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Dec. 13, 2004

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina soccer player Brad Guzan capped an outstanding sophomore season by earning second-team All-America honors, the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America announced Monday. Guzan was one of just four underclassmen honored among the 38 players on three teams.

“We’re very pleased and proud of Brad to receive this recognition,” South Carolina head coach Mark Berson said. “He had an outstanding year he’s certainly deserving of this selection.”

A native of Homer Glen, Ill., where he attended Providence Catholic High School, Guzan served as a team captain for the Gamecocks in 2004. He registered a 1.34 goals-against average and posted five shutouts for a USC team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in school history. Guzan also collected 104 saves during the campaign, the third-most ever in a season by a Gamecock goalkeeper.

Guzan was a first-team All-Region selection and one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, which honors the nation’s top collegiate soccer player, in 2004.

Since his arrival at USC in 2003, Guzan has played every minute in goal. He earned All-South Region honors and was selected a College Soccer News Freshman All-American during his rookie season. He also captured team Most Valuable Player honors in 2003.

Guzan is the first Gamecock player to attain All-America status since 2000, when goalkeeper Henry Ring made the third team as a senior. Guzan also becomes the10th USC player to make the All-America team, a group that includes Doug Allison (1987), Marty Baltzegar (1987), Charles Arndit (1988), Clark Brisson (1989), Tommy Loeber (1990), Chris Faklaris (1993), Rob Smith (1994), Clinth Mathis (1995 & 1997) and Ring (1998 & 2000).

2004 NSCAA/adidas Men’s NCAA Division I All-America Team

Position, Player, Class, School, Hometown

First Team
G, Christopher Sawyer , Sr., Notre Dame, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
D, Ugochukwu Ihemelu, Sr., Southern Methodist, Dallas, Texas
D, Drew Moor, Jr., Indiana, Dallas, Texas
D, Gonzalo Segares, Sr., Virginia Commonwealth, San Jose, Costa Rica
M, Mike Enfield, Sr., UCLA, Ventura, Calif.
M, C.J. Klaas*, Sr., Washington, Cherry Valley, Ill.
M, Sacha Kljestan, So., Seton Hall, Huntington Beach, Calif.
M, Danny O’Rourke, Sr., Indiana, Columbus, Ohio
F, Justin Moose, Jr., Wake Forest, Statesville, N.C.
F, Randi Patterson, So., UNC-Greensboro, Hackensack, N.J.
F, Ryan Pore*, Jr., Tulsa, Mansfield, Ohio
F, Jeff Rowland, Jr., New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Second Team
G, Brad Guzan, So., South Carolina, Homer Glen, Ill.
D, Jeff Larentowicz*, Sr., Brown, West Chester, Pa.
D, Tony Lochhead, Sr., UC-Santa Barbara, Tauranga, New Zealand
D, Matt Oliver, Sr., Virginia, Waldorf, Md.
D, Michael Parkhurst, Jr., Wake Forest, Cranston, R.I.
M, Kevon Harris, Sr., Old Dominion, Kingston, Jamaica
M, Scott Jones, So., UNC-Greensboro, Dallas, Texas
M, Guy Melamed, Sr., Boston College, Nofit, Israel
M, Dayton O’Brien, Jr., Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
F, Sasha Gotsmanov, Sr., Rhode Island, Woodbury, Minn.
F, Chris Rolfe, Sr., Dayton, Kettering, Ohio
F, Edwin Ruiz, Sr., Hartwick, Miami, Fla.
F, Scott Sealy, Sr., Wake Forest, Petit Valley, Trinidad

Third Team
G, Jay Nolly, Sr., Indiana, Littleton, Colo.
D, Kevin Coleman, Sr., La Salle, Media, Pa.
D, Hunter Freeman, Jr., Virginia, Allen, Texas
D, Matt Kovar, Sr., Loyola Marymount, Palos Verdes, Calif.
M, Medhi Ballouchy, Jr., Santa Clara, Casablanca, Morocco
M, Blake Camp, Jr., Duke, Danielsville, Ga.
M, Troy Lesesne, Sr., College of Charleston, Columbia, S.C.
M, Jamal Sheteiwi, Sr., Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio
F, Justin Cook, Sr., Ohio State, Oviedo, Fla.
F, Jason Garey, Jr., Maryland, Gonzales, La.
F, Drew McAthy, Sr., UC-Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach, Calif.
F, Dominic Oduro, Jr., Virginia Commonwealth, Accra, Ghana
F, Abe Thompson, Sr., Maryland, Fairfax Station, Va.