Aug. 20, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA senior defender Matt Wiet has been named as a preseason All-American by College Soccer News, as announced by the publication today.
Wiet, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, was a two-time NSCAA All-Far West selection in 2010 and 2011 and anchored a defense that tied a school record with eight consecutive shutouts a year ago. Wiet also was a second-team All-Pac-12 honoree in 2011 and has started every match for the Bruins the past two seasons.
The second-ranked Bruins open their season on Friday, Aug. 24 at home against No. 6 New Mexico in the first live UCLA event televised by the Pac-12 Networks. Fans can get their tickets to the match here.
College Soccer News Preseason Third-Team All-Americans
Steve Neumann, Jr., Forward - Georgetown
McKauly Tulloch, Jr., Forward - UCF
Bradlee Baladez, Jr., Forward - South Carolina
Franklin Castellanos, Jr., Midfielder - Charlotte
Leonardo Fernandes, Sr., Midfielder - Stony Brook
Chad Barson, Sr., Defender - Akron
Nick Hagglund, Jr., Defender - Xavier
Matt Wiet, Sr., Defender - UCLA
Shaun Foster, Jr., Defender - Hofstra
Scott Goodwin, Sr., Goalkeeper - North Carolina