Bruins Soccer Players Receive More Honors
Dec. 17, 2003
UCLA soccer players continued to receive more post-season honors, as forward Chad Barrett (Beaverton, Ore.) and defenders Brandon Owens (Murietta, Calif.) and Kiel McClung (Palmdale, Calif.) were selected to the College Soccer News All-Freshman teams, and senior midfielder/defender Dru Hoshimiya (South Pasadena, Calif.) earned first-team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-West Region honors.
Barrett was the Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year and a second-team all-conference selection. He ranked second on the team with 10 goals, eight assists and 28 points and totaled the most points by a Bruin freshman since Joe-Max Moore scored 32 in 1990.
Owens was the only freshman selected to the All-Pac-10 first team. A 20-game starter and two-goal scorer, he was a key member of the Bruin defensive unit that tied the school record with a team goals against average of 0.52.
McClung started 16 of 23 games played and scored three goals, two of which were game-winners. He also added two assists. He was a College Soccer News Team of the Week selection on Sept. 28 after scoring the game-winner against Loyola Marymount.
Hoshimiya adds to his resume another academic award after already receiving CoSIDA Academic All-District and Pac-10 All-Academic first team acclaim. Hoshimiya had three goals and one assist in 21 games played and 18 started and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.
COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS ALL-FRESHMAN TEAMS
F - Chad Barrett (UCLA), Vedad Ibisevic (St. Louis), Jamie Watson (North Carolina), Willie Simms (Cal State Northridge); Mf - Ramon Nunez (SMU), Will John (St. Louis), Ben Nason (Virginia Tech); D - Jed Zayner (Indiana), Brandon Owens (UCLA), Ty Hardin (Washington); Gk - Brad Guzon (South Carolina).
F - Omar Alfonso (Loyola College), Steve Sealey (UConn), Robbie Findley (Oregon State), Scott Jones (UNC-Greensboro); Mf - Matt Hoff (Harvard), John DiRaimondo (St. Louis), Mark Totten (James Madison); D - Julian Dieterie (Indiana), Greg Dalby (Notre Dame), Aaron Hohlbein (Wisconsin); Gk - Ryan Burke (Virginia)
F - Gerardo Alverez (Northwestern), Alex Harrison (Central Connecticut), Jake Peterson (Indiana), Michael Kraus (Creighton); Mf - Michael Harrington (North Carolina), Ashley Kozicki (St. John's), Sacha Kljestan (Seton Hall); D - Kiel McClung (UCLA), Gerogios Spanos (St. John's), Franco Ruscetta (Philadelphia University); Gk - Zach Varga (Duquense)
NSCAA/ADIDAS SCHOLAR ALL-WEST REGION FIRST TEAM
Gk - Danny Waltman, Washington (3.35 gpa/Business Administration), Peter Billmeyer, Oregon State (3.40/Business Administration); D - An-Yen Hu, Pomona-Pitzer (3.70/Economics & Politics), Michael Gallegos, Puget Sound (3.60/International Affairs/Spanish), Jose Rivas, Fresno State (3.90/Kinesiology-Exercise Science), Danny Ermolovich, Cal Lutheran (3.80/Communications), Dru Hoshimiya, UCLA (3.40/Sociology); Mf - Matthew Lee-Ashle, Pomona-Pitzer (3.90/History), Jordan Bebee, Linfield (3.80/Accounting), Kevin Sapanli, San Diego State (3.80/Business Administration), Matt Warner, Pacific, Ore. (3.40/Accounting & Spanish); F - John Richardson, Cal State San Bernardino (3.36/Political Science), Scott Coleman, Pomona-Pitzer (3.50/Politics), Derek Dougherty, George Fox (3.40/Math), Tyler Niemack, Puget Sound (3.50/Natural Science).
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