Four Pac-10 Men's Soccer Players Named NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Americans
Dec. 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Four Pac-10 men's soccer players were recently named All-Americans by the National Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). UCLA led the Conference with two selections, followed by OREGON STATE and STANFORD with one each.
Bruin senior midfielder Kyle Nakazawa was chosen to the first team, while senior goalkeeper Brian Perk was selected to the second team. Nakazawa, a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, and Perk led UCLA to its second-straight Pac-10 Championship and the school's 27th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Nakazawa of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., finished the season leading the Pac-10 in points (31), and ranked second in goals scored (12) and points per game (1.55). Perk, a native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., led the league in goals against average (0.87) and recorded four shutouts.
An All-Pac-10 first team selection, Cardinal junior defender Bobby Warshaw, who hails from Mechanicsburg, Pa., was named a first team All-American. He started all 20 games, scoring six goals and recording an assist for 13 points to lead Stanford's balanced offensive attack. Despite playing a more defensive role, he led the team in scoring for the third-consecutive season and ranked third in the Pac-10 in game-winning goals (4). In addition, he was a key member of a defense that allowed just 0.90 goals per game and recorded nine shutouts.
Beaver sophomore forward Danny Mwanga was selected to the second team. A native Portland, Ore., Mwanga became the first player in Oregon State's history to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year in men's soccer. A 2009 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, Mwanga led the Conference in multiple offensive categories including: goals scored (14), points per game (1.67), goals per game (0.78) and game-winning goals (5). He finished second in points (30). His mark in goals per game ranked third in the NCAA.
The NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-American selections will be recognized at the annual All-American Luncheon, held in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan. 16 as part of the 2010 NSCAA Convention.