Two Beavers Named To NSCAA Far-West Third Team
Pacific-10 Conference regular season scoring champion Alan Gordon and the late Joe Zaher were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas 2002 All Far-West third team, it was announced Monday.
Gordon, a junior forward from Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Ariz., led the Pacific-10 Conference in regular season scoring with 34 points. He was also a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection. Gordon attended Gilbert HS in Gilbert, Ariz.
Zaher, who was fatally injured in a car accident on Dec. 1, was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year after totaling 25 points as a midfielder to finish third in the Pac-10 regular season scoring race. The Las Vegas, Nev., (Bishop Gorman HS) native set the OSU record for most points scored by a freshman.
In all, 15 of the 34 players selected to either the first, second, or third teams were from Pac-10 schools.
2002 All Far-West Teams
1st TeamGK Saunders, Josh CaliforniaD Cochrane, Ryan Santa ClaraD Dunivant, Todd StanfordD San Fillipo, Frank San Jose StateM Maliza, Johannes StanfordM Munoz, Mike CaliforniaM Murriagui, Andres Loyola MarymountF Coiner, Ryan San DiegoF Friend, Rob UC-Santa BarbaraF Levesque, Roger StanfordF Pierce, Tim UCLAF Torres, Arturo Loyola Marymount
2nd TeamGK Wells, Zach UCLAD Phillips, Brian CS-NorthridgeD Roberts, Troy CaliforniaD Thompson, Scott UCLAM Arzate, Guillermo UC-Santa BarbaraM Klaas, CJ WashingtonM Orellana, Hector CS-FullertonF Frederick, Kelly UNLVF Hansen, Josh San FranciscoF Jaqua, Nate PortlandF Walker, Jamil Santa Clara
3rd TeamGK Spiteri, Curtis PortlandD Graham, Taylor StanfordD Kovar, Matt Loyola MarymountD Miranda, Edwin CS-NorthridgeM Futagaki, Ryan UCLAM Gregorio, Adolfo UCLAM Zaher, Joe Oregon StateF Gordon, Alan Oregon StateF McAthy, Drew UC-Santa BarbaraF Servin, Jesse CS-NorthridgeF Thompson, Jason UC-Irvine