Aug. 20, 2012
Altamirano (San Diego, Calif./Southwest HS), a senior, was chosen as a first-team pick, while Hylen (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), a junior, was named to the second team.
A midfielder, Alamirano started in all 19 contests last season, was tied for third on the squad with nine points on three goals and three assists, and logged the third-most minutes on the team (1,458). Altamirano was also one of three Aztecs to start all 19 matches in 2011.
Hylen, meanwhile, is a 2012 preseason honoree after earning honorable mention all-Pac-12 accolades in 2011. Last year, the goalkeeper started 17 games, recorded 71 saves and posted four shutouts.
The Aztecs are in the midst of their preseason training in preparation for their season opener on Friday, Aug. 31, when it faces Notre Dame in the first game of The adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind. Game time is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Aztecs will then face No. 12 Indiana on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. ET before returning home.
Following the season-opening road trip, San Diego State will play host to the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Soccer Tournament. The Aztecs will welcome Houston Baptist to America's Finest City on Friday, Sept. 7, in the first-ever men's game played under the lights at Montezuma Road. First tap for "Light the Night" is slated for 7 p.m. PT. The tournament wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 9, when SDSU and Ohio State take the pitch at 1 p.m. PT, before HBU and San Diego clash at 5 p.m. PT. During the home-opening weekend, the program will also honor the 1987 team that advanced to the NCAA title game.