Leo Stolz Named Soccer America Men’s Player of the Year
UCLA senior midfielder Leo Stolz earned yet another player of the year award on Tuesday when Soccer America named him the Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. In accordance, Stolz was also named a first team Soccer America All-American.
Stolz, who won the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy on Friday, earned consensus first team All-American honors for the second-straight season from College Soccer News, the NSCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer. The two-year team captain started all 24 games for the Bruins, leading the team in goals (9) and points (24), while tying for the lead in assists (6). A native of Munich, Germany, Stolz logged 2,054 minutes and recorded points in 11 of his 24 matches. In the postseason, Stolz recorded two goals and two assists, including the overtime game-winner in the second round against San Diego on Nov. 23. Stolz was an instrumental player in the midfield for UCLA during the College Cup Final Four, earning All-Tournament team honors for his efforts.
Stolz finishes his three-year UCLA career with 20 goals, 22 assists and 62 points in 63 appearances (60 starts). The senior led the Bruins to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the College Cup Finals in 2014. Additionally, Stolz earned Pac-12 Player of the Year last season after leading the conference with 30 points.