Five Men's Soccer Players Earn Academic Honors

Nov. 28, 2000

Seattle - Washington men's soccer players Mike Casale, Bryn Ritchie and Chad Olsen were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Casale, a senior defender from Redmond, Wash., maintains a 3.40 grade point average majoring in society and justice. He was this year's team captain and was recognized as a second team all-conference honoree for his efforts on the field.

A junior international studies major from Medford,Ore., Ritchie has a 3.66 grade point average. The defender also received Pac-10 first team honors this season.

Olsen, the Huskies' sophomore goalkeeper this season, is majoring in arts and sciences and holds a 3.70 grade point average. He was an all-conference honorable mention honoree.

Husky juniors Jake Sagare and Ben Somoza were named to the All-Academic second team. Sagare, a forward, has 3.10 grade point average in the college of arts and sciences while Somoza, a communications major, maintains a 3.12.

Washington finished the season with a record of 14-6-0 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies won the first-ever Pac-10 Conference title with a league mark of 7-1-0.

Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Soccer Teams

First Team

Mike Casale, Washington, Sr., 3.40, Society and Justice
Todd Dunivant, Stanford, So., 3.50, Undeclared
Taylor Graham, Stanford, Jr., 3.73, International Relations
Matt Moses, Stanford, Jr., 3.23, Human Biology
Mike Murphy, Stanford, So., 3.64, English
Ryan Nelsen, Stanford, Sr., 3.39, Political Science
Chad Olsen, Washington, So., 3.70, Arts and Sciences
Bryn Ritchie, Washington, Jr., 3.66, International Studies
Luke Rust, Stanford, Sr., 3.52, Biological Sciences
Caleb Westbay, UCLA, Sr., 3.35, Pre-Economics/Business
Corey Woolfolk, Stanford, Sr., 3.63, Urban Studies
Adam Zapala, Stanford, Sr., 3.36, American Studies

Second Team

Dylan Dupree, California, Jr., 3.40, Undeclared
Chris Gores, Stanford, Sr., 3.31, International Relations
Scott Leber, Stanford, Sr., 3.01, Industrial Engineering
Roger Levesque, Stanford, So., 3.36, Undeclared
Johanes Maliza, Stanford, So., 3.42, Undeclared
Aaron McHardy, Oregon State, So., 3.70, Undeclared
Matt Olsen, Oregon State, Sr., 3.15, Environmental Science and Engineering
Jake Sagare, Washington, Jr., 3.10, Arts and Sciences
Derek Shanahan, Stanford, Jr., 3.31, Science/Technology and Society
Kendall Simmonds, California, Sr., 3.06, Political Science
Ben Somoza, Washington, Jr., 3.12, Communications
Brain Walker, California, RFr., 3.41, Undeclared

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