Jan. 30, 2001
After starting all 19 games for the UCLA men's soccer team, freshman midfielder/defender Alex Yi earned All-Freshman honors by Soccer America.
Yi was a key member of the Bruin squad which finished the season with a 12-7 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 18th consecutive year. He helped lead a UCLA defense which finished second in the Pac-10 with a 1.01 goals against average.
The Pac-10 Freshman of the Year also earned second-team all-conference honors and was selected by the Missouri Athletic Club as one of five "Players to Watch."
2000 Soccer America All-Freshman Team
GK - Dan Ferrin, Stony Brook
D - McNeil Cronin, Furman
D - Oguchi Onyewu, Clemson
D - Alex Yi, UCLA
Mf - Brad Davis, Saint Louis
F - Jordan Cila, Duke
F - Justin Cook, Ohio State
F - Cesar Cuellar, Connecticut
F - Alecko Eskandarian, Virginia (Freshman of the Year)
F - Jason Thompson, E. Illinois
F - Attila Vendegh, Old Dominion