Four Pac-10 Teams Snag Top 40 Recruiting Classes
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA's incoming class has been named the top-ranked class in the nation, according to College Soccer News, which released its 2010 Top 40 Recruiting Classes on Monday. CALIFORNIA was the second -highest Pac-10 team on the list at No. 15, with SAN DIEGO STATE at No. 29 and STANFORD at No. 31.
UCLA, the two-time defending Pac-10 Champion, has a 10-member recruiting class that includes players considered among the best in the nation at four different positions. The Bruin freshmen include three NSCAA All-Americans - goalkeeper Earl Edwards, midfielder Kelyn Rowe and forward Zack Foxhoven. Head coach Jorge Salcedo also welcomes highly-regarded defenders Joseph Sofia and Patrick Matchett. Edwards and fellow freshman, forward Victor Chavez, have suited up for the Under-17 U.S. National Team.
The Golden Bears have seven newcomers including forward Alec Sundly and midfielder Ryan Neil. Sophomore transfer Michael Shaddock should also add to the attack. Defender Torey McGaw is a solid center back.
The 12-member class for San Diego State includes two offensive threats in forwards Miles Byass, a Parade All-American, and Canadian National Team member Jordan Ongaro. Brett Helm, Tyrone Martin and Anthony Gooch will vie for defensive playing time. The Aztecs also added midfielder John Pegg, a transfer from Seattle University.
Stanford welcomes 10 newcomers including defender Adrian Berg, goalkeepers Drew Hutchins and Preston Langholz and midfielder J.J. Koval. This class should help the Cardinal build on its success from 2009, when the team reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
College Soccer News 2010 Top 40 Recruiting Classes
29. San Diego State