Jones, Munoz Named To <i>College Soccer News'</i> Freshmen Watch List
July 24, 2008
BERKELEY - Incoming freshmen Ted Jones and Michael Munoz from the California men's soccer team have been named by College Soccer News as two of their '100 Freshmen From Coast to Coast To Keep An Eye On.' Jones and Munoz will debut for the Golden Bears this season.
Jones played club soccer for Marin FC and captained his side for the past three years. He started every varsity game at Redwood High School since his freshman year, was named to the all-league team all four years and was a captain for his final three seasons. Jones has played for both the Cal North State ODP team and the Region IV ODP squad for the past several years.
Munoz was the captain of his Pateadores club team, and led the team in goals for a third-place finish in the CSL Premier League. His team at Santa Margarita High School won the CIF championship in 2006 and 2007. He earned first-team all-league honors as a sophomore and a junior, and received first-team All-CIF recognition while scoring 20 goals. He broke the school record for most goals in a game with four during his junior campaign.
Cal won its second straight Pac-10 title in 2007 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It was the Bears' seventh straight appearance in the tournament. Head coach Kevin Grimes won an unprecedented fourth and third consecutive Pac-10 Coach of the Year award.
In the 2008 season opener, Cal squares off against UC Riverside on Friday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at Edwards Stadium.