Eight Cardinal Earn All-Pac-10 Honors
Nov. 18, 2004
Walnut Creek, CA - Eight Stanford men's soccer players were tabbed for All-Pac-10 recognition, as announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen today. Forward Darren Fernandez was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team following an outstanding senior campaign. Junior Cooper McKee and senior Matt Janusz earned second team accolades, while Robby Fulton, Aaron Maines, James Twellman, Seyi Abolaji, and Michael Brown were named as honorable mention selections.
Fernandez, a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team for the first time in his career. The team's leading scorer with eight goals and 18 points this season, Fernandez scored four game-winning goals and moved into 11th place on the Cardinal all-time scoring list with 25 career tallies.
Janusz earned his second straight All-Pac-10 selection after being named as an honorable mention performer last season. The senior scored four goals and tied for the team lead with two assists this season. Janusz tallied both Cardinal goals in a 2-0 win over Oregon State at Maloney Field on October 31.
McKee garnered All-Pac-10 honors in his first season on The Farm. The junior scored a goal and assisted on another, while performing well as the linchpin of the Cardinal midfield.
Fulton has earned honorable mention honors in each of the last three seasons. The senior posted a pair of shutouts and finished his career with a goals against average of 0.89, the second lowest GAA in Stanford program history.
Maines has been a consistent contributor during his four seasons on The Farm. The senior moved into fifth place on the Cardinal career games played chart with his 83rd career appearance in the final match of the 2004 campaign.
Twellman earned honorable mention honors despite missing part of the season's second half with an injury. The senior scored a goal and registered an assist during the season, and earned MVP honors at the SMU Mi Cocina Classic in September.
Abolaji was tabbed for honorable mention recognition after helping the Cardinal defense post seven shutouts. The junior assisted on a goal and attempted five shots during the campaign.
Brown was one of just four Cardinal players to start all 18 matches, and was selected for honorable mention honors following an outstanding season playing in the defensive midfielder role.
The Stanford men's soccer team posted a 7-6-5 record during the 2004 season, more than doubling its win total from last season. The Cardinal began the campaign with five straight shutouts, the most consecutive shutouts to begin a season since 2000.