September 16, 2014
Ruegg Brings Achievements and Wisdom to SCU
Kurt Ruegg (KR) graduated this past year from Harvard, and comes to Santa Clara with a final year of eligibility for cross country/track. Ruegg chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about returning to California, learning from mistakes, and goals for this year.
September 11, 2014
Sabrina Clayton Enjoying Start To Sophomore Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Volleyball sophomore Sabrina Clayton (SC) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer, training and goals for the team.
September 10, 2014
Steven Wilson: Onward and Upward
Steven Wilson (SW) was a renaissance man in the offseason, but is already getting back in the baseball mindset for this upcoming year. Wilson spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about learning from the past and shaping further success as a team.
September 9, 2014
Lacey Maas Comes Out Swinging Her Junior Year
Junior Lacey Maas (LM) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her offseason and what’s coming up this year. The Broncos open up at home this weekend with Penn at 7 pm on Fri., Sept. 12 and No. 20 Duke on Sat., Sept. 13 at 11 am.
September 5, 2014
Lori Parkinson Makes Her Way West
Lori Parkinson (LP) played her NCAA basketball last season at Southern Utah under new Bronco head coach JR Payne. Parkinson spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her experience so far and hopeful contributions to the team.
September 4, 2014
Kat McAuliffe Has High Hopes and Expectations
Senior Kat McAuliffe (KM) spoke to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her aspirations for the upcoming season and how the women’s soccer team can reach these goals.
August 21, 2014
Kiara Burkett Transfers to Play Soccer at SCU
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Kiara Burkett (KB) shares with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her unique experience as a transfer from CSU Bakersfield and how she will transfer the skills that she learned there to be successful playing soccer at Santa Clara University.
August 14, 2014
Ian Crutchlow Shines Light on Rowing at SCU
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Ian Crutchlow (IC) sat with Santa Clara Bronco (SCB) and talked about his experience rowing at SCU and how that opened doors to his unique college experience.
August 14, 2014
Dylan Autran’s Experience Playing Bronco Soccer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Dylan Autran (DA) discusses with Santa Clara Bronco (SCB) his transition to becoming a Bronco and his experience playing for the team.
August 14, 2014
Anjel Brown - Transferring to SCU
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Anjel Brown (AB) decided to transfer to SCU to play soccer as a Bronco. She shares with Santa Clara Bronco (SCB) her experience and how she will bring what she has learned to the team.
August 11, 2014
Catching Up With Tony Ferrari
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Tony Ferrari (TF), of the Cross Country team at Santa Clara, talks with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about his goals for the upcoming season and how he is preparing to accomplish them. He gives insight into his previous experience running at SCU as well as some fun facts about him and the team.
August 6, 2014
Allison Maio Shares Her Experience Running Cross Country
Allison Maio (AM) discusses with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her experience running as a Bronco. She gives great input on individual and team goals this coming season as well as a little sneak peek into how she came to her cross country career today.
July 16, 2014
Nici Gilday Reflects on her Experiences On and Off the Court
Nici Gilday (NG) discusses with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her experiences attending SCU and playing for the women’s basketball team. Gilday shares her unique perspective as a native local to Santa Clara. She also delves into her experience working at Bronco summer camp.
July 14, 2014
Mariana Galvan: Back in the Game
Mariana Galvan (MG) talked with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her experience playing soccer at SCU her freshman year. Coming back from an injury proved a trying time for Galvan. Now she is back and ready to play and support her school, including working at Bronco summer camps.
July 14, 2014
Mary Shepherd Looks Forward To Sophomore Season
Mary Shepherd (MS) is using her summer to train hard and prepare herself for her second season on the Bronco volleyball team. After having a standout freshman season, Shepherd is hoping that putting in some extra work will pay off down the line and bring the Broncos closer to a WCC title. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Shepherd to see how her summer training has been going.
July 10, 2014
Meghan Shain Talks Summer Golf Tournaments
Women’s golf junior Meghan Shain (MS) booked her schedule full this summer with golf tournaments all over the country. After posting the third-best average on the team last season, Shain hopes making a few small improvements will lead to an even better season for her junior year. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Shain to see how her summer training in Bakersfield, Calif. has been going.
July 9, 2014
Mark Davis Talks Summer Training
Men’s water polo senior Mark Davis (MD) is using his summer to prepare for his final season as a Bronco. Davis hopes the team’s hard work and summer training will help them have an even more successful season than they did last year, maintaining a top-20 ranking all season long. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Davis to see how his summer has been going.
July 8, 2014
Katy Schatzman Prepares For Her Senior Year
San Jose native Katy Schatzman (KS) is keeping herself busy this summer, working for a local company as well as training hard with her summer volleyball workouts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Schatzman to see how she’s prepping herself this summer before heading into her senior season.
July 7, 2014
Checking In With Annie Freman
Las Vegas native Anne Freman (AF) set the bar high for herself, having one of the most decorated freshman seasons in Bronco women’s golf history. On top of her winning accolades, Freman was named 2014 WCC Freshman of the Year. Freman hopes to build off of her success last season as she continues her career at SCU. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Freman to see what she has been up to this summer!
June 23, 2014
Denzel Johnson Discusses Working at Bronco Summer Camp
Denzel Johnson (DJ) talks to Santa Clara University (SCU) about his experience working for Bronco summer camp. As a rising senior, Johnson is able to give us a unique perspective of a basketball players’ life during the off season.
May 12, 2014
Andi Tostanoski Looks Back on the Spring Season
Andi Tostanoski (AT) is thankful for all the people in her life who support and challenge her as she plays soccer on the Santa Clara women’s team.
May 7, 2014
Dylan Autran Talks About Men's Soccer Spring Season
In the final week of the Bronco men’s soccer team’s spring season, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) had a chance to talk to Dylan Autran (DA) about how the team is doing so far. The sophomore midfielder has made a huge contribution to the team’s success over the last two years, while dealing with an injury in his freshman year and the rigorous academic schedule in the SCU Business School.
May 7, 2014
Brenda Arellano Set for Final Race of the Season
Although the women’s rowing team has suffered a number of injuries this season, Brenda Arellano (BA) remains optimistic that her team can pull through and have a successful final race. Arellano talks to SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) about how her team has improved this season thanks to rigorous training and dedicated teammate support.
May 6, 2014
Breezy Bernard Talks About Approaching the End of The Season
Santa Clara Broncos had time to catch up with Breezy Bernard (BB), a junior on the softball team. Bernard is second on the team in hitting and plans to finish strong gearing towards the end of the season. She talks about her season so far, the team’s mentality and how having the new softball field changes the teams mentality.
May 5, 2014
Kyle Cortopassi Describes Life on the SCU Baseball Team
Kyle Cortopassi (KC) talks about his life on the Santa Clara baseball team, including what the team does before and after each game. Coropassi reflects on the passion of his team and how each player is intrinsically motivated by a love for the sport.
April 30, 2014
Kennedy Dinius Reflects on Santa Clara Soccer
Kennedy Dinius (KD) is a great example of an athlete who’s trying to do it all! Dinius gives Santa Clara University (SCU) some insight into her busy life, and talks about the overlaps between soccer and other aspects of her life, such as track and field, cross country, schoolwork, and of course, a social life.
April 23, 2014
Jason Seever Is Ready For Action
Freshman Jason Seever has had a great all around year so far. Seever, being an impactful freshman pitcher, is looking forward to the weekend against LMU. Written by: Sarah Jackson '14
April 23, 2014
Sean Jackson Is Optimistic About His First Season
Freshman Sean Jackson knows Santa Clara was a challenge, but now with some time under his belt, he is getting the hang of things. Jackson, excited for his first season, is optimistic about winning. Written by: Sarah Jackson '14
April 23, 2014
Casandra Padilla Loves Playing Softball at SCU
Santa Clara’s Casandra Padilla (CP) brings softball to life in her interview with Santa Clara University (SCU). We’re sucked into her exciting whirlwind of a world as she talks about what softball means to her.
April 21, 2014
Brianna Rios Is Going To Put Up a Fight for the Remainder of Her Season
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had time to catch up with left-handed pitcher Brianna Rios (BR). The Broncos set individual and team goals, and Rios discusses what these are and how she and the team have accomplished these goals. She also touches on the mental side of the game.
April 16, 2014
Megan Alferness Balances Rowing and Civil Engineering
Megan Alferness (MA) has blossomed on Santa Clara’s women’s rowing team. Although she’s challenged by the sport, Megan reflects on rowing with a glowing outlook and shares with Santa Clara University (SCU) about how rowing has helped her social life stay afloat amidst the busy schedule of a Civil Engineer.
March 31, 2014
First Season in SCU Men's Golf for Tyler Kertson
Being a freshman this season, Tyler Kertson (TK) is going through a lot in his first year. Kertson talks about how this challenging experience is helping him grow as an individual.
March 13, 2014
Jordan Jesolva Is Eager To Get Back On Buck Shaw
Freshman Jordan Jesolva (JJ) has no regrets about choosing to come to Santa Clara. Jesolva opens up about her experience so far and her excitement for spring season to start.
March 11, 2014
Catching Up With Newcomer Rory Graf-Brennen
Written by Kennedy Dinius '17 As a freshman on the baseball team, Rory Graf-Brennen (RG-B) is working on his game as well as being the best teammate possible. Although training has been tough, the team has performed well with the help of Graf-Brennen. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to talk with Graf-Brennen abut his first season on the collegiate field.
March 11, 2014
Catching Up With Kaci McCartan
Written by Kennedy Dinius '17 In her last season of Bronco golf, Kaci McCartan (KM) hopes to show everyone her team’s potential. She has accomplished many goals the past four years, but knows that there are more to accomplish this year. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the opportunity to sit down and chat about McCartan’s upcoming spring season.
March 11, 2014
Kelly Scribner Discusses Her Past Four Years As A Bronco
Written by Kennedy Dinius '17 As a member of the softball team, Kelly Scribner (KS) has had many great experiences with her teammates over the past four years. In her last season, she hopes to enjoy every moment with her team and make a difference for the softball program. Although busy in the middle of her season, Scribner was able to give Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her thoughts on how she feels about being apart of the Bronco’s softball program.
March 7, 2014
Annie Freman Loves Golfing in the Santa Clara Community
Playing on the Santa Clara women’s golf team takes up a lot of Anne Freman's (AF) time, but she still finds ways to be a contributing member of her society between practices.
March 5, 2014
Baseball's Steffens Enjoying Sophomore Season With New Family
Baseball has impacted Jacob Steffens’ (JS) life in so many positive ways. It's deepened his relationships with friends and family, and has taught him important life lessons. Steffens spoke to SantaClaraBroncos.com and also details the fights he's faced to continue playing the sport he's most passionate about.
February 27, 2014
Wally Gonzalez Strives For Academic and Athletic Success
Wally Gonzalez, a senior on the men’s rowing team, has always been an all-around athlete, but he decided to come to Santa Clara and focus his attention on rowing. Aside from helping the broncos make the Petite Finals in 2011, Gonzalez has experienced academic success off the water in studying Biology. As the start of his senior season nears, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Gonzalez to talk about his experience as a rower.
February 27, 2014
Jesse Ross Sets Conference and NCAA Goals
As Jesse Ross begins his freshman season at Santa Clara, he looks to help lead his team to a conference title as well as a strong run into the NCAA tournament. Ross caught up with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to talk about his thoughts on his first season as a Bronco.
February 27, 2014
Amanda Delfino Excited To Be A Bronco
Freshman softball player Amanda Delfino (AD) is ready and excited for her first season as a Bronco. Delfino opens up about her team’s goals and what she is looking forward too.
February 25, 2014
Chris Heckert is Mentally Prepared for Season
Redshirt junior pitcher Chris Heckert explains the importance of the mental aspects of the game and how Bronco baseball has applied them to this season. Heckert also reminisces on his times as a Bronco and shares one of his favorite memories from Santa Clara baseball.
February 18, 2014
Allison Maio Is Proud To Be A Bronco
Arizonian Allison Maio (AM) is thankful for the opportunity to run and compete in the beautiful weather of Northern California, while enjoying the company of her fellow Broncos. Maio is looking forward to her upcoming season and achieving some personal bests.
February 18, 2014
Katie Speidel Is Anxious For Her Final Upcoming Season
Rising senior Katie Speidel (KS) is sad to see her senior class leave but is excited and hopeful for the new team chemistry going into her final season. Speidel opens up about her memories and goals as a Bronco.
February 13, 2014
Glen Vass Prepares For His Senior Season
Having been injured sophomore and junior year, Glenn Vass is looking to come back strong as ever. Vass expresses how lucky he feels to have a sister that plays on the women’s team as he heads into his senior season. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Vass to talk about his soccer experience thus far.
February 13, 2014
Catching up with Jordan Newell Off the Field
Halfway through her college career, Jordan Newell is excited about improving her game to be a key player for the Bronco softball team. With hard work, she hopes to be a dominant presence on the field and support the new freshmen on the team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had to the chance to sit down with her to discuss the ongoing season.
February 13, 2014
Nikki Hess Hopeful For a WCC Title
Freshman Nikki Hess (NH) has really enjoyed her freshman year so far while staying active in the off-season playing beach and indoor volleyball preparing for next season. Hess talks a little bit about how she is hopeful for a great season and a chance at winning the WCC next fall.
February 13, 2014
Sabrina Clayton Excited For the Upcoming Season
WCC All-Freshman selection Sabrina Clayton (SC) hopes to be an impactful leader for her next season as a sophomore. Working to accomplish specific goals, Clayton and her team are working hard on and off the court. Clayton shares a little bit about her Santa Clara experience so far and why she chose to be a Bronco.
February 11, 2014
John McArthur Opens Up About His Final Season As a Bronco
Senior John McArthur (JM), being open-minded to a career in basketball overseas after graduation, is also excited and prepared for the business world. McArthur, reminiscing over his unforgettable win against Gonzaga his freshman year, opens up about his final season and the emotions and experiences it has brought him.
February 11, 2014
Cathy Cantoni Excited For Her First Season As A Bronco
Freshman Cathy Cantoni (CC) of women’s water polo is excited about her choice of coming to Santa Clara and joining the Bronco nation. Cantoni opens up about her thoughts on her first season as a Bronco and the fire she has behind it.
February 10, 2014
Zapata Gets Ready for Baseball Season
By Kendra Cavaney ’15 Junior Daniel Zapata (DZ) is nothing more but thrilled to get the Bronco Baseball season started. After transferring from junior college, this will be Zapata’s second season with the broncos. With their first home opener of the season this Friday (2/14) against Nevada, Zapata and the rest of the baseball team are hopeful for a great upcoming season.
February 10, 2014
Yannick Atanga Talks About Their Rival Game Versus USF This Saturday At Home
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to catch up with the famous red-shirt Junior, Yannick Atanga (YA) this week. Atanga is one of the older and more experienced players on the Bronco’s team this year, having almost four years of familiarity with how the program is run. With Atanga’s leadership role on the team, he talks about how he is helping the new players get used to the level of play. The Cameroon native also talks about the game plan against their rivals, University of San Francisco on Sat., Feb. 15 in the Leavey Center.
February 10, 2014
Ruta Zurauskyte Opens Up About Her Final Season as a Bronco
Redshirt senior Ruta Zurauskyte (RZ) is hoping that her experience on the court will help lead her team to success. Remembering their incredible comeback against Southern Utah University two years ago, Zurauskyte talks a little bit about her fifth and final year here at Santa Clara.
February 6, 2014
Elizabeth Anderson Looks to Build on Stellar Freshman Season
As a freshman, Elizabeth Anderson (EA) came in and set the bar high for herself going forward. After starting all 33 matches and making the 2013 WWPA All-Freshman Team, Anderson is looking to improve every game and lead her team to be the first ever winners of The Golden Coast Conference.
January 30, 2014
Peter Summerville Reflects on his Mental and Physical Growth
Despite having to medically redshirt his freshman year, Peter Summerville reflects on his personal growth on and off the field as he heads into the 2014 baseball season. Summerville has used his time away from the team to fine tune and improve in order to help his team be the best they can. While coming back for a fifth year is still up in the air, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Summerville to talk about his journey so far.
January 30, 2014
Catching Up with Sophomore Katherine Hawkins Off the Court
With one year under her belt, Katherine Hawkins has learned a lot about being tough on the court. Now a sophomore, Hawkins is playing hard for her team to lead them to success. Santa Clara Broncos got the chance to ask her how she is feeling half-way through the season and all the reasons she loves being a Bronco.
January 30, 2014
Kat McAuliff Cannot Wait to Have a Great Senior Season
With her senior season around the corner, Kat McAuliffe is mentally and physically preparing herself to have the best game possible. While focusing on getting better on the field she is making sure to stay injury free and strong. Although she has been busy in the weightroom with her team, she let Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) ask her some questions about the year so far.
January 30, 2014
Julia Peters Looks Forward to Competing for a Top 20 National Ranking
Coming off of a strong and impactful season last year for the Santa Clara Broncos, Julia Peters is looking forward to her teams’ challenge of reaching a top 20 national ranking. Peters caught up with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to talk about how she plans on being successful in the upcoming season.
January 28, 2014
Ashleigh Bandimere Talks About Her Upcoming Season
Ashleigh Bandimere impressed many with her talent when she began playing for the women’s water polo team at Santa Clara, so much so that she was named WWPA co-Newcomer of the Year in 2012. Two years later, Bandimere is ready to impress everyone again. She is ready to keep elevating her game and be a key player for her team. Before the kick-off in the new Golden Coast Conference, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) sat down with Ashleigh Bandimere to get ready for the upcoming season.
January 24, 2014
Jessica Turner Talks About The Upcoming Season
Jessica Turner (JT) is getting ready for her first game of the season in a couple of weeks. After three years on the softball team, the senior from Tulsa, Okla. is ready to leave everything on the field. Turner talks about her experience as a Bronco and her hard work and dedication over Christmas break to prepare for her last season.
January 23, 2014
Catching up with Senior Krista Jensen
Krista Jensen, a senior utility player for the Softball team, has shown dedication and heart throughout her four years at Santa Clara. As Jensen enters her final season with the Broncos, she plans on using all the hyped up energy and enthusiasm from offseason workouts, and using that drive and turn that into results on the field.
January 23, 2014
Mary Shepherd Kills Her First Season For Women’s Volleyball
Having an outstanding freshman season, Mary Shepherd (MS) is ready for the next one. Playing in 86 sets with 29 assists and 18 service aces, Shepherd is only looking to improve. Her determination and passion for the game has kept her skill set strong and we only hope her the best for her upcoming seasons as a Bronco.
January 23, 2014
Lauren Radich is Ready to Prove That the Broncos are One of the Best
Starting her junior season with the women's water polo team, Lauren Radich is ready to prove that her team means business. After two seasons totaling 10 assists and scoring six goals, she will look to be an even bigger contributor for the Broncos. Before the season officially starts at the end of this month, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to sit down with Radich and discuss the exciting season.
January 23, 2014
Ashley Letrich is Excited to Push Herself and Teammates to a Conference Championship
Finishing her junior year with six attempts and one goal, Ashley Letrich is excited to get in the water one last season. She has been getting stronger everyday after coming off shoulder surgery and hopes to help the Broncos bring home a championship. With the Golden Coast Conference right around the corner, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Letrich to see how she has prepared for the season.
January 21, 2014
Max Deering Helps Lead the Broncos to a Winning Season
Max Deering, a senior pitcher finished strong in 2013 after appearing in 33 games. Deering also finished the year tied for the most saves on the team. As his final season approaches, Deering tells Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) that he will look to his teammates to ensure a successful year.
