Posted On November 16, 2012 by PUSC
Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA – Pac-12 Player of the Year
The Granite Bay native and former Placer United Player is the fifth UCLA player to earn Conference Player of the Year honors. Hollingshead joins fellow Bruins Matt Taylor (2003), Patrick Ianni (2004), Michael Stephens (2008) and last year’s winner Kelyn Rowe (2011) to win this award. Hollingshead was a second-team all-conference honoree in 2011 and earned honorable mention honors in 2010. The senior midfielder tallied 20 points this season with six goals and five assists. Hollingshead is second on the team in both goals and assists. He leads the Bruins to their 40th all-time NCAA tournament appearance earning the No. 6 seed and a first-round bye.
Seth Casiple, Cal Berkeley – Named to All Pac-12 2nd Team of the Year
Seth Casiple, Rocklin High School and Placer United alum, had another outstanding year for Cal and was named to the 2012 Pac-12 second team of the year. Seth adds this award to his Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award for 2011 and All Pac-12 2011 Honorable Mention as well as the Soccer America All-Freshman 2011 Team and College Soccer News All-Freshman Second 2011 Team.
Casey Bernard, CSUS – Named to Big West Conference Team of the Year
Casey Bernard was the rock of the Sacramento State defense. The former Placer United senior from Roseville started all 13 games he appeared in and played 1,183 minutes in the season.