Graham, a senior from Fair Oaks, Ca, graduated from Stanford in June, 2002, with a 3.72 gpa in International Relations ... Graham now is in a masters program in Sociology ... Graham, along with Johanes Maliza and Andrew Terris were named to the CoSIDA District-8 All-Academic team ... Maliza, a senior from Chicago, Ill, has a 3.47 gpa in history, while Terris, a senior from Newton, Ma, has chalked up a 3.68 gpa in Psychology ... Six Cardinal players have been named All Pac-10 Academic first team ... They are Todd Dunivant, Robby Fulton, Graham, Maliza, Terris and James Twellman ... To be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 Academic Team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor ... Named to the second team All-Academic by the Pac-10 were Abe Geiger, Todd Leber and Michael Wilson ... Aaron Maines was an honorable mention all-conference selection.

Number Notes
The Cardinal lost several key players from last year championship team, including Lee Morrison (3 goals, 7 assists) and Derek Shanahan (7 goals, 8 assists), but Stanford returned 18 letterwinners and seven starters ... Five of Stanford's top six scorers returned from a year ago ... Those five scorers accounted for 38 of Stanford's 56 goals last year.

Frosh Facts
Four talented newcomers have contributed to Stanford's success in 2002 ... The list includes defenders Chad Marshall (6-3, 185, freshman, Riverside, Ca) and David Oleson (6-0, 175, Freshman, Nevada City), and midfielders Bronson McDonald (6-0, 175, Freshman, Kingston, Jamaica) and Kevin Coyne (5-7, 150, Freshman, Wayne, NJ) ... Marshall recently returned to the Cardinal after playing for the United States Under-20 Team.

Foreign Facts
Four members on the 24-man Cardinal roster hail from foreign countries ... Freshman midfielder/defender Bronson McDonald hails from Kingston, Jamaica, junior midfielder Mike Wilson attended school in Plimmerton, New Zealand, sophomore forward/midfielder Darren Fernandez is from Beloni, South Africa, while defender George Michalopoulos attended high school in Laguno, Switzerland.

Professional Potpourri
Former Stanford soccer stars have certainly made their marks in the professional ranks ... There are currently six former Cardinal players who are playing professionally, including four players in the MLS (Major League Soccer) ... They are Jamie Clark with San Jose Earthquakes, Simon Elliott with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Lee Morrison with the Dallas Burn and Ryan Nielsen with D.C. United.

A look at the Stanford Varsity for 2002

#5 Seyi Abolaji, MF/D, 5-10, 175, Sophomore, Aurora, Co
Has been a valuable reserve ... Has played in 18 games, five as a starter ... Has recorded one assist.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2001	12-2	2	0	0	02002	18-5	0	0	1	1Totals	30-7	2	0	1	1

#21 Taylor Ahlgren, D, 6-1, 190, Senior, Cardiff, Ca
Hampered throughout his career at Stanford with various injuries ... Has played in one game this year.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1999	Medical Redshirt2000	did not play2001	3-0	0	0	0	02002	1-1	0	0	0	0Totals	4-1	0	0	0	0

#16 Kevin Coyne, MF, 5-7, 150, Freshman, Wayne, NJ
Has played in eleven games with one assist.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2002	11-0	2	0	1	1Totals	11-0	2	0	1	1 

#8 Todd Dunivant, D, 6-0, 174, Senior, Wheat Ridge, Co
Named Second Team All Pac-10 ... Named first team All Pac-10 Academic ... Although hampered by a quad contusion injury this year, still has led Stanford's dominant defense ... Has started 18 games ... Missed four games due to injury ... Has tallied 14 points, fourth-best on the Cardinal ... Scored the winning goal on a penalty kick at Washington (11/17/02) ... Recorded two assists in Stanford's 2-1 double overtime win over Furman in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Has played in 78 games at Stanford, fifth-best in school history ... His 27 career assists is sixth-best in school history.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1999	18-0	9	1	1	32000	21-21	10	0	9	92001	21-21	17	6	7	192002	18-18	17	2	10	14Totals	78-60	53	9	27	45

