Four Aztecs Land on All-Pac-12 Men's Soccer Team
Nov. 13, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four San Diego State men's soccer players earned all-Pac-12 Conference honors, the league announced this afternoon. Blake Wise landed on the first team, Jose Altamirano and Kevin Bick were second-team choices, and Jordan Ongaro garnered honorable mention recognition.
Wise, a first-time all-conference performer, scored a team-high-tying three goals in Pac-12 action. Of his three goals, one was a game-winner in the Aztecs' 2-1 victory over California and another tied the score at 3-3 in what turned out to be a 4-3 defeat to No. 5/4/5 UCLA. For the season, Wise had four goals and five assists. His 13 points were tied for the second-highest total on the squad.
With Wise on the first team, San Diego State has had at least one Pac-12 first-team student-athlete in four straight seasons, which is the longest streak in program history regardless of conference affiliation.
Altamirano became a four-time all-league selection with his second-team appointment. The senior played in eight conference games and put half of his 12 shots on goal. The midfielder played a key role in the Aztecs outshooting their Pac-12 opponent on seven different occasions. The San Diego native completed his final season The Mesa with one goal and four helpers.
Bick is a first-time all-Pac-12 choice after completing his first year at San Diego State. The junior co-captain matched Wise's three goals during conference action and got hot late in the year. Bick scored all three of his goals in the final four games of the league slate, including the win over the Golden Bears. The midfielder finished with five goals and one assist for the year.
Ongaro, like Wise and Bick, picked up his first all-Pac-12 postseason accolade. The junior scored one goal and put half of his 20 shots on goal during conference action. His 20 attempts were tied with Bick for the second-most on the squad and his 10 shots on goal were also tied with Bick for the most on the roster. Over the course of the entire year, Ongaro logged a team-best seven goals, while adding an assist for an SDSU-high 15 points.