Perhaps the top two-way player in college soccer; spearheaded the Paladins' bittersweet season.
ALECKO ESKANDARIAN (Virginia) Jr./F
Leaves UVa for MLS after having scored a school-record 25 goals in 2002; finished career with 50 goals in 60 games.
WILLIAM HESMER (Wake Forest) Jr./G
The last line of the nation's second-best defense; posted 11 shutouts and a 0.59 goals-against average.
BRENT JACQUETTE (Penn State) Sr./D
A quintessential leader who helped the Nittany Lions win their first Big Ten title in nine years.
ROGER LEVESQUE (Stanford) Sr./F
Scored at the College Cup for second straight year to take the Cardinal one step further.
DOMENIC MEDIATE (Maryland) So./F
His six goals, two assists in seven playoff games lifted Terps to ACC crown and College Cup berth.
SHAVAR THOMAS (Connecticut) Sr./D
Powerful and poised center back pitched in two goals, two assists for NCAA quarterfinalists.
SCOT THOMPSON (UCLA) Sr./D
The linchpin of a stalwart defense that allowed the Bruins to press forward and win the national title.
MIKE TRANCHILLA (Creighton) Sr./F
Set up MVC championship goal, brought his career goal total to 55 by scoring 14.
DIEGO WALSH (SMU) Sr./M
Adjusted to four key departures to notch 17 goals and 8 assists and guide Mustangs back to NCAAs.
CHRIS WINGERT (St. John's) So./D
The nation's top defense allowed an average of 0.44 goals a game, thanks in part to Wingert.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alecko Eskandarian (Virginia)
MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Ed Kelly (Boston College)
Kelly arrived at the Heights in 1988 but in recent years has built the Eagles into a national power. BC swept the Big East regular-season and conference titles and reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.