Pac-10 Men's Soccer Season Wrap-up

Dec. 14, 2004

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The UCLA Bruins (14-4-2, 6-2-0) captured their third straight Pac-10 title in 2004, thus extending their streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament berths to its 22nd year. The Bruins earned a first-round bye and the No. 6 seed in the quest for the College Cup, defeating Loyola Marymount before falling to St. John's 2-1 in the third round. The loss snapped the Bruins' five-game winning streak against ranked opponents.

The CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (13-4-3, 4-3-1) and the WASHINGTON Huskies (11-7-2, 4-3-1) tied for second place in the Conference, both earning NCAA bids. The Bears made their fourth straight appearance in the tournament and hosted first-round play for the second year in a row. California reached the second round before losing 1-0 at Southern Methodist. The Huskies joined the NCAA field for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, but fell in the first round to Portland, 5-3.

Four Pac-10 teams have been invited to the NCAA men's soccer championship three times in the last four seasons... Three teams comprised the field in 2000 and again this year... The Conference had five men's soccer playing institutions this season, after expanding to six (Fresno State) in 2002 and 2003... The league will once again field six teams in 2005, when San Diego State competes in the Conference in men's soccer... Pac-10 teams posted a 33-10-8 record (.725) against Division I non-conference competition during the 2004 regular season.

2004 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE MEN'S SOCCER HONORS

PAC-10 CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
PATRICK IANNI, SO MF/D, UCLA & C.J. KLAAS, SR MF, WASHINGTON

PAC-10 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
ELY ALLEN, FR F, WASHINGTON

PAC-10 CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
JORGE SALCEDO, UCLA & DEAN WURZBERGER, WASHINGTON


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

NCAA FIRST ROUND

Fri., Nov. 19
CALIFORNIA 2, Santa Clara 1 (OT)
Portland 5, WASHINGTON 3

NCAA SECOND ROUND

Tues., Nov. 23
UCLA 3, Loyola Marymount 0
Southern Methodist 1, CALIFORNIA 0

NCAA THIRD ROUND

Sat., Nov. 27
St. John's 2, UCLA 1

PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER TEAM WRAP-UPS...

CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears closed out the 2004 campaign with a 13-4-3 overall record, going 4-3-1 to tie for second place in the Pac-10... Cal opened the season with a school-record nine-game unbeaten streak... The Bears earned their program-record fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth and advanced as far as the second round for the third year in a row... JR MF Nick Hatzke led the Bears in goals (7), assists (8) and points (22).

OREGON STATE: The Beavers' season concluded with three straight victories, including wins over Pac-10 Champion UCLA and Washington... Oregon State finished 8-10-1 overall, going 2-6-0 in Pac-10 play (fifth place)... SO F Robbie Findley and JR F Ryan Johnson were named to the All-Pac-10 first team... Findley tied for third in the Pac-10 in goals (8), was fifth in points (19) and second in points per game (1.12)... OSU paced the league in goals (41) and ranked second in points (109).

STANFORD: The Cardinal finished the 2004 season with a 7-6-5 mark, going 2-4-2 in Conference play... The squad began the season with five straight shutouts, the most consecutive blankings to begin a season by a Stanford team since 2000... SR Darren Fernandez and SR Matt Janusz accounted for 12 of the team's 21 goals... SR GK Robby Fulton finished his career with the second-lowest goals against average in Cardinal program history at 0.89.

UCLA: The Bruins closed out the 2004 season with a 2-0 loss to St. John's in NCAA third round action... The Red Storm dashed UCLA's hopes of playing in the first College Cup ever to be played in Southern California... The NCAA appearance was UCLA's 22nd in a row... The Bruins posted a 14-4-2 overall record and finished 6-2 in league play, winning their third straight Pac-10 title... They clinched the Conference Championship after a 2-1 comeback win at Washington on Nov. 5... SO MF/D Patrick Ianni was named Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, while Bruin Coach Jorge Salcedo was named Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year... UCLA ended the regular season ranked No. 3 in the Soccer America poll and No. 8 in the NSCAA poll.

