Stephens, Rusin Honored By TopDrawerSoccer.com
Nov. 21, 2008
UCLA junior midfielder Michael Stephens and senior defender Brad Rusin have been selected to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Teams of the Season. Stephens earned first-team honors, while Rusin was named to the second team.
Stephens has enjoyed his finest season to date, earning Pac-10 Player of the Year honors. He leads the Pac-10 in scoring with 23 points (7g, 9a) and is tied for the league lead in assists. He made history this season by becoming the first player ever to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times in one season.
Rusin earned first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim this season after leading a young Bruin backline to eight shutouts while scoring a career-high three goals, including two game-winners, and two assists. Rusin and the Bruin defense recorded six consecutive shutouts from Oct. 17-Nov. 2 and held a 0.76 GAA in conference games.
To view the full teams, click here.
The Bruins begin NCAA Tournament play today against Cal Poly in first round action at Drake Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm.