Dec. 12, 2005
BERKELEY - California's senior Tyson Wahl was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-American first team, while senior Calen Carr was named to the All-American second team. This marks the first time in 27 years that Cal has had an All-American, and the first time in program history that two players have received honors in the same year.
"This is a tremendous honor for both Calen and Tyson," said head coach Kevin Grimes. "To be recognized as one of the best collegiate soccer players in the nation is just incredible; I am so happy and proud of them both. They have taken Cal soccer to the national stage as a team and as individuals. Their teammates have been a major part of their success as well, and I'm sure Calen and Tyson would concur."
Defender Tyson Wahl, who started every game for Cal in his career, was recently named to the NSCAA Far West first team, as well as the All-Pac-10 first team, along with earning Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honors. In November, the Newport Beach native, was chosen to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VIII men's soccer team for his outstanding academic achievement and athletic skill. Wahl finished the 2005 season second on the team in goals (5), two of which were game-winners.
Forward Calen Carr, the 2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year, was also recently named to the NSCAA Far West first team. Carr earned Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honors for the second consecutive year as well as All-Pac-10 first-team recognition. Carr finished the season leading the Pac-10 in seven categories: shots (91), shots per game (4.33), points (30), points per game (1.43), goals (13), goals per game (0.62), and game-winning goals (6). The Berkeley native helped the team to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time in program history after scoring two critical goals against Wake Forest in the Sweet 16.
Carr and Wahl have been invited to the Major League Soccer combine, which is being held January 12-15, 2006, in Carson, Calif. The Bears finished the season with a 14-4-3 overall record and an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearance.
All honorees will be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Sat., Jan. 21, which is held as part of the 2006 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
NCAA Division I Teams
First Team Pos., Name, Cl., School, Hometown
G, Chris Dunsheath, Sr., Bradley, Rockford, Ill. D, Greg Dalby, Jr., Notre Dame, Poway, Calif. D, Tyson Wahl, Sr., California, Newport Beach, Calif. D, Marvell Wynne, Soph., UCLA, Poway, Calif. M, Mehdi Ballouchy, Jr., Santa Clara, Morocco M, Scott Jones, Jr., UNC Greensboro, Dallas, Texas M, Yohann Mauger, Sr., Akron, France M, *Brian Plotkin, Sr., Indiana, Lisle, Ill. F, *Jason Garey, Sr., Maryland, Gonzales, La. F, *Ross McKenzie, Sr., Akron, New Zealand F, Jeff Rowland, Sr., New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. F, Willie Sims, Jr., Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif. *Hermann Trophy finalist.
Second Team G, Phil Marfuggi, Jr., Clemson, Manalapan, N.J. D, Patrick Ianni, Jr., UCLA, Lodi, Calif. D, Julius James, Soph., Connecticut, Trinidad & Tobago D, John Latting, Sr., Davidson, Birmingham, Ala. M, Blake Camp, Sr., Duke, Danielsville, Ga. M, Dax McCarty, Soph., North Carolina, Winter Park, Fla. M, Ryan McMahen, Sr., Michigan State, Munster, Ind. M, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Jr., Akron, Mentor, Ohio F, Ryan Anderson, Soph., Missouri State, St. Charles, Mo. F, Calen Carr, Sr., California, Berkeley, Calif. F, Duke Hashimoto, Sr., SMU, Kapolei, Haw. F, Aaron King, Sr., N.C. State, Denver, Colo. F, Randi Patterson, Jr., UNC Greensboro, Hackensack, N.J.
Third Team G, Tally Hall, Jr., San Diego State, Gig Harbor, Wash. D, Andrew Boyens, Jr., New Mexico, New Zealand D, Andy Iro, Soph., UC Santa Barbara, England D, Nathan Sturgis, Soph., Clemson, St. Augustine, Fla. D, Matt Wieland, Sr., Creighton, Omaha, Neb. D, Jed Zayner, Jr., Indiana, Orland Park, Ill. M, Mike Chabala, Sr., Washington, Fresno, Calif. M, Matt Groenwald, Sr., St. John's, Mt. Prospect, Ill. M, Lance Watson, Sr., New Mexico, Nederland, Texas F, Brian Cvilikas, Sr., Old Dominion, Highlands Ranch, Colo. F, Willy Guadarama, Soph., Campbell, Cedar Park, Texas F, Sacha Kljestan, Jr., Seton Hall, Huntington Beach, Calif. F, Jacob Peterson, Jr., Indiana, Portage, Mich.