Four Bruins Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Dec. 6, 2007

Four UCLA men's soccer players were honored for their classroom achievements, being selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic teams. Senior defender Mike Zaher earned first-team honors, sophomore midfielder/defender Chance Myers was selected to the second team, and senior defender Greg Folk and sophomore midfielder/defender Danny Suits received honorable mention acclaim.

Zaher, who holds a 3.44 cumulative grade point average in Political Science, was named to the first team after two years on the honorable mention squad. Zaher was also a first-team All-Pac-10 honoree the last two seasons and finished the year ranked second on the team in goals (4) and assists (3) and third in scoring with 11 points. Myers, a History major with a 3.33 gpa, started in all 21 games in 2007 and scored three goals, earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors.

Folk earned his third consecutive honorable mention nod. For the second-straight year, he played in every minute of every game for the Bruins, and in 2007 earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 acclaim. Suits played in 16 games with 12 starts and picked up his first conference honor.

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.

Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Soccer Teams

First Team
Scott Bolkan, STAN**, Sr., 3.64, Human Biology
Kevin Forrest, WASH**, Sr., 3.45, Business Administration
Brett Gardner, OSU**, Sr., 3.93, Business Administration
Rylan Hawkins, WASH*, RS So., 3.93, Computer Engineering
Daniel Leach, OSU, Jr., 3.59, Psychology
Freddy McDonald, SDSU*, Sr., 3.45, Chemistry
John Moore, STAN, So., 3.58, Undeclared
Daniel Phelps, WASH, So., 3.62, Arts & Sciences
Dan Shapiro, STAN**, Sr., 3.84, Economics
Nick Webb, OSU*, Sr., 3.40, Exercise & Sport Science
Mike Zaher, UCLA, Sr., 3.44, Political Science

* - two-time all-academic first team selection; ** - three-time all-academic first team selection

Second Team
Ryan Callahan, OSU, Jr., 3.49, Business Administration
Stephen Fung, WASH, Rs Fr., 3.44, Business Administration
George John, WASH, Jr., 3.47, Business Administration
Alex Kozachenko, STAN, RS So., 3.53, Undeclared
Chance Myers, UCLA, So., 3.33, History
Tom Montgomery, STAN, Jr., 3.40, Management Science & Engineering
Michael Nieraeth, CAL, Jr., 3.31, Integrative Biology
Evan Sassano, CAL, So., 3.43, Undeclared
Michael Strickland, STAN, So., 3.29, Undeclared
Mason Webb, OSU, Sr., 3.33, Psychology
Justin Woodard, OSU, So., 3.40, Business Administration

HONORABLE MENTION: Mark Bartlett, Sr., STAN; Brant Bishop, So., STAN; Josh Cameron, Jr., OSU; Alex Christensen, Sr., OSU; Derek Crismier, Sr., WASH; Packy Deenihan, Jr., OSU; Greg Folk, Sr., UCLA; Tracy Hasson, Jr., OSU; Kyle Hency, RS Sr., STAN; Taylor Hoss, So., WASH; Ryan Imamura, Sr., STAN; Tim Jones, Jr., STAN; Andrew Kartunen, RS Sr., STAN; Imaan Kerchgani, So., CAL; Adam Lang, So., WASH; T.J. Novak, Jr., STAN; Thiago Sa Freire, So., STAN; Luke Sassano, Sr., CAL; Danny Suits, So., UCLA.

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