Estrada, Perk Selected Pre-Season All-Americans

Aug. 30, 2007

UCLA sophomores David Estrada and Brian Perk have been selected as pre-season All-Americans by MLS Magazine and Soccer America, respectively.

Estrada, a forward from Salinas, CA (Alisal HS), led UCLA in scoring last year with 12 goals and 28 points and was named Soccer America's Freshman of the Year. He scored 11 of his 12 goals in the final 13 games of the year and had four goals and one assist in NCAA Tournament action. Following the 2006 season, he was called into a U.S. Under-18 National Team camp for the first time.

Perk, a goalkeeper from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Edison Academic Center), enters his first full season as the Bruins' starting keeper. As a freshman last year, he made seven starts, going 3-1-3 with 29 saves and a 1.27 goals against average. This summer, he played with the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and earned an overtime victory in the Round of 16 against Uruguay, advancing his team to the quarterfinals after a seven-save performance in goal.

Senior defender Mike Zaher was previously honored as a third-team pre-season All-American by College Soccer News.

MLS Magazine Preseason All-America Team
Goalkeeper
Jovan Bubonja (Illinois-Chicago), Jr.

Defenders
Andy Iro (UC Santa Barbara), Sr.
Ofori Sarkodie (Indiana), Soph.
Julian Valentin (Wake Forest), Sr.

Midfielders
Eric Avila (UC Santa Barbara), Jr.
Bruno Guarda (SMU), Jr.
Stephen King (Maryland), Sr.
Michael Videira (Duke), Sr.

Forwards
Andre Akpan (Harvard), Soph.
David Estrada (UCLA), Soph.
Joseph Lapira (Notre Dame), Sr.

Soccer America Preseason All-America Team

Goalkeepers
Mike Graczyk, New Mexico, Sr.
Jason Landers, St. John's, Sr.
Brian Perk, UCLA, Soph.

Defenders
David Horst, Old Dominion, Sr.
Andy Iro, UC Santa Barbara, Sr.
Julius James, Connecticut, Sr.
Ofori Sarkodie, Indiana, Soph.
Andre Sherard, North Carolina, Sr.
Julian Valentin, Wake Forest, Sr.

Midfielders
Eric Avila, UC Santa Barbara, Jr.
Bruno Guarda, SMU, Jr.
Stephen King, Maryland, Sr.
David Roth, Northwestern, Sr.
Michael Videira, Duke, Sr.
Jonathan Villanueva, Virginia, Soph.
Andy Wright, West Virginia, Sr.

Forwards
Andre Akpan, Harvard, Soph.
Kevin Forrest, Washington, Sr.
Mike Grella, Duke, Jr.
Joseph Lapira, Notre Dame, Sr.
Patrick Nyarko, Virginia Tech, Jr.
Yannick Reyering, Virginia, Jr.
Ryan Soroka, St. John's, Soph.

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