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Monday, May 27, 2024

Male Freshman Athlete of the Year

Freshman Matt Wiesenfarth didn’t get chosen to participate in the U.S. Under-20 National Training Camp for nothing.

The Sacramento native was one of the standouts for the young roster of the UC Davis men’s soccer program.

The 2011 Big West Freshman of the Year was named such for his offensive prowess, as his 18 shots on goal, three assists and five goals all led the Aggies.

Gaining a starting job as a freshman was the first indicator that Wiesenfarth would have a large impact on the program, and his clutch dramatic goals were the second.

It seemed that need-based scoring was Wiesenfarth’s specialty, as several of his goals were late-game points that propelled the Aggies to overtime or a victory.

Wiesenfarth was also selected for the College Soccer News All-Freshman second team. If there is one thing UC Davis fans are hoping, it is that these won’t be the last awards the young Wiesenfarth earns in a UC Davis uniform.

— Matthew Yuen


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