This Year in Pac-12 Men's Soccer
THIS YEAR IN PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER
UCLA advanced to its first NCAA College Cup since 2006, falling to top-seeded and eventual national champion North Carolina 2-2 (3-1 PKs) in the semifinals. The Bruins got goals from JR MF/F Ryan Hollingshead and SO MF Kelyn Rowe. JR F Chandler Hoffman provided both assists.
Hoffman, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, had a banner year, leading the Pac-12 in goals (18) and points (42). Both numbers were Conference season records.
Rowe, last year's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was named the 2011 Pac-12 Player of the Year. UCLA coach Jorge Salcedo was named Coach of the Year after leading his team to a perfect 10-0-0 record in Conference play. California midfielder Seth Casiple became the first Golden Bear to earn Freshman of the Year. Casiple was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman second team.
Washington SR F Brent Richards was named the 2011 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's soccer. Richards earned Capital One Academic All-America first team honors from CoSIDA while Hoffman was named to the second team.
UCLA RS SR GK Brian Rowe and Hoffman earned All-America honors from the NSCAA. Brian Rowe, Kelyn Rowe and Hoffman were named
College Soccer News All-Americans.
Washington finished its first season under head coach Jamie Clark with a 12-4-2 record, the most wins for the program since the 2006 squad went 13-7-1.
San Diego State's third-place finish in the Conference was its best since 2008. The Aztecs (10-6-3) recorded back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1991-92.
Four UCLA seniors have been invited to the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine, to be held Jan. 6-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Brian Rowe, F/MF Eder Arreola, MF/D Andy Rose and D Shawn Singh are on the initial list of 52 college seniors that was determined by a panel of Division I coaches. Jamie Clark will serve as one of the Combine coaches.
NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Friday, December 9 • NCAA College Cup Semifinal
No. 13 UCLA 2, No. 1 North Carolina 2 (PKs-UNC, 3-1)
Regions Park, Hoover, Ala.
Saturday, December 3 • NCAA Quarterfinals
No. 13 UCLA 1, No. 12 Louisville 0 (2OT)
Sunday, November 27 • NCAA Third Round
Rutgers 0, No. 13 UCLA 3
Sunday, November 20 • NCAA Second Round
Delaware 0, No. 13 UCLA 1