27 - Eric Masch
Eric Masch
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
Position: Forward
Major: Finance

2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate
Three-time All-WCC Honorable Mention player (2009, 2010, 2011)
Three-time WCC All-Academic Team honoree (2009, 2010, 2011)
WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 7, 2011)

SENIOR (2011): Recovered from an early-season injury to start in each of the last six games and lead Santa Clara to a 5-0-1 record down the stretch ... scored the initial Bronco goal in three-straight WCC victories from Oct. 30 through Nov. 6 and ended up leading all WCC players in goals per game (0.38) during league play ... was recognized as an All-WCC Honorable Mention for the third time and earned WCC All-Academic honors for the third time as well ... Masch sparked an improbable three-goal comeback win at USF (Nov. 2), scoring to put SCU on the board in the second half, the first of three unanswered scores which allowed the Broncos a key victory ... he did it again on Sunday, Nov. 6 against St. Mary's, scoring his fourth goal of the year - and third in three games - to tie things up with SMC in the first half, a game SCU would go on to win 2-1 and remain in the race for the WCC title ... he was named the WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 7) for his performance in those games ... he also organized a 'Clothing Drive' in conjunction with San Jose's Sacred Heart Community Service, where fans brought winter clothes to donate to the cause during an SCU match ... he ended up starting in six games and totalling eight points, while playing in 13 of the team's 20 games overall, helping the Broncos post the best overall record in the league at 11-5-4 ... he was also selected as one of 30 candidates nationally for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition.

JUNIOR (2010): One of 11 players named to the 2010 All-WCC Preseason Team and also named WCC All-Academic honoree ... played in 20 of SCU's 21 matches and earned all-league recognition for the second straight year ... key contributor to the Broncos' WCC Championship season of 2010, tying for the team lead in goals (5) ... had 20 shots and put 13 on goal and netted a game-winner ... scored the decisive goal in a 2-0 victory over Marquette (Sept. 12) ... had at least one shot in seven consecutive October matches - during a 12-game stretch in which SCU did not lose ... scored his second goal of the year at Gonzaga (Oct. 1) ... scored two goals in three games to help SCU beat St. Mary's (Oct. 10) and tie San Diego (Oct. 17) ... scored SCU's lone goal in NCAA tournament play at Sacramento State (Nov. 18). 

SOPHOMORE (2009):
Outstanding sophomore season ... emerged as one of the best forwards in the league ... named an All-WCC Honorable Mention player ... also named to the WCC's All-Academic Team ... saw action in all 20 contests, starting eight ... second on the team in goals (5) and points (10) ... scored twice in the second half vs. Cleveland State (Sep. 5), netting the game-winner ... collected a loose ball in front of the net and scored the golden goal to give the Broncos a 1-0 overtime victory over Gonzaga (Oct. 30) .... scored a goal vs. Brown (Sep. 25) and San Diego (Oct. 18).

FRESHMAN (2008): Saw action in 14 games ... recorded five points on two goals and one assist ... made his first collegiate appearance of the season against Cal (Sept. 12) ... earned his first career start against USF (Oct. 24) ... scored his first two collegiate goals, including the game-winning shot, against Portland (Nov. 2) ... dished out his first career assist on Sean Danzeiser's goal against San Diego (Nov. 16).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif. ... coaches were Patrick Lowney and Jeff Rhodes ... CCS champions his sophomore year and with a 26-1-2 record his senior year also won the CCS title ... ranked third nationally ... logged more than 75 hours of community service in high school.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Charles and Sharon Masch ... dad went to Stanford and mom graduated from South Florida ... has two siblings: Ryan and Lauren ... hobbies include scuba diving ... major is finance.