January 21, 2014
Zach Looney Feeling Positive About His Final Ride
Zach Looney, a senior catcher is filled with positive thoughts as he heads into his last season of Bronco baseball. As a freshman, Looney helped contribute to the team’s success and his role on the team has only increased since then. As the season nears, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Looney as he reflects on his experience as a Bronco and what he hopes to get out of the season.
January 16, 2014
Nick Medeiros Hopes to Come Out Strong in the Upcoming Season
After appearing in 16 games last season, Nick Medeiros is excited to start his sophomore season on the baseball team. Despite the tough schedule ahead, Nick Medeiros believes the new and improved 2014 squad will be a great competitor in the West Coast Conference. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Medeiros to discuss the fast approaching season.
January 16, 2014
Catching Up with Junior Rocky Avila
Raquel (Rocky) Avila, a junior guard has been working diligently on her three point game this season. She feels it is her biggest improvement, and strives to be the best she can be the rest of the season. With the second half of the season underway, Rocky believes that her team has the ability to compete and stay competitive in the remaining games of the season.
January 16, 2014
Stephanie Fisher Looks Forward to Final Season as Bronco
Stephanie Fisher, a senior outfielder for the Softball team, has shown consistency as well as determination through her four years at Santa Clara. As she enters her final season as a Bronco, she looks to give it her all on the field and have no regrets. Playing in every game last year, Fisher looks to continue her streak of continuous game as well as being a major contributor to this year’s team.
January 9, 2014
June Afshar Looks to Block to the Top of Golden Coast Conference
After being named an All-American as a freshman at Foothill College, June Afshar (JA) transferred to Santa Clara and brought with her not only athletic prowess, but also a wisdom in the sport. Now a senior goalkeeper for the Broncos, Afshar has her eyes set on a conference title for the talented women’s water polo squad. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Afshar to discuss the upcoming season.
December 16, 2013
Looking Forward to Spring with Delphine Rouvillois
Delphine Rouvillois (DR) has traveled all the way from Grenoble, France to be a part of the women’s tennis team. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) got a chance to chat with the business major about her fall season highlights, her favorite things about America, and the excitement for the 2014 dual season.
December 16, 2013
Checking in with Sophomore Tennis Player Chelby Cooke
Chelby Cooke (CC) is a sophomore on the women’s tennis team and has been a key component for the team since the beginning of her freshman year in 2012. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) sat down with Cooke as she told us about her aspirations for the 2014 spring dual season, her transition to a dominant doubles player, and her Christmas break plans.
December 16, 2013
Wolny Reflects on Junior Season with Women's Tennis
Nicolette Wolny (NW) competes in both singles and doubles for the Santa Clara women’s tennis team. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) talked with Wolny at the end of Finals Week on the Mission Campus, and we learned about the goals for her third season, tennis events in Saudi Arabia, and her Christmas Break plans.
December 16, 2013
Meet Women's Tennis Player Elaine Chesoni
Elaine Chesoni (EC) joined the Santa Clara women’s tennis team this past summer and has already made an impact competing in all four individual fall tournaments in both singles and doubles. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) got to know the senior Blythewood, South Carolina native and ask a few questions about her experience on the team so far, her goals for the Spring, and what inspires her to keep competing everyday.
December 13, 2013
Ashleigh Bandimere Looks Ahead Towards Water Polo Season and New Conference
Junior driver Ashleigh Bandimere (AB) of the women’s water polo team has been making her presence known in the pool since her freshman year when she was named 2012 WWPA co-Newcomer of the Year. As a consistent strength for the Broncos women’s water polo team, she recorded 11 goals, 11 assists, 10 steals, and 19 earned ejections last season. Now entering her third year for the Broncos, Bandimere looks to build on her previous success. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Bandimere to talk about the upcoming season.
December 10, 2013
BACK IN THE DAY: Rachel Henderson (Weber) Looks Back
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's soccer player Rachel Henderson ‘01 (Weber) (RH). Henderson played for Santa Clara from 1997-2000. Her senior year the team lost 2-1 in overtime in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Notre Dame She is now happy and healthy living in Davenport, Iowa. She is a pastor’s wife and mother of three wonderful little kids.
December 2, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Kathy Sanchez Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Continuing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women's athletics at Santa Clara, Kathy Sanchez '78 weighs in on her time as a Bronco and proves that an experience doesn't have to be long to be meaningful.
November 21, 2013
Meet Starting Goalie Matt Pritchett
Matt Pritchett (MP) is the No. 14 Men’s Water Polo starting goalie and has been a key component for the team this year.
November 14, 2013
Catching up with Senior Keigo Kameya
Keigo Kameya (KK), a senior forward for the Bronco Men’s Soccer team, is giving it everything he has in the second half of WCC play. As this is his final season with the Broncos, Kameya is aiming non-higher than the National Championship. He looks forward to leaving everything he has on the field and having no regrets.
November 14, 2013
Kendall McIntosh Believes His Team Will be a Contender in December
Kendall McIntosh (KM), a sophomore goalkeeper has been living up to expectations in his first full year as a Bronco starter. In 2012, McIntosh represented the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup. He has taken advantage of what he learned overseas and with the National Team and put it towards his success here at Santa Clara. With hard work and dedication McIntosh believes this team can make it to the postseason and contend into December.
November 14, 2013
Jesolva and Vass Named WCC Freshman and Honorable Mention
Wrapping up their first season on the women’s soccer team, Jordan Jesolva (JJ) and Julie Vass (JV) are looking forward to the upcoming NCAA Tournament and have high hopes. Both having outstanding first years as players, Jesolva and Vass were named All-WCC Freshman and as well as Honorable Mention. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got a chance to talk with both players about their season.
November 11, 2013
Parker Holland Looks Back on Rookie Season
After a two-game sweep last weekend, freshman defender Parker Holland (PH) talks about his transition in becoming a starter for the Broncos in his rookie season. He also discusses how the leaders and upperclassmen on the team have helped him become a better player and have helped to improve his level of play.
November 6, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Anessa Patton '11 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's soccer player Annessa Patton '11 (AP). In 2010 Patton was named to the All-WCC First Team and the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-West Region Second Team. She was named the league's October Player of the Month in 2010. She was also named All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2009.
November 5, 2013
David Torres Reflects on Final Season with the Broncos
The Santa Clara Broncos catch up with senior David Torres (DT), a transfer student from Oxnard College who has earned his starting spot on the men’s soccer team. After only starting four games for the Broncos last year, Torres is contributing to his team's success by picking up assists for some of the Bronco’s victories. DT talks about his goals for the rest of the season and what his team needs to do to make it to the top of West Coast Conference.
November 5, 2013
Harrison Hanley Talks About Going into Second Half of Conference
Harrison Hanley is a senior for the men’s soccer team and is doing everything he can to help his team end up at the top. After working hard this summer to prepare for his last season as a Bronco, Hanley has scored crucial goals for the Broncos against Saint Mary’s and also versus Gonzaga. Hanley talks about what his team’s goals for the second half of the season and expresses how proud he is of his team.
November 5, 2013
Jimmy Moore - Closing Out His Senior Year
Finishing his final year, redshirt senior and team captain Jimmy Moore (JM) recaps his time at Santa Clara University and shares his goals for the rest of the season.
October 31, 2013
Santa Clara Catches Up with Allison Maio
After not making the Broncos' West Coast Conference team her freshman year, Allison Maio (AM) is willing to do whatever she can to achieve her goals. Maio talks about her goals and aspirations this year and what her rituals are before each meet to try and beat her personal record.
October 31, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Danielle Slaton '01 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's soccer player Danielle Slaton ‘01.
October 30, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Liz Bruno '82 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's basketball player Liz Bruno ‘82. Bruno owns the career mark for rebounds as a Bronco with 1,218 and is No. 16 on the Santa Clara all-time scoring list with 1,081 points. She is also the leader in free throw attempts with 549 while placing fourth in makes with 331. Bruno owns the top two single season rebounding seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82.
October 29, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Maureen Lee '88 (Russick) Looks Back on Play In The Mid-1980s On the Pitch
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women’s soccer play Maureen Lee ’88 (Russick). Lee played from 1984-87, including Jerry Smith’s first season as head coach in 1987.
October 17, 2013
Bronco Water Polo Alums Excited To Represent As Salty Vets
A number of former Bronco’s will be returning to campus this weekend as the men’s water polo team hosts their annual alumni game on Sat., Oct. 19 at the Sullivan Aquatic Center at 12 pm. Former players from last year, to even over 10 years ago, are expected to return this weekend for the game. It is something that both the alumni and the current players look forward to.
October 17, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: School Record Holder Taylor Harkins '11 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's water polo player Taylor Harkins '11. Harkins has the career scoring record at Santa Clara with 171 goals, and she was team captain and MVP in 2011, her senior year. Harkins was named to the WWPA All-Conference First Team in 2011 and to the 2008 WWPA All-Freshman team her rookie year.
October 16, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Gold Medalist Brandi Chastain '91 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's soccer player Brandi Chastain '91 (BC). Chastain is best-known for scoring the winning goal in the 1999 World Cup as well playing soccer for the Broncos from 1989-90. In 1989, she led the team to its first-ever postseason appearance, scoring 10 goals and leading the Broncos into the national semifinals and a final ranking of No. 3 in the nation. She is currently in her fourth season working as a volunteer assistant with head coach Jerry Smith.
October 15, 2013
Senior coxswain Katie McAuliffe sets the pace for Santa Clara row team
Katie McAuliffe arrived at Santa Clara University hoping to make her mark as a volleyball player. The senior will instead leave behind a legacy of rowing excellence after serving as team coxswain throughout her collegiate career. In a one-on-one interview with SantaClaraBroncos.com, McAuliffe explains the fascinating nuances of leading a row team, how the strongest rowers can work against team success, and how she transformed herself from a freshman who could barely dock a boat to a senior coxswain now leading the Broncos top rowing team.
October 14, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Maxine Goynes '11 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics. Today we look back with Bronco women’s soccer player Maxine Goynes ’11 (MG), who played for the Broncos from 2007-10. The Modesto, Calif. native led the Broncos to the NCAA tournament three times and was twice named to the All-WCC honorable mention team.
October 10, 2013
Chatting with Senior Michael Gates
After coming off a tough loss to Cal last week, Michael Gates and the Broncos have their sights set on winning the conference and playing NCAA Tournament Soccer. Gates believes he and his teammates are ready to make the next step into becoming a NCAA Tournament contender. Knowing this may be his last season with the Broncos, he wants to potentially leave the program with no regrets.
October 8, 2013
Iman Scott Working to Get Back on the Court
Iman Scott is getting ready for a new healthy basketball season full of new opportunities and a leadership role. In her final season with the Broncos, Scott attempts to give it her all and leave it all on the court as she moves through another chapter in her career.
October 1, 2013
Ruta Zurauskyte at Full-Strength Heading Into Senior Campaign
The pieces had finally started to fall into place for Ruta Zurauskyte in late 2011. After two frustrating seasons marked by injury and inaction, Zurauskyte dazzled early in her junior season, including a 33-point, 13-rebound masterpiece against UC Irvine. On Dec. 15th of that year, Zurauskyte would tear her ACL in practice, derailing the breakout season she’d been working for.
October 1, 2013
Catching up with Fifth Year Senior Allie Vernon
Allie Vernon and her team have come a long way since her first season just five years ago. She started her collegiate career with a four-win season and has watched it grow to a Final Four caliber team. Playing a fifth year due to injury early in her career, she is becoming a stronger asset on offense and a bigger leader on and off the field.
September 30, 2013
Kaitlin Murphy leads Broncos toward Golden Coast Conference debut season
It was a most ordinary realization that spurred Kaitlin Murphy’s athletic career in a new direction. That direction—which quite literally changed Murphy’s perspective from below the water to above it—would ultimately lead her to a collegiate water polo career at Santa Clara.
September 26, 2013
Chatting with Senior Ellie Rice
Senior defender Ellie Rice is very confident in her team’s ability to continue to move up the rankings and compete for the NCAA women’s soccer National Championship. The whole program has worked tirelessly to get their team to the next level. Having proved herself as a solid defender individually, Rice started all 21 games for the Broncos in 2012 and off the field was honored as a part of the West Coast Conference All-Academic team. This year she has played in six matches and looks forward to the matches vs. Kansas (Sept. 27) and Cal Poly (Sept. 29) this weekend.
September 18, 2013
Taylor Milton: A Rising Leader
The transition from being an underclassman on the court to an upperclassman is a sizable change. And this change does not come without the onset of many responsibilities. The expectation is that as a junior or senior athlete on the floor, you know exactly what is going on at all times and what needs to be done to put your team in the right position to win. Becoming a leader physically is one thing, but it is another to become an all around leader in a sport like volleyball that is filled with ups and downs. Taylor Milton, a junior outside hitter for Bronco Volleyball has stepped into these very shoes.
September 6, 2013
Catching up with Emily Johnson
Incoming freshman, Emily Johnson (EJ) is thrilled to start her first collegiate season for the Broncos. Choosing between places like Stanford and USC, Johnson has high hopes for the women's soccer team to capture the NCAA championship. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to ask Emily some questions and how her summer is going.
September 6, 2013
Cresto: A New Court, A New School, And A New Opportunity
One of the most difficult things in life is realizing you might be in the wrong place. What’s even harder is making a change while still moving forward. GiGi Cresto (GC) did just that. And she did it flawlessly.
September 5, 2013
Kriege Looking Back On Her Career So Far
Many of us cannot stand to run. Most of us can’t even bear to run more than a mile. For Mary Kriege (MK), her life is all about running. Running on average about 60-70 miles a week, Kriege is a machine. With outstanding records so far in her collegiate years such as 21:16 in the 6k in 2012 NCAA West Region Championship, Kriege isn’t stopping.
September 5, 2013
Catching Up with Mariana Galvan
There are now officially two Galvan sisters on campus. Mariana Galvan (MG) is looking forward to having the opportunity to play on the women's soccer team as well as getting the privilege to attend the same school as her older sister. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got to check in with Galvan and see how her experience at SCU is so far.
September 4, 2013
Weiss’ Last Season with Men’s Water Polo
One of the men’s water polo captains, Patrick Weiss (PW), is entering his last season as a player this Fall. Redshirting last season, Weiss is excited to get back into the pool and compete for his final year.
September 2, 2013
Catching Up with Whitney Cohen
Eager Whitney Cohen (WC) is excited to step on the field and play for Santa Clara women's soccer. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to ask Cohen some questions and see how her summer is going.
August 30, 2013
Catching up with Celeste Kaashoek
Very busy Celeste Kasshoek (CK) has had a lot going on this summer from traveling for three weeks, to training for her first upcoming collegiate season. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to ask Celeste a few questions.
August 29, 2013
Catching Up with Morgan Brown
Morgan Brown's summer has consisted of soccer and loves it. Proud to be a Bronco, Brown is nothing but excited to see what this season will bring. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to ask Brown a few questions.
August 28, 2013
Catching Up with Morgan Stanton
Morgan Stanton (MS) is ready to have a fresh start: new school, new team, and new coaches. She is ready to see all the great things Santa Clara has to offer as well as getting the opportunity to play with a great group of girls. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to ask Stanton some questions about why she chose SCU and what her goals are.
August 26, 2013
A New Home for Roering
Coming all the way from Minnesota, incoming freshman Jenna Roering (JR) is thrilled for her first collegiate season for the women’s soccer team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got to check in with Roering and see what she is up to.
August 20, 2013
Haley Cameron Heads Into Her Final Season as a Bronco
It is almost time for volleyball season, and the Broncos are just in the beginning of getting back into top-notch shape for their season. Senior Haley Cameron has been working hard all summer to keep her skills sharp for her final season with the Broncos.
August 13, 2013
Enjoy the Journey: with John Lamble
Rising senior John Lamble (JL) wants to leave everything on the court for his final season. Having an outstanding past three years on the men’s tennis team, Lamble wants to enjoy this journey and have no regrets. With sister Kelly graduating this June after helping the women’s team win the WCC title, Lamble’s father also played tennis for the Broncos. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to get in contact with Lamble and ask him a few questions about the upcoming season and what he is doing this summer.
August 13, 2013
Catching Up with Jordan Jesolva, Noel Beham and Morgan Stanton.
Incoming freshmen Jordan Jesolva, Noel Beham and Morgan Stanton are all excited to begin their collegiate careers for the Santa Clara women’s soccer team.
August 13, 2013
Megan Anders Reports Back For Volleyball Season
Summer vacation time is up for the Broncos Volleyball team and they have to hit the courts now to prepare for season. Senior and knock-out player, Megan Anders (MA), used her vacation time this summer to travel down to the Dominican Republic to help share her love for volleyball with underprivileged children.
August 8, 2013
Battling Back: with Bryan Crook
Injuries are a part of any sport, but part of being a student-athlete means learning how to overcome injuries and persevering though any obstacle one might face. Bryan Crook (BC), RS Junior and member of the Broncos cross country team, is no stranger to persevering though injuries.
August 7, 2013
Maas Anticipates Her Upcoming Season
Sophomore Lacey Maas (LM) is gearing up for her second season as a Bronco on the volleyball team. Despite having an early injury that kept her out for most of her freshman year, Maas has been working hard mentally and physically to get back into the game and compete. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had a moment to ask Maas a few questions about what she is up to and who she’s most excited to play against this season.
August 6, 2013
Checking in with All-American Julia Peters
After an all-star performance in the pool Julia Peters (JP) made the 2013 All-WWPA First Team in just her first season playing water polo for the Broncos.
August 5, 2013
Max Ornstil Looks Forward to Sophomore Season
Bay Area native Max Ornstil (MO) will report to preseason camp this month in preparation for his second season as a Bronco. After making an immediate impact his freshman year achieving a spot on the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team, Ornstil looks to make a difference in the midfield once again. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Ornstil to discuss his growth and the season ahead.
August 1, 2013
Carlos Montes Prepares for Senior Season
As a freshman, Carlos Montes (CM) was a part of an impactful first-year class that helped the Bronco men’s soccer team win the 2010 West Coast Conference Championship, the 11th in the program’s history. Since then, Montes has remained a key player for the Broncos gaining All-WCC Honors and recognition from professional teams. With the 2013 season fast approaching, Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Montes to talk about his experience as a Bronco and what he has been doing over the break to prepare for his senior season.
August 1, 2013
SCU Duo take on the Pure Silk Woman's Collegiate Team Championship
Although the NCAA season may be over for the Santa Clara woman’s golf team, but that does not mean all the action has stopped. Last week (July 23-25) senior Taylor Camany (TC) and sophomore Meghan Shain (MS) teamed up to play in the 4th annual Pure Silk Woman’s Collegiate Team Championship in Powell, Ohio.
July 16, 2013
Ben Demaree is On a Mission to Finish Strong
As a runner, the health of your legs will determine the success of your season. Ben Demaree, a senior for the Santa Clara Bronco cross country team found out just how true this is.
July 16, 2013
All Summer Long: Zach Looney with the Saratoga Brigade
One might think that a student athlete playing a spring sport like baseball would be able to enjoy a relaxed summer doing nothing more than hanging by the pool and sleeping in until 11.
July 9, 2013
Emily Robinson Trains Through the Summer
The summer is a time for runners to evaluate the past season, take a week or two off to recover, analyze where they need to improve and then begin the daily grind of becoming faster, stronger and tougher than ever before. One Bronco who is doing just that is Emily Robinson; a cross country and track student athlete for Santa Clara University. After a successful 2012 cross season, running personal bests of 18:15 in the 5K at the Bronco Invite and 21:58 at the West Regional meet in Seattle, Robinson is looking to use her time over the summer to acquire some quality training.
June 27, 2013
All Summer Long: Peter Summerville with the Walnut Creek Crawdads
Peter Summerville, who will be a senior next season for the Santa Clara Broncos baseball team is playing for the Walnut Creek Crawdads. Summerville, a 6’2” catcher who appeared in 35 games in the 2013 season, is looking forward to the high level of competition that the Far West League has to offer.
