2011-12 Men's Soccer Headlines

February 5, 2013
Santa Clara Soccer Academy Announces 2013 Camp Dates and Schedule
The nationally recognized men's soccer program at Santa Clara University has announced dates for its 2013 summer camps.

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 29, 2012
Thursday Night at Buck Shaw Stadium: Broncos Face NPSL’s Ambassadors
Santa Clara University's men’s soccer team wraps up its 2012 spring season on Thursday, May 31 at Buck Shaw Stadium.

May 24, 2012
Spring Season Continues to Go Well for SCU; Broncos Remain Unbeaten
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team continued its successful 2012 spring season this week.

May 18, 2012
SCU Men’s Soccer Hosts Sunderland’s U18 Side Monday Night; Face Stanford Wednesday
Your 11-time WCC Champion Santa Clara University men’s soccer program will get a unique chance to host a top-level foreign club Monday, May 21.

May 14, 2012
SCU Men's Soccer Spring Training 2012: Midseason Report
Returning starter Carlos Montes and head coach Cameron Rast talk about Santa Clara University's men's soccer spring training on May 11, 2012.

May 3, 2012
Men's Soccer Celebrates Alumni Weekend; Broncos Have Made Five NCAA College Cup Final Four's
Santa Clara University's men's soccer program celebrated its 'Alumni Weekend' April 28-30, 2012. Current player Mark Daus and head coach Cameron Rast talk about the events.

April 19, 2012
Men's Soccer Opens 2012 Spring Season Friday Night at SJSU
Santa Clara University head men's soccer coach Cameron Rast and starting defender Mark Daus are interviewed about the the team's 2012 spring season.

April 12, 2012
9th Annual SCU Men's Soccer Golf Tournament Set for Monday, April 30th
Make plans to join us on, April 30th for the 9th Annual Santa Clara Bronco Men's Soccer Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction at the beautiful Cinnabar Hills Golf Club!

March 30, 2012
Kevin Klasila Signs Professionally with USL’s Charleston Battery
Santa Clara University’s Kevin Klasila has agreed to terms with the Charleston Battery of the United Soccer Leaguge (USL).

March 23, 2012
Bronco Eric Yamamoto Talks About Coaching with the U-23 Men's National Team
Santa Clara University Associate Men's Soccer Head Coach Eric Yamamoto is serving on the U-23 US National Team staff as its goalkeeper coach.

March 20, 2012
SCU Men’s Soccer Initiates Community Service Project in Conjunction with Bay Area After-School All-Stars
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team was out in the community this month, volunteering their time in support of the Bay Area After-School All-Stars program.

March 15, 2012
SCU Men’s Soccer Returns to the Field for Six Games This Spring
Santa Clara University men's soccer, a program that has enjoyed 23 winning seasons in 25 years, is back on the field and has announced its six-game 2012 spring schedule.

February 13, 2012
SCU Men’s Soccer Adds Next Generation of Players for 2012 Season; Recruiting Class Ranked No. 7 Nationally
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer program has announced the signing of five incoming student-athletes.

January 17, 2012
SCU Teammates Mykell Bates and Brandon Zimmerman Selected in MLS Draft
Santa Clara University teammates Mykell Bates and Brandon Zimmerman were taken in today’s Major League Soccer 2012 Supplemental Draft.

December 9, 2011
Erik Hurtado and Mykell Bates Named to 2011 NCAA Men's Division I All-Far West Team
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honored Santa Clara University upperclassmen Erik Hurtado and Mykell Bates as NCAA All-Far West Regional performers today.

December 7, 2011
Mykell Bates Invited to 2012 MLS Combine; Aims to Become Latest Bronco Taken in Draft
Major League Soccer today announced the initial list of 52 college seniors from 31 Division I schools who have been invited to participate in the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine

December 2, 2011
2011 SCU Men's Soccer Year in Review; Character Proven in Team's Late-Season Run
“Going undefeated in the second half… unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough. But we can’t regret the way we went for it and what we put into it,” said SCU head coach Cameron Rast.

November 16, 2011
SCU Seniors Eric Masch and Kevin Klasila Recognized by WCC for Academic Excellence
Santa Clara University seniors Eric Masch and Kevin Klasila were honored among the league’s top student-athletes

November 15, 2011
Eight Broncos Named Among WCC Men's Soccer Top Performers for 2011
The WCC men's soccer awards were announced Tuesday and Santa Clara University was well represented, as eight Broncos were named among the league's top performers for 2011.

November 13, 2011
Santa Clara Wins Fifth-Straight, But Falls Just Short of Winning WCC Title
When Mykell Bates scored with 10 minutes left to put Santa Clara up 1-0 against Portland, for a brief moment, the Broncos looked like they might win the WCC title.

