Men's Soccer: Jorge Martinez Named SJSU MVP

Jorge Martinez, a senior midfielder from Menlo Park, Calif., was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2000 San Jose State University men's soccer team. The announcement was made Wednesday during the team's awards dinner.

Martinez led the Spartans with 17 goals, 11 assists and 45 points. He also led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in all three categories. He is tied for 15th in the NCAA Division 1 statistics in points per game, with a 2.05 average (through Dec. 3 games). He previously was a first-team MPSF Mountain Division pick, was selected to the NCAA/adidas Far West Region first team, and was named a first-team All-American.

Ryan Suarez (D, Sr., Roseville, Calif.) was named the Outstanding Defensive Player on the team. He scored five goals and had three assists during the season. Suarez was previously named the Most Valuable Player and was a first-team MPSF all-Mountain Division selection, a Far West Region NCAA/adidas pick, and was named a first-team All-American.

Isaias Bardales (MF, Soph., San Jose, Calif.), was selected as the team's Outstanding Offensive Player. He was second on the team with 11 goals and 25 points. He previously was named to the MPSF Mountain Division first team and was a second team Far West Region team selection.

The newcomer of the year award, given to any first-year player in the program, was awarded to defender Frank Sanfilippo. A redshirt freshman from San Diego, Sanfilippo scored four goals and had six assists during the year. He was a first-team MPSF Mountain Division pick.

All four awards were voted on by the players on the team.

Winners of the Coaches Award were Gonzalo Guerra, Dan Fife and Chris Humphreys.

Guerra (Jr., East Palo Alto, Calif.) started all 22 games during the season and recorded one assist.

Fife had four goals and one assist in 21 games (all starts), and was a second team MPSF Mountain Division pick.

Humphreys (Sr., Rancho Cucagmonga, Calif.), who started all 22 games at goalkeeper, set a single-season record with 14 combined shutouts and tied the school record with 18 shutouts. He was a first team MPSF Mountain Division pick, a first team Far West Region selection and was named a second-team All-American.