Dec. 16, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University men's soccer player Medhi Ballouchy earned his second All-America honor of 2004 on Thursday when he was named to College Soccer News' All-America Second Team. Earlier this week, Ballouchy was selected to the NSCAA/adidas All-America Third Team.
In only his first year with the program, Ballouchy became one of the Bronco's main offensive weapons in 2004. Starting all but one match this season, he led Santa Clara to a 15-6-0 record and a berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Casablanca, Morocco native paced the Broncos with 15 points on the season. He also was tops on the team and second in the conference with nine assists.
A member of the All-West Coast Conference First Team, Ballouchy earned a number of awards throughout the season, including WCC Player of the Month honors for September. The sophomore midfielder was also named MVP of the diadora and GMU/Comfort Inn Classics, while also earning a spot on the Santa Clara/adidas Classic All-Classic team. He was also honored with a spot on the College Soccer News and Soccer America Teams of the Week on September 6.
Along with his All-America recognition, Ballouchy was named to the NCSAA/adidas All-Far West Region team this season after earning All-Midwest region honors while at Creighton in 2002.
Ballouchy was the only WCC player to be named to the first or second teams, while San Francisco's Aaron Chandler earned third team recognition.