Six Pac-10 Men's Soccer Players Earn 2005 <i>NSCAA/adidas </i> Men's Division I All-America Honors
Dec. 13, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), along with adidas, has selected six Pacific-10 Conference men's soccer players from four member schools to its 2005 Men's Division I All-America Team. Tyson Wahl of CALIFORNIA and Marvell Wynne of UCLA were selected to NSCAA's First Team. Patrick Ianni of UCLA and Calen Carr of California were named to the second team, while Tally Hall of SAN DIEGO STATE and Mike Chabala of WASHINGTON received third team nods.
A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Wahl was chosen to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VIII men's soccer team for his outstanding academic achievement and athletic skill. He started every game of his career for Cal, and finished the 2005 season second on the team in goals (5), two of which were game-winners.
A semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, Marvell Wynne (Poway, Calif.) scored one goal in 2005, the first of his career. He posted three assists in a season where he was twice named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
Last year's Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, Ianni was also named a seminfinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. Ianni, who hails from Lodi, Calif., finished 2005 with two goals and two assists, both career bests. Defensively, Ianni and Wynne were instrumental in UCLA's 14 shutouts this season and helped limit eventual national champion, Maryland, to zero shots on goal.
Carr, the 2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year, finished the season leading the Pac-10 in seven categories: shots (91), shots per game (4.33), points (30), points per game (1.43), goals (13), goals per game (0.62), and game-winning goals (6). The Berkeley, Calif. native helped the team advance to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time in program history after scoring two critical goals against Wake Forest in the Sweet 16.
Hall, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., led the Pac-10 and was second in the nation (NCAA Division I) this fall with a 0.41 goals against average. He led the country with a 0.889 shots-on-goal save percentage, and during the 2005 campaign, he recorded 12 shutouts to establish a new San Diego State record.
Senior midfielder Cabala (Fresno, Calif.) finished his career at Washington this season with 26 career points on five goals and 16 assists. He was a two-time second-team All-Pac-10 selection and a two-year team captain for the Huskies.
Wahl and Carr's accolades mark the first time in 27 years that California has had an All-American, and the first time in school history that two players have received the honor in the same year. Chabala is the eighth Husky to named an All-American, and Hall the first Aztec to earn such acclaim since 1989. Meanwhile, UCLA has been represented on the All-America squad in 23 consecutive years. Since 1971, 37 Bruins have earned 45 All-America honors.
The honorees will be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Sat., Jan. 21, which is held as part of the 2006 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.