Defender Brian Ford was the iron man for the UC Davis men’s soccer team this fall, so it’s only fitting that he was named this week to a group of super heroes.
The Aggie sophomore isn’t joining the Avengers just yet, but Ford was selected to the All-Far West Region third team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Ford — who is UCD’s first regional selection since 2008 — started all 21 games in 2012, playing all but six minutes of the Aggie season.
The Greiner Athlete of the Week was part of a local defense that allowed just 19 goals to lead UCD to a Big West North Division title and an appearance in the conference tournament championship game.
Ford also provided a spark on the offensive end, assisting the tying goal in the 85th minute against San Francisco before scoring his first career goal on Oct. 20 at Sacramento State, tying the game in the 60th minute.