June 10, 2013
Amy Timpe ’98 Reflects on Her Time as a Bronco
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara University does an excellent job instilling various core values in its student-athletes. They are encouraged to work hard on and make the most of their time on the Mission Campus. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the opportunity to speak with ’98 graduate Amy Timpe (AT), who spent three years rowing for the women’s crew team.
June 5, 2013
Yannick Atanga Looks Ahead to Next Season
Yannick Atanga (YA), a rising junior from Yaounde, Cameroon, was an offensive rebounding specialist in his second year of action for the Broncos. Atanga had a smooth transition from living in Cameroon to playing high school basketball in Los Angeles, where he was a John Wooden Award winner. He hopes that he can continue his smooth transition here at Santa Clara. He believes that his improved offensive game will really show on the court next season.
June 5, 2013
Hanley Has High Hopes for Men’s Soccer Next Season
Harrison Hanley (HH), a junior from Oak Park, Calif. has been a big part of the men’s soccer team here at Santa Clara University. This season he helped SCU go 11-6-2 overall and 8-2-2 in WCC play. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was fortunate enough to sit down with Hanley and discuss his hopes for his final season here as well as his experience with fellow teammates.
June 4, 2013
Baseball player, Matt Ozanne, Reflects on His Time Here at SCU
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Matt Ozanne (MO), a senior from Scottsdale, Arizona reflects on his time here as a player for the men’s baseball team. He finished his senior season with 23 runs and 24 RBI, both ranking in the top-three for the team. Ozanne also happens to have a twin brother, Drew, who is on the team as well. In 2009, Matt was drafted by the MLB to the Arizona Diamondbacks. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to get in a quick interview with Ozanne to ask about his overall experience here at SCU the past four years.
May 30, 2013
Broncos Post Successful End To First Season With Coach Farwell
With a successful finish at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (PCRC) on May 18, the Santa Clara men’s rowing team wrapped up their 2012-13 season on a high note. Welcoming back Jay Farwell as the head coach earlier this season, the Broncos faced many challenges including the task to create a new team atmosphere as well as many injuries.
May 29, 2013
Noda Blogs On Weekend At The Executive Forum at THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
PricewaterhouseCoopers hosted four members of the 2012-13 class of The First Tee Scholars to attend the Executive Forum at THE PLAYERS Championship. The Scholars are in their freshmen year of college at various schools around the country and were selected by The First Tee because of their outstanding academic performance, community involvement, and leadership qualities. The purpose of the Scholars' attendance at THE PLAYERS was to heighten their awareness of corporate America and to meet senior executives who were in attendance. The Santa Clara Broncos were proud to send rookie Ashley Noda.
May 28, 2013
Bronco Hoopster Nate Kratch Looks Ahead to Next Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nate Kratch (NK), a freshman from Watertown, Minn., redshirted in his first season on the men’s basketball team. Kratch has high hopes for next season after watching this season from the bench. He was able to learn a lot in his first season as a Bronco, even though he was not suiting up for games. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to sit down with Kratch to talk about his experience on the team thus far and look ahead to next season.
May 23, 2013
Julia Peters and Her Build Up To Becoming a Collegiate Athlete
Initially thinking she would be a basketball player for Santa Clara University (SCU), Julia Peters has become a paramount player on the Bronco's women's water polo team. Peters began swimming a young age, and started playing competitive water polo when she turned eight. Peter's came on stronger than ever this season, leading the Broncos in goals, steals and attempts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) talked with Peters to find out more about her season and time so far as a Bronco.
May 21, 2013
Wallis Looks Back on Softball Career
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - spring season marked the first time ever that the softball seniors got to end their careers in the new on-campus stadium. Jamie Wallis (JW), a senior from San Jose, Calif., was a key contributor during her Bronco career.
May 14, 2013
Chelby Cooke Reflects On First Bronco Tennis Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With four seniors graduating from the team this year, the women’s tennis team is looking to younger members to fill big shoes. Freshman Chelby Cooke (CC) has played at the No. 4 singles position for the Broncos recording a 13-7 record during the 2012-13 season. For her efforts, she was named WCC Honorable Mention for her singles play. SantaClaraBroncos.com recently talked to Cooke about her impressive first year on the team and her close relationship with the graduating seniors.
May 13, 2013
Mendoza Finishes Up His Bronco Career
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Mendoza (CM), a senior from San Jose, Calif., has had a very solid career as a pitcher for the baseball team. Mendoza has had his best season to date this spring, earning WCC Pitcher of the Week honors in the first week of May. He has the most experience of any of the pitchers on the Broncos' roster. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Mendoza to reflect his Bronco career.
May 9, 2013
Norris Reflects on Her Time as a Bronco
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- With time ticking toward Summer vacation, seniors find themselves looking forward to graduation, careers, and the ending of the chapter of college life. Senior water polo player, Ali Norris cannot help but hang on to the last few weeks she has as a Bronco because of the amazing experience she has had.
May 8, 2013
Katie Le’s Take on Tennis
Katie Le (KL), a junior from Milpitas, Calif. has had quite a successful career as a member of the women’s tennis team. Le posted a preseason record of 6-3 and just last week she Le received a bid to the 2013 NCAA Singles Championship. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to sit down with Le to talk about her time on the tennis team so far as well as to the season ahead.
April 29, 2013
Catching Up and Looking Back with Hayley Ney
This past weekend, Hayley Ney (HN) competed in the Brutus Hamilton track meet and ran the 1500-meter race in 4:37.39. The native from Portland, Ore. has thoroughly enjoyed her time as a Bronco distance runner. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Ney to discuss some of her most memorable moments at Santa Clara as well as her future plans.
April 29, 2013
Catching Up with Redshirt Junior Allie Vernon
Allie Vernon (AV) is a rising redshirt senior from Homer Glen, Ill. Vernon won the West Coast Conference Freshman player of the year award her first year as a member of the women’s soccer team at SCU, but then was forced to redshirt as a sophomore due to an injury. After experiencing a severe back injury that almost prevented Vernon from ever playing soccer again, she talks about what motivated during recovery. She also talks about her best experience as a member of the women’s soccer team and the realistic and ultimate goal her team has of winning a national championship.
April 25, 2013
Jessica Agra's Wrap Up of Her Time with the Broncos
As her time at Santa Clara University comes to an end, Jessica Agra (JA) remains persistent in her play as she helps guide the women's tennis team to the NCAAs. At the beginning of this year, Agra was looking forward to a stellar season and set a goal of reaching better play by improving her overall fitness.Wrapping up with the season, www.SantaClaraBroncos.com discovered the Agra's season was a “blast” and that she is more than happy with the outcome.
April 23, 2013
Senior Maggie McGeorge Reflects On SCU Tennis Career
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With the West Coast Conference Championships being played this week, senior Maggie McGeorge (MM) is excited about finishing her SCU tennis career on a high note. The women’s tennis team went 11-9 overall and 7-1 in conference this year. McGeorge put up a 6-3 record overall in doubles with her partner Kelly Lamble. The two have proved to be very successful together over their four years of playing doubles together. She received back-to-back WCC honorable mentions her freshman and sophomore year for her doubles play with Lamble. SantaClaraBroncos.com had the chance to talk to McGeorge about her overall experience here at Santa Clara University, both on and off the tennis court, and how her injury midway through last season has not broken her spirit.
April 22, 2013
Robinson’s Love for Running
Making the transition from high school athletics to collegiate teams as well as juggling extracurricular activities can be difficult and often daunting. Sophomore distance runner, Emily Robinson (ER) has not only made the jump, but has certainly excelled. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with the Bellevue, Wash. native to talk about her experience with the sport and some of her goals for the season.
April 17, 2013
Balbina Guajardo Balances Golf and School
The senior from Monterrey, Mexico has certainly learned how to balance between being on the women’s golf team and the academic rigor of studying psychology. Balbina Guajardo (BG) transferred from Houston Baptist where she helped lead the college to back-to-back Great West Conference titles and was named GWC ‘Player of the Year.’ This past season, she was Santa Clara’s scoring leader and competed in all nine events for the Broncos. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Guajardo to talk about her time at Santa Clara and her experiences with golf.
April 16, 2013
Toban Platt Defines Leadership For the Broncos
By Sara Vierra 15' Toban Platt (TP), senior captain on the Bronco's men's crew team said “being a leader means inspiring your team to do more and work harder than they otherwise would, all while having a good attitude.” Platt has demonstrated his leadership throughout his experience with the Broncos on and off of the water as a member of the crew team. Platt has made his college experience well rounded by achieving academic success, participating in programs like Bronco Leadership, and helping lead the men's crew team attain several victories, including a gold medal at the Pacific Coast's Rowing Championship last spring. With his college career coming to an end, Platt reflects on his time by answering a few questions for www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB).
April 16, 2013
With Parents As Bronco Alums, Hegardt Is Enjoying Freshman Year
Jared Hegardt (JH), a freshman forward/midfielder from San Diego, has learned a lot from his older teammates in his first year as a member of the Santa Clara men’s soccer team. Hegardt gained key playing experience as a freshman, as he appeared in 15 games. He has really cherished being able to develop bonds with his teammates on and off of the field. Both of Hegardt’s parents are Santa Clara graduates and that definitely makes his college experience even more fulfilling. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Hegardt to discuss how his first year as a Bronco has turned out.
April 15, 2013
Quick Break with Danielle Rottman
While most teams are preparing for fall volleyball season, this freshman from Santa Barbara, Calif. is in the midst of playing the squad’s newest obsession, beach volleyball. During the past fall season, Rottman played in 48 sets and earned 33 digs, and three blocks. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to sit down with Danielle Rottman (DR) and talk about her time as a Bronco so far, some of her training tips, and memorable experiences.
April 14, 2013
Lohe's College Experience on the West Coast
By Sara Vierra 15' Adrienne Lohe (AL) became a varsity women's crew member during the 2011-2012 season, and rowed as a novice for the Broncos her freshman year. With her athletic background in track and cross country, crew was a new sport to Lohe when she became a Bronco. Lohe has had a successful academic and athletic career at Santa Clara University (SCU), but looks forward to returning to the east coast after graduation. Lohe talked about her experiences at SCU with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB).
April 12, 2013
Howard Limburg Looks Back: How Crew Enriched His College Experience
Howard Limburg (HL) is a senior on the Bronco men's crew team at Santa Clara University. Starting his freshman year in college, Limburg believes being a member of the crew team all four years shaped and made his college experience. From going curling with his team to having to row side by side with members of the women's team in order to compete at the San Diego Crew Classic, Limburg has had some of his most memorable moments of college with his team. Limburg shares more about his experience with the Broncos and life after college when he sat down with the Santa Clara Broncos (SCB).
April 11, 2013
Catching Up With Casey Munoz
A junior from San Diego, Casey Munoz (CM), has been a strong first base asset to the men’s baseball squad. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Munoz to discuss when he began to play as well as some of his training regimens.
April 10, 2013
Shooting Hoops with Megan Fulps
For Megan Fulps (MF), the spring quarter marks the end of an era, the end of her time as a Bronco athlete. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to speak with Fulps about her time as a student-athlete, her favorite moments, as well as her plans for the future.
April 9, 2013
An Inside With The Men's Tennis Team's Newest Member
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After working in the Athletic Department and covering the men's tennis team throughout this school year, junior Vince Menon (VM) has officially become a member of the team. Menon made his doubles debut on March 1, 2013 at Saint Mary's College and his first singles appearance on March 3rd against UC Irvine. The team has a 13-9 record overall with three more league matches before the WCC Championship Tournament. Last year, the team had one of their most successful years and finished the season ranked No. 33 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. After making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, Menon and the team hope to once again continue play long after their regular season. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to talk to new team member Vince Menon about how is transitioning from covering the team to being a part of it and what it is like playing Division 1 tennis after so many years off.
April 8, 2013
Oliver's Lasting Legacy
Kevin Oliver (KO), a member of the cross country and distance track team, spent some time with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his past, present, and future experiences and opportunities. The senior from Tualatin, Ore. has earned a number of personal best times in events such as the1500m, 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m.
April 5, 2013
Deering Provides Relief for Men's Baseball
Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Max Deering (MD), to talk about his time with the Broncos. The junior left-handed pitcher shared some of his experiences, insights into the game, and what he is looking forward to about this season.
March 15, 2013
Catching Up with Track's Audrey Hiatt
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Last weekend the Bronco track team traveled north to compete at the UC Davis Aggie Open. Sophomore Audrey Hiatt (AH) had great success in her first ever steeplechase event. She placed 5th overall in the 2000m race with a time of 7:24.27. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) talked to Hiatt about her experience running and some of her goals for the season.
March 6, 2013
In Net with Andi Tostanoski
Coming off a great season and making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, freshman goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski is inspired to get even better next season. She started all 20 games she appeared in and had a season-high of 11 saves against BYU with 73 overall. Tostanoski also received a WCC All-Freshman Team selection. After completing winter training, Tostanoski is motivated for the team's five exhibition games in the coming spring.
March 5, 2013
From New Positions to New Seasons: Looney Starts for the Broncos
Zach Looney, who was once a full time short stop, is looking forward to this upcoming season with the Santa Clara Broncos baseball team as the starting catcher. Starting at the position of catcher on a whim in high school, Looney (ZL) tells SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) how excited he is to work with the pitchers, coaches, and entire team to bring the Broncos a successful season. Looney told us more about his experience at SCU, his baseball career and his feelings and thoughts about the current baseball season.
March 5, 2013
Already School Record Holder, Pham Plays For More
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After recently breaking the all-time singles win record at Santa Clara University with a win over Sonoma State, senior tennis star Tom Pham hopes to continue his great success to make it to the NCAA’s once again. Last year, the team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and made it to the second round. The men host Furman on March 3rd at 3pm, University of the Pacific on March 9th at 11am, and Northern Arizona on March 10th at 11am. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) got the opportunity to talk to Pham (TP) about setting the single wins record, his memories on the Santa Clara tennis team and his hopes for the rest of the season.
February 28, 2013
Switching Courts: From France to America
Delphine Rouvillois (DR) is new to the Bronco's women's tennis team this quarter and also new to the United States! Dreaming of studying here since the age of 14, Rouvillois shared a bit about her experience with SantaClaraBroncos.com thus far (SCU). Overall, Rouvillois is really enjoying her time at Santa Clara University and is embracing all of the differences that America has to offer.
February 27, 2013
Tommy Nance and His Love for the Broncos
SANTA CLARA, Calif. –The Broncos have seven seniors that are playing hard for their last season on the SCU campus. One of the seniors, Tommy Nance, joined the Broncos as a transfer last season and is looking forward to having a great last season. Nance picked up the win in Sata Clara’s 12-3 win against San Diego State University on Tuesday night. Nance (TN) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) what his experiences been like as a Bronco, his love for SCU and asked the community to come and support the team, as they play hard on the field. Even though he was only a Bronco for two seasons, Nance has a strong connection with the team and sends a great message to the future Broncos.
February 25, 2013
Viele Considers His Time as a Bronco
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Four years ago, Justin Viele (JV) knew that Santa Clara University was his top choice of schools to attend. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to talk with the senior from Yorba Linda, Calif. And reflect on his time as a Bronco as well as the baseball season ahead.
February 20, 2013
Catching Up with Women Soccer’s Speidel
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Katie Speidel (KS) has been an integral player in her last two seasons for the women’s soccer team. This past fall, she appeared in all 21 games and made five starts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) took a moment to talk with Speidel about her training for the upcoming season and some of her favorite memories so far.
February 13, 2013
Kelly Scribner is Ready to Play Ball
Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to catch up with junior first baseman, Kelly Scribner (KS). As a sophomore she started in 52 of the team’s 54 games and hit in the heart of Santa Clara’s batting order. This will be her third season playing for the Bronco’s softball team and first season playing on their new home turf.
February 6, 2013
Raquel Avila Talks Women's Hoops
Raquel Avila of the Broncos women’s basketball team is enjoying more playing time this 2012-13 season as one of the starters. The Broncos are now 12-10 overall thus far and are playing hard out on the court. Avila (RA) shared with Santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) how her second year as a Bronco has been and the motivation she gains from her teammates. The team hits the road now to play against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 7.
February 4, 2013
After Being Abroad for the Fall Quarter, Carolina O’Haren Prepares for the Tennis Season
For the fall quarter, Junior Carolina O’Haren (CO) spent the quarter studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Even though this meant missing the tennis preseason, O’Haren kept up her conditioning and stayed motivated to come back strong for the 2013 season. The Broncos started their season with the Cal Winter Invite, where O’Haren showcased her skills in both doubles and singles.
January 25, 2013
From LA to the Bay, Kecki Ready for Bronco Tennis
The Santa Clara men’s tennis team will take on Michigan early this afternoon at the ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament in Berkeley, Calif. Earlier this week, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with red-shirt senior, Matt Kecki (MK), who was born in Northern California, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and is back in the bay to receive his MBA from Santa Clara.
January 23, 2013
Kelly Ryan Looks Ahead to Track Season
Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to catch up with sophomore distance runner Kelly Ryan (KR). Due to an injury last year, she was unable to compete and is looking forward to her first track season as a Bronco distance runner. The Southern California native loves to race, and was excited to share some of her thoughts on the sport as well as some fun facts.
January 22, 2013
Powell Fansler Looks Forward to the Upcoming Baseball Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- Left-handed pitcher Powell Fansler (PF) hopes to transfer over his success from last season to the up coming 2013 season. As a junior, Fansler helped the Broncos pick up some key wins, as well as being named WCC Pitcher of the Month in February 2012. Being halfway through his career here on the Mission Campus, Fansler expects the Broncos to have a great season this year under second year head coach, Dan O’Brien. Be sure to come out and support your Broncos baseball team at their season opener vs. Seattle University at 6 p.m.
January 18, 2013
Softballs Jessica Turner is Excited for the Season and a Hometown Return to Oklahoma
Junior all-star pitcher Jessica Turner, who led Santa Clara’s pitching staff in the 2012 season, looks forward for the team’s trip to her home state of Oklahoma. In addition, this will be the first season the Broncos (SCB) will play on their new home field on the Mission Campus. Turner (JT) is hopeful that the team will be able to carry over last seasons success, as well as bring in an even larger crowd to their home games.
January 18, 2013
Volleyball and Sustainability Recap with Megan Anders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Junior Megan Anders (MA) had one of her best seasons this past fall as a part of the Santa Clara volleyball team. Anders played in 127 sets with 383 kills and had a hitting percentage of .361. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had the chance to sit down with Anders and discuss her season as well as how she plans to prepare for senior year.
January 16, 2013
Justin Viele of the Bronco Baseball Team Prepares for His Last Year
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – This is an exciting time for many seniors as they are getting closer and closer to their last quarter of college. Justin Viele of the Santa Clara baseball team is very excited to have a strong last season as a Bronco with his fellow seniors. Santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Viele (JV) and he shared with us how his experiences have been as a Bronco and what he is looking forward to for his last season.
January 15, 2013
Laura Burtness Looks to Start Off the Water Polo Season Right
Junior Laura Burtness (LB) is hopeful that the Broncos will have a successful, winning season this year. In the off-season, Burtness has been training hard to prepare for the tough season the team will face. This year, the Broncos conference finals, the WWPA’s, will be held here on the Mission campus in the Sullivan Aquatic Center April 26-28. SantaClaraBroncos (SCB) recently caught up with Burtness to talk about the upcoming season.
