UCLA Men's Soccer Team 10th In NSCAA/adidas Pre-Season Rankings

Aug. 15, 2006

The UCLA men's soccer team will enter the 2006 season ranked No. 10 in the nation in the NSCAA/adidas pre-season poll. The Bruins, who won their fourth consecutive Pac-10 Championship, finished last season with a No. 19 ranking and a 12-5-3 record. They return All-Pac-10 performers Eric Reed, Sal Zizzo, Brandon Owens and Brad Rusin while bringing in the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, led by current Youth National Team members Tony Beltran, Chance Myers, Kyle Nakazawa, Brian Perk and Michael Stephens.

UCLA will have 10 games against Top 25 opponents, including three consecutive against Top 4 teams in the first three weeks of the season. The Bruins open on Aug. 26 against 19th-ranked Cal State Northridge and then travel to No. 1 Maryland on Sept. 1, No. 4 Virginia on Sept. 3 and No. 3 New Mexico on Sept. 8. Other ranked teams UCLA will face are No. 11 California (away Sept. 22, home Oct. 29), No. 20 Santa Clara (home Sept. 15), No. 22 UC Santa Barbara (away Oct. 5) and No. 25 Washington (home Sept. 29, away Oct. 22).

2006 NSCAA/adidas Pre-Season Rankings
1. Maryland (20-4-1)
2. Connecticut (16-3-2)
3. New Mexico (18-2-3)
4. Virginia (12-5-3)
5t. North Carolina (17-4-3)
5t. Clemson (15-6-3)
7. SMU (14-6-3)
8. Creighton (15-5-3)
9. Akron (18-1-4)
10. UCLA (12-5-3)
11. California (14-4-3)
12. Indiana (13-3-6)
13. Penn State (13-7-2)
14. Duke (12-5-3)
15. Notre Dame (12-8-3)
16. Wake Forest (13-8-2)
17. St. John's (11-6-5)
18. South Florida (13-6-2)
19. Cal State Northridge (15-4-3)
20. Santa Clara (13-6-3)
21. UNC-Greensboro (16-6-1)
22. UC Santa Barbara (13-5-3)
23. Old Dominion (15-4-2)
24. South Carolina (12-7-2)
25. Washington (10-7-2)

2005 Final Record Shown


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
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 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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