Dec. 21, 2006
Santa Clara, Calif. - Three Santa Clara University soccer players were recognized for their outstanding 2006 seasons this week. Senior Keith DeVey was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American, while freshmen Stephen McCarthy and Kiki Bosio earned spots on Soccer America's All-Freshmen teams.
DeVey earned a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-American Third Team to cap his final season at SCU. He previously was named to the Scholar All-Far West Region First Team while being named to the NSCAA All-Far West Third Team. He was also named first-team All-WCC for his strong 2006 campaign. 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 also earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors in 2004 and 2005.
Bosio, a forward, had an excellent first season on the Mission Campus to earn Soccer America All-Freshmen First Team honors. The Mission Viejo, Calif. native scored three goals and notched a team-high eight assists on the season, while starting 19 out of 21 games. She was named first-team All-WCC, while also earning a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team. Bosio also came up big in the biggest games as she scored against both UCLA and Portland, who were ranked in the top-five in the nation at the time. She was named WCC Player of the Week once during the season and twice earned a spot on Soccer America's Team of the Week. Bosio's play helped the Broncos earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
McCarthy proved to be a valuable addition to the Bronco midfield in 2006 on his way to being named to Soccer America's All-Freshmen First Team. A native of Colleyville, Texas, he started 22 out of 23 games in central midfield for SCU and recorded one assist, helping the team earn a No. 10 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament. McCarthy slid into the defensive midfield role midway through the season and the Broncos went on a nine-game unbeaten streak to run away with the West Coast Conference title for the second time in four years. McCarthy was named the WCC Co-Freshman of the Year for his efforts. He also started all three NCAA Tournament games for the Broncos.