Brian Best

Number2
ClassFreshman
PositionDefender
Height6-2
Weight176
HometownGreeley, Colo.
Prev. SchoolGreeley West HS

Statistics

|------------SHOTS------------|
Season   GP-GS   G   A Pts  Sh Shot% SOG  SOG% GW  PK-ATT
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2005     17-17   0   2   2   5  .000   2  .400  0   0-0
2004     17-16   0   0   0  17  .000   8  .471  0   0-0
2003     18-18   1   0   2  14  .071  10  .714  0   0-0
2002     16-16   0   3   3   5  .000   1  .200  0   0-0

Goalkeeping Statistics
              |---GOAL AVERAGE---| |--SAVES--| |----RECORD----|
Season  GP-GS  Minutes   GA    Avg Saves   Pct   W   L   T  Sho
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Notes:

2005: Started in all 17 games ... Had two assists, in a 1-5 loss at Fort Lewis on Sep 16, and another in a 1-3 loss at Colorado College.

2004: Started all but one match as a junior for UCCS ... Saw most his action on defense, being part of a unit that allowed one or fewer goals in seven of teams' 17 contests ... Also took 17 shots, eight of which were on goal.

2003: Started all 18 matches for the Mountain Lions ... Named to the 2003 All-RMAC Tournament team ... Scored his lone goal of the year in the Mountain Lions 3-2 double-overtime loss to nationally ranked Fort Lewis on Sept 21 ... Finished the season with 10 shots on goal.

2002: Played in all 16 matches as a freshman ... Had a pair of assists against Fort Lewis on Sept 8 ... Had his third assist of the season Sept 15 vs. Regis

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Was named to the Academic All-State team three times while at Greeley West High School ... Led Greeley West in scoring three years ... Also received first-team All-Conference and second-team All-State honors.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies ... Enjoys rock climbing and snowboarding ... Has one brother, Brandon ... Parents are Neil and Joyce Best ... Born on July 26, 1983.

Stories featuring Brian Best

September 3, 2006Mountain Lions take risk against Mines- get burned.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions dominated the first 11 minutes of Sunday's match against 12th-ranked Colorado Mines. But after giving up two goals, the Mountain Lions were forced to push more players up, and it cost them.
October 30, 2005Penalties costly in season finaleThe two most severe in-game penalties, not just in soccer but in all of sports, are the penalty kick and the red card. The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers got the full benefit of both in a 4-1 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday at Sand Creek Stadium.
October 28, 2005Soccer falls at RegisLucas Grein scored a goal in the 85th minute to send the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team to its fifth straight loss, a 2-1 setback against the Regis Rangers Sunday in Denver.
October 8, 2005Richardson gets No. 450 at UCCS' expenseLegendary Colorado College coach Horst Richardson won his 450th career match as the Tigers defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 3-1 Saturday at CC’s Stewart Field.
September 25, 2005Mountain Lions tie RegisSunday’s soccer match at Sand Creek Stadium between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Regis Rangers was a matchup between the philosophies of patience and pressure. But as a gauge to measure the merits of each, the 1-1 tie proved inconclusive.
September 16, 2005Fort lewis gives soccer first RMAC lossThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s two unbeatens faced off in Durango Friday to determine early season bragging rights. After Fort Lewis thumped the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 5-1, the Skyhawks have plenty to boast about.
September 14, 2005Soccer stays unbeaten in RMACJeff Moore scored two goals and Marcus Reynolds had a goal and an assist as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team defeated the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 4-2 Wednesday evening at Sand Creek Stadium.
September 11, 2005Soccer stuns No. 20 MinesChris Hovasse posted his second consecutive shutout as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team stunned the No. 20 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers 1-0 Sunday at Golden, Colo.
September 3, 2005Soccer notches first win of the seasonSALT LAKE CITY - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s soccer team captured its first win of the season Saturday, a 3-2 victory over the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at the West Jordan soccer complex.
September 2, 2005Soccer team drops openerSALT LAKE CITY – The UCCS men’s soccer team dropped a close contest to the Westminster College Griffins 2-1 Friday at the West Jordan soccer complex.
August 31, 2005Soccer Season PreviewUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer coach Flavio Mazzetti doesn’t like to make predictions. When the Mountain Lions had been picked to finish sixth in the seven-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the preseason coaches’ poll, though, even the reserved Mazzetti couldn’t help himself.
October 15, 2004Fort Lewis hands UCCS sixth shut outFort Lewis’ Bryan Eisenbraun scored 20 minutes into Friday’s match as the Skyhawks defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 3-0 at Durango.
October 9, 2004Velasco's late goal snaps losing streakFortune finally smiled on the Mountain Lions.
September 15, 2004Defense struggles in PuebloPUEBLO, Colo. – After looking watertight the past two matches, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defense finally sprang a leak.
September 10, 2004Soccer team wins RMAC openerJuan Nolasco scored his first goal of the season in the 23rd minute and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defense made it stand as the Mountain Lions defeated the Colorado Christian Cougars 1-0 Friday night at Sand Creek Stadium.
September 2, 20042004 season previewIn his first season as the coach of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team, Flavio Mazzetti helped the Mountain Lions return to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs and was named RMAC 2003 co-coach of the year. Now, entering his second season, Mazzetti has different expectations.
November 11, 2003Mazzetti named co-coach of the yearUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer coach Flavio Mazzetti finished his rookie season by being named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference co-coach of the year. Mazzetti shared the honor with Fort Lewis’ Jeremy Gunn.
October 28, 2003Backup goalie shuts out MinesDespite playing most of the second half a man down, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions (9-6-0, 7-3-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) held on for a 1-0 victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (7-10-1, 7-3-0) Tuesday at Sand Creek Stadium.
October 19, 2003Soccer team has high playoff aspirationsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team needed a big week to put itself into position to qualify for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs in early November. After Sunday’s 2-1 victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves completed a three-win week – all against RMAC opponents - the Mountain Lions may need to set their goals a little higher.
October 7, 2003Soccer shot down by Air ForceThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team deserved better than it got Tuesday night at the Air Force Academy - a lot better.
September 21, 2003Fort Lewis tops Lions in second overtimeFor a moment, everything but the ball was frozen in time as if all of Durango, Co., had been suspended when the game clock hit 57 seconds.
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