Aug. 13, 2000
UCLA seniors Shaun Tsakiris (Saratoga, CA/Bellarmine Prep) and McKinley Tennyson, Jr. (Indianapolis, IN/North Central HS) were selected by College Soccer Online as pre-season All-Americans for the 2000 season.
Tsakiris, a mdifielder, earned second-team pre-season acclaim. Last season, he earned first-team all-conference honors after scoring two goals and recording a league-leading 13 assists, which ranks sixth on UCLA's all-time list.
Tennyson, a forward, garnered honorable mention pre-season honors. Last season, he tied for the team and league lead in goals scored with 12. He also added seven assists and was selected to the all-conference second team. In his career, he has accumulated 25 goals and 18 assists (68 points).
2000 College Soccer Online
First Team Gk - T.J. Hannig, Sr., Indiana D - Chris Gbandi, Jr., UConn D - Matt Goldsmith, Jr., Furman D - Cory Gibbs, Sr., Brown M - Mohamed Fahim, Jr., SMU M - Brent Rahim, Sr., UConn M - Ryan Mack, Jr., Indiana F - Ricardo Villar, Sr., Penn State F - Ali Curtis, Sr., Duke F - Conor Casey, So., Portland F - Darin Lewis, Sr., UConn
Second Team Gk - Mark Modersohn, Sr., SW Missouri State D - Lee Morrison, Jr., Stanford D - David Boutilier, Jr. Rutgers D - Andrew Kean, Sr., Cincinnati M - Robert Russell, Sr., Duke M - Mark Lisi, Sr., Clemson M - Carl Bussey, Jr., SMU M - Shaun Tsakiris, Sr., UCLA F - Marcio, Sr., Brown F - Gavin Glinton, Sr., Bradley F - John Barry Nusum, Jr., Furman
Honorable Mention Gk - Rusty Johnson, Jr., Santa Clara D - Beckett Hollenbach, Jr., Maryland D - Jason Cole, So., Saint Louis D - Ray Ramirez Sr., Cal-State Fullerton D - Aaron Thomas, So., Wake Forest D - Nick Downing, Jr., Maryland D - Kevin Sekuda, Jr., Duke M - Matt Fundenberger, Sr., Indiana M - Ari Rodopolous, Sr., Santa Clara M - Kyle Martino, So., Virginia F - Nino Marcantonio, So., American F - Chris Carreri, Jr., North Carolina F - Guilliano Celenza, Sr., UMBC F - McKinley Tennyson, Sr., UCLA F - Ryan Trout, Sr., Virginia