C.J. Klaas Named To NSCAA All-Far West Region First-Team

Dec. 11, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Washington junior midfielder C.J. Klaas was named to the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Far West First-Team, as voted by the men's soccer coaches in the region.

Klaas, an All-Pac-10 First Team member and a preseason All-American, is making his second appearance on the NSCAA region team, following a second-team nod last year. Only players selected to the all-region first team are eligible for NSCAA All-America status.

Also a Hermann Trophy semifinalist, Klaas was also named offensive MVP of the Portland Invitational, and MVP of the Marquette Invitational this year.

Klass led the team in assists for the second consecutive season with six during the 2003 season. He also added three goals, two more than last year, including two game-winners.

Klass was forced to miss this year's postseason due to his commitment to the Under-20 National Team that is competing at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates.

Washington finished the 2003 season with an overall record of 13-5-2 and a Pac-10 record of 5-4-1. The Huskies made their eighth postseason appearance in the last nine seasons and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

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