December 9, 2002

Men's Soccer Lands Two Players on All-Far West Teams

Dec. 9, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's soccer team racked up two more postseason honors Monday afternoon when Ryan Cochrane and Jamil Walker were named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Squads.

Cochrane, a sophomore from Portland, Ore., was named to the first team after anchoring a stingy Bronco defense that allowed only 20 goals all season long. In addition to his first team All-WCC honors this year, Cochrane also plays for the U.S. Under-20 National team that qualified for the CONCACAF U-20 World Championships that will take place in March, 2003, in the United Arab Emirates. He earned third team honors last year as a freshman.

Walker, the senior from Pittsford, N.Y., earned second team All-West Region honors after leading the Broncos' offensive attack with his 32 points that came on 14 goals and four assists. His six goals scored in league play led the WCC and earned him first team All-WCC honors, while his 14 total goals gave him the third highest single-season goal total in SCU history.

The two helped the Broncos to their sixth-straight 10-win season and the program's 16th in the last 17 years. Their 10-6-1 overall record landed them just on the outside looking in of the NCAA Tournament, but their 3-3-0 record in league play was good enough for third place.

NSCAA/adidas All West Region Teams
First Team
Saunders, Josh (GK), California
Cochrane, Ryan (D), Santa Clara
Dunivant, Todd (D), Stanford
San Fillipo, Frank (D), San Jose State
Maliza, Johannes (MF), Stanford
Munoz, Mike (MF), California
Murriagui, Andres (MF), Loyola Marymount
Coiner, Ryan (F), San Diego
Friend, Rob (F), UC-Santa Barbara
Levesque, Roger (F), Stanford
Pierce, Tim (F), UCLA
Torres, Arturo (F), Loyola Marymount

Second Team
Wells, Zach (GK), UCLA
Phillips, Brian (D), CS-Northridge
Roberts, Troy (D), California
Thompson, Scott (D), UCLA
Arzate, Guillermo (MF), UC-Santa Barbara
Klaas, CJ (MF), Washington
Orellana, Hector (MF), CS-Fullerton
Frederick, Kelly (F), UNLV
Hansen, Josh (F), San Francisco
Jaqua, Nate (F), Portland
Walker, Jamil (F), Santa Clara

Third Team
Spiteri, Curtis (GK), Portland
Graham, Taylor (D), Stanford
Kovar, Matt (D), Loyola Marymount
Miranda, Edwin (D), CS-Northridge
Futagaki, Ryan (MF), UCLA
Gregorio, Adolfo (MF), UCLA
Zaher, Joe (MF), Oregon State
Gordon, Alan (F), Oregon State
McAthy, Drew (F), UC-Santa Barbara
Servin, Jesse (F), CS-Northridge
Thompson, Jason (F), UC-Irvine