Pac-10 Names Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams
Nov. 18, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
CALIFORNIA senior forward Calen Carr was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, UCLA midfielder/forward Sal Zizzo was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and California head coach Kevin Grimes was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- CALEN CARR, SR., F, CALIFORNIA
Carr, a senior forward from Berkeley, Calif., was a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 and an honorable mention selection in 2002. He finishes the regular season leading the Conference in seven categories: shots (70), shots per game (3.89), points (26), points per game (1.44), goals (11), goals per game (0.61) and game-winning goals (6). Carr also ranks in the Top-10 in assists (t8th, 4) and assists per game (9th, 0.22). Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Sept. 21, Carr is the first player in head coach Grimes' six-year tenure to record 10 or more goals in one season. He has helped guide the Bears to second place in the Pac-10 with a 6-3-1 league record, as well as a 13-3-2 overall mark. The Bears are playing in their program-record fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament, earning a No. 7 seed in their at-large berth. It is the first time the Bears have gone into the playoffs seeded since 2002, when they earned a No. 14 seed. Cal leads the Pac-10 in points (5.28 per game), goals (35), and goals per game (1.94) this season.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- SAL ZIZZO, FR., MF/F, UCLA
Zizzo, a freshman midfielder/forward from San Diego, Calif., helped UCLA clinch its fourth-consecutive Pac-10 title with a league record of 7-1-2, 12-4-3 overall. He made significant contributions in his first campaign for the Bruins, playing in all 19 games, starting in 15. While he helped the Bruins to their No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Zizzo scored a goal and two assists in his first collegiate start in UCLA's 4-0 upset victory over then-No. 2 Maryland. He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Sept. 6 for his effort in the win over the Terrapins and was also named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Sept. 7. Leading the Pac-10 freshman class, Zizzo contributed one goal, five assists, and seven points this season. Before joining the Bruins, Zizzo was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National team that played in the Lisbon International Tournament and the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. He received Parade and NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American honors in 2005 and was a member of the 2003 National Champion ODP Cal South team.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- KEVIN GRIMES, CALIFORNIA
In his sixth year at California, Grimes guided the Golden Bears to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 with a 6-3-1 Conference record, 13-3-2 overall, while earning a No. 7 seed in their at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament. Cal's bid sets a program record of five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The Golden Bears finished the season ranked nationally in several categories. They are second in shots on goals save percentage (0.868), fourth in team goals-against average (0.54), seventh in won-lost-tied percentage (0.778) and tied for 19th in shutout percentage (0.53). Grimes owns an overall record of 67-44-11 at Cal, and is only one of four Cal coaches to reach 50 wins in Berkeley.
2005 ALL-PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS
Name Pos. Yr. School
Calen Carr** F Sr. CAL
Robert Findley** F Jr. OSU
Tally Hall GK Jr. SDSU
Ty Harden** D Jr. WASH
Kamani Hill* F So. UCLA
Patrick Ianni** MF Jr. UCLA
Andrew Jacobson MF So. CAL
Ryan Johnson** F/MF Sr. OSU
Eric Reed* GK Jr. UCLA
Tyson Wahl** D Sr. CAL
Marvell Wynne D So. UCLA
Name Pos. Yr. School
Ely Allen* F So. WASH
Jonathan Bornstein F Sr. . UCLA
Mike Chabala* MF Sr. WASH
Kraig Chiles MF So. SDSU
Matt Couch D Sr. SDSU
Jordan Harvey* D Sr. UCLA
Eric Kronberg* GK Sr. CAL
Cooper McKee* MF Sr. STAN
Brandon Owens* D Jr. UCLA
Steven Purdy* D/MF Jr. CAL
Sal Zizzo MF/F Fr. UCLA
*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree
**three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (received votes:
Alex Asai (Sr., D, OSU); Pieter Berger (Sr., F, CAL); Scott Bolkan (So., D, STAN); Michael Brown (Jr., MF, STAN); Heath Creager (Sr., F, SDSU); Evan Cummings (Sr., MF, WASH); Eric Ebert (Jr., MF, CAL); Lucas Egenwall (So., MF, OSU); Chris Eylander (Sr., GK, WASH); Bret Gardner (So., D/MF, OSU); Brett Hite (So., F, WASH); Jeff Hoover (Sr., D/MF, WASH); Andrew Kartunen (Jr., GK, STAN); Daniel Leach (Fr., D, OSU); T.J. Novak (Fr., MF/F, STAN); Brad Rusin (Fr., D, UCLA); Marcus Ryan (So., MF, STAN); Eric Santiago (Sr., D, SDSU); Luke Sassano (So., MF/F, CAL); Dan Shapiro (So., F, STAN); Leo Totev (Sr., MF, WASH).