January 14, 2013
Senior Meagan Fulps Looks to End the Season on a High-Note
With half the basketball season down, Meagan Fulps looks to finish out her last season here on the Mission campus on a good note. Recently, in the last game against Gonzaga, Fulps (MF) moved into ninth place all-time in points at Santa Clara. Along with this new accomplishment, Meagan Fulps has had an impressive career here for the Broncos, including setting the SCU record for free throws made, WCC All-Freshman Team, and top freshman scorer in the WCC.
December 3, 2012
All-WCC Freshman Ryan Masch Reflects on SCU's 24th Winning Season in 26 Years
Ryan Masch recently helped Santa Clara men's soccer to its 24th winning season in 26 years. Following in his older brother’s footsteps, Eric Masch ‘12, Ryan has begun to create his own legacy here on the Mission campus.
November 9, 2012
Bryan Crook Overcomes Adversity to Pace Broncos at WCC’s
After missing his first season on the cross country team due to an injury, sophomore Bryan Crook became motivated to make an impact on the team this year.
November 7, 2012
Chatting with Four Time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist and Bronco James Rude
Four time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist James Rude (JR) joined the Bronco’s men’s water polo team as part of the class of 2016. Rude has been playing water polo since he was 12 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. Rude tells www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) more about his experience with water polo in addition to his first fall quarter here at Santa Clara University.
November 6, 2012
Sophomore Stephanie Skaras Discusses ITA Regional Championships
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The SCU women’s tennis team is preparing for the Bronco Invite that will be held on November 9-11 on the Mission Campus. SantaClaraBroncos.com caught up with sophomore Stephanie Skaras who recently participated in the ITA Regional Championships on October 20-21 where she earned a 3-1 singles record.
November 2, 2012
Carlos Montes Emerging as One of the League's Top Players
Carlos Montes (San Jose, Calif./James Lick HS) is in the midst of an outstanding collegiate soccer career with the Broncos.
November 2, 2012
Casidhe McClone Sets High Goals for the End of the Water Polo Season
As their tough season starts to come to a close, redshirt sophomore Casidhe McClone keeps his hopes high that the Broncos men’s water polo team can get a few more wins. The two-meter defender has also set some personal goals for himself in hopes of helping his team reach their goals. This has been a tough season for the Broncos, but McClone (CM) and the rest of the team keep the championship title of WWPA’s in their sight.
November 1, 2012
With the Regular Season Ending, Katie Speidel Reflects Back on Her Sophomore Season
This weekend marks the last games of the regular season for the Bronco women’s soccer team. This season the Broncos have had much success, and sophomore Katie Speidel has been there for every game to help her team win. As a midfielder, Speidel (KS) plays a crucial role in both offense and defense for the Broncos and has even found the back of the goal a few times his season.
November 1, 2012
Soccer Star Lauren Matheson Living Up Senior Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Tonight the Santa Clara women’s soccer team will kick off their second to last match of the regular season. They have had a successful season with a 9-0-1 record at home. Senior Lauren Matheson had an excellent season last year with 11 starts and 21 appearances and hopes to make this her best season yet. With only two games to go, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Matheson (LM) to discuss the season and Matheson’s senior year at Santa Clara University.
October 31, 2012
James Rude Making a Splash His Freshman Year for the Broncos
Freshman James Rude has been having a great season here on the Mission campus for the men’s water polo team. The utility player has started every game for the team and has helped make key plays in the games. The Southern California native played topnotch water polo in high school, but he explains how different playing Division I college water polo is from playing Division I high school water polo.
October 26, 2012
Luca Signore Shares a Little On Cross Country, His Improvements, and What He Does Outside of Athletics
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University's cross country team recently ran impressive races at their own Bronco Invitational on Oct. 13. Luca Signore (LS) ran a personal-best at the Invite with a time of 24:41.2. He finished 26th overall and for the Broncos behind Kevin Oliver. The team is getting ready for the WCC Championships on Saturday at Fernhill Park in Portland, Oregon. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) talked to Signore about his recent PR, the team's upcoming race at the WCC Championships and what the cross country teams do together outside of practic
October 26, 2012
Finishing Strong: Danny Maeda Reflects Back on His SCU Career
Senior Danny Maeda is in his final season here for the Bronco men’s soccer team. Maeda has seen much success in his four years as a midfielder and defender, helping SCU win a West Coast Conference championship while also excelling in the classroom. He will soon be graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in Japanese.
October 26, 2012
Senior Kelly Lamble Reflects on Her Tennis Career and Experience at Santa Clara University
Kelly Lamble (KL) started playing tennis at a very young age and has worked very hard to build her career to what it is today. Playing for the Broncos is a family affair for Lamble, as her father has played here and her brother currently plays for the Broncos as well. Lamble holds this close to her heart because she loves having the support of her family especially considering it is something they all share. Www.SantaClaraBrocnos.com (SCU) talked with Lamble and found that through injuries, other sports, and sacrifices of things such as going abroad, tennis has ultimately surfaced as her passion.
October 24, 2012
Pham Looks Forward To Bigger and Better As Senior Years Gears Up
Thomas Pham (TP) has had an amazing three years with Bronco’s men's tennis team, and is currently making his fourth and final season just as phenomenal. Deciding to compete at the collegiate level while in high school, Pham has tagged commendable accomplishments onto his experience, such as being apart of the 2012 Bronco team that made history by qualifying for the NCAA tournament, defeating Texas in the first round.
October 23, 2012
Cross Country Runner Lauren Germany Continues To Make Personal Bests This Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Women’s cross country star Lauren Germany seeks to continue to improve this year. So far, Germany ran a personal best time of 18:24 in the 5K at the Bronco Invite on Oct. 13. In addition, she ran a PR in the 6K on Sept. 15 at the WCC Preview, clocking a 22:38.78. The teams are preparing for the WCC Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Portland, Oregon. SantaClaraBroncos.com recently caught up with Germany about being on the team with her twin sister, how she can improve this season and her interests besides running.
October 22, 2012
Catching Up with Adrienne Lohe
Senior rower Adrienne Lohe (AL) prepares herself for another successful season of rowing at Santa Clara University. She received WCC All-Academic honorable mention in the 2011-12 season. Lohe looks forward to pushing herself even farther for her final year as a Bronco, particularly in the San Diego Crew Classic where she rowed 2nd seat vs. St. Mary’s last season.
October 18, 2012
Junior Setter Alyssa Anderson Hopes To Lead The Volleyball Team To A Victory Over No. 16 BYU
By: Shelby Soltau ‘16 SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara volleyball team impressively beat No. 18 Pepperdine University on September 29th. Junior setter Alyssa Anderson (AA) helped the team with 28 assists and 13 digs. As the team readies to host No. 16 BYU, Anderson leads the team with 6.39 apg and is tied for the team lead with 0.33 sapg. She also collects 2.00 dpg. Recently, www.SantaClaraBroncos.com had the chance to talk to Anderson about the team’s goals, her responsibilities on the team and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
October 12, 2012
From Ohio to California: Matt Glomb Looks Forward to the Upcoming Baseball Season
Over the summer, Bronco baseball player Matt Glomb played summer league baseball in Athens, Ohio. The right-handed third basemen had great success over the summer, and was even named the fourth-best prospect in the Great Lakes Summer League. This season, Glomb (MG) hopes to carry over what he has learned over the summer into his second season here for the Broncos.
October 11, 2012
Junior Cross Country Runner Enjoys Her Time Out On The Trails
Beginning to run competitively as a sophomore in high school, junior, Kayla Germany (KG), stumbled upon her latent talent accidentally. Picking up track as a method to keep her in shape for soccer season, Germany found that she enjoyed running more, so she decided to keep with it through the fall season and joined cross country. Germany tells www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) about her experiences running side by side her twin sister, as well as how therapeutic running has become in her life.
October 11, 2012
Senior Tennis Star Maggie McGeorge Hopes To Continue The Team's Success In Her Final Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. â€“ The Santa Clara womenâ€™s tennis team is coming off an impressive season of a 13-11 record and the highest national ranking in program history, No. 51. Senior Maggie McGeorge (MM) hopes to continue the success in her final season as a Bronco. McGeorge received a WCC honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore for her doubles play with Kelly Lamble. She also received a WCC honorable mention last year for her academic excellence. www.SantaClaraBroncos.com got to talk to McGeorge about her injury midway through last season, her doubles partner Kelly Lamble, and playing tennis with her family.
October 10, 2012
Women’s Tennis Jessica Agra and Her Final Season for the Broncos
Coming off an amazing season, senior Jessica Agra looks forward to finishing even stronger for her final season with the Broncos. After receiving the First Team All-WCC honors for doubles, Agra (JA) hopes to have even more success this season before she returns to the Philippines. For her senior season, Jessica Agra has set some high goals for herself, and hopes to have even more success than she did last season.
October 9, 2012
Volleyball’s Haley Cameron Shares Her Experience and Excitement about SCU
With a (14-5) record, the Bronco volleyball team is off to a solid start of their fall season. Santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) had the opportunity to catch up with Haley Cameron (HC) and discuss her love for the sport as well as what she is looking forward to here at Santa Clara University.
October 8, 2012
Sophomore Charlotte Newell Talks Tennis: Summer Training and the Upcoming Season
After an all-weekend long tournament at UC Berkley, Charlotte Newel caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about her summer training schedule and how the women’s Broncos tennis team is looking for their upcoming season. Newell (CN) is only a sophomore, but she hopes that the hard work she put in over summer will help her be a key player to the team this year.
October 8, 2012
Makena Pezzuto of Women's Water Polo Discusses her Team's Vision for the 2013 Season
The Bronco women's water polo team is back at it here on the Mission Campus, training, working hard, and gaining more team chemistry than ever before.
October 2, 2012
Playing Since He Was A Youngster, Lamble Prepared For ITA All-Americans This Weekend
Santa Clara junior John Lamble (JL) has been helping the men's tennis team's to victory as he and his partner, Ilya Osinstev, were recently named the highest-ranked preseason doubles team in Santa Clara's program history. Whether playing doubles or fighting for a win in a singles match, Lamble has had a passion for tennis from a very young age and hopes to pursue tennis as a career after college.
October 2, 2012
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski Talks About Injuries, Interests, and Inspiration
With eight other freshmen on the Santa Clara University women's soccer roster, goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski hopes to make an impact on the team in her first collegiate season. Tostanoski is still in the process of recovering from her groin injury that happened in a game nine months ago. "It has been a grueling process to recover from but the experience was incredibly motivating," said Tostanoski. She took one month off of playing so that she could recover all of the muscles in her groin.
October 1, 2012
Baseball's Simon Talks About Summer League Baseball and His Upcoming Senior Season for the Broncos
Brock Simon is getting ready to head into his final season with the Santa Clara Bronco baseball team. After wrapping up a great season for the Broncos in the spring, the Canadian native returned back to Canada to play summer league baseball for the Red Sox team.
September 27, 2012
SCU Golf: Introducing Young Local Star Carlos Briones
During the past eight years, the Santa Clara University’s men’s golf team has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 80 programs. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to catch up with Carlos Briones (CB) who is one of the many freshmen on the Bronco men’s golf team and talk about his time so far at Santa Clara.
September 27, 2012
Water Polo's Kochalko: Santa Clara is the Perfect Fit For Me!
Matt Kochalko is a sophomore mechanical engineer major at Santa Clara University (SCU) and he had an outstanding 2011-12 season as a redshirt-freshman on the men’s water polo team. Kochalko (MK) sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to tell us more about his team, his sport, his major and academic interests. During the interview, Kochalko admitted that SCU truly is “the perfect fit for him.”
September 26, 2012
Women's Basketball's Katie Hawkins Talks About Her New Lifestyle as a Bronco
The Santa Clara Broncos women’s basketball team has three new freshmen faces on the roster for the 2012-13 season. Katie Hawkins looks forward to getting out on the court for October practices.
September 24, 2012
Erin Hartwig Gives SantaClaraBroncos.com the Scoop on Her Summer Training
Senior Erin Hartwig (EH) finished her 2012 season on a high note, recording a personal best time of 2:16.55 in the 800m at the West Coast Invite. The Glendale, Calif. native has been a mainstay on the Bronco cross country and track teams where she has made solid contributions each year.
September 24, 2012
Running Revealed: Kevin Oliver's Racing Roots, Eating Habits and More
Kevin Oliver is coming off a tremendous season where he reached numerous personal bests in helping the Santa Clara Bronco cross country and track teams to two of their most successful seasons ever. The Tualatin, Ore. native is in his fourth and final season as a member of the Bronco cross country and track teams, and is one of the leaders on this year’s squad.
September 13, 2012
Dani Weatherholt of the Bronco Women's Soccer Team's Succesful Start To a Great Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – It is a very exciting time on the Santa Clara University campus as incoming freshman will be moving in this weekend. Returning students are starting to come back to the area and the campus seems more crowded each day. For freshman Dani Weatherholt of the Bronco women’s soccer team, her life as a Bronco had a great start as she scored her first goal in the 90th minute during their third game of the season vs. UC Riverside on Aug. 26th and contributed to the team’s 3-0 victory. Weatherholt (DW) caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) as she looks forward to a great season with the team. The Broncos holds a 3-2-2 record so far as they take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans at home on Fri., Sept. 14th at 7:30pm and SDSU at 1:30pm on Sun., Sept. 16.
September 12, 2012
Perricone Looks Ahead to Senior Season
Kyle Perricone is extremely excited to embark on his senior year basketball season with the SCU Broncos as a four-year walk-on. In preparation for the season, he has spent a majority of his summer on the court and in the weight room with his teammates. Regardless of all of the long, intense hours of training, Perricone trusts that the hard work will yield success in the season to come. Perricone sat down with the SantaClaraBroncos.com and shared more details about the team and the role he plays.
September 10, 2012
Matt Pritchett Looks Forward To a Great Season for the Bronco Men's Water Polo Team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco men’s water polo team got off to a great start, posting a 3-1 record at the Inland Empire Tournament over the weekend. Goalie Matt Pritchett had 33 saves during the weekend, helping the Bronco victories over Chapman, Whittier and Redlands. Pritchett (MP) caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) and talked about how hard he and the team worked during preseason to get ready for this season. The Broncos will play NorCals in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sep.15th and 16th.
September 10, 2012
Volleyball's Schatzman Re-lives MVP Weekend in Families Hometown, Including Visit to Arch
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Katy Schatzman (KS) traveled back with the Bronco volleyball team to her roots of St. Louis, Mo. She showcased her talent in front of friends and family from the area, took her teammates and coaches to the Arch, and better yet, was named MVP of the SIUE tournament. SantaClaraBroncos (SCB) caught up with Schatzman and got the low down on the tournament and found out some of her favorite moments from the trip.
August 29, 2012
Taylor Milton of the Volleyball Team Shares Her Excitement About Their Success in Illinois
The Bronco Volleyball team had a great start to their season over the weekend posting a 4-0 record. Taylor Milton (TM) caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) after their great weekend and shared with us how the team is doing with their new coaches. The Broncos has a double header on August 31st in the UC Davis tournament against University of Utah and North Carolina.
August 27, 2012
Denzel Johnson and Brandon Clark Look Forward To Basketball Season!
Many student-athletes have been working hard, both in summer school classes, and brushing up on their skills. For sophomores Denzel Johnson and Brandon Clark of the Santa Clara men’s basketball team, they are more than ready to start their second season off as Broncos. Johnson (DJ) and Clark (BC) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) what their expectations are from the team and what they are looking forward to for this season.
August 22, 2012
New Addition To The Bronco Men's Basketball Team: Nate Kratch
Summer is a very exciting time for many incoming freshmen. They look forward to starting a new chapter in their lives as they get ready to go off to a new environment. For Nate Kratch of the Bronco men’s basketball, he has more to look forward to than just going to a new school out of state. Kratch is looking forward to his first season as a Bronco as the only new addition to the team. A behind the scenes look, Kratch (NK) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) how his summer has been.
August 22, 2012
Iman Scott of Bronco Women's Basketball Expected to Bring Her "A-Game" Back to the Court Soon
Iman Scott of the Bronco women’s basketball team is a San Jose local who starred at Division II powerhouse, Archbishop Mitty High School. Due to an ACL injury, Scott sat out the majority of her senior year at Mitty. Although the ACL injury kept her out of preseason practices with the Broncos when she arrived, Scott returned later in the year to become a part of the Bronco’s rotation. She averaged 16.6 minutes per game during a stretch in December of 2010 and played in 23 of 30 games as a true freshman. Prior to last season, Scott tore her Achilles and was not able to play. Since then, she has been working hard to be able to get back on the court to play as a Bronco. For this upcoming season, Scott is almost ready to bring her “A game” on to the court. Scott (IS) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) what her recovery process has been like and how much she looks forward to playing with the team again.
August 8, 2012
Hayley Ney Gives SantaClaraBroncos.com the Scoop on Her Summer Training
While many of the Santa Clara students are sleeping in late and watching t.v. all summer, one of our very own Santa Clara women’s cross country stars is doing anything but that.
August 8, 2012
SCU Striker Keigo Kameya Discusses Offseason Training in Korea
Many people travel during the summer, enjoying their vacations. However, Keigo Kameya and his brother, Takahide Kameya, from the Bronco’s men’s soccer team traveled to Asia.
August 6, 2012
Ashley Haney: My First Season with the Broncos
I am very excited for school to start up. SCU has been the perfect fit for me. I can’t wait to get back with my teammates to start preparing for our upcoming season on our new field!
August 1, 2012
Summer For SCU Men's Water Polo
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – When it comes to summer vacation, many people take advantage of the weather by going to the beach or pool for fun and relaxation. However, for the Santa Clara men’s water polo team, they are taking this summer time seriously, and have been practicing hard in the water. Jimmy Moore (JM) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) what the team has been doing this summer and his hopes to get more students to come to their home games. The Broncos’ season kicks off on September 2nd at Cal, and their first home game will be held on October 19th as they host their annual Rodeo Tournament.
July 30, 2012
Running Revealed: Luca Signore’s Inspiring High School Coach, Most Memorable Run and More
Junior Luca Signore burst on to the Santa Clara cross country and track scene as a freshman and hasn’t looked back, furthering his growth as one of the squad’s fastest and most reliable members. After setting multiple Santa Clara freshman records in track, Signore recently concluded a strong sophomore season and has his sights set on taking the team’s performance to new heights in 2012. Recently, www.santaclarabroncos.com caught up with the Saratoga, Calif. native who figures to be one of the team’s frontrunners this year. Signore shared how he first began competing in running, how his high school coach influenced his life and how running in hail storms with 70 mile-per-hour winds is risky business.
July 30, 2012
SCU's Ashley Armstrong Completes Global Social Benefit Fellowship in Paraguay
I am doing what I have always dreamed of doing – traveling the world, meeting amazing people, and hopefully helping improve a life or two along the way.
July 25, 2012
Sofia Huerta Hopes For The National Championship Title
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Soccer has been a part of Sofia Huerta’s life since she was five years old. Huerta had the second most goals on the team during her freshman season for the Bronco women. Now an uprising sophomore, Huerta (SH) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) her pregame routine with the team, her favorite goal in her soccer career, and her hope to win the National Championship title with the team this upcoming season.
July 24, 2012
Russell Wetherley And His Typical Week Schedule
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Many Bronco student-athletes start their day off bright and early while the rest of the Santa Clara student population are still asleep in their comfy beds. For Russell Wetherley (RW) of the Bronco men’s rowing team, waking up at 5:40am has been programmed into his body. Wetherley gave SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) an insight to what his typical week of practice looks like, and what he is hoping for from the team this year.
