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Feilhaber Selected U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete Of The Year
By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 26, 2005

Former UCLA walk-on Benny Feilhaber was awarded the 2005 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year after he parlayed a star-turning performance at the World Youth Championships into a pro contract at Hamburg SV and a call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team.

Coming into the youth national team picture just one year ago, Feilhaber, 20, made one of the quickest jumps from being a relative unknown to receiving a call from Bruce Arena for a friendly against Scotland in November.

Feilhaber joined the Under-20 Men's National Team one month before qualifying for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and beat out some young professionals to start in the midfield and subsequently wowed with his dynamic play. He helped the U.S. win their group, which included Argentina, Germany and Egypt.

Feilhaber is the first UCLA player to win the Young Male Athlete of the Year Award. Past winners include Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Freddy Adu and Eddie Johnson.

Women's National Team defender Lori Chalupny was honored as the Young Female Athlete of the Year, and Kasey Keller and Kristine Lilly were chosen as the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

Online votes registered at were tallied and equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes, while the other 50 percent was represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives (from National Team coaches to the National Board of Directors). A player can only win the Young Athlete award once in their career.

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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
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 - 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
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Kansas City, MO
Sunday, Dec 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Kansas City, MO