Husky Trio Named To Academic All-District VIII Men's Soccer Team

Nov. 8, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington's Joe Birklid, Chris Eylander and Kevin Forrest were named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's Soccer team, College Sports Information Directors of America announced Monday.

Washington led all schools with three players selected to the 11-man team. The men's soccer team was voted on by CoSIDA members from within the District VIII states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and the province of British Columbia. The all-district selections advance to the national ballot, which will be released Nov. 22.

Birklid, a senior defender from Buckley, Wash., has a 3.70 GPA and is majoring in English. He has played in 11 games and started seven, contributing to a UW defense that has allowed just 12 goals in 18 games.

Eylander, a junior goalkeeper from Sumner, Wash., is having a career season for the Huskies. In 18 matches, Eylander has registered 10 shutouts, making him just the second player in UW history to record at least 10 shutouts in a single season. He has a stellar 0.64 goals against average, which ranks seventh on the UW single-season list, and has made 73 saves. Eylander is an engineering major with a 3.58 GPA.

Forrest, a sophomore forward from Edmonds, Wash., is the Huskies' leading scorer with 6 goals, two assists and a team-high 14 points. He has played in 17 games, starting 14 and missing only one match due to injury. He has two gamewinning goals for the Huskies and a team-high 35 shots. Forrest has a 3.58 grade point average and has yet to declare a major.

Washington will play its regular season finale at Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m.

2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's Soccer Team
F Pieter Berger California Jr. Irvine, Calif. 3.57 gpa
F Kevin Forrest Washington So. Edmonds, Wash. 3.58 gpa
F Will Weatherly Santa Clara Sr. Bellevue, Wash. 3.65 gpa
M Keith DeVey Santa Clara So. Kula, Hawaii 3.74 gpa
M Yossi Raz CS Northridge Sr. Natanya, Israel 3.54 gpa
M Johnny Yau UC Davis Sr. Citrus Heights, Calif. 3.93 gpa
D Joe Birklid Washington Sr. Buckley, Wash. 3.70 gpa
D Michael Johnson St. Mary's Jr. Menifee, Calif. 3.68 gpa
D James Twellman Stanford Sr. Chesterfield, Mo. 3.73 gpa
D Jonathan Young Cal Poly Sr. Carlsbad, Calif. 3.91 gpa
GK Chris Eylander Washington Jr. Sumner, Wash. 3.58 gpa

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