#20 Darren Fernandez, F/MF, 6-0, 185, Soph, Benoni, So. Africa
An Honorable Mention All Pac-10 selection ... Has emerged as one of Stanford's top scorers in 2002 ... Has scored nine goals, tops on the Cardinal ... Has totaled 18 points (#3 on the Cardinal) ... Scored two goals at Oregon State (11/15/02) ... Has started all 22 games.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2001	19-5	22	4	3	112002	22-22	42	9	0	18Totals	41-27	64	13	3	29

#0 Robby Fulton, GK, 6-3, 190, Sophomore, West Linn, Or
Has emerged as the team's starting goalie ... Has played in 15 games, 14 as a starter ... Leads the nation in goals against average (0.39) ... Started his first game of the season with a shutout and four saves against Portland (9/8/02) ... Has chalked up eighth shutouts, seventh-best for a single season at Stanford ... In only two seasons at Stanford has collected 54 saves, ninth-best in school history ... Named first team All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	MIN	SV	GA	GAA	SH2000	Redshirt2001	9-1	377:12	12	1	0.24	12002	15-14	1393:30	42	6	0.39	8Totals	24-15	1770:42	54	7	0.33	9

#17 Abe Geiger, MF/D, 6-0, 175, Junior, East Lansing, Mi
A starter in 21 games ... Has helped anchor Stanford's tough defense in 2002 ... Named second team All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1999	Redshirt2000	20-0	2	0	1	12001	22-22	8	0	3	32002	21-21	13	0	1	1Totals	63-43	23	0	5	5

#27 Luis Gonzalez, MF, 5-11, 160, Soph, San Antonio, Tx
A solid reserve who has played in five games.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2001	4-0	1	0	0	02002	5-0	1	0	0	0Totals	9-0	2	0	0	0

#13 Taylor Graham, D, 6-4, 190, Senior, Fair Oaks, Ca
Named All Pac-10 first team ... Has helped anchor Stanford's solid defense in 2002 ... Has started all 21 games ... Came to Stanford as a walkon ... Named tournament defensive MVP at the Dartmouth Tournament ... Has scored one goal this year ... Named a first team Academic All-American, District-8 Academic first team selection and first team All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1998	Redshirt1999	2-0	0	0	0	02000	18-4	8	1	1	32001	22-22	9	1	4	62002	22-22	11	1	0	2Totals	64-48	28	3	5	11

#11 Matt Janusz, F, 6-2, 175, Sophomore, Littleton, Co
Although only a sophomore, has scored five goals, third-best on the Cardinal ... Has tallied 13 points (5 goals, 3 assists), fourth-best on the team.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	Redshirt2001	20-16	48	9	4	222002	21-16	36	5	3	13Totals 	41-32	84	14	7	35

#2 Ashvin Kumar, MF/D, 5-11, 160, Soph, Palo Alto, Ca
Has played in six games.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2001	Redshirt2002	6-0	0	0	0	0Totals	6-0	0	0	0	0

#6 Todd Leber, MF/D, 5-8, 155, Sophomore, Tucson, Az
A solid contributor to Stanford's success this year ... Has played in 14 games (two as a starter) and has one assist ... Named second team All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	Redshirt2001	8-0	3	0	0	02002	14-2	3	0	1	1Totals	22-2	6	0	1	1

#7 Roger Levesque, F, 6-2, 174, Senior, Portland, Me
Named first team All Pac-10 selection ... A right knee injury has slowed down the senior All-American during the latter part of the season ... Has missed four of the team's 20 games due to injury ... Still the team's #1 point-getter with 23 (5 goals, 13 assists) ... Tallied two goals and added two assists to lead Stanford to a 6-0 victory over Richmond (9/21/02) ... Scored a goal and added three assists to lead Stanford to a 4-2 victory over Denver (9/13/02) ... Scored a goal and added two assists to lead Stanford to a 3-2 victory over SMU (9/6/02) ... Named tournament offensive MVP at the Dartmouth Tournament ... Has played in 72 games at Stanford, 11th-best in school history ... Has chalked up 30 career assists, third all-time at Stanford ... Ranks sixth all-time in points with 84 ... Also ranks eighth all-time at Stanford with 27 goals ... His 13 assists this year is fifth-best at Stanford.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1999	12-2	17	1	1	32000	22-0	41	7	7	212001	21-21	66	14	9	372002	18-18	43	5	13	23Totals	73-41	167	27	30	84

