Men's Soccer Lands Eight on Pac-10 All-Academic Team

Dec. 6, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Eight Washington men's soccer players were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday.

The Huskies matched Stanford for having the most selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team as senior Kevin Forrest, sophomore Rylan Hawkins and sophomore Daniel Phelps earned top honors. Junior George John and redshirt-freshman Stephen Fung earned second-team acclaim, while senior Derek Crismier, sophomore Taylor Hoss and sophomore Adam Lang were named to the honorable mention team.

Forrest earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the third time in his career. Forrest has a 3.45 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in business administration. It is the second career first-team honor for Hawkins who has a 3.93 grade point average and is majoring in computer engineering. Phelps earned his first career nod to the all-academic team.

Fung, who has a 3.44 grade point average and is a business major, earned academic honors for the first time in his career, while John, another business major with a 3.47 gpa, was selected to the team for the second-straight year.

Crismier, Hoss and Lang were all first-time honorees on the honorable mention team.

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.

2007 Men's Soccer Pac-10 All-Academic Team
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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