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COLLEGE: 2005 Soccer America Men's College Awards
December 19th, 2005 1:36PM
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2005 Men's Player of the Year

Jason Garey, Maryland

The senior from Gonzales, La., led the nation with 22 goals and helped the Terrapins win their first national title in 37 years. During the regular season, he put together a string of seven straight games with at least one goal, helping the Terrapins achieve a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. He finished his career with Maryland record 60 goals.

2005 Men's MVPs

This year marks the 30th year Soccer America has been honoring men's college soccer top players with its MVP awards. Soccer America's editorial staff picks the 11 players who had the biggest impact on their teams' success.

Mehdi Ballouchy, Santa Clara

Stylish Moroccan who began college career at Creighton is college soccerÆs top playmaker. The 22-year-old junior had seven assists for Broncos.

Calen Carr, California

Berkeley native led the Pac-10 in goals (13) and points (30) in his final season, helping the Bears to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in program history.

Jason Garey, Maryland

SA Player of the Year broke out of a postseason slump to score two goals in 15 seconds, an NCAA tournament record, in the semifinals against SMU.

Duke Hashimoto, SMU

Hawaiian senior led the Mustangs with 11 goals. Goals against UCLA, UNC Greensboro and North Carolina helped SMU make semifinals.

Phil Marfuggi, Clemson Former U.S. U-17 keeper had breakout season as junior, setting a Clemson record with four straight shutouts in the NCAA Tournament.

Ross McKenzie, Akron

New Zealander enjoyed a great senior season, leading the Zips with 16 goals and helping them to a No. 1 ranking in the final SA rankings.

Brian Plotkin, Indiana

The senior midfielder from Lisle, Ill., led Big Ten in points (26) and scored the golden goal that handed Akron its only defeat of the season.

Jeff Rowland, New Mexico

The former walk-on led the runner-up Lobos to their best season ever in his senior season, scoring 16 goals, including two golden goals in the NCAA Tournament.

Nathan Sturgis, Clemson

Floridian out of the U.S. U-17 residency program had a banner year, playing in World Youth Championship and anchoring Tiger defense as a sophomore.

Matt Wieland, Creighton

Hometown kid from Omaha is one of college soccerÆs best defensive midfielders. The senior had career highs with six goals and three assists.

Marvell Wynne, UCLA

Probable No. 1 pick in SuperDraft if he signs with MLS after two seasons at UCLA, Wynne was outstanding for Pac-10 champions, the nationÆs top defensive team.

2005 Men's Coach of the Year

Ken Lolla, Akron

The Zips were ranked first in the final Soccer America rankings and finished postseason play with a record of 18-1-4. AkronÆs only loss was a 1-0 overtime defeat to Indiana. It fell to eventual champion Maryland on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals. Lolla was introduced yesterday as Louisville's new men's head coach.

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