Rowe and Hoffman Named All-Americans
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA redshirt senior goalkeeper Brian Rowe and junior forward Chandler Hoffman were named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Men's Division I All-America Team, the organization announced Friday. Rowe was named to the second team, and Hoffman was a third-team selection.
Rowe has recorded 12 shutouts this season, the most by a Bruin goalkeeper since Eric Reed had 12 in 2005. The Eugene, Ore., native has a 0.70 goals against average. In Pac-12 play, Rowe only allowed two goals to post a 0.20 GAA. He has been invited to participate in the 2012 Adidas MLS Combine to be held January 6-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hoffman, a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, has paced the Pac-12 with 18 goals and 40 points this year. The Bir-mingham, Ala., native ranks ninth in the nation with 0.78 goals per game. Hoffman tied UCLA records for consecutive games with a goal and multiple goal games, scoring in five straight games and tallying four multiple goal games this season.
The 35 athletes will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held January 14, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
The Bruins (18-4-1), seeded 13th in the NCAA Tournament, will face No. 1 seed North Carolina (20-2-2) in tonight's semifinal of the College Cup. The game is at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPNU.