Suarez named MVP of Men's Soccer team

Ryan Suarez, a junior defender from Roseville, Calif., was named the Most Valuable Player on the 1999 San Jose State University men's soccer team.

Suarez started and played in 19 matches during the season. He finished third on the team in points scored (7) and tield for third in goals scored, with 3. He was a first-team selection on the Western Athletic Conference all-conference teams.

The other award winners included:

-- Offensive Player of the Year -- Aman Kabreab (Sr., San Jose). Kabreab, who played in 20 matches and started 10 times, led the Spartans in goals (8) and points scored (17), and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals, with two. He was a second team all-WAC pick this season and was also the Offensive Player of the Year in 1996.

-- Defensive Player of the Year -- Dan Fife (Jr., Merced, Calif.). Fife played in 19 matches and started 13. He scored one goal and had one assist during the season.

-- Top Newcomer -- Isaias Bardales (Fr., San Jose). Bardales started and played in 19 matches during the season. He was second on the team in points, with 15, and goals scored, with 6, and tied for second in assists with 3. Bardales was named the Co-Freshman of the Year in the WAC this year.

-- Coaches Award -- Jake Kurey (Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Chad Harper (Sr., Fremont, Calif.). Kurey, who transfered to SJSU for his senior season, had four assists during the season. He played in 18 matches and started 14 during the seaosn. Harper, a four-year started for SJSU, played and started in all 20 matches this year. He had two goals and two assists during the season.