UCLA Men's Soccer Signs Top West Coast Players

Feb. 12, 2007

UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has signed West Coast standouts Kyle McAthy and Brian Rowe to national letters of intent.

McAthy, from Huntington Beach HS in Huntington Beach, Calif., is a high-scoring 6-foot forward who has compiled a school record 50 goals and counting in his career. Last season, he was a Los Angeles Times All-Area selection after scoring 22 goals and 10 assists. He currently has 24 goals and 8 assists. McAthy's older brothers Aaron and Drew played at UC Santa Barbara, with Drew being UCSB's all-time leading goal scorer.

Rowe, a goalkeeper from South Eugene HS in Eugene, Ore., was a high school teammate of current Bruin freshman Ryan White. Rowe was the 2005 Midwestern League Goalkeeper of the Year and earned All-State honors in 2006 (first-team) and 2005 (second-team). He was also an honorable mention all-state place kicker during his first year on the football team in 2006.

UCLA's signing class is its smallest since 1999 because the Bruins lose just two players from last year's national finalist squad. Twenty-four players and nine starters return next season, including All-American Sal Zizzo, his U.S. Under-20 teammates Tony Beltran and Brian Perk, Under-18 National team member Michael Stephens, Soccer America's Freshman of the Year David Estrada and All-Far West honoree Mike Zaher. In addition, the Bruins regain the services of three potential starters who suffered season-ending injuries, Brandon Owens, Maxwell Griffin and Edwige Ligonde.

"With these players, we've filled some necessities within our team," Salcedo said. "Each of the players will give us depth in each of their respective positions. And within a short period of time, I expect all of them to contribute to our program."

"Brian Rowe is a very gifted athlete, and his athleticism and work ethic will make him compete for playing time right away once he steps onto campus," Salcedo contiued. "Kyle McAthy is a forward who brings a non-stop aggressive mentality and attitude to scoring goals. He has a strong desire and passion for scoring, and we expect good things from Kyle."

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