July 23, 2012
Meleana Shim Reflects On Dream U.S.A Assignment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Earlier this summer, Morgan Marlborough and Meleana Shim shared with us the experiences they had through playing on the U.S. U-23 National Team in Norway. Below, Shim (MS) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) more insights on what she has gained through this experience and what she is looking forward to about the upcoming season here at SCU. Santa Clara opens its season on Fri., Aug. 17 at 7 pm at Stanford, the defending National Champion. The Broncos return home Sun., Aug. 26 vs. UC Riverside after playing at Cal on Thurs., Aug. 23.
July 19, 2012
Lexi Williamson Prepares to Go Out with a Bang
Senior outside hitter Lexi Williamson is busy making every improvement possible this offseason to ensure a successful campaign on the Mission Campus. From daily workout videos to practicing with her younger sister, an incoming freshman on the Regis University volleyball team, the Carlsbad, Calif. native is determined to finish her final campaign on a high note. As her summer workouts continue, Williamson gave www.santaclarabroncos.com her thoughts on the team’s offseason growth, her most grueling volleyball match ever and funniest moment during her time on the Bronco volleyball squad.
July 16, 2012
Running Revealed: Marcos Hinojosa Talks Courses, Coyotes and More
Bronco red-shirt junior Marcos Hinojosa has spent hundreds of hours on streets and trails during his years as a competitive runner, and is familiar with the ins and outs of the running lifestyle. In the midst of another sunny summer in San Jose, the three-year veteran recapped his many years of running experience with www.santaclarabroncos.com. This fall he will welcome his brother, Adrian, to the Bronco family as the latter joins the cross country team as well. The elder Hinojosa brother shared his thoughts on the Bronco running program’s future, which runner all-time he would most like to meet and a chilling story about being stalked by coyotes.
July 10, 2012
Bronco Harrier Works to Design Bamboo Housing in Haiti
Chris Sampson’s senior project was not the typical research paper or in-depth project that is merely for the benefit of the student. As a civil engineering major who would graduate in June of 2012, Sampson’s senior design project was for the benefit of those in need. With many parts of the world in dire need of sustainable and cost-effective housing that will survive natural disasters, the Bronco cross country student-athlete came to the conclusion that his skills would be best utilized assisting others. Along with his partner Jake Echeverria, the two Santa Clarans developed a design for bamboo housing in Haiti.
July 10, 2012
SCU Softball Players Gain Professional Experience Through Summer Internships
Being a student-athlete is not an easy task. Handling morning work-outs, afternoon practices, study hall and a demanding college course load requires determination, discipline and long hours of hard work both on and off the field.
July 9, 2012
SCU’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger Shines in International Championship Play
Santa Clara University’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger hit .462 with three doubles, while striking out 22 batters in 24 innings inside the circle at the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.
June 28, 2012
What Lies Ahead
Katherine Douglas (KD) hasn’t been thrown off by the outcome of last season on the volleyball court. With an entire summer in front of her, Douglas – and her teammates - will prepare to make another push at the WCC Tournament title.
June 26, 2012
Kriege Reflects on Freshmen Year
Despite suffering from an injury during training (hamstring), Bronco freshman Mary Kriege (MK) emerged as newcomer worth paying attention to this past season.
June 26, 2012
Chelsea Heier Looks Forward To Continued Success on the West Coast
Chelsea Heier (CH) had an outstanding freshman season at Marquette, and is ready to continue her success with the Broncos. Transferring to Santa Clara University (SCU) as a sophomore, Heier is most excited to be continuing her education in California and being closer to her family while she dominates on the court. Beginning her volleyball career in her hometown of San Clemente, Calif., Heier’s success continued at Marquette University as she was named the 2011 Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and selected as member of the All-Big East Second-Team.
June 25, 2012
Leaving a Legacy
Knight’s career and the legacy her teammates have left behind is a testament to their resolve.
June 20, 2012
Baseball's Herbst Gets Dream-Come-True Text
The Santa Clara baseball team ended with an impressive record this past season, finishing with the most wins since 2008. As the season closed and many seniors ended their baseball careers and prepared for graduation, senior Lucas Herbst (LH) received the text of a life-time declaring the continuation of his passion – baseball! Herbst was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round. Herbst sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) and answered a few questions regarding his experience with the Broncos and what will come afterwards.
June 12, 2012
Making an Impact in the Post
Niyi Harrison is tossing all expectations aside. Sure, his eyes haven’t diverted from the WCC Championship or the NCAA Tournament. But after last season, now it’s all about doing.
June 8, 2012
SCU’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger Preps for National Team Play at Canadian Open
Santa Clara University’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger will represent Peru in the upcoming 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.
June 6, 2012
Lamble Set to Play in France over Summer
Worldwide tennis players debate the toughest surface daily, especially during the French Open, being played in early June. French natives think John Lamble’s game would transfer over well to a true red clay court. The ball travels at a slower pace after colliding with the ground, making points harder to come by.
June 6, 2012
Making a Splash as a Freshman
In her first year suiting up as a Bronco on the women’s water polo team, Ashleigh Bandimere (AB) started in 22 of the 36 games, recorded 35 goals and 16 steals, and topped it all off with being named the WWPA Newcomer of the Year.
June 4, 2012
Phillip Muscarella Gives Us an Inside Look at SCU Soccer; Broncos Finished the 2012 Spring Season Undefeated
The Southern California product breaks down what the offseason is like for a Bronco student-athlete, some of his favorite players, and what it takes to succeed at this level.
May 31, 2012
San Jose's Nici Gilday Gives Us an Inside Look at SCU Hoops
Santa Clara freshman Nici Gilday talks hoops, academics and about one of her favorite moments from her first year as a Bronco.
May 21, 2012
Seniors Reflect on Their Time at Santa Clara
With three weeks left in spring quarter, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with four of the men’s and women’s distance runners to talk about their experience on the cross-country and track teams here at Santa Clara University.
May 18, 2012
The Long Road Back for Santa Clara's Trasolini
After radically impacting Santa Clara’s CIT title run two seasons ago, Trasolini didn’t plan on viewing the game from the bench in what was supposed to be his senior year in 2011-12.
May 15, 2012
Lauren Matheson Hones Leadership Skills in Preparation for Senior Season
Former All-WCC Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Team selection Lauren Matheson (LM) has been a consistent contributor during her time as a member of the women’s soccer team. The rising senior has been taking her game to the next level by further developing her leadership skills during the offseason. On the heels of a strong spring showing, www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) asked Matheson about the steps she has been taking to improve her leadership ability as well as her production on the field during the team’s preseason play.
May 15, 2012
Midfield or Forward, Speidel is Ready to Attack
Bronco rising sophomore, Katie Speidel (KS), had an amazing fall season on the field as a first- year Bronco student-athlete with the women’s soccer team. Her hard work and determination led only to an even more impressive spring season with Broncos. Speidel has played soccer nearly her entire life, and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue her athletic career with the Broncos. Speidel sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) and discussed her position change from fall to spring season, and shared how she feels it was only a result of her improvement and growth as a player, physically and mentally. Whether it be from the wide-mid position or center forward, Speidel enjoys the attacking aspect of her offensive positions and will continue to increase her drive to goal.
May 14, 2012
Wilder Enjoys Coaching and Running on the Mainland
Chantelle Wilder recently moved to California from Hawai’i to pursue a career in coaching cross country. Starting off coaching girls cross country at Los Gatos High School, Wilder is now in her second year of coaching at the collegiate level at Santa Clara University as an assistant coach with Bronco cross country and track. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) sat down with Wilder to learn more about the history of her love for cross country and how she has demonstrated her enthusiasm in her coaching tactics with Bronco student-athletes. Wilder talks about how she thrived on the thrill of racing from a very young age, and shares how it has carried on throughout her education and onward into her career.
May 10, 2012
Agra's Life-Long Tennis Experiences World-Wide Pay Off With All-WCC Honors
Playing on one of the top doubles teams in the West Coast Conference, junior Jessica Agra received First Team All-WCC in doubles this season with sophomore Katie Le as a part of the Bronco women’s tennis team. Following her outstanding recognition, she sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) to share a different side of her athletic adventure. Agra talked about how she first fell in love with tennis and how she pursued her tennis career internationally to receive a Division I scholarship.
May 9, 2012
Marlborough Awaiting 2013 Season
For Morgan Marlborough, her decision to transfer from Nebraska and join the Broncos in her final year of eligibility is worth the wait.
May 7, 2012
Wrapping Up the Season with Bluth
As the Santa Clara men’s rowing team wraps up their 2012 racing season, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Mark Bluth (MB) to talk about his season, training and future plans. Bluth, a sophomore from Seal Beach, Calif., competed with the Long Beach Junior Crew in high school and is currently on the Bronco varsity squad. By: Kaitlin Fuelling ‘13
May 7, 2012
Alexis Rubattino Travels to Dominican Republic For Live-Changing Trip With Kids Alive International
Bronco women’s soccer player Alexis Rubattino (AR) spent her 2012 spring break far away from the familiarity of the Mission Campus, traveling to the Dominican Republic to help underprivileged and orphaned kids. The junior Bronco goalkeeper thoroughly enjoyed her first trip outside of her home country, forming many close bonds with the locals while gaining a deeper understanding of her life goals. Fresh off the trip and a successful spring soccer season, Rubattino caught up with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about her experience in the Dominican Republic and her efforts to gain the coveted title of starting goalkeeper for the Bronco women's soccer team.
May 3, 2012
Lexi Williamson Reflects on Immersion Trip to Peru
Lexi Williamson sat on the roof of San Estaban Church in Lima, Peru and gazed out over the entire San Juan de Miraflores District. But instead of feeling at peace, concern crept up on her. All her eyes could observe were the countless homes without electricity and running water.
May 2, 2012
Bronco Volleyball Student-Athletes Compete in Iron Bronco
Each year during spring quarter, students hit the gym, the pavement, and the pool, more than ever to participate in the annual Iron Bronco. This event is a spinoff of the well-known Iron Man, a triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike ride, and 26.2 mi run. Santa Clara students, as well as staff, are able to compete on their own or in groups of 3 over the two weeks. This year, a number of Bronco volleyball players decided to test out the race and compete together. SantaClaraBroncos.com SCB: was able to catch up with one of the team members, Kayla Lommori (KL), to discuss her training and why she chose to compete.
April 30, 2012
Checking-In with Greg Harisis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With only a month of games left to play, the Santa Clara baseball season is on the home stretch of the 2012 baseball season. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to catch up with sophomore shortstop, Greg Harisis (GH), to talk about his experience as a student-athlete and how he plans to help the Broncos finish the season. Harisis has started 17 games while making 26 appearances overall and leads the team with a .412 (28-68) batting average. He has scored 18 runs to go with seven RBI and four doubles. This past weekend, Harisis blasted his first career home run on April 28 vs. Saint Mary’s over the right field wall at Schott Stadium. He has a terrific .467 on-base percentage that is helped by his six walks.
April 27, 2012
Meet Men's Rowing Coxswain Angelica Salinas
As the only female on an all male rowing team, junior Angelica Salinas has her hands full. Salinas played many sports in high school but upon entering college she wanted to mix things up and decided to join the rowing team. She has come a long way and is now helping to navigate the team through the championship race.
April 25, 2012
Bronco Harrier Matt Wagner Closing Our Bronco Career Healthy
Though he earned a personal-best 4-mile time last fall, cross country senior Matthew Wagner (MW) battled injuries that limited him throughout the season. After taking some time to recover in the offseason, he is once again ready to race. With track season now underway, Wagner spoke with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com about his hopes for the team and his plans beyond graduation.
April 25, 2012
Johnston Excels on the International Pitch
Whether it is singing with her teammates or launching the ball into the back of the net, rising junior and Santa Clara forward Julie Johnston is taking full-advantage of her opportunity to suit up with the U20 U.S. soccer team.
April 25, 2012
Jamie Swartz's Hard Work Being Noticed as Broncos Head Into WWPA's
Jamie Swartz is headed home to San Diego on Thursday to compete in WWPA's.
April 24, 2012
Talking with SCU's Baseball Operations Assistant Kellen Lee
As the Bronco baseball operations assistant for SCU Kellen Lee has his plate full, especially with the transition from player to administrator. Lee previously played catcher for the now SCU Baseball Coach Dan O’Brien at UC San Diego, where Lee graduated with a double major in Communications and Psychology in 2011. Lee finished his career with a .996 fielding percentage and now is looking towards an administrative baseball career here at SCU.
April 23, 2012
Future Looks Promising for Briana Rios and Bronco Softball
For Briana Rios and the Santa Clara University softball team, adversity is no stranger. The Broncos found their selves in many precarious spots this season, and often times they called on Rios to come in and shut the door.
April 23, 2012
Schatzman Hopes to Help Broncos Back to NCAA Tournament
Rising sophomore Katy Schatzman had an immediate impact for the Broncos in her freshman year. The defensive specialist played in 42 sets and collected 70 digs during her first season at SCU. With two new additions to the coaching staff, Schatzman spoke with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about what the Broncos are doing to improve in the off-season.
April 19, 2012
Muchynski's Clutch Wins Help Broncos To Top 30 Ranking
Bronco junior men’s tennis player Eugene Muchynski has developed into a reliable and clutch performer for the 30th ranked team in the nation. In Santa Clara’s upset 4-3 win over then-No. 19-ranked USD on April 15, Muchynski came through with a key win at No. 5 singles, helping the Broncos defeat a top 20 team for the first time in program history. Muchynski has received high praise from head coach Derek Mills on helping the Broncos win some key matches this year with his singles play as well. This week www.SantaClaraBroncos.com caught up with Muchynski about the team’s recent victories, his emphasis on fitness during the offseason and the wildest play he has experienced during the season.
April 19, 2012
Balancing Sports with Job Hunting
Early mornings and long practice hours failed to interrupt Katie Caudle’s (KC) internship and job hunt. Balancing rowing with school paid off as Caudle landed a full-time job at Accenture after interning with the company prior to her senior year. Caudle sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss her decision to join the Bronco rowing team, and how she managed to secure a job while juggling a plateful of responsibilities.
April 17, 2012
Ali Rambis Ready to Get Back on the Court
Ali Rambis (AR) played in 35 sets this fall and recorded service aces in four different matches, but she was sidelined for a large part of the season with an elbow injury. The rising junior is preparing to make her return in the fall as she trains with the Broncos throughout the spring. She recently spoke with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about the state of the volleyball program and her father’s induction into the WCC Hall of Fame.
April 16, 2012
Perricone Looks Ahead to Senior Season
Rising senior Kyle Perricone is a guard for the men’s basketball team entering his final season with high expectations for himself and the team. The three-year walk-on has appeared in 13 games for the Broncos and was a member of the 2010-2011 CIT championship team. Perricone recently took the time to speak with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about his role as a walk-on and his goals for the upcoming season.
April 13, 2012
Golfing Pedigree: Freshman Kaci McCartan Emerging as a Young Star at SCU
True freshman Kaci McCartan has grown and improved tremendously as the 2012 season has progressed, establishing herself as one the most promising rising stars on the Santa Clara University women’s golf team.
April 11, 2012
Schlesinger Weighs in on Time at Santa Clara
After gaining experience working at the Olympic Training Center, Cory Schlesinger (CS) brought his knowledge of strength and conditioning to Santa Clara. Less than one year in, Schlesinger is already making an impact on the men’s and women’s basketball teams with his approach to training, helping the student athletes avoid injuries and remain on the court. Schlesinger sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his time as a Bronco, and his strategy for next season.
April 10, 2012
Immediate Impact: SCU Softball Freshman Catcher Breezy Bernard
Freshman Breezy Bernard has made an immediate impact for the Santa Clara University women’s softball team, starting at catcher in her first collegiate season. The Temecula, Calif. native recently took some time to do a Q/A for SantaClaraBroncos.com.
April 3, 2012
Zhu Finishes Off Track Career On A High Note
In his fourth and final season with the Bronco cross country and track team, Richard Zhu (RS) has continued his ascent as one the squad’s most reliable contributors. The senior from Medford, Ore. rebounded from an off-season injury to regain his form in his senior year. With the track season in full swing, Zhu reflected on the positive carry-over from his strong cross country campaign, the bond between the men’s and women’s teams, his post-graduate plans and the Broncos’ key upcoming meets with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB).
April 2, 2012
Summerville Steps Up as Catcher at Schott Stadium
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara baseball season is about halfway complete and currently 11-4 at home and 16-9 overall. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat down with Peter Summerville (PS), a sophomore business major, to discuss his outlook on the season, team dynamics and how he prepares for each game. Peter has contributed a lot since mid-March when he began to play as catcher. He also is able to step in as designated hitter and is ranked second on the team in batting averages.
March 26, 2012
Water Polo: Inside the Game with Versatile Playmaker Ali Norris
Starting utility player Ali Norris has emerged as one of the women’s water polo team’s most versatile and dependable competitors in 2012.
March 23, 2012
Water Polo's Nash Making the Most of Working in Santa Clara Athletic Media Relations Office
Santa Clara is once again proving to be a place where those with the surname Nash can grow by leaps and bounds. Making the most of a great opportunity seems to be John Nash's middle name, even though he is no relation to the former Bronco All-American and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash '96.
March 21, 2012
Local Girl Kaleigh Durket Looks to Impress One Last Time on Volleyball Court
The Santa Clara women’s volleyball team is hungry to get back on the court and rising senior Kaleigh Durket has high expectations for the upcoming season. She is ready to make an impact on the court and help lead the Bronco squad back to the postseason.
March 20, 2012
All-America Transfer Gives Us an Inside Look at SCU Softball: Alyssa Jepsen
It’s always an adjustment for transfers to be successful in their first year at a new university. But Alyssa Jepsen, last season an All-American shortstop and pitcher at the College of San Mateo, has immediately become SCU's leadoff hitter and everyday shortstop.
March 19, 2012
Talented Taylor Milton Committed to Improving
The Bronco volleyball squad looked to young talent last year to contribute and Taylor Milton took on that responsibility. With a year on the Mission campus under her belt, Milton is committed to raising her level of play and helping the Broncos compete day in and day out.
March 15, 2012
Volleyball's Anders Making Sustainability Contributions Felt
Bronco volleyball’s rising junior Megan Anders discovered a way to combine her love for sports and sustainability when she landed the position of Sustainability Intern, Athletics and Recreation on the Mission Campus. Being involved as a student-athlete always appealed to her, and when the opportunity to apply for an internship position in the Sustainability Office popped up on BroncoLink, she couldn’t pass.
March 14, 2012
Catching Up With Record-Breaking Bronco Runner Erin McCarthy
Senior Erin McCarthy (EM) talks with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SBC) and discusses what has contributed to her success as a runner, her favorite place to run and her pre-race routine.
March 14, 2012
Season Check-In With Eugene Muchynski
Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with junior Eugene Muchynski (EM), a member of Santa Clara men’s tennis team, which is ranked No. 35 in the national polls. Muchynski talked about the balance he has found between sports and school as well as some of his thoughts on the season so far.
March 14, 2012
Inside the Game: Goalkeeping with Stephanie Clements
Stephanie Clements, a junior keeper on the Bronco women’s team, shares why she became a goalie and what it takes to be a great water polo player.
March 12, 2012
A Peek Inside Crew’s Mind: Brent Harvey
At first glance, rowing does not seem difficult and you may wonder if there is any difference between rowing in the water and with the machine in a gym but you will soon find out it is a very challenging sport. Bronco men’s rower Brent Michael Harvey (BMH) shares with the fans how he first came upon rowing and what is going on inside the crew members’ mind when they row.
March 8, 2012
Behind the Scenes With Bronco Men's Tennis
Seniors Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel take some time to talk about the season and their love for the game of tennis.
