SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Another exciting season of UCSB Soccer is on the horizon, and season ticket holders, friends, and family of the program can catch a sneak peek of the 2018 Gauchos at the annual "Meet the Team" event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4:00 p.m. prior to the season-opening exhibition matchup against Westmont that evening.
This year's event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop located on Hollister Avenue in Goleta.
Big West Freshman of the Year and All-Big West First Team selection Rodney Michael headlines the returning group alongside Big West All-Freshman Team keeper Alan Carrillo and all-conference defender Adrian Adames. Scoring threats Noah Billingsley and Ignacio Tellechea are also set to return while the Gauchos bring in three key transfers that figure to contribute right away in defender Hunter Ashworth (San Francisco), defender Faouzi Taieb (St. Francis Brooklyn) and forward Thibault Candia (Temple). Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year Carter Clemmensen (Brophy College Prep) and United Soccer Coaches High School All-American Ben Roach (Santa Barbara High School) highlight a talented incoming freshmen class.
Stay tuned to UCSBgauchos.com as the entire 2018 roster is set to be released this Wednesday, Aug. 1.
UCSB hosts the 2018 College Cup at Harder Stadium in December. Season tickets as well as College Cup packages are on sale now and can be found online here or by calling the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office at 805-893-UCSB.