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Golden Bears: Stefan Frei Carries Sounders To MLS Cup

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Chad Hansen Earns Another First-Team All-Pac-12 Honor

BERKELEY – Cal junior wide receiver Chad Hansen was chosen first-team Postseason All-Pac-12 by Phil Steele on Monday following first-team all-conference selections from the Associated Press and last week. Junior placekicker Matt Anderson, junior defensive lineman James Looney and senior offensive lineman Steven Moore were each third-team selections.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Women’s Basketball

Bears Continue Unbeaten Streak

BERKELEY – Four different players scored in double-figures for the Bears as Cal shot a season-high 60 percent from the floor on Sunday, beating Lehigh 96-63, at Haas Pavilion. With the win, the Bears improve to 9-0 on the season, extending the best start in program history. Cal's nine-game win streak is the team's longest since the Bears won a record 16 consecutive games in the 2012-13 season.

Men’s Soccer

Two Trophies, One Bear

BERKELEY – A cold evening in Toronto proved auspicious for former Golden Bear goalkeeper Stefan Frei whose shutout performance and stability during a penalty kick shootout led his Seattle Sounders FC team to its first MLS Cup championship since 2009 on Saturday.

Frei, a 2008 Cal graduate, was also named MLS Cup MVP after he recorded his third shutout of the post season with seven saves, including one save during a final 15-minute PK bout to upend the Toronto FC 5-4. He is just the third keeper to win the honor in the league's 21-year history.

Frei's most memorable save came in the 108' when he leaped and completed a one-handed deflection of TFC's Jozy Altidore's looping header from six yards out of harm's way.

"Stefan had an unbelievable performance in the MLS Cup final," said 17-year Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. "He did what only the great players can do and that's perform at your best when the stakes are at the highest. We are so proud of Stefan winning the MLS Cup and MVP award. This is a special day for all Cal soccer alumni, our fans, current players and coaching staff."