UAA Announces 30th Anniversary Men’s Soccer Team

UAA Announces 30th Anniversary Men’s Soccer Team

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – The University Athletic Association (UAA) announced its 30th Anniversary Men's Soccer Team on Wednesday, October 18. Sixty student-athletes earned the honor with 11 representing Carnegie Mellon University.

The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player or accumulated five or more points in his career, with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors.

Among those honored is the only three-time Most Valuable Player, Adam Hibshman (1999-2002), and two-time MVP Ricky Griffin (2006-2009).

Hibshman led the Tartans to the program's first three UAA Championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and was named MVP each season. He finished his career with 88 points, 36 goals, and 16 assists.

Griffin led the Tartans to the UAA Championship in 2009 and three NCAA victories, with the team advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2009. Griffin ranks second all-time in goals scored with 51, game-winning goals with 16, goals in a season with 19, and game-winning goals in a season with eight. He tops the all-time points list for a season with 47.

The Tartans have won seven UAA titles including five straight from 2000 through 2004.

Others making the list for the Tartans were:

Michael Brazinski (1992-1994) – three-time first-team selection and 1993 MVP
Jonathan Browne (2003-2006) – three-time first-team selection and 2003 Rookie of the Year
Jason Buelow (1994-1997) – two-time first-team selection, one-time second-team selection
Alan Hom (1988-1992) – two-time first-team selection, two-time second-team selection, and 1991 MVP
Mark Painter (2000-2003) – three-time first-team selection
Eddie Park (1986-1989) – three-time first-team selection
David Shapiro (1990-1993) – two-time first-team selection, one-time second-team selection
James Steidel (2001-2004) – three-time first-team selection and 2001 Rookie of the Year
Harry Ulrich (1995-1998) – two-time first-team selection, two-time second-team selection