Nov. 29, 2006
San Bruno, CA - WCC men's soccer was well represented on the 2006 NSCAA/adidas Far West All-Region Teams, as 10 conference players were named to one of the three squads that were announced on Tuesday. Gonzaga's George Josten and Santa Clara's Peter Lowry highlight the WCC players honored, as both were named to the first team.
Gonzaga's Josten won his second straight WCC goals (12) and points (28) titles this season. He had five match-winning goals, and was named an Academic All-American for the second time last week. He became the first Bulldog since Jeff McAllister in 1997 to lead the WCC in both goals and points during the 2005 season.
Lowry helped lead the Broncos to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, scoring SCU's lone goal in last Friday's loss to Wake Forest. The junior tied for the team lead with six goals and pitched in two assists for a team-high 14 points on the season.
Three conference players were tabbed for second team recognition with Portland's Luis Robles joining LMU's Bobby Burling and San Francisco's Rob Valentino earning spots on the NSCAA/adidas list. Robles earned first team All-WCC honors for the third straight season, while Burling earned All-Region accolades for the second team after leading the Lions in scoring (4g, 5a). Valentino became the second Don in three seasons to earn WCC Player of the Year honors this season, as the junior anchored a stingy USF defense and assisted on six goals.
Five WCC athletes were selected to the Far West All-Region third team. USF's Geremy Uhl was named to the squad, giving the conference two of the three goalkeeper spots on the list (along with Portland's Robles). Santa Clara defender Jamil Roberts and forward Keith DeVey rounded out the Broncos honored, while LMU midfielder Diego Barrera and San Francisco forward Aaron Chandler were also named to the third team.