After maintaining a No. 1 ranking for most of the season, men’s soccer fell to eventual national champion UC-Santa Barbara in the second round of the NCAA tournament. SMU earned a 17-2-4 record. Senior defender Jay Needham, a Hermann Trophy finalist, was named to the NSCAA All-American first team and, along with midfielder Chase Wileman, was selected to participate in the 2007 Adidas MLS Player Combine. DC United selected Needham in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. ESPN The Magazine named senior goalkeeper and finance major Matt Wideman its Academic All-American Division I Player of the Year.
August 8, 2007