Six Huskies Named To Pac-10 All-Academic Team

Nov. 25, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Six Washington men's soccer players were named to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Academic team, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.

Junior defender Joe Birklid earned first-team honors, while junior forward Casey Armstrong and senior goalkeeper Danny Waltman were named to the second-team. Earning honorable mention honors were sophomore midfielder Mike Chabala, sophomore midfielder Jeff Hoover and junior forward Brett Wiesner.

Birklid, who has played in 12 games this season, has a 3.67 grade point average and is majoring in English. It is the second-straight selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team for Birklid, who was a second-team honoree as a sophomore last year.

Armstrong, who has played in all 18 games and started six, has a 3.25 grade point average in business administration. Armstrong has scored four goals, including two game-winners, and added two assists. He is second on the team with 30 shots. Armstrong was also a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as a sophomore.

Waltman, Washington's starting goalkeeper all season, has a 3.35 grade point average in business administration. Waltman has posted an 0.81 goals against average and six shutouts, while recording 78 saves. He was also a second-team All-Academic selection as a junior.

Chabala, Hoover and Wiesner were all honorable mention selections, garnering Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the first time in their careers.

The Huskies host Portland on Wednesday in NCAA second round play at Husky Soccer Field at 7 p.m.

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