|Sanchez Earns All-Region Honors|
San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State University's Steven Sanchez is a 2012 Continental Tires/ National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Men's NCAA Division I All-Far West Regional Team honoree, earning a third-team selection.
A native of San Jose, Calif., and graduate of Piedmont Hills High School, this is the second year in a row that Sanchez has been chosen an All-Far West Regional team member.
The senior striker started all 18 games for the Spartans in 2012. He led the San Jose State (8-9-1, 5-4-1 MPSF) with 54 shots, 21 on frame, nine goals and three game-winners. He also had three assists for a team leading 21 points. In the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), he tied for second in game winning goals, third in total goals and points, and fourth in shots.
Sanchez, a 2012 team tri-captain, was in the top-100 in goals (44th), goals per
game (51st), total points (68th) and points per game (70th). His 27th
minute game-winning strike against Houston Baptist clinched an MPSF tournament
bid for the Spartans and among his 17 career tallies, 10 were game
All-MPSF first-team honors this year and was named the team Co-MVP.