November 11, 2011
Broncos Beat Zags 1-0, WCC Men's Soccer Champion Will Be Determined Sunday
The WCC men’s soccer title will come down the final day of the regular season on Sunday, as streaking Santa Clara won its fourth straight game, 1-0 over Gonzaga in Spokane, while league-leading St. Mary’s held on to beat LMU 1-0 in Moraga.

November 10, 2011
Santa Clara Aims for Northwest Sweep, Shot at WCC Championship
Although every tiebreaking scenario is difficult to decipher, Santa Clara does know that if they can sweep and St. Mary’s College loses or ties one of their two games this weekend, the Broncos will most likely win the title.

November 7, 2011
Santa Clara Senior Eric Masch Named WCC Player of the Week
Santa Clara University senior forward Eric Masch (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep) was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 7.

November 6, 2011
Broncos Deny Gaels on Senior Day to Win Third Straight
With one week remaining in the regular season and both teams fighting to position themselves for the 2011 WCC title, Santa Clara staved off a furious rally from St. Mary’s to beat the Gaels 2-1 Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

November 4, 2011
SCU Soccer’s Eric Masch Needs Your Help Fighting Poverty in Silicon Valley!
From October 29 through November 13, Santa Clara University men’s soccer senior Eric Masch is helping to organize a Clothing Drive in conjunction with San Jose’s Sacred Heart Community Service.

November 3, 2011
Santa Clara Stuns USF with 3-2 Comeback Victory at Negoesco Stadium
With their backs firmly against the wall, the Santa Clara University men’s soccer team came back from a two-goal deficit to beat league rival USF 3-2 Wednesday night at Negoesco Stadium.

November 1, 2011
Rivalry Games Offer Opportunity for Bronco Men’s Soccer
Santa Clara University men’s soccer will play two more ‘must-win’ games this week, at USF Wednesday night then at home against St. Mary’s on Sunday.

October 30, 2011
Santa Clara Routs San Diego 4-1, Scoring Three Times in First Half
Cam Rast’s words were prophetic following Friday night’s scoreless draw with LMU, saying ‘when we (finally) score one, we are going to score a bunch.’

October 29, 2011
Santa Clara and LMU Draw 0-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium
Despite out-shooting LMU 25-12 and generating 15 corner kick opportunities, Santa Clara was held scoreless for the fifth straight game.

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
SCU Men’s Soccer Hosting Critical WCC Matches This Weekend
A bye week has allowed Santa Clara University’s men’s soccer team extra preparation and time to get some key players healthy heading into Friday night’s match with LMU.

October 18, 2011
Bye Week Provides Santa Clara an Opportunity to Get Healthy, Refocus
Practice report with the Bronco men's soccer team as they look to bounce back from a pair of road losses last week in Southern California.

October 16, 2011
USD Picks Up Rare Win Over Santa Clara
For just the second time in 14 meetings Santa Clara suffered a loss to West Coast Conference rival San Diego.

October 14, 2011
Bronco Men’s Soccer Drops Overtime Decision to Lions
Playing without senior stars Brandon Zimmerman and Mykell Bates, the Santa Clara University men’s soccer team was edged in overtime, 1-0 by Loyola Marymount.

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
Road Test Awaits Reigning WCC Champs Santa Clara
The Santa Clara University men's soccer team will play two important road matches this week in Southern California.

October 7, 2011
St. Mary’s Edges Santa Clara in Men’s Soccer Match Friday
Homestanding St. Mary’s held serve in West Coast Conference men’s soccer action Friday afternoon, defeating visiting and 18th-ranked Santa Clara 2-0.

October 6, 2011
Santa Clara's Erik Hurtado Named WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Month
Erik Hurtado was named the West Coast Conference 'Player of the Month' for September. From Aug. 27 through Sept. 30, Hurtado totaled 40 shots, 12 points, four goals and four assists, which were all league-bests.

October 6, 2011
Dons Upset Broncos in Rivalry Match at Buck Shaw
The visiting Dons of USF came into Buck Shaw Stadium and upset No. 18 Santa Clara 2-0 in West Coast Conference men’s soccer action Wednesday night.

October 4, 2011
Santa Clara Jumps to No. 18 Nationally, Will Host USF Wednesday Night
Fueling SCU’s rise in the rankings is a seven-match unbeaten streak, which will be on the line Wednesday night when they host local rival USF at 7 p.m.