March 2, 2012
Meet the Rising Bronco Student-Athlete, Ben Demaree
One of the Bronco student-athletes to watch in the spring of 2012 is the sophomore track athlete, Ben Demaree. He finished the 2011 cross country season by consistently earning the top two spots on the Bronco team in every race that he participated in. He was named All-WCC after finishing 13th at the WCC Championships in late October. In addition to being one of the top cross country runners last fall, he is also an excellent student. Demaree carries a 3.940 as a Bio-Engineering major; and the men’s cross country team posted the highest GPA at 3.55 for the Fall 2011 quarter for the third straight quarter. They also had the highest cumulative GPA at 3.29.
February 28, 2012
Talking With 11-0 Tom Pham
The Santa Clara men's tennis team is ranked No. 43 in the national polls, in part thanks to the 9-0 singles play of Tom Pham (TP). SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently caught up with Pham to talk about the team's success, as well as his, and what he does before each match.
February 27, 2012
Jacobe Ready and Prepared for Freshman Season
C.J. Jacobe’s dream of playing professional baseball came true when he was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 45th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Even though he was happy and honored to be drafted, he decided to continue to work on improving his skills to become an even better player. As a result, the Vacaville, Calif. native enrolled at Santa Clara in Sept. and is a freshman on the baseball team.
February 23, 2012
On the Mound with Chris Mendoza
Junior Chris Mendoza had a stellar high school career in San Jose, establishing new school records in career wins, single-season wins, strikeouts innings pitched and ERA. He was chosen as a 2009 ESPN Rise ALL-Bay Area honoree. The right-handed pitcher’s transition into college baseball was a difficult task, but he says it was also really fun.
February 22, 2012
Phillip Bach Reflects on Time as a Bronco
With Senior Night just over 24 hours away, four-year walk-on Phillip Bach is attempting to dodge the onslaught of nostalgic thoughts as a member of the men's basketball team.
February 21, 2012
SCU Golfer Scott Lowe Talks About the 2012 Season
Santa Clara, Calif. – As golf’s spring season heats up with the Desert Intercollegiate right around the corner, sophomore Scott Lowe took time out to talk with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com
February 16, 2012
Men's Rugby Hosts Defending League Champ Stanford
The Santa Clara Men’s Rugby team opens league play Friday night against the defending league champion, Stanford Cardinal, at 8pm on Bellomy Field as part of the Bronco Pride week on campus.
February 9, 2012
Volleyball's Kayla Lommori Pumped About Santa Clara's Future
There are a lot of terrific changes going on with Santa Clara volleyball these days, including adding two new assistant coaches with fantastic backgrounds and a new sports performance coach as well. Rising senior Kayla Lommori, a three-year starter, is excited about the changes and looking forward to spring training. Check out her answers below.
February 8, 2012
Couch Transforms Into Starting Pitcher
Mike Couch still remembers March 26, 2010; the first time he officially stepped onto the mound as a Bronco. “I was just soaking in the moment,” said Couch, who was called in from the dugout in Santa Clara’s 19-4 route of Princeton.
February 1, 2012
Wolny Ready to Compete at the College Level
Nikki Wolny always had it in her mind that one day she would be playing tennis at the college level. But it wasn’t until a month into her time on Mission Campus before her dreams became reality.
January 27, 2012
Stephanie Fisher and a Much-Improved SCU Softball Team Ready for 2012 Opener
As a freshman, Stephanie Fisher earned a spot in the starting lineup without delay, appearing No. 2 in the batting order from Opening Day
January 22, 2012
Arteivia Lilomaiava Emerging as a Key Player for SCU Women’s Basketball
Sophomore Arteivia Lilomaiava talks about basketball, academics, her teammates and motivation.
January 9, 2012
Espinosa, Broncos Enter Season Just Outside National Top 20
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team had an incredible end to their 2011 season finishing the regular season 10-6 in the Western Water Polo Association.
January 4, 2012
The Immersion Experience: An Inside Look at SCU Women's Golf with Kelsy O'Brien
As far as the eye could see, we were surrounded by a dense sea of low-income housing – home to the 80,000 people that reside in San Juan de Miraflores.
December 21, 2011
Women's Golf Bocce Ball Fundraiser Set for Sunday, Feb. 26
The Santa Clara University women's golf team will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Sunday, February 26 in Los Gatos.
December 12, 2011
Cowels Coming into His Own on Court
Raymond Cowels III knew it. His own teammate, Kevin Foster, knew it too. When Cowels exploded for 20 points against Villanova, it wasn’t a surprise, but rather a much awaited welcome.
December 5, 2011
Senior Kristin Welsh Helps Lead SCU Softball Into 2012 Season
Kristin Welsh talks about the team’s fall results, the jam-packed spring schedule, and her favorite Bronco softball memory.
December 3, 2011
SCU Profile: Ruta Zurauskyte's Emergence Into One of the WCC’s Top Centers
Junior center Ruta Zurauskyte is experiencing a break out season, helping the Santa Clara women’s basketball team get off to the program’s best start since the 2001-02 season.
November 9, 2011
The Road to Success! - An Inside Look at SCU Women's Golf
From a player's perspective, the Bronco women's golf team shares some images and experiences of the week that was...
November 7, 2011
Coach John Wojtkiewicz Talks About His Vision for SCU Women's Rowing
John Wojtkiewicz has settled in on the West Coast, determined to elevate the Santa Clara University women's rowing program to new heights.
October 26, 2011
Kriege Exceeds Expectations
Finishing high school as one of the top local WCAL athletes, Bronco freshman Mary Kriege (MK) had high expectations coming to the Mission Campus. The runner has exceeded her potential her first year and placed highly in each race as one of the top seven Bronco women.
October 26, 2011
Adapting to Change: Glenn Vass's Freshman Campaign
For most freshmen student-athletes, the adjustment to college can be an acclimation process. Especially when joining a new team to the rigors of academics.
October 26, 2011
An Inside Look at SCU Women's Golf: What are the Odds??
Many people like to say 'Hard work pays off!' and we've definitely had a week full of surprises and good news!
October 24, 2011
Catching Up With Kyle Surber
While most freshmen on the men’s water polo team redshirt their first year to acclimate to the more physical collegiate game, Kyle Surber (KS) has stepped right in and made his presence felt on the Bronco squad.
October 24, 2011
In the Goal with Molly Mettler
After redshirting as a freshman, Molly Mettler (MM) has gotten multiple chances to fill in at goal this year as a sophomore. None was bigger than when Mettler stepped in for the injured All-American Bianca Henninger in the waning minutes against Cal on September 25th. After closing the 3-0 shutout victory against Cal, Mettler went on to post two shutouts of her own against Nevada and San Diego State, respectively. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to speak with Molly about her recent contribution and the team’s momentum as they continue conference play.
October 24, 2011
Lommori Hits Hard
More than half way done with the season, the Santa Clara volleyball team has gone through some ups and downs this season. After winning handily their past two games versus LMU (3-0) and long-time rival USF (3-1), the Broncos have bounced back and look stronger than ever. Junior Kayla Lommori (KL) has stepped up and helped the women to success.
October 19, 2011
Standing at 6’9, sophomore John McArthur (JM) is a force to be reckoned with. Over the course of his high school career at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., McArthur led his team to a stunning 111-12 record. As a senior, McArthur posted a new school record with 40 points against Oakland High in the Northern California Regional Quarterfinals. In his first year at Santa Clara, McArthur saw 8.3mpg coming off the bench for big men Marc Trasolini, Ben Dowdell and Troy Payne. McArthur caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his upbringing, his most memorable basketball moments and how he sees his role developing this year.
October 17, 2011
Freshman Year Through the Eyes of Speidel
Your senior year of high school revolves around finding that right college for you for your next four years. For college soccer freshman Katie Speidel (KS), the right college for her was Santa Clara.
October 13, 2011
An Inside Look at Bronco Soccer: The Art of Goalkeeping with Coach Rusty Johnson
The SCU men’s soccer team has one of the most accomplished and experienced coaching staffs in the country. Goalkeepers coach Rusty Johnson – a starter for two of SCU’s five NCAA College Cup Final Four teams - gives us an inside look at Bronco soccer.
October 11, 2011
Brathwaite Proving Hard Work Pays Off
After redshirting her freshman year, Sara Brathwaite (SB) has become a spark plug for the Broncos in her sophomore campaign appearing in seven games with two starts. Brathwaite’s hard work on and off the field along with her great positive attitude makes her a great example of what Santa Clara Bronco student athletes are all about. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) got a chance to catch up with the sophomore and discuss her current soccer career and her future goals.
October 10, 2011
Johnson Happy With Decision
For all freshmen, their first year can be filled with emotions of excitement and stress of entering a new stage in their life. Student-athletes especially, have an added stress to also balance a sport along with everything else they do. Freshman Denzel Johnson (DJ) has had a relatively easy transition into Santa Clara and is happy with his decision to play basketball here.
October 10, 2011
Catching Up with Jimmy Moore
After redshirting his first year and playing sparingly last year as a redshirt freshman, Jimmy Moore has developed into a major offensive threat for the Santa Clara men’s water polo team. Half-way through this season, Jimmy is among the team leaders with nine goals, two assists and seven steals. With all of those being career highs, SantaClaraBroncos.com caught up with Moore to talk about his personal progress, the team’s standing so far this season, and his family legacy on the water polo team.
October 6, 2011
The FRYS.COM Experience! SCU Golfers Meet Tiger, Rocco and Ben Crane
Santa Clara University junior Balbina Guajardo shares some images and her experiences at the PGA's Frys.com Open here in the South Bay.
October 5, 2011
Meet 2011 McDonald's All-America Nominee, SCU Freshman Vanessa Leo
Introducing Santa Clara University true freshman forward Vanessa Leo, who talks about teaming up with her sister Lindsay, her high school success, what championship teams must have, some career goals and what she enjoys doing off the court.
October 4, 2011
Meet Women's Soccer's Freshman Cate Parchinski
One of Santa Clara’s newest members of the No. 18 women’s soccer team, freshman Cate Parchinski, not only adds another force to the Broncos offensive line, but also 6’1 of height!
October 3, 2011
Demaree Putting in the Mileage
Coming off a 10th place finish at the WCC Championships last season, sophomore Ben Demaree (BD) dedicated a large portion of his summer to training. With the 2011 season just underway, Demaree has already made an impact, dashing to a 17th place finish at the Stanford Invitational. Demaree filled SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) in on his summer, his favorite cross country course, and what lies ahead.
October 2, 2011
Women's Golf: Behind the Scenes at Cal Poly
Follow the Santa Clara women's golf team in Cal Poly, Saturday, Oct. 1 through Monday, October 3. Player notes, pictures and a blog can be found on SantaClaraBroncos.com.
September 28, 2011
Matheson Already in Striking Mode
Lauren Matheson’s (LM) career is compiled of noteworthy performances, honors and victories. Progressing into one of Santa Clara’s biggest threats on the field her freshman and sophomore years, Matheson is already on track to have her most impressive season yet as a junior.
September 26, 2011
Clark Fitting in at Santa Clara
A large banner of Steve Nash hangs from the rafters at the Leavey Center, commemorating his time as a Bronco. It was only fitting that rookie Brandon Clark steps onto the very same court as his idol, the 6’3 Phoenix Suns point guard Nash, because it is who the Bronco freshman aspires to be.
September 26, 2011
Meet Basketball Freshman Colleen Rooney, Who Reminds Us: It’s Not Always About Your Game
SCU newcomer Colleen Rooney talks about her influences, accomplishing goals, handling the basketball and reminds us that ‘it's not always about your game.’
September 26, 2011
Jackson Steps Up Sophomore Year
When the ball passes the opposing goalie in the net, attackers know that they are doing their job well. Sarah Jackson (SJ) has stepped up and delivered in her position as an attacker this season helping to add points to the scoreboard in crucial games.
September 21, 2011
Carlson Dives into Second Season
Only weeks into his freshman year in 2010, Tucker Carlson (TC) stood out as a key member of the Santa Clara men’s water polo team. In his debut season as a Bronco, Carlson netted 26 goals to accompany his eight steals. Now in his sophomore season, Carlson is prepared to pick up where he left off. Carlson caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his impact as a freshman, his love for music, and his goals for the 2011 season.
September 21, 2011
Meet Nici Gilday, Part of SCU's Nationally-Ranked Recruiting Class
Nici Gilday discusses playing college ball in her hometown, the strengths of her game and what type of players she looks up to.
September 19, 2011
Parker Spends Summer Training, Volunteering in Kenya
Every Thanksgiving the Parker’s would take a trip down from the rain-drenched terrain of Seattle to the clear skies of Northern California to visit their relatives. And on every occasion, Carey Parker would accompany her father, Greg, when he ventured to his alma-mater, Santa Clara University.
September 16, 2011
Introducing Santa Clara Basketball Freshman Tyler Woods!
SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) spoke with Tyler Woods, a freshman on the women’s basketball team as she discusses how having a parent for a coach put a twist on her high school basketball career, how her brother has inspired her and what she hopes to accomplish her first season as a Bronco!
September 14, 2011
McCarthy and Jones Discuss Senior Season
When arriving at Santa Clara as a freshman, you don’t listen to others when they say that “time flies” and to you senior year seems so far away. As the years quickly pass, student-athletes are eventually faced with their last and final season. For seniors Erin McCarthy (EM) and Austin Jones (AJ), they both will be finishing their cross country career after this fall season.
September 13, 2011
Seeing the World
Adapting to a new environment comes easily for Bronco distance runner Chris Sampson. Beginning his life in South Africa, Sampson would soon accompany his family on a worldly excursion due to his father’s profession. Hong Kong marked the next destination for the Sampson family, followed by Japan.
September 13, 2011
All-American James Case Sets Sight on Final Four
The Bronco's most consistent offensive force in 2010 was junior All-American James Case, who led the team with 59 goals on the year while shooting a blazing 49.1% from the field. The speedy driver also collected 22 assists and 26 steals while being named a second team All-WWPA selection. www.santaclarabroncos.com talked with the rising senior about his emergence into an offensive force, the keys for a successful follow-up season and his favorite memories from home.
September 13, 2011
Alyssa Anderson Returns to Home State
Sophomore Alyssa Anderson transferred to Santa Clara last spring after an impressive freshman volleyball season at Villanova University. A native of Hermosa Beach, Calif. the 5’10 setter led the Wildcats in assists and was third in digs as the team finished with a 23-7 overall record. With her first official matches as a Bronco in the books, www.santaclarabroncos.com talked with Anderson about joining the Santa Clara community, her success as a freshman and her goals for the season.
September 8, 2011
Bronco Head Coach Felipe Montoro Talks About This Week's Race in Sacramento
Entering its second week of competition with a healthy team up and down the roster, the Santa Clara cross country team will run at the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento Sat., Sept. 10.
August 31, 2011
Talking With Women's Soccer Freshman Sophia Huerta
Freshman Sophia Huerta, a Boise, Idaho native, has not only found herself in a different state but also finds herself in a different position as she enters the Santa Clara University starting backline. Huerta has started and played in all three victories over San Jose State, Santa Barbara and Cal Poly.
August 25, 2011
Wes Culver Aims to Repeat
Redshirt junior Wes Culver (WC) enjoyed a breakout season as a key member of the Bronco men’s soccer team. Culver anchored the Bronco defense and provided an offensive spark, scoring three goals and adding three assists. With the 2011 season set to begin, santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) talked with the All-WCC Honorable Mention about defending the WCC Title, his role on both ends of the field and his use of Twitter.
August 24, 2011
Reid Returns for Final Season
In four years at Santa Clara, red-shirt senior Robert Reid (RR) accomplished the remarkable feat of shattering the school record in the 800m not once, but twice. Now, he will make his final return for one last cross-country season before racing off into the ‘real world’.
August 24, 2011
Setting It Up With Alexandra Palmer
With the season opening in a couple days, setter Alexandra Palmer and the rest of the Santa Clara volleyball team has spent their two-week preseason in full force. As an upperclassman Palmer is excited for her expanded role as a leader and has set high standards for herself and her teammates. The junior setter has shaken off past injuries and is ready for the season to begin.
August 23, 2011
Three's the Charm
Jordan Akwenuke may be a fresh face in the Broncos' locker room, but with three Oregon 6A State championship titles under his belt, he is anything but new to a winning environment.
August 22, 2011
A Commitment to Excellence with Tanya Schmidt
Senior volleyball player Tanya Schmidt (TS) is well known for her prowess on the volleyball court and in the classroom. What some may not realize however is that she is as dedicated to serving her community and helping others as she is to her athletic and academic endeavors. In the midst of double days on the court, santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) talked with Schmidt about the upcoming season, her off the court experiences and her favorite memory from Santa Clara volleyball thus far.
August 12, 2011
Close to Home
Every locker room needs a character – that one person who isn’t afraid to lighten the mood. The Giants have Brian Wilson, the Sharks have Joe Thornton and Santa Clara has Niyi Harrison.
August 10, 2011
Ashley Armstrong Offers a Unique Perspective on Dorm Life, Classes and Hoops
Ashley Armstrong, who has started as both a guard and forward, has been one of the most productive young rebounders in the West Coast Conference over the past two seasons.
August 2, 2011
On the Run with Matt Savage
Matt Savage (MS), a native of Concord, CA and a De La Salle graduate, is a rising senior who is staying busy pursuing his running and career aspirations this summer. Savage, an English and Philosophy double major, achieved a 3.86 GPA while racing in the cross country postseason for the first time. Recently, santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) was able to talk with Savage about his summer plans, his dedication to academics and his favorite memory thus far from Santa Clara running.
August 2, 2011
Denzel Johnson Steps into the Limelight
For incoming freshman Denzel Johnson, basketball is part of his family picture.
August 2, 2011
Bridget O’Hara Continues Family Legacy
The O’Hara last name is not an uncommon name when it comes to Santa Clara University. Junior Bridget O’Hara (BO), who currently plays on the women’s volleyball team, has two parents that attended SCU.
August 2, 2011
Douglas Returns to the Court
Almost one year after suffering a season-ending injury, Katherine Douglas (KD) is back in her hard-hitting form. During her freshman year, Douglas took on the appearance of a veteran, recording 281 kills and 252 digs in 29 matches. As a red-shirt sophomore, Douglas, who spent part of her summer competing in Beijing, is prepared to suit up as a Bronco and take to the court once again. Douglas sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss her previous injury, the trip to Beijing, and what the upcoming season might look like.
August 2, 2011
Megan Anders Conquers Half Dome
Six hours and approximately eight miles had passed when sophomore middle blocker Megan Anders accomplished the feat of reaching Half Dome’s summit.
July 20, 2011
A Global Perspective on Tennis with Kyle Dandan
Senior Kyle Dandan (KD), a native of the Philippines, added All-WCC First Team Singles honors to his already impressive Bronco tennis resume after finishing 14-12 at No. 1 singles. He also paired during the season with Nicolas Vinel and Thomas Pham at No. 1 doubles, finishing with an overall record of 16-4. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Dandan about his upcoming senior season, growing up on the international tennis scene and the differences between tennis in the United States and tennis abroad.
July 14, 2011
Talking with Three-Time All-WCC Midfielder Brandon Zimmerman
Brandon Zimmerman (BZ), a native of Pasco, Wash. and a rising senior known for his aggressive play, is ready to come back to Santa Clara University and start the upcoming fall season. The three- time All-WCC midfielder will be an integral part of the Santa Clara men’s soccer team and santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) was able to speak with him about his feelings about the year and what he has been doing this summer to prepare for the season.
July 14, 2011
From Beach Waves to Two-a-Days
Meleana Shim (MS), a native from Honolulu, Hawaii and a rising junior has played an integral role for Santa Clara women’s soccer. In the past two years, Shim has played in 42 of the last 45 games. When you watch Shim play you instantly notice her finesse on the ball. In order to accomplish such comfort with the soccer ball one must have a lot of time, patience and practice, all of which Shim routinely has. Santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Shim to see what she was working on this summer to come back ready to make a difference in the fall season.