WASHINGTON: Making their second straight postseason appearance and ninth in the last 10 years, the Huskies fell 5-3 to Portland in NCAA first round play... Washington closed out the season with four straight losses, finishing 11-7-2 overall, and 4-3-1 in the Pac-10 to tie for second place... The Huskies concluded the season leading the Pac-10 in shots (304) and saves (79)... JR GK Chris Eylander was responsible for all 79 saves and led the league with 10 shutouts... SR MF C.J. Klaas was named Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, F Ely Allen was tabbed as league Freshman of the Year and Coach Dean Wurzberger was picked as Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year.

PAC-10 HONORS

PAC-10 CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
PATRICK IANNI, SO MF/D, UCLA & C.J. KLAAS, SR MF, WASHINGTON

Ianni, a sophomore midfielder/defender from Lodi, Calif., led a Bruin defense that was one of the stingiest in the history of UCLA men's soccer. The Bruins led the Pac-10 in goals allowed, giving up just 17 on the season and eight in Conference play. For the year, the Bruins allowed 146 shots, including 73 on goal. UCLA goalkeepers collected just 56 saves - the lowest total recorded by a Pac-10 team since Stanford in 2000 and the fewest by a Bruin team since 1992. Ianni and the Bruin defenders limited opponents to single digit shots an astounding 12 times. In matches against UC Davis, San Diego and Stanford, the Bruins held the opposition to three, two and one shot, respectively. Ianni becomes the first sophomore to win Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.

A senior midfielder from Cherry Valley, Ill., Klaas was vital to Washington's success not only during the 2004 season, but throughout his career. The first four-time All-Pac-10 men's soccer player in Conference history, Klaas started 19 games this season and was second on the Huskies in goals (5), assists (6) and points (16), good for eighth, fourth and eighth place, respectively, in the Pac-10. One of the nation's premier fullbacks, Klaas was named as a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy for the second consecutive year. Selected as a preseason All-American for 2004, he became the first Husky ever to earn NSCAA first-team All-America honors in 2003. The Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001, Klaas was twice named as the Pac-10 Player of the Week, most recently on Oct. 12, 2004.

PAC-10 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
ELY ALLEN, FR F, WASHINGTON

Allen, a freshman forward from Kent, Wash., made significant contributions in his first campaign for the Huskies, playing in all 20 games (one of just two Washington players to do so) and starting 18 contests. While helping Washington to its ninth NCAA Tournament berth in the past 10 seasons, Allen contributed three goals (tied for second among Pac-10 freshmen), one assist and seven points (tied for third among freshmen).

PAC-10 CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
JORGE SALCEDO, UCLA & DEAN WURZBERGER, WASHINGTON

In his first season as head coach at UCLA, Salcedo guided the Bruins to the Pac-10 title and a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Championship, where the Bruins advanced to the third round. En route to the Conference crown, Salcedo's squad won 10 of its last 12 matches and finished the season with a 6-2 record against ranked opponents. During Pac-10 play, the Bruins led the Conference in goals, assists, points, and goals allowed. The Bruins' assistant coach from 2001-03, Salcedo helped lead UCLA to the 2002 NCAA Championship and league titles in 2002 and 2003. A four year starter at UCLA as a player from 1990-93, he scored the decisive penalty kick in the shootout during the 1990 NCAA Championship game to give UCLA its second national title. In 1993, as a senior, he earned NSCAA first-team All-America honors. A veteran of Major League Soccer, the U.S. National Team and the international game, Salcedo served as the head coach of the 2002 U-16 SoCal ODP State team and was also the assistant coach of the U-17 team in 2001.

The longest tenured Pac-10 head coach, Wurzberger guided the 2004 Huskies to a 11-7-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In the last 10 seasons, Wurzberger's Washington teams have been selected for the tournament nine times. In 13 years as head coach of the Huskies, he has accumulated a record of 164-69-25 - an average of more than 12 wins per season. In 2003, Wurzberger led Washington to the NCAA Sweet 16 - the deepest the Huskies had ever gone into the tournament. His 2000 team won the inaugural Pac-10 Conference championship, on the heels of two consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation titles. In 1992, 1996 and 1998, he was named the NSCAA Far West Region Coach of the Year, and he was the MPSF Mountain Division Coach of the Year in 1992, 1996 and 1999. He was also MPSF Coach of the Year in 1998. Six of Wurzberger's former protégés now play in the MLS. In addition to developing athletes, Wurzberger has fostered scholarship among his players, as 21 Huskies have earned Pac-10 academic recognition over the past for seasons.

