Bruin Soccer Alums Gather For Alumni Game
Oct. 6, 2004
This Week -- The UCLA men's soccer team (5-2-2, ranked No. 19 by Soccer America) will take a break from intercollegiate action this week. The Bruins will hold an Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 9, with the alums playing each other (even years vs. odd years) at 11 am and the current squad playing an intrasquad at 1 pm on Drake Stadium. Amongst the alumni scheduled to participate are: All-Americans Tim Pierce (1999-2002), McKinley Tennyson, Jr. (1997-2000), Shaun Tsakiris (1997-2000), Seth George (1995-98) and Jorge Salcedo (1990-93), as well as Mark Clay (1981-84), Kevin Coye (1994-97), Juan Engelsen (1967-68), Ray Fernandez (1986-90), Sam George (1988-91), Tayt Ianni (1990-93), Dana Kier (1987-89), Jose Lopez (1970-73), Cliff McKinley (2000-03), Ty Miller (1990-92), Eddie Salcedo (1995), Sigi Schmid (1972-75), Mark Sharp (1990-91) and Cherif Zein (1972-74).
Schmid Inducted Into UCLA Athletics Hall Of Fame -- Former UCLA soccer coach and player Sigi Schmid will be inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. Schmid coached UCLA to its first three NCAA Championships, in 1985, 1990 and 1997. During his 19 years as head coach from 1980-1998, he posted a 322-63-33 record and led his teams to 16 consecutive post-season appearances. He was selected Soccer America's Coach of the Year in 1984, the NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year in 1997 and the MPSF Coach of the Year from 1995-97. Schmid is the fifth soccer inductee into UCLA's Hall of Fame, as he joins Brad Friedel (2003), Cobi Jones (2002), Paul Caligiuri (1997) and Jose Lopez (1993).
Bruins Featured On Contra Golpe -- The Bruins will be featured on the soccer show Contra Golpe on KNLA, Channel 27 in Los Angeles. The show, which features interviews with UCLA head coach Jorge Salcedo, defender Aaron Lopez and midfielder Trini Gomez, airs on Friday, Oct. 8 at 5:00 pm.
UCLA Splits Pac-10 Opener -- The Bruins had mixed results in the first weekend of Pac-10 play. UCLA won the first contest, 3-1, over Oregon State, behind penalty kick goals from Aaron Lopez and Chad Barrett and an unassisted game-winner from Mike Enfield. But in the Bruins' next game against Washington, the Huskies prevailed, 1-0, on a 13th-minute goal. UCLA outshot both teams by a combined 29-10 count but was unable to get on the boards against Washington. The loss was UCLA's first in Pac-10 play since Nov. 8, 2002.
Lopez, Enfield Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List -- Seniors Aaron Lopez and Mike Enfield have been targeted as two of the Top 25 athletes to watch for the 2004 season, earning selection to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List. Lopez, who was a nominee for last season's M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2003 and helped the Bruins achieve a school record 0.52 team goals against average. In 2002, he was the Offensive MVP of the College Cup after scoring the only goal with 1:02 to play in the championship game. Enfield, a former U.S. Youth National Team member, ranked fourth on the Bruin squad in 2003 with seven assists and 13 points. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2002. This season, Enfield leads the Bruins with five goals and 10 points.
UCLA Hosts NCAA College Cup -- The NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup comes to Southern California for the first time in 2004. UCLA will host the event at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on December 10 (5 and 7:30 pm) and Dec. 12 (1 pm). Tickets are on sale now at The Home Depot Center and at Ticketmaster and range in price from $20-40 for a two-day pass for all three games.
The Home Depot Center is the premier soccer facility in the nation and is home to the Los Angeles Galaxy. It will also be the site of the 2004 MLS Cup in November and was the site of last year's FIFA Women's World Cup.
Head Coach Jorge Salcedo -- Former UCLA All-American and assistant coach Jorge Salcedo enters his first season as head coach of the Bruins. Salcedo was the Bruins' assistant coach from 2001-03 and helped lead UCLA to the 2002 NCAA Championship and to two Pac-10 titles. He has already made an immediate impact as head coach, snaring the No. 1-rated recruited class in the country for the second consecutive year. Salcedo was a four-year starter at UCLA and, as a freshman, scored the game-winning penalty kick in the 1990 NCAA Championship game.