1999 - Nominee for the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award ... Second-team NSCAA All-American ... First-team All-American by College Soccer Online ... First-team NSCAA All-Far West ... Earned first-team All-MPSF Pacific Division honors for the third time ... Missed eight games (Oct. 10-Nov. 7) after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery ... Returned to play 25 minutes against Washington Nov. 10 ... In his first start back since the injury, he scored a second-half goal in UCLA's 4-1 win over San Diego in the NCAA first round ... Assisted on a goal in the NCAA second round game at Saint Louis ... Selected the Defensive MVP of the Cal State Fullerton FILA Classic ... Recorded a goal and an assist in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime win over Butler ... Earned Team Defensive MVP honors for the second consecutive season ... Pre-season first-team All-America selection by Soccer America and College Soccer Online ... Member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Pan American Games team ... Scored his first Under-23 goal against Canada in the bronze medal game ... Earned six U-23 caps at the Games ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team which won two games at the FIFA World Youth Championships ... Scored the game-winning goal against Cameroon.
1998 - One of 11 Soccer America Collegiate MVPs ... College Soccer Weekly second-team All-American ... Named a "Player to Watch" by the Missouri Athletic Club ... First-team NSCAA All-Far West selection ... Selected first-team All-MPSF for the second consecutive year ... Voted the team's Co-Defensive MVP ... A strong contributor on both offense and defense ... Scored two goals and recorded five assists ... Scored the game's only goal in the 1-0 win over eighth-ranked Stanford ... Assisted on the game-winner against Fresno State in the NCAA first round ... Named to Soccer America's Team of the Week Oct. 5-11 after helping the Bruins shut out Stanford and Cal and scoring the game-winner against Stanford ... Selected for a second time to Soccer America's Team of the Week Oct. 19-24 after scoring a goal and an assist in the shutout of Sacramento State ... Named the UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic Defensive Co-MVP after helping the Bruins shut out Saint Mary's and leading UCLA to a 2-1 win over then-No. 1 Indiana ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team which won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the World Youth Championships.
1997 - One of the top freshmen in the nation ... Named to Soccer America's All-Freshman team ... Selected to Soccer News' honorable mention All-American team, All-West first team and All-Freshman team ... Also rated by Soccer News as the No. 10 defender in the nation on its Elite Eleven team ... Only freshman named to the All-MPSF Pacific Division first team ... Voted the team's Rookie of the Year ... Named to the Final Four All-Tournament team ... Scored five goals and three assists (13 points) to rank seventh on the team and 13th in the MPSF Pacific Division in scoring ... Had game-winners in league games versus Cal Poly SLO and UC Irvine ... Named to Soccer America's Team of the Week Oct. 7 after scoring the game-winner and helping shut out Cal Poly SLO ... Led a UCLA defense which shut out 14 opponents, including four of five in the NCAA tournament ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Saint Louis Umbro Classic ... Led the team in minutes played with 2061 ... Played with the U.S. Under-18 national team.
High School - Three-sport (soccer, football, track & field) letterman and two-sport (soccer, football) All-CIF performer at Alta Loma HS ... Played all three sports with Bruin teammate Ryan Lee ... Earned first-team Parade All-American, All-CIF and all-league honors as a senior in soccer ... Scored a team-high 25 goals and added 11 assists despite missing several games due to football and U.S. Under-18 National camp training ... Named Alta Loma High's MVP ... As a junior, he earned all-league and All-CIF second-team honors while leading his team to a second consecutive league championship ... All-CIF second-team as a sophomore after leading his team to the CIF championship ... Earned four letters in soccer and three in football ... Alta Loma's Rookie of the Year in football as a sophomore when he helped lead his team to a league and CIF championship ... Led his team to a CIF championship as a senior by playing five positions (wide receiver, defensive back, punter, punt returner and kickoff returner) ... Earned numerous honors in his senior year, including team MVP, first-team all-league, All-Inland Valley and All-CIF ... Set school records for most receptions (46) and punt return yards (515) ... Made seven interceptions ... Averaged 35.8 yards per punt ... Had a kick-off average of 54.3 yards ... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete ... Also lettered one year in track & field ... Competed in the sprints and long jump ... Played on the freshman and junior varsity baseball teams ... Played with the RC United Soccer Club in the off-season.
Personal - Hobbies include going to the river, playing basketball and playing Nintendo 64 ... Describes his biggest athletic thrill as winning the national championships as a freshman ... Parents Manuel and Kelly Bocanegra attended UCLA's school of education ... Brother Diego played soccer at Grand Canyon College and attended UCLA in 1995-96 ... Full name is Carlos Manuel Bocanegra ... Born May 25, 1979 in Upland, CA ... History major.
Yr GP GS Min Sh Gl A Pts 1997 23 22 2061 11 5 3 13 1998 20 20 1720 16 2 5 9 Totals 43 42 3781 27 7 8 22
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