July 12, 2011
Drew Ozanne Reflects on the 2011 Season
Drew Ozanne (DO) finished his sophomore year enjoying personal success in his second season on the Bronco baseball team.
July 7, 2011
Brett Zylstra Enters Water Polo Season with High Hopes
Bronco rising senior Brett Zylstra is prepared to make his final season on the Santa Clara water polo team a memorable one. Although the team has fallen short in previous years, Zylstra believes it is possible to win the WWPA and earn a birth of the NCAA tournament.
July 7, 2011
At the Net with Katie Le
Bronco rising sophomore Katie Le (KL) finished her freshman year with a bang, where she went 20-3 at No. 1 singles and 17-4 at No. 1 doubles en route to WCC Freshman of the Year honors. She also received Second Team All-WCC Singles honors and Second Team All-WCC Doubles honors. Recently www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Le about what she’s looking to improve, the differences between singles and doubles and the transition to collegiate tennis.
June 29, 2011
Catching up with Marcus Akerland
During his time at the Mission Campus, Marcus Akerland has developed into a key contributor for the Bronco men's water polo team. Last season, the speedy driver out of Freemont, Calif. helped lead the Broncos to a 19-15 record and a third place finish at WWPA's.
June 28, 2011
Chris Freeburg receives Kolvenbach Award
Graduated senior Chris Freeburg (CF) pursued many passions while at SCU – working for sustainability, going on immersion trips and rowing for the Broncos, all while excelling academically. Recently, www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Freeburg about receiving the Kolvenbach Award, his post-graduation plans and his overall Santa Clara experience.
June 17, 2011
Sibole Excels with Broncos
fter an excellent freshman year at Santa Clara University on and off the track, Allie Sibole is ready to continue her success in 2011-12.
June 16, 2011
Catching Up With Maxime Armengaud
Maxime Armengaud (MA) just finished his junior year, his first at Santa Clara, going 16-10 overall with a 4-2 record in WCC dual matches while playing at No. 2 singles all year. Recently www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Armengaud about what he’s looking to improve, the transition to the U.S. and coming to Santa Clara.
June 13, 2011
Atanga Ready to Prove Himself
Yannick Atanga didn’t play in a single second for the Broncos last season. The 6’8 freshman originally from Yaoundé, Cameroon, spent his first year of Santa Clara basketball as a redshirt, watching the games from the sideline
June 8, 2011
Klasila Believes Broncos Will Exceed Expectations
Kevin Klasila is returning for his fifth season of Santa Clara soccer in the fall. The two-time All-WCC honoree is excited for his final season and believes this is the year the Broncos can make a run for the national championship.
June 6, 2011
Fulps Excited to Take on Larger Leadership Role
Coming off a stellar sophomore performance in which she led the Broncos in scoring for the majority of the year with 11.6 ppg, Meagan Fulps is already looking forward to next season.
June 1, 2011
Cowels Ready to Rise to Expectations
Heading into his junior year, Raymond Cowels III has already seen Santa Clara basketball grow tremendously in his first two years with the Broncos.
May 19, 2011
Eadington Freshman Standout for the Broncos
Freshman water polo player Claire Eadington had a standout year for the Broncos.
May 16, 2011
Transitioning from Track to Cross Country for Hartwig
Erin Hartwig, sophomore from Glendale, Calif. has already had success in her first complete season of track at Santa Clara University. She has raced in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m this season, earning seasonal and personal records with times of 2:27:12, 4:47:08 and 18:39:75, respectively. She also has been a key runner on the Bronco 4x400m relay. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) was able to speak with Hartwig (EH) about her season, future and experiences.
May 12, 2011
Brown was Born to Run
Kazimir Brown (KB), also known as Amanda, grew up in a track family and was destined to be a runner. During her sophomore season here at Santa Clara, she broke two school records in the 100m and the 200m.
May 12, 2011
Sophomore Viele Leads Broncos by Example
Sophomore captain Justin Viele had been leading the Broncos by example, playing in every game this season.
May 5, 2011
DeMerritt Impressive in Freshman Season
In his first season at SCU freshman Kyle DeMerritt from nearby San Jose has been a standout for the Broncos.
May 4, 2011
Video Feature on Incoming Softball Recruit Jaymi Bautista-Geiger
Back in November, the Santa Clara softball program announced the signing of six prep recruits who will attend the University this fall and play for the Broncos in 2012. One of those prized recruits is Elizabeth "Jaymi" Bautista-Geiger.
May 3, 2011
Terry Reflects on College Journey
Fifth year senior leader, Patrick Terry, has accomplished a lot throughout his journey here at Santa Clara both on the field and in the class room.
April 28, 2011
Giove Pursuing Passions at SCU
Nicole Giove is using her time at Santa Clara University to pursue all her passions – on the racecourse, in the classroom and on the Internet.
April 27, 2011
LaPonte Excited to Get Back on Field
An athlete’s worst fear is a season-ending injury – especially when working towards the school’s 21st NCAA tournament bid. Jenny Laponte (JL), a defender on the women’s soccer team, had a promising junior year starting seven games with two assists.
April 27, 2011
Palmer Working Hard in Spring Season
Sophomore setter Alexandra Palmer and the rest of the Santa Clara University volleyball team is working hard in its spring season, focusing on competing and conditioning.
April 18, 2011
Senior Track Season for Conlin
SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) spoke with Melissa Conlin (MC) about her years at Santa Clara and her experiences as a runner on the cross country and distance track teams. Conlin, a senior graduating this spring in engineering is from Renton, Washington. Recently, she raced a season best time in the 5000m at the Chico State Invitational in early April.
April 18, 2011
Lamble Ready for Success at WCC Tournament
Kelly Lamble (KL) has been enjoying her sophomore year filled with friends, school and tennis.
April 15, 2011
Mensah Grateful for his Experience with Santa Clara Basketball
Nate Mensah walked onto the Santa Clara University basketball team four years ago as a freshman.
April 14, 2011
Senior Hall Comments on Final Season
Standout pitcher, Cory Hall, is playing his third and final season at Santa Clara University. The senior has found his way into the starting rotation, serving as the Broncos Friday starter. Hall leads the team in strikeouts (40) and innings pitched (52.0).
April 13, 2011
Graham Reflects on College Success
J.R. Graham, a junior from Livermore, California has been one of the most versatile players on the roster for the Santa Clara baseball team in his three year career.
April 11, 2011
Reid Reflects on his Bronco Experiences
Robbie Reid, a senior from Los Altos, Calif. has been very involved here at Santa Clara University and now enters his last year on the Bronco’s track team. He has had an excellent start to the season placing third in the 800m at the Cal State Stanislaus meet as well as fifth overall at the UC Davis Aggies Open with a time of 1:54:02. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) spoke with Reid (RR) about his experiences and what he has enjoyed most or taken away from his time as a distance runner.
April 11, 2011
Trasolini Reflects on Junior Year
Marc Trasolini (MT) helped lead the Santa Clara men’s basketball team to a successful season this year, averaging 12.8 ppg, 0.9 bpg and 6.1 rpg in 26.4 mpg his junior year.
April 11, 2011
Payne Looks Back on Senior Season
Troy Payne finished his final season of Bronco basketball averaging 5.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.6 spg in 24.5 mpg – starting 27 of the team’s 38 games.
April 8, 2011
Lamb Providing Broncos with Consistency
Sophomore standout Rick Lamb is playing well for the Santa Clara University men’s golf team, providing the Broncos with consistency.
April 7, 2011
A Senior Moment With Michael Santos
Senior Michael Santos (MS) closed out his Bronco basketball career just two rebounds shy of his first career double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds in the 76-69 victory at Iona to clinch the CollegeInsider.com Post-Season Tournament. Santos, who came to Santa Clara as a walk-on his freshman year, was elevated to scholarship his final three years. The following is an interview he did with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) on the heels of his senior year.
April 6, 2011
Wilson Begins Her Last Bronco Track Season
Stephanie Wilson, a senior English major and local graduate of San Jose’s Archbishop Mitty, has begun her last track season as a Bronco this spring. Although she did not compete in the 2010 track season due to an injury, she had a record-setting year in cross-country as she was the 2009 NCAA All-American as well as 2009 WCC champion. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) sat and talked with Wilson (SW) about her experience here at Santa Clara, some tips about running, and potential plans for the future.
April 6, 2011
Senior Pantoja Happy He Dedicated Himself to Crew
Senior and four year team member Andy Pantoja can attest that crew is a remarkably demanding and rewarding sport.
April 6, 2011
Walker Hopes to Encourage Younger Teammates
Looking forward to her final season rowing for Santa Clara University, senior Jill Walker hopes to encourage her younger teammates and push them to success.
April 6, 2011
Ueoka Leading Women's Golf By Example
Senior Miki Ueoka is leading the Santa Clara women’s golf team by example, settling into her game and helping her teammates do the same.
April 6, 2011
Wallis Has Winning Attitude
A graduate from nearby Lynnbrook High School in San Jose, Jamie Wallis has been contributing to the Bronco softball team in the field and at the plate in her sophomore season.
April 4, 2011
An Inside Look at SCU Softball: Senior Amanda Edmonson
This week, the women’s softball team looks to start off their conference campaign strong at Cal State Bakserfield. It will be the final season for senior Amanda Edmonson (Las Vegas, Nev./Silverado).
March 25, 2011
Payne Enjoying Post Season Run
The Bronco basketball team has been on a post-season run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) beating Northern Arizona University, Air Force and a fellow WCC team, San Francisco, to advance to the CIT semifinals. Senior Troy Payne is particularly enjoying the chance to continue his career in the CIT.
March 25, 2011
Broncos Hard at Work, Bond Over Spring Break
While most students at Santa Clara had the opportunity to go home over during spring break, the Santa Clara women’s water polo team had no such opportunity. The Broncos remained hard at work at the Sullivan Aquatic Center, as well as participating in team activities to help build chemistry amongst the group.
March 18, 2011
Peters Focused on Getting Healthy, Helping Broncos Win
Transferring in from Delta Community College last season senior Evan Peters quickly became a key player for the Santa Clara University baseball team, starting all 54 games at either second base or shortstop for the Broncos.
March 18, 2011
Sophomore Clements Enjoying her Second Season
Sophomore women’s water polo goalkeeper Stephanie Clements is enjoying her second year playing for the Broncos, hoping to apply everything she learned her freshman season.
March 16, 2011
Ney Hopes for Strong Sophomore Season
A competitive runner since she was eight years old, sophomore Hayley Ney is excited for her second track season with the Broncos.
March 16, 2011
Keeping in Stride with Jake Carrigan
Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com caught up one of the many seniors on the Broncos crew, Jake Carrigan from Glencoe, Illinois. Carrigan joined the Santa Clara team as a freshman but came in with some experience after rowing for three years at New Trier High School in Illinois. In 2008, he helped the Broncos place first at the Dad Vails Frosh 4 event and most recently helped SCU finish as the top West Coast Conference (WCC) boat at the 2010 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championship.
March 8, 2011
On Campus and Abroad, Eric Yamamoto Coaching with US Soccer
Not only is Eric Yamamoto thoroughly involved with the Santa Clara University men’s soccer program as the team’s associate head coach, he also plays a huge role coaching with US Soccer.
March 3, 2011
On The Diamond With Freshmen Zach Looney And Kyle DeMerritt
Freshmen Kyle DeMerritt and Zach Looney have emerged as contributors early in the season. An inside look at two freshmen.
March 2, 2011
Roquemore Ready to Play in Hometown
The Bronco basketball team is ready to play in the WCC Tournament March 4-7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. But for freshman point guard, Evan Roquemore, the trip to Las Vegas is especially exciting because it gives him the opportunity to play in his hometown in front of family and friends.
February 28, 2011
On the Court with Women’s Basketball Assistant Tamara Inoue
Coach Inoue spent six years Down Under before coming to Santa Clara.
February 25, 2011
Seniors Focused for Their Last Game in Leavey
The four seniors of the Santa Clara University men’s basketball team have each taken a different road to get to where they are now: Bronco Senior Night vs. Pepperdine on Sat., Feb. 26 at 7pm.
February 23, 2011
Schuster Happy She Stuck With Rowing
Laurel Schuster of women’s rowing knows the value of seeing a commitment through. One of only two seniors for the Broncos this year, Schuster is grateful she has stuck with crew the past four years at Santa Clara University.
February 22, 2011
Alyssa Shoji Talks About Season, Upcoming WCC Tournament
This week www.SantaClaraBroncos.com took a few minutes to speak with Alyssa Shoji as the season winds down and the WCC tournament quickly approaches.
February 15, 2011
Time-out with Niyi Harrison
As the men’s basketball team prepares to play Gonzaga up in Spokane, www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) sat down and talk with sophomore Niyi Harrison (NH) about his season so far. A forward from Milpitas, California and 2009 Bellarmine Prep graduate, has averaged 4.1 ppg and 3.3 rpg. Last year as a freshman, he averaged 7.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg. He’s averaging 5.5 ppg and 7.3 rpg the last four contests.
February 15, 2011
Rowing with Chris Freeburg
A Snohomish, Wash. native, Chris Freeburg (CF) helped the Broncos place as the top WCC boat at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships last year. The senior will embark on his fourth year rowing here at Santa Clara and hopes to bring another trophy home to the Mission Campus before he graduates.
February 15, 2011
Moving "Forward" With Gregg Murphy
Five years ago, Gregg Murphy joined the Santa Clara women’s soccer team as the associate head coach. SantaClaraBroncos.com took an opportunity to catch up with Gregg Murphy (GM) to ask him about his soccer career prior to SCU, and his experience coaching most recently.
February 11, 2011
Payne Turns It Up On Defense
The recent success of the Santa Clara men’s basketball team – winning five of its last six games and currently in third place in the West Coast Conference – is largely due to their focus on the defensive end of the court.
February 10, 2011
Getting To Know Volunteer Assistant Coach Brett Lindgren
Although it is his first year at Santa Clara, Brett Lindgren is no stranger to coaching. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com sat down with Brett Lindgren to discuss his new role with the Bronco baseball team and the upcoming season.
February 7, 2011
Coach Sam Scholl Sees Broncos Come Far in Four Years
In four years with the Santa Clara basketball family, Bronco assistant coach Sam Scholl has seen the program develop by leaps and bounds.
February 4, 2011
Junior Welsh Hopes to Lead Team Again
Junior infielder Kristin Welsh looks to follow up her stellar sophomore season with an even stronger showing in 2011.
February 3, 2011
Women’s Water Polo’s Whitney Allen
The Santa Clara women’s water polo program kicked off this weekend at the SJSU Spartan Invite in San Jose and SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to meet up with senior Whitney Allen (WA) to discuss her career at SCU and her goals for her final season. Last season as a junior, she started all 33 games, scored 16 goals and was second on the team with 48 ejections.
February 2, 2011
At the Plate with Hitting Coach Chad Baum
With baseball season just around the corner, Assistant Coach Chad Baum is ready to start his fifth season here at Santa Clara University.
February 2, 2011
Freshman Le Adjusting Well to College On and Off the Court
Freshman Katie Le started her Bronco tennis career off well during the 2010 fall tournaments. Now, gearing up for the spring season Le is more focused than ever.
February 1, 2011
Checking In with Dustin Kerns
Dustin Kerns is currently in his fourth season on the Mission Campus as an assistant coach with the men's basketball team, his third as an assistant coach to Kerry Keating. Prior to Santa Clara, Kerns spent time working at Clemson, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee and most recently Wofford.
January 31, 2011
Guidace Guided Back to Her Roots
Guidace stepped in as the women's tennis interim head coach after Abby Ryan’s retirement in 2001, and has been a constant presence in the program as an assistant coach over the past nine seasons.
January 28, 2011
Supple Strong on the Field and in the Community
Senior Joe Supple is a force on the pitching mound, in the classroom and the community. Looking to come back strong after sitting out last year following elbow surgery, Supple is excited for the upcoming season.
January 27, 2011
Dowdell Finishing Senior Season Strong
Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to sit down with Ben Dowdell (BD), a senior on the men's basketball team. Ben was the first Australian player to sign with Santa Clara. While struggling with some injuries throughout his career here, he is working to make his senior season his best. Already this year he has tied his career high in points scored and has been instrumental in the Bronco's success. By Kaitlin Fuelling ‘13 Recently SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to sit down with Ben Dowdell (BD), a senior on the men’s basketball team. Ben was the first Australian player to sign with Santa Clara. While struggling with some injuries throughout his career here, he is working to make his senior season his best. Already this year he has tied his career high in points scored and has been instrumental in the Bronco’s success.
January 26, 2011
Rowing's Fial Enjoys Her New Sport
Sophomore Berkeley Fial had never rowed until she came to Santa Clara University. Though the sport is new for her, she has picked it up well and enjoys the time she spends on the water with her teammates.
January 25, 2011
A Dugout Visit with Pitching Coach Mike Zirelli
Entering his ninth season on the Mission Campus. A successful pitcher in his own right, Zirelli has turned his collegiate and professional experience into success in the dugout. SantaClaraBronco.com recently(SCB) caught up with the Bronco baseball assistant to talk about coaching at SCU and the upcoming season.
January 20, 2011
Getting To Know Assistant Coach Curtis McAlister
The Santa Clara women’s Soccer team is an elite program because of its passionate coaching staff. Curtis McAlister, a former San Diego Aztec collegiate soccer player who graduated in 91’, has found his way out of the goal and into a coaching position.
January 18, 2011
Meet Men's Water Polo Player Theo Nasser
Outside of the pool, Theo Nasser (San Mateo, Calif.) may be one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. However, in the pool it’s a different story. Nasser has developed into one of the Bronco’s top two meter defenders, a position that is physically grueling.
January 11, 2011
Taking a Timeout with Raymond Cowels III
Sophomore Raymond Cowels III knows the effort it takes to play hard and be successful.
January 7, 2011
Mosier Proud to be Bronco Athlete and Student Body President
Senior Chris Mosier is a dedicated Bronco through and through. Running for the SCU track and cross country teams for four seasons and serving as student body president, Mosier tries to give back to Santa Clara University any way he can.
January 6, 2011
Taylor Harkins Shares Some Fun Moments About SCU Water Polo
Taylor Harkins (TH), a senior from Newport Beach, Calif., has been an impact player for the Women’s Water Polo team the past four years. SantaClaraBroncos.com recently talked with the marketing major about her final season here at SCU.
January 5, 2011
Women's Lacrosse Ranked No. 2 in Preseason Poll
After winning its first Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) title in 2010, the Santa Clara University’s women’s lacrosse team will open the 2011 campaign ranked No. 2 in the nation in a preseason poll by Lacrosse Magazine.
January 5, 2011
Fallon Looks Back on Crew Career and Forward to his Senior Season
Though growing up in Boston, Mass., where crew is very popular, senior captain, Wills Fallon had never rowed until he came to Santa Clara University.
December 30, 2010
Men’s Basketball Walk-Ons: The Gold Team
On December 17th, 2010 the four walk-ons who make up the Santa Clara men’s basketball “Gold Team” had a night to remember. Nate Mensah (senior, Salt Lake City, Utah), Philip Bach (junior, Medina, Wash.), Kyle Perricone (sophomore, Palo Alto) and Beau Gamble (freshman, Boulder, Colo.) checked in with less than four minutes remaining in the second half against Houston Baptist. Although Santa Clara had an 84-63 lead the walk-ons received the loudest ovation of the evening.
December 21, 2010
Checking in with Alumni Erika Barnes '07
SantaClaraBroncos.com recently caught up with the former Bronco women's tennis star Erika Barnes.
