Dec. 7, 2006
Santa Clara, Calif. - Santa Clara University soccer players Keith DeVey and Matt Hatzke earned spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Scholar All-Region teams today. DeVey earned a spot on the Scholar All-Far West First Team, while Hatzke earned honorable mention recognition. The award combines both academic and athletic excellence.
"It is nice to be recognized by the NSCAA," said DeVey. "I am proud to receive an honor that includes both athletics and academics although I would trade in any individual awards for a chance to get back to the Final Four."
Last week DeVey earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Far West Third Team and he was previously named first-team All-WCC. As a senior in 2006, DeVey tied for the team lead in points with 14 on six goals and two assists to conclude an outstanding career on the Mission Campus. With his six goals, DeVey finished his career with 20, placing him into a tie for eighth all-time in school history. He started all 23 games for SCU this season, playing both forward and midfield to help SCU to the West Coast Conference championship and their best NCAA Tournament finish since 2003. He maintained a 3.71 GPA at SCU. Academically, DeVey earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors in 2004 and 2005.
Hatzke had an outstanding junior season on defense for SCU after overcoming an early season injury. The San Jose native started 17 games and scored one goal and recorded two assists while helping the team notch nine shutouts. He was named honorable mention All-WCC, while maintaining a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. Hatzke was also recognized as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII honoree this year.
Both players had major roles in the Broncos run to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, the team's best finish since a College Cup appearance in 2003.