This year in Pac-12 men's soccer
• Four Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths, with three receiving a top-five seed. UCLA was the top-seeded team in the tournament, while Pac-12 Champion WASHINGTON was seeded second and CALIFORNIA fourth. STANFORD received an at-large bid.
• Both Washington and California made it to the quarterfinals as UCLA was defeated by Connecticut in the third round on penalty kicks and the Huskies shut out Pac-12 rival Stanford. UW was upset by New Mexico and Cal fell to Maryland in the quarterfinal round.
• UCLA junior Leo Stolz was the Pac-12 Player of the Year, the third-consecutive Bruin to receive the award. He finished the season leading the Conference in points (30) and goals (11).
• Washington head coach Jamie Clark was voted the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Clark led UW to its first national quarterfinal in school history and its first Pac-12 title since 2000.
• UW’s Cristian Roldan was tabbed Freshman of the Year, finishing his freshman campaign first on the team in points (19) and tied for first in goals (7). He was also third in the Conference in shots with 58 and tied for first in game-winning goals with four.
• Eight Pac-12 seniors were invited to participate in the adidas MLS Combine this year. California had the most selections with three invitations, while Washington and UCLA had two apiece and Stanford had one.
• Three players earned NSCAA All-American first-team honors: California’s Steve Birnbaum, UCLA’s Leo Stolz and Washington’s Taylor Peay. In addition to the all-America selections, 14 Pac-12 student-athletes received All-West Region accolades.
• A league-record 13 student-athletes from Pac-12 men’s soccer teams were selected as Capital One Academic All-District first-team honorees.
• UCLA senior Joe Sofia was named a first-team member for the 2013 men’s soccer Senior CLASS Award. Sofia has led the Bruins to four-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances over his career with UCLA as well as Pac-12 titles in 2011 and 2012.
• In the final NSCAA Top 25 poll, Washington finished fifth overall in the nation while California came in at sixth and UCLA at eighth. Stanford entered the poll for the first time all season, finishing at 21st.
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