Men's Soccer Players Earned Postseason Awards
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

January 28, 1999

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California senior midfielder Brandon Moggio and junior forward John Macdonald were named All-Far West Region second team. The Bears finished the 1998 season with an 8-10-1 overall record and 4-4-1 conference mark. The one tie was to Stanford of the Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation, which lost to Indiana in the national championship game.

Moggio, a 6-1 senior from Northville, MI, finished the season fourth on the team in goals (3), fifth on the team in points (7) and sixth overall in shots (16); all of which was accomplished in only 10 out of 20 games. Moggio went down with a season-ending knee injury - torn left meniscus - after starting the first 10 games of the season. The senior finished an impressive four-year career with the Bears, starting 64 games and being named All-MPSF Mountain Division first team as a sophomore and honorable mention All-MPSF as a junior.

Macdonald, a 5-6 forward from Granada Hills, Calif., started 19 of 20 games for Cal this season and led the Bears in shots (37), goals (6), assists (5) and points (17). He also tallied one game winning goal and two game-winning assists. In 1998, Macdonald was named to the MPSF All-Conference second team. Macdonald was selected to the Cal-adidas Classic all-tournament team. During the last three seasons, Macdonald has proven to be a scoring threat and has consistently played well throughout his career at Cal. As a sophomore, he finished with six goals and 17 points and was named honorable mention All-MPSF.