December 15, 2010
Wren White Plays Major Role as Keeper for SCU Water Polo
I hope to be a mentor for the younger girls. Being a goalie I get a different perspective of the pool than most of the field players, so I can give some good advice...
December 13, 2010
Senior Pat Terry Looks To Lead By Example
Pat Terry is back for another season in a Bronco uniform. The versatile veteran has started games behind the plate, at designated hitter, and in the outfield during his career on the Mission campus. In his final season as a member of the Bronco baseball team, Terry is looking to enjoy every moment while helping the 2011 Bronco team attain goals of post-season play. Pat Terry (PT) recently sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to talk about the upcoming 2011 baseball season.
December 3, 2010
Ozanne Hopes For Strong Sophomore Showing
Matt Ozanne, a sophomore from Scottsdale, Ariz., looks to improve upon a solid rookie season in 2011.
December 3, 2010
Extra Effort and a Positive Attitude Keys Success for Knight
Briana Knight started in every game last year as a sophomore for the Broncos and was named to the 2010 PCSC All-Coastal Division First Team.
November 30, 2010
Stover Looks To Impress In Sophomore Season
After a successful freshman campaign, in which he started 43 games for the Broncos, Pat Stover (PS) returns as a sophomore to build on his last season. Stover hopes to become more consistent at the plate, while improving his defensive skills and helping the Broncos win. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently sat down with Pat Stover to talk about his off-season and goals for the upcoming 2011 baseball season.
November 18, 2010
Thain Simon: Back to Baseball
After battling injury that sidelined him all last year, Thain Simon is back in a Bronco uniform. The 2008 All-American looks to stay healthy and get back to his dominant form. Simon (TS) recently caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his rehab and the upcoming 2011 baseball season.
November 18, 2010
Ending The Season On A High Note: Maxine Goynes
Maxine Goynes reflects on her final season at Santa Clara.
November 18, 2010
Senior Look Prepares for 2011 Season
From Honolulu, Hawaii, Look has been an impact on this team since her freshman year. Now as a senior, she wants to step up and be a leader for the Broncos.
November 17, 2010
Nicora Excited for Senior Season
Jackie Nicora who was named to the 2010 PCSC Academic Honor Roll and 2010 PCSC All-Coastal Division First Team, is excited for her final season playing softball for the Broncos.
November 12, 2010
Wagner Looks to Lead by Example
Senior and team leader Curtis Wagner is ready for the 2011 baseball season. Looking forward to his last year playing for the Broncos, Wagner hopes he and the other returning players can lead the young SCU team by example.
November 11, 2010
Bach Has Come a Long Way to Junior Season
He came to Santa Clara in the summer of 2008 and did not know what to expect as an un-recruited walk-on for the men's basketball team. After putting in a huge amount of hard work over the years, today the junior's role has changed significantly.
November 11, 2010
Captain Perry Looks Back on Four Years
As the Broncos look to continue their 2010 season with a win on Friday against Long Beach State at 4:30pm, Perry will be out on the field leading the team and playing her heart out in hope to make her final season last that much longer.
November 10, 2010
Inside the Minds and Feet of XC Runners Meghan McNamara and Luca Signore
Two important members from both the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Santa Clara, Meghan McNamara (MM) and Luca Signore (LS), took the time to sit down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) and discuss injuries, training, the Bronco Family and the upcoming NCAA West Region Championship at Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 13.
November 9, 2010
Seniors Talk About Experiences, Superstitions and the Game of Golf
Currently playing in their last season at Santa Clara University, seniors Lauren Oh and Miki Ueoka have been fortunate to experience a great deal throughout their time on the Broncos women’s golf team.
November 5, 2010
Impact Player: Lindsay Leo Debuts for Santa Clara Tuesday
After a year of waiting on the sidelines due to the NCAA’s transfer rule, redshirt sophomore Lindsay Leo is ready to play.
November 5, 2010
Emily Burke Reflects on Bronco Career
As a senior this year she averaged nearly 10 assists per set, 2.4 digs per game and posted a .243 hitting average.
November 3, 2010
Roquemore Looks Forward to Freshman Season, Playing in Front of his Family
In the beginning of July incoming freshman Evan Roquemore, didn’t know where he would be attending college.
October 29, 2010
Alyssa Shoji Emerging as a Leader for SCU Women's Hoops
Alyssa Shoji and the Broncos are hard at work prepping for their season-opener November 12th.
October 28, 2010
Two-Time State Champion Thrives at Santa Clara
As the 2010 Marist High School Track Athlete of the Year, a two-time state champion, and the valedictorian of her class, most people would think Bronco freshman Allie Sibole would not even have time to run cross country.
October 27, 2010
Wilson Works to Defend Title
Stephanie Wilson is one of the most decorated student-athletes at Santa Clara University. Her honors include being a 2009 NCAA All-American in cross country, as well as the 2009 WCC Champion – both firsts for Santa Clara.
October 27, 2010
Catching Up with Bronco Softball Player Jackie Nicora
In addition to batting .285 and leading the team in sacrifice bunts (6) last season, Nicora also posts impressive numbers in the classroom with a 3.85 GPA majoring in Economics.
October 25, 2010
Former Gymnast Enjoys Cross Country Competition
After eight years of gymnastics and kung fu martial arts, most people would want to take a break from intense competition.
October 22, 2010
Senior Nate Mensah Comes Far in Four Years
As many seniors at Santa Clara University can attest to, it’s amazing how far a person can come in his or her four years on the Mission Campus. Just ask men’s basketball senior Nate Mensah who walked onto the team as a freshman in 2007.
October 22, 2010
VIDEO: Interview with Santa Clara Goalkeeper Kevin Klasila
October 20, 2010
McArthur Puts in Hard Work
A product of De La Salle High School in nearby Danville, Calif., newcomer John McArthur, a 6'9 forward, came to Santa Clara ready to compete. Having spent his summer at SCU taking classes and working out with teammates, McArthur has had a smooth transition to college life off the court. Looking forward to his freshman season, McArthur hopes his basketball transition goes equally well.
October 12, 2010
Clarke Follows Good Practice
Many freshmen enter Santa Clara University unsure of what they want to accomplish in their four years at SCU, and even more are uncertain about what they want to do after graduation. This, however, is not the case for new Bronco basketball player, Julian Clarke.
October 6, 2010
Sophomore Shim Sets High Goals
Meleana Shim, a sophomore midfielder from Honolulu, Hawaii, is already a key member of the Santa Clara University womens soccer team.
October 4, 2010
Kevin Foster Healthy and Ready for Season
Kevin Foster reflects on the perspective injury has given him, and looks forward to an exciting 2010-11 season.
October 1, 2010
Junior Trasolini Leads by Example
As a 2010 WCC Honorable Mention player and 2010 Academic All District Honoree, junior forward Marc Trasolini leads the Broncos by example on and off the court.
October 1, 2010
Standout Williamson Looks Forward to Conference Games
A huge Southern California standout in high school and No. 2 on the team with 2.94 digs per game, Lexi Williamson (LW) discusses the 2010 season, her importance as an outside hitter and Coach Jon Wallace.
September 30, 2010
Newest Soccer Member Johnston Sets the Bar High
The No. 10 ranked Broncos women's soccer team heads into the WCC with a preseason record of 7-2-2. Freshman Julie Johnston already has one career goal, three career assists and 21 shots on goal this season. She talks about how she chose Santa Clara University, her quirky pregame rituals and what she hopes to accomplish over the next four years.
September 29, 2010
Germany Twins Push Each Other to Succeed
Kayla and Lauren Germany are twin sisters from Scotts Valley, California, and two of the newest runners on Santa Clara Universitys cross country team.
September 29, 2010
Peter Lowry Returns to Santa Clara Campus
MLS star and former Bronco All-American takes in SCU practice prior to the Chicago Fire's game with the SJ Earthqaukes.
September 24, 2010
Taylor Camany Starting Bronco Career off Right
Santa Clara University freshman golfer Taylor Camany hopes to build on the reputation she made for herself as one of the top golfers in Northern California while prepping at nearby Salinas High School.
September 23, 2010
Catch up with Men's Water Polo Player James Case
When you think of speed, Usain Bolt and Chris Johnson come to mind. Next on that list may be Santa Clara mens water polo player James Case.
September 22, 2010
Demaree Has High Goals for Freshmen Season
Earning high praise from Bronco associate coach Felipe Montoro, freshman runner Ben Demaree enters Santa Clara ready to excel in sports and school.
September 22, 2010
Rambis Hopes to Continue Father's Legacy at SCU
One of Santa Clara Universitys newest volleyball players, freshman Ali Rambis, is having a smooth transition from high school to college on and off the court.
September 16, 2010
Walk-Ons Bring Tons to the Team
Not every player on the Santa Clara University basketball team can hit the winning shot, be the leading scorer or start every game. In fact, some of the Broncos may not see much playing time in the 2010-11 season, but that does not mean they arent valuable assets to the developing Bronco basketball program. Indeed, the walk-ons play an important, though often overlooked, role for Santa Clara basketball.
September 15, 2010
Parker Hopes for a Strong Sophomore Season
After a strong showing in her first season of running cross country at Santa Clara University, sophomore Carey Parker hopes to improve even more in her second campaign.
September 15, 2010
O'Hara Key Component to Broncos Success this Season
Santa Clara Universitys volleyball team has started the 2010 season strong despite injuries at key positions. This is largely due to the play and leadership of junior captain from San Jose, Bridget OHara , who leads the Broncos with 166 digs as of September 13.
September 14, 2010
Klasila Preparing for Bay Area Classic, 2010 WCC Season
The Men's Soccer team heads into their last preseason tournament, the Bay Area Classic on September 16. With their first opponent being Cal, Klasila is ready to take charge as the starting goalkeeper. He talks to SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) more about the upcoming 2010 season.
September 9, 2010
Family Ties Helping Keigo Kameya Adjust to Collegiate Game
One of Santa Clara Universitys newest soccer players, freshman Keigo Kameya, has had help adjusting to collegiate life and playing Division I soccer from a very familiar face his older brother, sophomore Takahide Kameya.
September 8, 2010
Junior Cory Mehl Believes Broncos Are Ready to Win
The Santa Clara University mens golf team is stacked with talent and experience and have high hopes for the 2010-11 season. Recently Santaclarabroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to sit down with junior co-captain Cory Mehl (CM) to get his take on the upcoming year, the teams dynamic, and his evolving role on the team.
September 2, 2010
Senior Chris Sampson Hopes for Strong, Healthy Season
Chris Sampson a senior from Santa Ana, California, definitely loves to run. Hes been competing in cross country since his freshman year of high school, and now, eight years later, Sampson is one of Santa Claras cross-country captains. A preseason All-WCC selection, Sampson hopes to remain healthy and lead by example in his final season running for the Broncos.
August 27, 2010
Finally Healthy, Rose Looks Forward to Upcoming Season
Sophomore Jake Rose, a Marin, Calif. native, was anxious to play his first year of soccer at Santa Clara University last year. Despite an injury that had him sitting out part of the season, the defender started six games as a true freshman. Healthy now, Rose looks forward to a successful season both personally and as a team.
August 18, 2010
Roquemore Enjoys Time with Teammates
Evan Roquemore (ER), a 2010 graduate of Foothill High School in Henderson, Nev., lettered three years on the varsity basketball, track and field and tennis teams and is a freshman on the mens basketball team.
August 17, 2010
A Quick Conversation with SCUs Becca Thomas
Santa Clara University sophomore Becca Thomas, a native of Riverside, Calif., sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to share some of her favorite things about being a Bronco. She gave her thoughts on last season and let us in on one of her guilty pleasures.
August 16, 2010
Austin Jones Standing Out for Santa Clara's Cross Country Team
As the first cross country race of the season inches closer, junior Austin Jones (AJ) is more than prepared for the competition to commence. The native of Portland, Oregon discussed his basketball skills and his success in and out of the classroom.
August 13, 2010
Bates Assumes Leadership Role for Broncos in 2010
Last season as a sophomore Mykell Bates, a defender from Roseville, California, led the Broncos in minutes played. Starting in all 20 games and inspiring his teammates with his toughness, consistency, and competitive nature, Bates is an essential component to the teams success.
August 12, 2010
Palmer, Healthy and Excited for Upcoming Season
After an off-season of recuperation and tough training, Palmer is healthy and excited for what her and her teammates will bring to the court in the fall.
August 11, 2010
SCU's Richard Zhu Trains at the U.S. Olympic Complex
Richard Zhu a junior from Medford, Oregon is not your typical Santa Clara student-athlete. Santaclarabroncos.com sat down with Richard and discussed everything from skydiving to Kanye West.
August 10, 2010
Nicole Giove Excited for Upcoming Year
Junior Nicole Giove, from Fountain Valley, Calif., is excited for the upcoming seasons of cross country and track.
August 10, 2010
Trasolini Reflects on European Tour
After participating in a two week long European exhibition tour as part of Canadas Developmental Mens National Team, junior Marc Trasolini reflects on his experience, what he learned, and why hes looking forward to donning a Bronco jersey once again.
August 4, 2010
Trasolini, Canada Wrap up European Tour
Junior forward Marc Trasolini concluded his European exhibition tour with the Canadian Developmental Mens National Team on August 1.
August 4, 2010
Senior Troy Payne Ready for his Final Season
Last season on Senior Night only the team manager was recognized for the Bronco basketball team. This year, however, the Broncos will have four seniors providing the team with valuable leadership on and off the court.
August 3, 2010
Hall, Terry Talk Summer Ball
Redshirt Junior Cory Hall, a right handed pitcher from Regina, Canada and junior Pat Terry, a catcher from Sammamish, Wash. are spending their summers in Wisconsin, playing for the Woodchucks in the Northwoods Summer League. They took some time out in between games to fill us in on their team, their host family and their takes on the state of Wisconsin.
August 2, 2010
Harrison Ready to Crash Boards Again This Season
After a strong freshman season that landed Niyi Harrison in the top 10 of four categories in the Santa Clara freshman records, including sixth in rebounds and fifth in blocked shots, the 67 forward looks to improve even more for his sophomore year.
July 29, 2010
Cowels Has High Hopes for Sophomore Season
Last season the Broncos were led by a strong freshmen class, including forward Raymond Cowels, forward Niyi Harrison and WCC All-Freshmen Team point guard Robert Smith.
July 28, 2010
Patton Preparing for More Match Winners
Senior Anessa Patton (AP) is back for her final season on the Mission Campus and the Fresno, California native is excited for the fall season to begin.
July 27, 2010
Trasolini's Summer Vacation
On summer break between his sophomore and junior seasons, mens basketball standout Marc Trasolini is keeping busy and staying in shape while playing in Europe as part of Canadas Developmental Mens National Team. The team has been facing off against Ivory Coast, Belgium, Great Britain, Finland, Netherlands and Spain as part of a European exhibition tour.
July 26, 2010
Womens Water Polo Finds a Leader in Marina Allen
One of the players who stepped up for the the Santa Clara University womens water polo program this past year was sophomore Marina Allen, who finished the season with 17 goals as one of the Broncos most consistent all-around offensive threats.
July 21, 2010
Poggetti Returns After Record-Setting Season
Over the past three seasons Nick Poggetti has become a leader for the men's water polo team. Last season Poggetti set the Santa Clara single season record for goals in a season.
July 19, 2010
McCarthy Ready for Cross Country
For junior Erin McCarthy (EM), the break between the outdoor track and cross country seasons is small, but she took a break from her training to reflect on her outstanding outdoor track season.
July 14, 2010
Finding a New Home 8,307 Miles Away From His Own
While many SCU students travel from far away to come to school at Santa Clara, few have journeyed as far geographically or personally as new Bronco basketball player, Yannick Atanga.
July 13, 2010
Knudsen, Fresh off Trip to China, Ready for Season
Sophomore Dana Knudsen took advantage of Santa Clara's unique opportunity for students and spent two weeks in China as part of a program for the Leavey School of Business.
July 12, 2010
Character Amps It Up For His Senior Season of Soccer
Ricky Character, a native of Memphis, Tennessee and a midfielder, is spending the off-season recovering from shoulder surgery and preparing to become an integral leader for the Bronco men's soccer team this season.
July 8, 2010
Bianca Henninger Prepares with Confidence
Junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger exhibits an unbending sense of confidence.
July 6, 2010
Three Runners Head to Olympic Training Center for F.L.A.M.E. Program
Santa Clara University is home to many different individuals who strive to better themselves and the community around them. The athletic department is home to many of these great leaders.
July 1, 2010
Junior Michael Wishart Preps for Upcoming Season
Michael Wishart (Hillsborough, Calif.) is a two-year starter in goal who helped lead the Broncos mens water polo team to a 22-12 record and a third place finish at WWPAs in 2009.
June 30, 2010
Kayla Lommori Gets Set for Sophomore Season
Sophomore Kayla Lommori (KL) provided a much-needed spark as an outside hitter for the Bronco volleyball in her rookie campaign.
June 28, 2010
Alyssa Shoji On the NBA, Offseason Workouts and SCU
Bronco point guard Alyssa Shoji (AS), an All-West Coast Conference player and scholar, took the time to talk hoops with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SBC).
June 22, 2010
IMG Features Santa Clara Goalkeeper Larry Jackson
Larry Jackson has come a long way. Literally and figuratively. The second youngest in a family of two girls and two boys, Larry grew up in East Palo Alto, California- a part of the Bay Area.
June 7, 2010
Video: Bronco Telisha Anderson (Fire & Ice)
Video feature on SCU freshman guard
May 17, 2010
Santa Clara's Erin Sullivan Sets Record, Earning All-American Scholar Honors for Fourth Time
Erin Sullivan, senior captain of the Santa Clara University women's golf team, has become the first Bronco golfer in program history to earn National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar honors all four years of her SCU career.
May 3, 2010
Off the Court With Maggie McGeorge
Freshman Maggie McGeorge and the women's tennis team have had a standout season, finishing fourth in the West Coast Conference and posting a 14-7 season record. McGeorge has also been recognized by the WCC.
April 30, 2010
Chris Freeburg: Jetting Through the Water
I wake up at 5:15 am (sigh) and my initial motivation to get up is the lingering thought that if I stay in bed, the other guys are going to come wake me up by force. But once you get up and get over the time, there's something really beautiful about being up that early.
April 27, 2010
Catch up with Men's Basketball Phillip Bach!
Phillip Bach is a guard on the men's basketball team at Santa Clara. The Medina, Wash. native came off the bench to provide a spark plug for the Broncos. Bach is a business major at Santa Clara and fills us in on the Bronco's off-season activities in addition to providing his World Cup pick.
April 27, 2010
Eric Masch, Q&A With All-WCC Forward
Santa Clara men's soccer rising junior Eric Masch (EM), a 2009 All-WCC Honorable Mention and WCC All-Academic Team Honoree, emerged as one of the best forwards in the league in just his second season as a Bronco student-athlete.
April 27, 2010
Emily Burke, Transfer Making Big Impact at SCU
Santa Clara volleyball player Emily Burke (EB), a junior, an outstanding Western Athletic Conference setter, transferred from San Jose State University and played the first season as the Bronco family last season.
April 14, 2010
Getting to Know Sophomore Runner Erin McCarthy
I went to Spain with my sister my freshman summer of college. I was in the middle of training so we were able to run all over the Barcelona.
April 8, 2010
Robert Reid: Pay Attention to the Hottest Bronco Athlete in 2010
Santa Clara men's outdoor track junior Robert Reid (RR), the WCC runner-up at the 2009 Cross Country Championship, began his 2010 season with optimal rocket-start.
April 7, 2010
Brian Fisher Reflects on Cross Country Career
Running was originally one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to come to Santa Clara. It was something that I really wanted to be a part of and I felt I could come in and contribute to that budding potential.