Jacobson and Frei Make NSCAA Far West All-Region First Team

Dec. 12, 2007

BERKELEY - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored California senior Andrew Jacobson and sophomore Stefan Frei with spots on the NSCAA Far West All-Region first team.

'Andrew and Stefan both had outstanding seasons this year,' said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. 'It is great to see them get recognized with the NSCAA Far West first-team honors.'

Jacobson was one of Cal's biggest playmakers throughout the 2007 campaign. He was also named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year and garnered All-Pac-10 first-team honors. Jacobson, a midfielder from Palo Alto, Calif., tied for the team lead in shots (44), collected 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists) and had 15 shots on goal. On Senior Day against UCLA on Nov. 4, Jacobson scored in his final regular-season home match. Jacobson also got Cal's first goal in the Bears' 2-1 victory over UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA College Cup on Nov. 23.

Frei also earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors and was selected the Pac-10 Player of the Week for his performances against Washington and Oregon State on Nov. 9 and 11. The Alamo, Calif. product earned his eighth and ninth shutouts of the season to guide Cal to its second straight Pac-10 championship. Frei served as the team's keeper for every minute of the year. He ended the year leading the conference in save percentage (.850), saves (91), saves per game (4.55) and shutouts (9). In Pac-10 contests, Frei also led all keepers in goals-against average (0.68).

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