Four Men's Soccer Players Named Far West Region All-Americans

Dec. 14, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - Four Stanford men's soccer players have been recognized as NSCAA/adidas Far West Region All-Americans, as junior defender Lee Morrison and senior midfielder Ryan Nelsen earned First Team honors while senior midfielder Scott Leber and senior goalkeeper Adam Zapala were named to the Second Team. All four played large roles in a season which saw the Cardinal reach the National Quarterfinals for the second time in program history while matching a school record for wins at 18-3-1.

Morrison, who also was selected as a national Second Team All-American, scored three goals with four assists while anchoring a Stanford defense that led the nation with a 0.44 GAA. Nelsen, also a regional First Team All-American, was honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Year after scoring five goals with six assists.

Leber, a First Team All-Conference selection, enjoyed one of the most prolific scoring seasons by a Stanford player in the last 20 years with 13 goals (2nd in the Pac-10), four assists and 30 points (3rd in the Pac-10). Zapala garnered First Team All-Conference accolades following a season in which he set school records with 16 shutouts and a nation-best 0.45 GAA. Zapala now owns eight school career or single-season records: career GAA (0.63), career minutes (8111:34), career shutouts (52), career games played (86, tied with Corey Woolfolk), career games started (86), single-season GAA (0.45 in 2000), single-season minutes (2377:00 in 1998) and single-season shutouts (16 in 2000).

NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I Far West Region All-America Teams*indicates repeat selection to the NSCAA/adidas Division I All-America Team

First Team

Pos., Name, Class, School

GK, Chris Humphreys, Sr., San Jose State

D, Bryn Ritchie, Jr., Washington

D, Lee Morrison,* Jr., Stanford

D, Ryan Suarez,* Sr., San Jose State

M, Jorge Martinez, Sr., San Jose State

M, Ryan Nelsen,* Sr., Stanford

M, Shaun Tsakiris, Sr., UCLA

F, Conor Casey,* So., Portland

F, Brian Ching,* Sr., Gonzaga

F, Ryan Coiner, So., San Diego

F, McKinley Tennyson, Jr., UCLA

Second Team

Pos., Name, Class, School

GK, Adam Zapala,* Sr., Stanford

D, Ryan Lee, Sr., UCLA

D, Art Ramirez, Sr., Cal State Fullerton

D, Jeff Stewart, Jr., Santa Clara

M, Isaias Bardales, So., San Jose State

M, Mike Casale, Sr., Washington

M, Scott Leber, Sr., Stanford

F, Arturo Torres, So., Loyola Marymount

F, Thiago Martens, Sr., UC Santa Barbara

F, Jason Melendez, Jr., UNLV

F, Duncan Oughton, Sr., Cal State Fullerton

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