Kelyn Rowe Named Pac-10 Freshman Of The Year
Nov. 16, 2010
UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe was named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year, and the Bruins landed nine players on the 2010 All-Pac-10 teams, including two on the first team.
Receiving first-team all-conference honors were Rowe and junior midfielder/defender Andy Rose. Eder Arreola, Victor Chavez, Brian Rowe and Shawn Singh received second-team acclaim. Ryan Hollingshead, Evan Raynr and Reed Williams picked up honorable mention nods.
Kelyn Rowe (Federal Way, WA/Federal Way HS) becomes the second consecutive and fifth overall Bruin player to be named the Pac-10 Freshman of Year. He joins Amobi Okugo (2009), Sal Zizzo (2005), Chad Barrett (2003) and Alex Yi (2000) as the other Bruins to win the postseason accolade. Rowe leads the Bruin in assists (8) and is second in points (20) and goals (6). He is the only freshman to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors.
Rose (Bristol, England/Wycliffe College) earns his second career All-Pac-10 honor after being an honorable mention selection as a freshman in 2008. One of four Bruin players to start in all 19 games, Rose leads the squad in minutes played with 1,761 and has recorded a goal and four assists this year.
Arreola (Chino Hills, CA/Edison Academic Center) is a first-time conference honoree. The junior midfielder has recorded a career-high seven assists, six during Pac-10 play, to go along with one goal this year. He has played in 19 games with 11 starts and ranks second on the team in assists and tied for third in scoring with nine points.
Freshman forward Chavez (Fontana, CA/A.B. Miller HS) is UCLA's top scorer with 21 points and a Pac-10 best eight goals. He also ranks third on the team with five assists. Chavez earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News national teams of the week in October after recording a hat trick against Oregon State.
Junior goalkeeper Brian Rowe (Eugene, OR/South Eugene HS) earns his first all-conference honor in his first year as full-time starter. Rowe has started in all 19 games and has posted a Pac-10 best eight shutouts along with 76 saves and a 0.88 goals against average. In conference play, he led all goalkeepers with a 0.40 goals against average, five shutouts and a .905 save percentage.
Singh (Bakersfield, CA/Garces Memorial HS) received his first career all-conference honor. The junior defender has played in 17 games, making 16 starts. He has totaled one goal with three assists and has helped the Bruin defense record nine shutouts on the year.
Honorable mention selections Hollingshead (Granite Bay, CA/Granite Bay HS), Raynr (Calabasas, CA/Viewpoint HS) and Williams (Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar HS) are all first-time honorees. Hollingshead, a sophomore midfielder, has started all 19 games this year and ranks fifth on the team in scoring with eight points (2g, 4a). Raynr, also a sophomore midfielder, has scored some big goals for UCLA, recording game-winners against San Diego in overtime and at home against Stanford in the 72nd minute of a 1-0 Bruin win. Williams, a freshman forward, ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and nine points.
2010 Pac-10 First Team All-Conference
2010 Pac-10 Second Team All-Conference
2010 Pac-10 Honorable Mention All-Conference
Pac-10 Player of the Year: A.J. Soares, California
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