2007 Pac-10 Men's Soccer Season in Review
Dec. 20, 2007
WASHINGTON 1, Portland 0
CALIFORNIA 2, UC Davis 1 (2OT)
UCLA 1, New Mexico 0
No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 1, WASHINGTON 0
No. 11 Virginia Tech 3, CALIFORNIA 2
No. 7 Santa Clara 3, UCLA 1
PAC-10 CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Ely Allen, Washington & Andrew Jacobson, California
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Bobby Warshaw, Stanford
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR
Kevin Grimes, California
For the second time in as many seasons, CALIFORNIA claimed the Pac-10 men's soccer championship, as the 2007 Golden Bear squad compiled a 6-3-1 mark in Conference play to earn 19 points and the program's second-ever league title.
Three Pac-10 teams were selected to participate in the 2007 NCAA men's soccer championship, including California, UCLA and WASHINGTON. All three Pac-10 programs won in first round tournament action, as the Bears defeated UC Davis, 2-1 in double-overtime, the Bruins took care of New Mexico, 1-0, and the Huskies defeated Northwest foe, Portland, 1-0.
The second round of the NCAA Tournament was not as kind to Pac-10 teams as both Washington and California lost by one goal margins to No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (1-0) and No. 11 Virginia Tech (3-2), respectively. UCLA was also defeated, 3-1, by No. 7 Santa Clara.
In individual honors, California head coach Kevin Grimes was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career. Washington's Ely Allen and California's Andrew Jacobson were named Pac-10 Co-Players of the Year, and STANFORD's Bobby Warshaw was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
The Pac-10 posted a 29-20-8 (.579) record against Division I non-conference opponents during the 2007 season, including postseason play.
Pac-10 men's soccer had another banner season as the Conference compiled a 29-20-8 (.579) record in all non-conference games, and had three of its teams selected to participate in the 2007 NCAA Tournament ... CALIFORNIA: Claimed its second Pac-10 title in as many years as the Golden Bears recorded a 6-3-1 record in Conference play, and a 12-6-2 overall mark ... SR MF Andrew Jacobson, Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, led Cal to its seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance ... The Bears defeated UC Davis, 2-1 in double-overtime, to open up postseason play, but could not hang on in the 3-2 defeat to No. 11 Virginia Tech in the second round ... Jacobson and SO GK Stefan Frei were named first team NSCAA All-Americans ... OREGON STATE: The Beavers finished in sixth place in the Pac-10 with a 3-5-2 record (8-10-2, overall) ... Oregon State paced the Pac-10 in shots (13.00), while JR F Josh Cameron tied for first in the Conference with seven assists ... The Beavers went undefeated in the month of November, earning three wins and two ties (3-0-2) ... SAN DIEGO STATE: With a 4-4-2 mark in the Pac-10, San Diego State finished the season in second place for the second year in a row ... SR MF Kraig Chiles was named first team All-Pac-10 after he led the league in shots (62), tied for second in points (20), and finished third in goals (8) and seventh in assists (4) ... STANFORD: With wins in three of their last five Pac-10 games, the Cardinal finished tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 4-4-2 record (7-6-5, overall) ... SR D Scott Bolkan was named to the All-Pac-10 first team, while FR MF/F Bobby Warshaw was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... UCLA: The Bruins earned their 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, defeating New Mexico, 1-0 in the first round ... Finishing at an even 9-9-3 (4-4-2, Pac-10), UCLA tied for second in the Conference standings ... SR D Mike Zaher was selected to the NSCAA All-Far West Region third team ... He ranked second on the team in goals (4) and assists (3) and helped UCLA record six shutouts on the year ... Zaher's four goals tied him for 10th in the Pac-10 ... WASHINGTON: Washington won its first round game against Portland in the NCAA Tournament (1-0), but could not hang on in the 1-0 loss to defending national champion UC Santa Barbara in the second round ... The Huskies finished the season at 9-8-4 overall, 3-4-3 in the Pac-10 for a fifth-place finish ... SR F Ely Allen was named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, as well as first team All-Pac-10 ... He was joined on the squad by JR MF George John, who earned his first first team nod.