March 13, 2009

Santa Clara's Freshmen, All Named to All-WCC Freshmen Team, Trio Breaks or Ties 10 Bronco Records

March 13, 2009

Santa Clara, Calif. - While Santa Clara senior center John Bryant grabbed many of the headlines this season with his WCC Player of the Year campaign; the Bronco basketball looks very bright with the record-setting play of the freshmen trio of Kevin Foster, James Rahon and Marc Trasolini. The trio combined to break or tie 10 Bronco school records, including a record that has stood for more than 37 years. They also tallied up 16 20+ point games between them this season and were all three named to the five-man WCC All-Freshman team with Foster being named the Newcomer of the Year.

"It's one thing to have expectations coming into the season, it's another to exceed those, especially in your first season of college basketball," said Bronco head coach Kerry Keating. "James, Kevin and Marc were deserving of their inclusion on the WCC all freshman team, and we will continue to rely on them to lead our team into the future along with classmates Scott Thompson and Troy Alexander.

"While Kevin achieved shooting records earlier in season, James exceeded records as well that they now both hold and in keeping up a healthy percentage all the while, set precedents that could stand for as long as the previous ones did," continued Keating. "Marc's improvement over the season was not all too surprising, his efficiency resulted in great shooting percentages and the increase at the end of the season bodes well for increased production now that John Bryant has graduated."

"The best aspect of these players is that they remain humble, hungry, and team orientated; and I am certain that they would trade all the records to play in the post-season," said Keating. "That alone will be a motivating factor in their off-season skill and body improvement, and with a new class of freshmen on the way this summer, they will be counted on to lead by example."

The trio broke or tied the following school records:

2009 RECORD SET STAT, WHO SET OLD RECORD, NAME, YEAR
Single Season Record: Three Pointers Made 85, Kevin Foster 84, Steve Nash, 1995
Single Season Record: Three Pointers Attempted 232, Kevin Foster 198, Kyle Bailey, 2005
Single Season Record: Field Goal Percentage 68.1%, Marc Trasolni 64.7%, Mike Stewart, 1972
Freshman School Record: Minutes Played 1,000, Kevin Foster 890, Ben Dowdell, 2008
Freshman School Record: Points Scored 486, Kevin Foster 414, Kurt Rambis, 1977
Freshman School Record: Field Goals Attempted 396, Kevin Foster 317, Kurt Rambis, 1977
Freshman School Record: Field Goal Percentage 68.1%, Marc Trasolni 62.6%, Jens Gordon, 1986
Freshman School Record: Three Pointers Made 85, Kevin Foster
59, James Rahon
51, Brandon Rohe, 2003
Freshman School Record: Three Pointers Attempted 232, Kevin Foster
145, James Rahon (tied)
145, Brandon Rohe, 2003
Freshman School Record (tied): Blocked Shots 37, Marc Trasolini (tied) 37, John Bryant, 2006

Foster scored 20+ 11 times, Rahon 20+ four times and Trasolini crossing the 20 point line once. Trasolini had the trio's lone double-double on the season, a 24-point, 10 rebound game at New Hampshire.