Five Cal Players Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Nov. 16, 2005

BERKELEY - Five members of the No. 9 California men's soccer team earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors announced Wednesday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Pieter Berger, Calen Carr, Tyson Wahl and Andrew Felder were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team, while Matt Holtrust was named to the All-Academic second team.

Berger, a senior midfielder who is majoring in American studies, earned his third first-team honor in as many years. Berger was also recently named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VIII men's soccer team.

Carr, a senior forward, and a mass communications major, received his second consecutive first-team All-Academic honor. In 2002, the Berkeley native received All-Academic honorable mention. Carr is currently leading the conference in seven categories, including goals (11) and game-winning goals (6).

Senior Tyson Wahl's first-team honor marks the first of his career. Wahl, who will be graduating with a degree in sociology, was named to the All-Academic second team for 2004 and 2003. The Newport Beach native was also recently named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VIII men's soccer team.

Andrew Felder, a redshirt junior and mass communications major, earned All-Academic Pac-10 first-team honors for the first time in his career, after being named to the All-Academic second team in 2004 and earning All-Academic honorable mention in 2003.

Matt Holtrust, a junior forward who is majoring in political science, was named to the All-Academic Pac-10 second team, after earning honorable mention All-Academic recognition in 2004.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Cal has earned a No. 7 seed, first-round bye and home-field advantage for the upcoming 48-team NCAA College Cup, announced Monday afternoon. The Bears (13-3-2) will host the second round on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium and will play the winner of the Santa Clara (12-6-2) and Ohio State (11-7-2) game, which is being hosted by Santa Clara, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.


First Team

Pieter Berger, CAL*** Sr. American StudiesScott Bolkan, STAN So. UndeclaredCalen Carr, CAL* RS Sr. Mass CommunicationsEvan Corey, UCLA Sr. GeographyChris Eylander, WASH* Sr. EngineeringAndrew Felder, CAL RS Jr. Mass CommunicationsBrett Gardner, OSU So. Business AdministrationBryan Jordan, OSU*Jr. Business AdministrationDan Shapiro, STAN So. UndeclaredBret Shimizu, STAN Jr. Management Science & EngineeringTyson Wahl, CAL Sr. Sociology

Second TeamMichael Brown, STAN Jr. 3.35 Urban StudiesTally Hall, SDSU Jr. KinesiologyTy Harden, WASH* Jr.? BusinessMatthew Holtrust, CAL Sr. Political ScienceJeff Hoover, WASH Sr. EngineeringCooper McKee, STAN Sr. Urban StudiesLucas Mehring, UCLA Jr. HistoryEvan Morgan, STAN So. UndeclaredRyan Oblak, STAN RS Fr. Math & Computer ScienceEric Reed, UCLA Jr. ReligionGalen Thompson, STAN Jr. Religious Studies

* - two-time all-academic selection** - three-time all-academic selection

HONORABLE MENTION:Alex Christensen, So., OSU; David Dally, So., SDSU; Packy Deenihan, RS FR., OSU; Greg Folk, So., UCLA; Kyle Hency, RS So., STAN; Luke Sager, RS Fr., STAN; Mason Webb, So., OSU; Michael Zaher, So., UCLA.

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