#22 Aaron Maines, MF/D, 6-2, 185, Soph, Falmouth, Me
A starter in 21 games ... Has helped create a tough defense for the Cardinal in 2002 ... Named honorable mention All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	Redshirt2001	22-0	5	1	0	22002	22-21	4	0	0	0Totals	44-21	9	1	0	2

#19 Johanes Maliza, MF, 5-8, 160, Senior, Chicago, Il
Named to the All Pac-10 first team ... Also named first team All Pac-10 Academic ... Has been one of Stanford's top scorers this year ... Has tallied 19 points (7 goals, 5 assists), second-best on the Cardinal ... Has attempted 38 shots, third-best on the team ... Scored the winning penalty kick against Portland in the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament ... Named a first team District-8 All-Academic selection.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS1999	14-0	6	0	0	02000	22-0	26	6	1	132001	19-13	38	7	5	192002	21-21	38	7	5	19Totals	76-34	108	20	11	51

#14 Chad Marshall, D, 6-3, 185, Freshman, Riverside, Ca
Gained second team All Pac-10 honors ... One of the most talented collegiate players in the nation although only a freshman ... Just returned after playing for the United States Under-20 team ... Has started 17 of 18 games ... Scored the winning goal in Stanford's 2-1 double overtime decision over Furman in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2002	18-17	9	1	0	2Totals	18-17	9	1	0	2

#15 Bronson McDonald, MF/D, 6-0, 175, Fr, Kingston, Jamaica
Has been a valuable reserve ... Has played in nine games.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2002	9-0	1	0	0	0Totals	9-0	1	0	0	0

#9 Clayton Peters, MF/D, 5-9, 158, Soph, St. Louis, Mo
Has seen his playing time increase as the season has progressed ... Has played in 16 games with one assist.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	Redshirt2001	4-0	1	0	0	02002	16-0	2	0	1	1Totals 	20-0	3	0	1	1

#1 Andrew Terris, GK, 6-2, 185, Senior, Newton, Ma
An experienced goalkeeper who has started eight games this year ... Has given up 1.04 goals per game, along with 27 saves ... Ranks eighth all-time in saves with 87 ... Named a District-8 All-Academic selection and a first team All Pac-10 Academic choice.

YEAR	GP-GS	MIN	SV	GA	GAA	SH1999	1-0	5:00	0	0	0.00	02000	5-0	71:00	0	0	0.00	02001	21-21	1692:34	60	12	0.64	52002	8-8	695:00	27	8	1.04	3Totals	35-29	2463.34	87	20	0.97	8

#3 James Twellman, F/MF, 5-10, 165, Soph, Chesterfield, Mo
An Honorable Mention All Pac-10 selection ... Also named first team All Pac-10 Academic ... A starter in 13 of 22 games ... Fourth on the team in points with 13 (5 goals, 3 assists) ... Has attempted 27 shots ... Scored his first two collegiate goals to lead Stanford to a 5-0 season opening victory over Sacramento State (10/31/02).

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2001	15-0	4	0	0	02002	21-13	33	5	3	13Totals	36-13	37	5	3	13

#4 Sean Whalen, F/MF, 6-0, 175, Sophomore, Los Altos, Ca
Has played in eleven games, one game as a starter ... Recorded his first collegiate goal against Washington (11/17/02).

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	Redshirt2001	5-0	1	0	0	02002	11-1	8	1	1	3Totals	16-1	9	1	1	3

#18 Mike Wilson, MF, 5-10, 156, Jr, Plimmerton, New Zealand
A season-long starter ... Has tallied five goals and one assist for eleven points, seventh-best on the Cardinal ... Scored a goal in Stanford's 2-1 double overtime win over Furman in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Has taken 27 shots ... Named second team All Pac-10 Academic.

YEAR	GP-GS	SH	G	A	PTS2000	8-0	0	0	0	02001	21-13	10	2	1	52002	22-22	27	5	1	11Totals	51-35	37	7	2	16
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