Dec. 6, 2001
Men's soccer standout Alex Yi (Easton, Md.) was selected to the NSCAA All-America third team, extending UCLA's streak of having an NSCAA All-American to 19 years.
Yi, a sophomore defender, was a nominee for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award. He started 22 games for the Bruins in 2001, recording one assist and helping the team shut out nine opponents. Earlier in the year, he earned first-team All-Far West honors and second-team All-Pac-10 acclaim. Yi's Bruins ended the season with a 12-7-4 record and advanced to the NCAA third round.
NSCAA ALL-AMERICA TEAMS - DIVISION I
First team: Goalkeeper -- Byron Foss (SMU), sr. Defenders -- Chris Gbandi (Connecticut), sr., Daniel Jackson (North Carolina), sr., Lee Morrison (Stanford), sr. Midfielders -- Luchi Gonzalez (SMU), sr., Kyle Martino (Virginia), jr., Diego Walsh (SMU), sr. Forwards -- Nicholas McCreath (Rhode Island), sr., Pat Noonan (Indiana), jr., John Barry Nusum (Furman), sr., Dipsy Selolwane (Saint Louis), sr.
Second team: Goalkeeper -- Brian Steckroth (Navy), jr. Defenders -- Guy Abrahamson (Rutgers), jr., Ilkka Jantti (Kentucky), sr., Oguchi Onyewu (Clemson), so. Midfielders -- Brad Davis (Saint Louis), so., Kelly Gray (Portland), jr., Jeff Mateo (St. John's), sr., Ricardo Villar (Penn St.), sr. Forwards -- Alecko Eskandarian (Virginia), so., Joachim Kaland (Boston U.), sr., Roger Levesque (Stanford), jr., Mike Nugent (Princeton), sr.
Third team: Goalkeeper -- Bryheem Hancock (Connecticut), sr. Defenders -- Shalrie Joseph (St. John's), sr., Bryn Ritchie (Washington), sr., Aaron Thomas (Wake Forest), jr., Alex Yi (UCLA), so. Midfielders -- Nate Jaqua (Portland), so., Derek Potteiger (Penn St.), sr., Dennis Richards (Rhode Island), sr. Forwards -- Evan Bruno (Lehigh), jr., Gavin Glinton (Bradley), sr., Alon Lubezky (Hartford), fr., Jeremiah White (Wake Forest), so., Aaron Paye (Fairleigh Dickinson), jr.