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UCLA's Jose Hernandez Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

In addition to honoring Hernandez for his outstanding freshman season, the Pac-12 names nine Bruins to All-Pac-12 teams.


UCLA Men's Soccer

The Pac-12 announced its men's soccer All-Conference honors today with UCLA's Jose Hernandez winning the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award.

Hernandez wasn't the only Bruin to earn recognition in the conference, though. Three other Bruins joined Hernandez on the All-Pac-12 First Team, and another five Bruins earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

Here's a complete list of the 2015 Men's Soccer All-Pac-12 Teams:

First Team Second Team* Honorable Mention
Seyi Adekoya, F, UCLA Corey Baird, M, STAN Adam Allmaras, GK, SDSU
Abu Danladi, F, UCLA Jose Carrera-Garcia, M, CAL Michael Amick, D, UCLA
Ryan Herman, GK, WASH Kyle Coffee, F, WASH Mikhail Doholis, M, OSU
Jose Hernandez, M, UCLA Andrew Epstein, GK, STAN Chase Gasper, D, UCLA
Nick Lima, D, CAL Thomas Hilliard-Arce, D, STAN Trevor Haberkorn, D/M, CAL
Jordan Morris, F, STAN Jordan Jones, F, OSU Josh Heard, M, WASH
Timmy Mueller, F, OSU Foster Langsdorf, F, STAN Travis Nicklaw, M, SDSU
Christian Thierjung, M, CAL Rene Reyes, F, SDSU Quentin Pearson, D, WASH
Ty Thompson, M, STAN Paul Salcedo, F, CAL Nathan Smith, D, UCLA
Brandon Vincent, D, STAN Justin Schmidt, D, WASH Javan Torre, D, UCLA
Jackson Yueill, M, UCLA Eric Verso, M, STAN Jordan Vale, M, UCLA
Henry Wingo, M, WASH

Stanford's Jordan Morris was named Pac-12 Player of the Year. Morris' teammate Brandon Vincent was selected as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and his coach Jeremy Gunn earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors.

UCLA and Stanford are the only conference teams to earn NCAA Tournament berths this season.

UCLA Women's Soccer

The Pac-12 also announced its women's soccer All-Academic conference teams today. Unfortunately, no Bruins were selected for the first or second All-Academic team, but seven Bruins earned All-Academic Honorable Mention. To be eligible for Pac-12 All-Academic recognition, "a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and appear in at least 50% of their team's games."

UCLA's All-Academic honorees are

  • Junior Annie Alvarado
  • Junior Darian Jenkins
  • Junior Lauren Kaskie
  • Junior Gabbi Miranda
  • Redshirt sophomore Zoey Goralski
  • Redshirt sophomore Claire Winter
  • Sophomore Gabrielle Matulich
Congratulations to these standout student-athletes.