Wiedeman and Jacobson Garner Soccer America Honors
Dec. 21, 2007
BERKELEY - California senior midfielder Andrew Jacobson and freshman forward Andrew Wiedeman earned Soccer America recognition, as announced by the publication today. Wiedeman was selected to the All-Freshman first team, while Jacobson was named a second-team MVP.
In 2005, former Cal player Calen Carr earned Soccer America MVP honors.
Recently, Jacobson was picked an NSCAA first-team All-American and was invited to the 2007 adidas MLS Combine. Also, Jacobson and sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Frei were named to the NSCAA Far West All-Region first team. Jacobson, a native of Palo Alto, Calif., was named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year earlier this year and garnered All-Pac-10 first-team honors. He tied for the Cal 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 Golden Bears' 2-1 victory over UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA College Cup on Nov. 23.
Wiedeman tied for the conference lead in game-winning goals (5), with the last one coming in double overtime in the NCAA first-round match against the Aggies. He led the team in points (20), goals (7) and assists (6). Wiedeman, who started every game in 2007, was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week earlier this year for his performances on Oct. 5 and 7 against Washington and Oregon State, respectively. He was also selected to Soccer America's Men's Team of the Week and College Soccer News' National Team of the Week for his efforts in those contests. Wiedeman recorded two assists in Cal's 2-1 victory against Washington and scored the first two goals in the Bears' 3-0 win over Oregon State.
Jacobson and Wiedeman led the Bears to their second consecutive Pac-10 title in 2007. Cal advanced to the second round of its seventh consecutive NCAA College Cup.