Three Men's Soccer Players Honored
December 7, 1998
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California juniors John Macdonald and Derrick Dyslin were selected to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference second team. Bears senior John Beck earned honorable mention recognition. The Bears finished the 1998 season with a 8-10-1 overall record and 4-4-1 conference mark. The one tie was to Stanford of the MPSF, which will compete in the NCAA men's soccer final four next weekend in Richmond, Va.
Macdonald, a 5-6 forward from Granada Hills, Calif., started 19 of 20 games for Cal this season and led the team in scoring with 17 points on six goals and five assists. He also tallied one game winning goal and two game-winning assists. Macdonald was selected to the Cal-adidas Classic all-tournament team. In 1997, he was named honorable mention All-MPSF.
Dyslin, a 6-0 defender from La Canada, Calif., played in 17 games and made 16 starts at marking back for the Bears in 1998. Dyslin was often called upon to mark an opponent's top attacker. In addition, he posted one goal and one assist during the 1998 season. Dyslin was selected to the UAB/Nike Classic all-tournament team. Dyslin was a 1997 honorable mention All-MPSF honoree.
Beck, a 5-8 midfielder from Fredericksburg, Va., saw action in 15 games, starting six for the Bears in 1998. Beck, one of the Bears key playmakers, tallied one assist this season. A transfer from Brown University, Beck wrapped up his two-year Cal career with one goal and two assists in 20 games (11 starts). Beck only played in five games in 1997 due to a broken leg.