2004 ALL-PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Name, Pos., Yr., School
Calen Carr*, F/MF, Jr., CAL
Mike Enfield, MF, Sr., UCLA
Chris Eylander, GK, Jr., WASH
Darren Fernandez, F/MF, Sr., STAN
Robbie Findley*, F, So., OSU
Kevin Forrest, F, So., WASH
Nick Hatzke, MF, Jr., CAL
Patrick Ianni, MF/D, So., UCLA
Ryan Johnson*, F, Jr., OSU
C.J. Klaas***, MF/D, Sr., WASH
Aaron Lopez*, D, Sr., UCLA
Troy Roberts**, D, Sr., CAL
- Two way tie for the 11th spot resulted in a 12-player first team.

SECOND TEAM
Name, Pos., Yr., School
Carl Acosta*, F, Sr., CAL
Chad Barrett*, F, So., UCLA
Mike Chabala, MF, Jr., WASH
Benny Feilhaber, MF, So., UCLA
Ty Harden*, D, So., WASH
Matt Janusz, F, Sr., STAN
Eric Kronberg, GK, Jr., CAL
Cooper McKee, MF, Jr., STAN
Noah Merl*, D/MF, Sr., CAL
Brandon Owens, D, So., UCLA
Tyson Wahl*, MF, Jr., CAL

*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree
**three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
***four-time All-Pac-10 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (received votes):
Seyi Abolaji (Jr., MF/D, STAN); Ely Allen (Fr., F, WASH); Casey Armstrong (Sr., F, WASH); Michael Brown (So., MF/D, STAN); Alex Christensen (Fr., MF, OSU); Eric Ebert (So., MF, CAL); Will Flanagan (So., D, WASH); Robby Fulton (Sr., GK, STAN); Jordan Harvey (Jr., D, UCLA); Kamani Hill (Fr., F, UCLA); Jeff Hoover (Jr., MF/D, WASH); Aaron Maines (Sr., MF/D, STAN); Mike Munoz (Sr., MF, CAL); Kyle Navarro (Sr., D, CAL); Steve Purdy (So., MF/D, CAL); Angel Quintero (Jr., MF, CAL); Eric Reed (So., GK, UCLA); James Twellman (Sr., D, STAN).



2004 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS

First Team
Name, Yr., GPA, Major
Pieter Berger, CAL**, Jr., 3.57, American Studies
Joe Birklid, WASH**, Sr., 3.67, English
Calen Carr, CAL, Jr., 3.37, Mass Communications
Chris Eylander, WASH, Jr., 3.58, Engineering
Kevin Forrest, WASH, So., 3.58, Undeclared
Robby Fulton, STAN**, Sr., 3.60, Economics
Bryan Jordan, OSU, So., 3.69, Applied Visual Arts
Todd Leber, STAN**, Sr., 3.62, International Relations
Jason Mariner, OSU, RsFr., 3.64, Pre-Civil Engineering
Nathan Quan, OSU, So., 3.72, Exercise and Sport Science
James Twellman, STAN*, Sr., 3.73, International Relations

Second Team
Name, Yr., GPA, Major
Casey Armstrong, WASH**, Sr., 3.19, Business Administration
Evan Corey, UCLA, Jr., 3.27, Geography
Andrew Felder, CAL, So., 3.43, Mass Communications/Political Science
Yohei Fukuda*, Sr., 3.27, Economics
Ty Harden, WASH, So., 3.44, Undeclared
Matt Janusz, STAN*, Sr., 3.19, Psychology
Andrew Kartunen, STAN, So., 3.27, Undeclared
Bronson McDonald, STAN, Jr., 3.46, Undeclared
Noah Merl, CAL, Sr., 3.18, American Studies
Bret Shimizu, STAN, So., 3.47, Undeclared
Tyson Wahl, CAL*, Jr., 3.44, Sociology

* - two-time all-academic selection
** - three-time all-academic selection

HONORABLE MENTION: Seyi Abolaji, Sr., STAN; Michael Brown, So., STAN; Nick Hatzke, Jr., CAL; Matthew Holtrust, So., CAL; Jeff Hoover, So., WASH; Aaron Maines, Sr., STAN; Steven Purdy, So., CAL; Eric Reed, RsSo., UCLA; Galen Thompson, So., STAN.

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