Former Irvine Valley standout pitcher Ryan Goodbrand had quite a season at UC San Diego.
The junior right-hander helped the Tritons finish with a record of 33-24 overall record and make the NCAA Division II Western Regionals. The team's season ended with a 6-4 loss to Dixie State last month.
Just this past week Ryan Goodbrand earned All-America recognition.
Goodbrand collected All-America Honorable Mention kudos from Daktronics. He was also named ABCA All-West Region First Team, Daktronics All-West Region First Team, NCBWA All-West Region Second Team, All-CCAA First Team and CCAA Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Goodbrand went 11-0 over 15 starts, the most wins without a loss by any UCSD hurler since the school moved to NCAA Division II for the 2001 season.
His 15 starts are the seventh-most in the country, while his 11 victories rank eighth in the nation.
In addition, he ranks 38th in walks allowed per nine innings (1.45).
Goodbrand led the CCAA in wins, starts and innings pitched (99.1) and struck out a team-high 69 batters.
Goodbrand, who just completed his first season with the Tritons, was also named All-West Region First Team by the ABCA and Daktronics, as well as All-CCAA First Team and the league's Co-Newcomer of the Year.
In 2011 as a sophomore at Irvine Valley, he was 5-4 with a 2.62 ERA over a team-high 96 innings. He also led the Lasers in appearances (17), strikeouts (63) and complete games (4), a total that led the Orange Empire Conference. Goodbrand was tabbed all-OEC First Team and was runner up for league pitcher of the year honors.