16 - Chris Sauter
Chris Sauter
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Huntington Beach High School
Position: Defender/Midfielder

Came to Santa Clara from Huntington Beach and Huntington Beach High School. Immediately became a key part of the Bronco program, starting in 18 games as a freshman in 2006, including starting in Santa Clara's NCAA Tournament regional finals match with Indiana. He became a fixture on the field for the Broncos in 2007, starting in all 22 matches, leading SCU to its second-straight WCC Championship and return trip to the NCAA's.

SENIOR (2009): Ankle injury limited his playing time... began the year as a starter... saw action in eight contests, starting seven ... scored a goal vs. Cleveland State (Sep. 5) on three shot attempts ... returned to the field late in the year and scored a goal vs. San Diego (Nov. 15) on two shot attempts ... helped SCU finish the year strong - going unbeaten down the stretch ... posted shot attempts vs. Sacramento State (Sep. 13), vs. LMU (Nov. 13).

JUNIOR (2008): Saw action in 16 of 20 contests ... recorded three points on one goal and one assist ... scored his first goal of the season against USF (Oct. 26) ... dished out his first assist of the season on Eric Masch's first goal against Portland (Nov. 2)

SOPHOMORE (2007): Started all 22 games of season at right back ... headed in game-winner off a corner kick at Gonzaga on Nov. 16 in 1-0 OT win ... started and played 90 minutes on Nov. 28 vs. UCLA in NCAA second round ... played 90 minutes vs. Notre Dame in NCAA third round on Dec. 1.

FRESHMAN (2006): After starting season on bench, made collegiate debut vs. Niagara on Sept. 4 and never looked back ... made 20 appearances and 18 starts as a freshman at right back ... helped team record nine shutouts ... started first match of career and notched first assist on Sept. 8 vs. St. Louis ... nearly scored game-winning goal in overtime on Sept. 22 vs. San Jose State, but header deflected wide by SJSU goalkeeper ... scored first career goal on Oct. 27 at San Diego to win game in overtime ... started and played entire match on Nov. 15 vs. Washington in second round of College Cup ... made second NCAA Tournament appearance, starting match at Indiana on Nov. 18 ... played full 90 minutes at Wake Forest on Nov. 24 in NCAA quarters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played soccer for Rockey Ciarelli and Matt Mosley at Huntington Beach High School ... graduated in 2006 from Huntington Beach ... team reached quarterfinals of CIF Southern Section ... named first-team All-Sunset League as a junior ... also earned All-CIF Southern Section honors ... earned captain's award and Offensive MVP ... scored 34 goals and notched 41 assists in career.

PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... parents are Len and Mary Lee Sauter ... has two siblings, Brian and Kristin ... likes to hit the beach in free time ... major is marketing.