Incoming UC Santa Barbara defender Sam Strong has been named to the 20-man roster for the United States U-23 National Team by coach Andi Herzog for tonight's international friendly against Mexico, it was revealed this week.
The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's soccer program today announced plans for the 2015 Gaucho Soccer Reunion Weekend, scheduled for Apr. 24-26, featuring a series of alumni games, a reception open to all alumni, friends, and family, and a round of golf.
Head coach Tim Vom Steeg and the UCSB men's soccer program have officially inked 11 recruits on the first day of NLI signings, it was announced today. Included among them are Santa Barbara-area standouts and transfers from prominent programs in the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 conferences.
Head coach Tim Vom Steeg and the UCSB men's soccer program have officially received National Letters of Intent from six standout high school players on National Signing Day, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
Thanks in part to second half goals from forwards Cameron Iwasa and Dennis Martinez, UC Irvine emerged as 3-2 victors over No. 24 UC Santa Barbara in Saturday's Big West Tournament Semifinal at Harder Stadium.
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will host UC Irvine this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Big West Tournament Semifinals after the Anteaters advanced past the tourney's first round with a 2-0 win over Sacramento State last night.
Sophomore UC Santa Barbara forward and reigning National Player of the Week Nick DePuy scored yet another two goals in the squad’s regular season finale at Sacramento State on Wednesday afternoon, clinching for the Gauchos an outright North Division title and the Big West regular season championship by virtue of a 2-1 victory at Hornet Stadium.
For the second time this season and the second time in his career, UCSB sophomore forward Nick DePuy has garnered both College Soccer News National Player of the Week and Big West Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring all three of UCSB's goals in a pair of pivotal conference wins over Cal Poly and UC Davis, it was announced on Monday.
Just four days after putting the Gauchos into the driver's seat for a division title with an overtime golden goal against UC Davis, sophomore UCSB forward Nick DePuy continued his white-hot form on Sunday evening, recording a brace against Cal Poly to clinch a Big West North championship for the Gauchos in a 2-0 win over the Mustangs in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,075 at Spanos Stadium.
The UCSB men's soccer team received committments from a pair of top local recruits this month in goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg and defender Sam Strong, the team announced today. The duo will potentially strengthen the Gauchos' defensive corps for years to come, starting with the 2015-16 season.
UC Davis entered Wednesday night with 14 points in conference play, a first-place standing in the Big West North, and a clear game plan to escape from Harder Stadium with a draw. UCSB's sophomore forward Nick DePuy wasn't having it. The 6-4 point man scored off an overtime cross from Ismaila Jome in the 99th minute to give the Gauchos the full three points and a tie atop the division standings with the Aggies.
Wednesday's game against UC Davis will represent the final regular season appearances at Harder Stadium for five Gaucho seniors: Reed McKenna, Kevin Garcia-Lopez, Dilian Donev, Bryson Pope, and Sergio Esparza.
After scoring two goals and two assists as part of an unbeaten week for the UCSB men's soccer team, freshman midfielder Axel Mendez was named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
In front of the second largest regular season, on-campus crowd in NCAA history, the Gauchos fought back from a two-goal deficit to land a 2-2 tie with Blue-Green rival Cal Poly behind goals from forwards Ludwig Ahl and Nick DePuy at Harder Stadium on Saturday night.
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team was clearly happy to back home on Wednesday night, as the Gauchos matched a season-high for goals in a 4-1 drubbing of Sacramento State to win their fifth straight contest at Harder Stadium.
UC Santa Barbara provided a valiant effort in keeping UC Davis off the board on Saturday afternoon after losing a man to a second yellow card just minutes into the second half, but the Aggies were eventually able to exploit the advantage by scoring a 107th minute golden goal and claiming a 1-0 win.
Craig Nitti scored a pair of second-half goals while Sebastien De Rada and Adrien Perez added tallies as well to propel Loyola Marymount to a 4-0 shutout of UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 1,321 at Sullivan Field.
No. 30 UC Santa Barbara played the final 25 minutes of Saturday's contest against UC Riverside two men down, but the team was still able to leave Riverside Soccer Stadium with a 1-1 draw after senior defender Kevin Garcia-Lopez had equalized for the Gauchos early in the second half.