This Week In Pac-10 Soccer
CALIFORNIA and UCLA were selected to the field of 48 for the 2010 Division I Men's Soccer Championship and both teams received first-round byes. The Pac-10 Champion and sixth-seed Golden Bears will host the winner of the Denver-UC Santa Barbara match in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Edwards Stadium. For Cal, it marks the 16th all-time NCAA appearance and the ninth in head coach Kevin Grimes' 11-year tenure. The Bears return to the Tournament after a one-year absence. Cal's best finish was the quarterfinal round in 2005.
The eighth-seed Bruins make their 28th-straight and 38th all-time appearance in the Tournament, facing the winner of the Santa Clara-Sacramento State match in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Drake Stadium. The Bruins have been crowned NCAA Champions four times - 1985, 1990, 1997 and 2002 - and have advanced to the College Cup 12 times, most recently in 2006.
All-Conference selections were announced this week, with Cal senior defender A.J. Soares being named Player of the Year and his coach, Kevin Grimes, voted Coach of the Year for the fifth time. UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe was earned Freshman of the Year honors.
Two Pac-10 teams are ranked in the NSCAA Final Regular Season Poll, with Cal and UCLA climbing to No. 6 and No. 8, respectively. WASHINGTON ends the season receiving votes.
|Second Round Matchup||Site||Date||Time (PT)|
|Denver/UC Santa Barbara at California||Berkeley, Calif.||Sunday, Nov. 21||1:30 p.m.|
|Santa Clara/Sacramento State at UCLA||Los Angeles, Calif.||Sunday, Nov. 21||5:00 p.m.|