Steve Shak
Steve Shak

Player Profile

Cerritos, Ca

High School:
Gahr HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 158



1999 - Earned second-team NSCAA All-Far West honors ... First-team All-MPSF selection ... Chosen to play in the Umbro Select College All-Star Classic ... His first career goal was the game-winner against Virginia, leading to his selection to the Pacific Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team ... His second goal late in the second half brought UCLA back into the game in the NCAA Semifinal match against Indiana ... Led the Bruin defense to nine shutouts in 1999 and 35 in his career ... One of four Bruins to start in all 22 games ... Led all players in minutes played with 2,108 ... Cleared away the potential equalizer in the second half of UCLA's NCAA first round win over San Diego ... Voted the team's Defensive co-MVP ... Member of the U.S. Under-23 National Team which won the bronze medal at the Pan American Games ... Played in all six of the USA's games.

1998 - Moved from a walk-on who played zero minutes two years before to a Hermann Trophy candidate and a second-team All-MPSF selection ... Ranked first on the team in minutes played with 1783 ... Recorded five shots on goal ... Contributed to 12 shutouts ... Played with the U.S. Under-23 National Team and in the adidas Summer League.

1997 - This "unheralded" sweeper moved from a walk-on who played zero minutes as a freshman to a 22-game starter who ranked third on the team in minutes played ... Earned honorable mention All-MPSF honors ... Voted the team's Most Improved Player ... Played 28 minutes off the bench in the season opener and then started the next 16 consecutive games ... Key component of a UCLA defense which shut out 14 teams on the year, the second-most in school history ... Selected to play on the West team at the U.S. Soccer Festival in August.

1996 - A walk-on who did not play in the Fall but participated in spring games.

High School - Four-year letterman at Gahr High in Cerritos under coach Matt Feliciano ... Scored 26 goals as a senior ... First-team all-league selection three times ... Second-team all-league selection once ... Led his team to a San Gabriel Valley League title in 1995 ... Team captain two years ... Played club soccer for the Mission Viejo Pateadores and played in the Dallas Cup Super Group with the CRSC Brigade.

Personal - Lists his biggest soccer thrills as playing with the U.S. U-23 National Team in England, winning the NCAA Championship in 1997 and winning the bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games ... Admires Pele ... Enjoys music and cooking ... Member of the Bruin Athletic Council ... Full name is Steve Andrew Shak ... Born February 8, 1978 in Bellflower, CA ... Physiological Science major.

Career Statistics

Yr       GP   GS   Min    Sh  Gl  A   Pts
1997     23   22   1982   0   0   0   0
1998     21   19   1783   5   0   0   0
Totals   44   41   3765   5   0   0   0