A total of 31 schools are represented on the 2006 NSCAA/adidas Men's NCAA Division I All-America Team, one of the most diverse groups in the award's history.
New names were the order of the day with the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's NSCAA/adidas All-America team, with only seven players among the 37 selected making a repeat appearance on the squad.
Scott Jones (Dallas, Texas), a midfielder from UNC-Greensboro, claimed his third award to lead the group. First-team repeaters included New Mexico's Andrew Boyens (Dunedin, New Zealand), Notre Dame's Greg Dalby (Poway, Calif.), Connecticut's Julius James (Maloney Gardens, Trinidad). Rounding out the list were second-team selections Tally Hall (Gig Harbor, Wash.) of San Diego State, Andy Iro (Liverpool, England) of UC Santa Barbara and Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Mentor, Ohio) of Akron.
The team also reflected the parity of Division I men's competition, with 31 schools represented among the 37 players. Only six schools had two players recognized: Lehigh, Maryland, Notre Dame, SMU, UC Santa Barbara and West Virginia.
The honorees will be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the 2007 NSCAA Convention.
Founded in 1941, the NSCAA has grown into the nation's largest coaching organization regardless of sport. Its 17,000 members coach at all levels of the game and are dedicated to coaching education as well as recognizing achievement in soccer. The NSCAA's annual convention is "The World's Largest Gathering of Soccer Coaches."
|2006 NSCAA / adidas Men's D-I All-America Team|
|GK||Nick Noble||Sr.||West Virginia|
|D||Andrew Boyens*||Sr.||New Mexico|
|M||Greg Dalby*||Sr.||Notre Dame|
|F||Charlie Davies||Jr.||Boston College|
|F||Edson Elcock||Sr.||Old Dominion|
|F||Joseph Lapira||Jr.||Notre Dame|
|GK||Tally Hall*||Sr.||San Diego State|
|D||Andy Iro*||Jr.||UC Santa Barbara|
|D||Julian Valentin||Jr.||Wake Forest|
|M||Eric Avila||So.||UC Santa Barbara|
|F||Jarrod Smith||Sr.||West Virginia|
|M||John DiRaimondo||Sr.||Saint Louis|
|F||Brad Evans||Sr.||UC Irvine|
|F||Joshua Okoampa||Sr.||Wisconsin-Green Bay|