Gordon, Ness Named To NSCAA All-Region Teams

Dec. 8, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

Oregon State senior forward Alan Gordon was named to the first team and senior defender Kurt Ness earned a spot on the second team when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced its men's All-Far West Region teams on Monday.

As a first-team pick, Gordon is now eligible for All-America honors.

Gordon (Gilbert, Ariz./Yavapai JC) is the first Beaver to earn first-team status after earning third-team all-region last year. He led OSU and was third in the Pacific-10 Conference regular-season scoring race with 25 points on 11 goals and three assists.

Gordon is third in career scoring at OSU with 59 points, and his 26 goals are third as well.

Gordon, recently selected for the adidas MLS player combine, was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection since transferring from Yavapai Junior College as a junior.

Ness (Redmond, Wash./Redmond HS) earned his first NSCAA recognition after starting 17 of 18 games and helping the squad post five shutouts on the year.

Ness was one of three team captains this year, and was honorable mention All-Pac-10 for the third time in his career.

FIRST TEAMName			Position		Yr.	SchoolZach Wells		Goalkeeper	        Sr.	UCLAMike Erush	 	Defense 		Sr., 	Loyola MarymountEdwin Miranda	 	Defense 		Sr. 	California State-NorthridgeRyan Cochrane	 	Defense 		Jr. 	Santa ClaraLeonard Griffin		Defense 		Sr. 	UCLAGuillermo Arzate        Midfield		Sr.	California-Santa BarbaraAdolfo Gregorio		Midfield		Sr.	UCLAC.J. Klaas		Midfield		Jr.	WashingtonAlejandro Salazar	Forward 	        So. 	PortlandAlan Gordon		Forward		        Sr.	Oregon StateMatt Taylor		Forward		        Sr.	UCLA

SECOND TEAMName Position Yr. SchoolSteve Cronin Goalkeeper Jr. Santa ClaraBrandon Moss Defense So. New MexicoKurt Ness Defense Sr. Oregon StateChad Marshall Defense So. StanfordKevin Wilson Midfield Jr. San DiegoKevin Novak Midfield Sr. Loyola MarymountFrank Sanfilippo Midfield Sr. San Jose StateMarcus Sagastume Midfield Jr. Air ForceWillie Sims Forward Fr. California State-NorthridgeCarl Acosta Forward Jr. CaliforniaDaniel Wasson Forward So. Air Force

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