Harden Named NSCAA Third-Team All-American
Dec. 2, 2006
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Postseason accolades continue to roll for Washington men's soccer standout Ty Harden, as the senior defender was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America third-team, the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America announced Friday.
The All-America honor is a career-first for Harden, who was also invited to participate in next month's MLS Player Combine and was a first-team All-Region and first-team All-Pac-10 selection this year.
Harden's honor marks the fourth straight year and 10th overall that a Husky men's soccer player has garnered All-America acclaim. Last season, midfielder Mike Chabala was a third-team All-American and midfielder C.J. Klaas was a two-time selection to the All-America first-team in 2003 and 2004.
This past season, Harden was the anchor of a Husky backline that posted eight shutouts, leading Washington to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Not only a standout defender, Harden came through for the Huskies on offense in some crucial situations. He scored the gamewinning goal versus Vermont and scored goals in the last few minutes of matches versus UCLA and Oregon State to force overtime.
Harden finished his Husky career as a four-time All-Pac-10 performer, earning first-team accolades in 2006 and 2005, after second-team nods in 2004 and 2003. A two-year team captain and four-year starter, Harden was a member of three NCAA Tournament teams including the 2003 squad that made a school-record trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. Harden culminated his career with six goals.
2006 NSCAA/adidas Men's Division I All-America Team
Pos., Name, Cl., School, Hometown
G, Nick Noble, Sr., West Virginia, Damascus, Md.
D, Andrew Boyens*, Sr, New Mexico, Dunedin, New Zealand
D, Julius James*, Jr., Connecticut, Maloney Gardens, Trinidad
D, Jay Needham, Sr., SMU, Fort Worth, Texas
D, John O'Reilly, Sr., Lehigh, Arlington, Mass.
M, Gregory Dalby *, Sr., Notre Dame, Poway, Calif.
M, Maurice Edu, Jr., Maryland, Fontana, Calif.
M, Ryan Maduro, Jr., Providence, Bristol, R.I.
F, Omar Cummings, Sr., Cincinnati, Old Harbour, Jamaica
F, Charlie Davies, Jr., Boston College, Manchester, N.H.
F, Edson Elcock, Sr., Old Dominion, Brooklyn, N.Y.
F, Joseph Lapira, Jr., Notre Dame, Lake Charles, Calif.
G, Tally Hall*, Sr., San Diego State, Gig Harbor, Wash.
D, Andy Iro*, Jr., UC Santa Barbara, Liverpool, England
D, Steve Purdy, Sr., California, San Jose, Calif.
D, Julian Valentin, Jr., Wake Forest, Lancaster, Pa.
M, Eric Avila, So., UC Santa Barbara, Encinitas, Calif.
M, Nico Colaluca, Jr., Virginia, Coventry, R.I.
M, Sinisa Ubiparipovic*, Sr., Akron, Mentor, Ohio
M, Sal Zizzo, So., UCLA, San Diego, Calif.
F, Dane Richards, Sr., Clemson, Montego Bay, Jamaica
F, Tonci Skroce, Sr., Illinois-Chicago, Zadar, Croatia
F, Jarrod Smith, Sr., West Virginia, Havelock, New Zealand
F, Michael Todd, Sr., Hofstra, Cleveland, England
G, Chris Seitz, So., Maryland, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
D, Ty Harden, Sr., Washington, Junction City, Ore.
D, Aaron Hohlbein, Sr., Wisconsin, Middleton, Wis.
D, Joe Verdi, Sr., Lehigh, Ivyland, Pa.
M, John DiRaimondo, Sr., Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
M, Bruno Guarda, So., SMU, Cedar Hill, Texas
M, Scott Jones**, Sr., North Carolina-Greensboro, Dallas, Texas
M, Josh Tudela, Sr., Indiana, Evansville, Ind.
M, Mike Videira, Sr., Duke, Milford, Mass.
F, Brad Evans, Sr., UC Irvine, Phoenix, Ariz.
F, Sebastian Haensel, Sr., Towson, Leipzig, Germany
F, Steven Holloway, Sr., Monmouth, Hamilton, New Zealand
F, Joshua Okoampa, Sr., Wisconsin-Green Bay, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
* indicates prior selection