Three Bruins Selected To NSCAA All-Far West Men's Soccer Team

Nov. 28, 2001

Sweet Sixteen participant UCLA placed three players on the NSCAA All-Far West men's soccer team.

Sophomore defender Alex Yi (Easton, Md.) earned first-team acclaim. Sophomore defender Nelson Akwari (Houston, Texas) was a second-team selection, and junior forward Tim Pierce (Dana Point, Calif.) earned third-team honors.

Yi and Akwari have led UCLA's defense to nine shutouts this year, including five in the last seven games. Pierce has been UCLA's offensive leader, scoring 10 goals and 22 points, including three goals in the first two rounds of the playoffs. All three players are first-time honorees.

The Bruins have now had at least one player earn NSCAA All-Far West honors in every year since 1969.

2001 NSCAA All-Far West Selections

1st Team
GK - Justin Neerhoff, Sr., San Diego
B - Lee Morrison, Sr., Stanford
B - Bryn Ritchie, Sr., Washington
B - Alex Yi, So., UCLA
M - Ryan Coiner, Jr., San Diego
M - Kelly Gray, Jr., Portland
M - Nate Jaqua, So., Portland
F - Roger Levesque, Jr., Stanford
F - Jason Melendez, Sr., UNLV
F - Jon Spencer, Sr., UC-Irvine
F - Arturo Torres, Jr., Loyola Marymount

2nd Team
GK - Curtis Spiteri, Jr., Portland
B - Nelson Akwari, So., UCLA
B - Todd Dunivant, Jr., Stanford
B - Jeff Stewart, Sr., Santa Clara
M - Lars Lysand, Sr., San Jose State
M - Derek Shanahan, Sr., Stanford
M - Ben Somoza, Sr., Washington
F - Sean Luigs, Sr., Sacramento State
F - Aaron McHardy, Jr., Oregon State
F - Mike Munoz, Fr., California
F - Enrique Tovar, Sr., San Diego State

3rd Team
GK - Rusty Johnson, Sr., Santa Clara
B - Ryan Cochrane, Fr., Santa Clara
B - Garret Turk, Jr., San Diego
B - Saul Wolf, Sr., UC-Irvine
M - Noah Delgado, Sr., Fresno State
M - Andres Murriagui, Jr., Loyola Marymount
M - Chris Roner, Sr., California
F - Ignacio Cid, Fr., Oregon State
F - Kelly Frederick, Jr., UNLV
F - Brandon Henley, Sr., Portland
F - Tim Pierce, Jr., UCLA


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
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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