Pac-12 announces Men's Soccer All-Conference honors

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference announced today the men’s soccer All-Pac-12 honors for the 2017 season, as selected by a polling of the Conference coaches. For the second-straight year, STANFORD’s Foster Langsdorf was voted Pac-12 Player of the Year and his teammate Tomas Hilliard-Arce was tabbed Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. WASHINGTON’s Blake Bodily was voted Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and Cardinal head coach Jeremy Gunn was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year. The All-Pac-12 teams were also announced.

Pac-12 Player of the Year – Foster Langsdorf, F, Sr., Stanford
Stanford’s Foster Langsdorf (Vancouver, Wash.) is the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second-straight year. This marks the fourth time a Cardinal has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year and the third-straight nod with Foster winning for two-straight years and 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris honored in 2015. The senior finished the regular season as the Conference leader with 12 goals, five of them game winners, 30 points, and 55 shots. Langsdorf led the Cardinal to a fourth-consecutive Pac-12 title, going 9-0-1 in Conference action this season. Langsdorf also helped Stanford earn a No. 9 seed and first-round bye in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.

Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year – Tomas Hilliard-Arce, D, Sr., Stanford
Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Matthews, N.C.) was named the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year for the second-consecutive year and is the second-consecutive Stanford player to win the award since it was instituted in 2014. The senior started all 18 games and anchored a Cardinal defense that maintained the Conference’s best goals-against average (0.49).

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – Blake Bodily, M, Fr., Washington
In his first season as a Husky, Blake Bodily (Eagle, Idaho) posted the Conference’s second-best mark in assists (0.37) and helped Washington earn an NCAA Tournament berth, marking the team’s 24th appearance in the tournament and second-consecutive. Bodily recorded seven assists on a Huskies’ squad that finished the regular season 5-4-1 in league play.

Pac-12 Coach of the Year – Jeremy Gunn, Stanford
Sixth-year head coach Jeremy Gunn led the Cardinal to its fourth-consecutive Pac-12 title while earning a No. 9 seed and a first-round bye in its fifth-straight and 16th overall NCAA Tournament appearance. Gunn receives his fourth-straight Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor. The Cardinal finished the regular season 15-2-1 overall and 9-0-1 in Conference action, setting a school record for Pac-12 wins. Stanford led the Conference in the regular season in points (137), shots (311), goals (41), assists (55), goals against average (0.49), and shutouts (11).

2017 MEN’S SOCCER ALL-PAC-12
FIRST TEAM

Name School Pos. Yr.
Corey Baird Stanford F/MF SR
Tanner Beason Stanford D RSO
Blake Bodily Washington MF FR
Handwalla Bwana Washington MF SO
Drake Callender California GK SO
Jose Carerra-Garcia California MF/F RSR
Tomas Hilliard-Arce Stanford D SR
Erik Holt UCLA D JR
Brian Iloski UCLA MF RSR
Foster Langsdorf Stanford F SR
Drew Skundrich Stanford MF SR

SECOND TEAM

Name School Pos. Yr.
Anderson Asiedu UCLA MF JR
Kyle Coffee Washington F RJR
Garret Jackson Washington D SR
Jordan Jones Oregon State F SR
Shinya Kadono California MF JR
Saif Kerawala Washington GK RSO
Jalen Markey Oregon State D RSR
Jeroen Meefout San Diego St. F SR
Quentin Pearson Washington D JR
Don Tchilao Oregon State F JR
Sam Werner Stanford MF RJR

HONORABLE MENTION

Name School Pos. Yr.
Nico Corti Stanford GK RSR
Eric Diaz Oregon State D SO
Hassani Dotson Oregon State MF JR
Samuel Ebstein California F/MF JR
Justin Fiddes Washington D SR
Eric Iloski UCLA MF FR
Joshua Morton California D/MF SR
Matthew Powell UCLA D RSO
Ugo Rebecchini California D/MF SR
Paul Salcedo California F SR
Winston Sorhaitz San Diego St. F RSR

Pac-12 Player of the Year – Foster Langsdorf, F, Sr., Stanford
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year – Tomas Hilliard-Arce, D, Sr., Stanford
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – Blake Bodily, M, Fr., Washington
Pac-12 Coach of the Year – Jeremy Gunn, Stanford

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