- Anton Nistl
Infobox Football biography
playername= Anton Nistl
fullname = Anton Nistl
Los Angeles, California
position = Goalkeeper
youthyears = 1986-1989
youthclubs = UCLA
years = 1987-1990
San Diego Nomads California Kickers
Anton Nistl is a retired U.S.
soccergoalkeeper. He was the 1989 ISAA Goalkeeper of the Yearand spent three seasons in the Western Soccer Allianceand one in the American Professional Soccer League.
UCLAwhere he played on the men’s soccer team from 1986-1989. He was one in a long line of outstanding collegiate goalkeepers at UCLA that began with Tim Harris and David Vanoleand continued with Brad Friedel, Kevin Hartmanand D.J. Countess. Nistl’s individual statistics put him at the top of this list. He holds school’s records for career shutouts (41), victories (56) and single season GAA (.53 in both 1986 and 1989). Despite his outstanding individual efforts, Nistl did not win a championship even though his career was bracketed by title teams (UCLA won in 1985 and 1990). He was honored as a second team All American in 1989 as well as recognition as the ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year.
Nistl spent his off seasons at UCLA playing in the
Western Soccer Alliance. In 1987, he joined the San Diego Nomads. He led the WSA that season with a .81 GAA as the Nomads took the WSA championship based on points. [ [http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1987/1987.htm WSA 1987 Season] ] In 1988, he played for both the California Kickersand Nomads. [ [http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1988/statswsa88.htm WSA 1988 Season] ] That year, he was the Nomad’s goalkeeper in their semifinal loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. [ [http://soundercentral.com/1988_wsa_official_press_releases.htm 1988 WSA Official Press Releases] ] He continued to play for the Nomads in 1989 as the team won the championship yet again. [ [http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1989/statswsa89.htm WSA 1989 Season] ] However, Jeff Dubackwas in goal for both the WSA championship win over the San Francisco Bay Blackhawksand the subsequent loss to the Fort Lauderdale Strikersin the “National” professional championship. [ [http://www.soundercentral.com/more_wsa_press_releases.htm More WSA Press Releases] ] He played his last season of outdoor professional soccer in 1990, again with the Nomads. [ [http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1990/1990wsl.htm WSL 1990 Season] ]
He is currently a sales executive for Saucony Footwear.
* [http://www.netitor.com/photos/confs/pac10/ucla/genrel/m-tennis/auto_pdf/awards-honors.pdf UCLA Records]
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