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Joe Sofia Receives Capital One Academic All-America honors
By: UCLA Athletics

For the second consecutive year, senior captain Joe Sofia has been named to the first-team Capital One Academic All-America team, as announced by the organization today. By receiving the honor in 2013, Sofia becomes the only UCLA men’s soccer player to have been named to the Academic All-America team twice.

The senior defender from Dove Canyon, Calif. has played in 18 of UCLA’s 19 matches this season while serving as the anchor of the back line. He has captained the Bruins to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a 12-3-4 record thus far, all while helping UCLA earn seven shutouts on the season. Additionally, Sofia leads all of UCLA’s position players in minutes with 1,604. Last week, he scored his first goal of the year in the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over Elon in the NCAA Second Round.

Off the field, Sofia became UCLA’s first ever men’s soccer player to earn first-team Capital One Academic All-America honors in 2012 and has upheld the highest GPA among all UCLA student-athletes since the spring of 2012. In addition, he is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree.

The top-seeded Bruins (12-3-4) defeated Elon, 4-0, in the NCAA Second Round and will host Connecticut (12-2-7) in the NCAA Third Round on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. out at Drake Stadium. Tickets to the match can be purchased by phone through the Central Ticket Office (Closed Thanksgiving) at (310) UCLA-WIN (825-2946) or at the gate the day of the game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for student/youth (children 16 years and younger).

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1