October 2, 2011
No. 25 Santa Clara Blanks Gonzaga, Improves to 6-1-3
The 25th-ranked Santa Clara University men’s soccer team improved to 6-1-3, shutting out its sixth opponent in 10 games and remaining unbeaten since Sept. 4.

October 1, 2011
Broncos WCC Title Defense Begins With 1-0 Victory Over Pilots
Brandon Zimmerman's first half goal was the difference for No. 25 Santa Clara, who opened its West Coast Conference title defense with a 1-0 home victory over Portland.

September 30, 2011
No. 25 Santa Clara Hosts WCC Opener Tonight at 7 p.m.!
The 25th-ranked Santa Clara University's men's soccer team begins its quest for a second-straight West Coast Conference title this weekend.

September 25, 2011
No. 25 Santa Clara Controls Harvard During Scoreless Draw
Despite out-shooting Harvard 18-6 and holding a 13-2 edge in corner kick chances, 25th-ranked Santa Clara went scoreless and ended up tying the visiting Crimson 0-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sunday.

September 23, 2011
No. 25 Santa Clara and SJSU Draw 1-1 Thursday Night at Spartan Stadium
Santa Clara University and host San Jose State played to a 1-1 draw Thursday night at Spartan Stadium. The visiting Broncos had the benefit of a man-advantage for over 65 minutes after a Spartan red card late in the first half, but the game remained even the rest of the way.

September 20, 2011
No. 25 Santa Clara Brings Momentum Into SJSU Rivalry, Then Face Harvard Sunday
Santa Clara is off to its best start since 2006 - a year the Broncos opened the season 4-0-1, won the WCC title and advanced into the NCAA tournament’s final eight.

September 19, 2011
SCU Attacker Erik Hurtado Named Back-to-Back WCC ‘Player of the Week’
For the second consecutive week Santa Clara University’s Erik Hurtado has been named the WCC Player of the Week.

September 16, 2011
Santa Clara Men's Soccer Keeps Rolling, Beating No. 14 Cal 4-2
Santa Clara accomplished something that no other Bronco group had done in the last 30 years, and that was winning on the road at Cal.

September 13, 2011
SCU and No. 14 Cal Prep for Men’s Soccer ‘Classic’ in Berkeley
The ‘Bay Area Classic’ men’s soccer matchup between Santa Clara and California dates back to 1967 and Friday’s 4 p.m. match at Edwards Stadium will mark the 47th time the teams will meet.

September 12, 2011
Santa Clara's Erik Hurtado Named WCC Player of the Week
The West Coast Conference announced Santa Clara junior forward Erik Hurtado as its men's soccer 'Player of the Week' for September 12, 2011.

September 11, 2011
SCU Men’s Soccer Wins Again, Topping Cleveland State 2-0 Sunday
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team closed out its five-game, season-opening homestand with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

September 9, 2011
Santa Clara Tops Nebraska-Omaha 4-0
The Santa Clara men’s soccer team (2-1-1) scored three goals in 2:57 between the 15:43 and 18-minute mark to surge past Nebraska-Omaha (1-3-0). Freshman Glenn Vass started the scoring frenzy with his first collegiate goal. Connor Mitchell picked up two assists in two minutes on the Broncos first two goals.

September 7, 2011
Tradition-Rich Santa Clara Faces Newcomers Nebraska-Omaha at Buck Shaw
The Broncos of Santa Clara University look to continue a strong start to their 2011 campaign when they wrap up a five-game season-opening homestand this weekend.

September 5, 2011
New Mexico Tops Santa Clara Men’s Soccer 2-0
Visiting New Mexico capitalized on its chances Sunday night at Buck Shaw Stadium, using a pair of second-half goals to knock off host Santa Clara 2-0.

September 3, 2011
Bates Scores Late Equalizer, SCU Draws with No. 6/13 UCLA
Erik Hurtado and Mykell Bates scored for the host Broncos, as Santa Clara and No. 6/13 UCLA played to a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium Friday night.

August 30, 2011
UCLA and New Mexico Visit Buck Shaw This Weekend
The Santa Clara University Bronco men’s soccer team will host nationally-ranked UCLA Friday night and regionally-ranked New Mexico Sunday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Kick-off for both matches is set for 7 p.m.

August 30, 2011
Men's Soccer Preps for Big Weekend
Liz Courter interviews Santa Clara head coach Cameron Rast and senior co-captain Mykell Bates as the team prepares to host UCLA and New Mexico, Sept. 2 and 4 at Buck Shaw Stadium on the SCU campus.

August 29, 2011
SCU Goalkeeper Kevin Klasila Named WCC Player of the Week
Santa Clara senior goalkeeper Kevin Klasila is the first West Coast Conference men’s soccer Player of the Week for the 2011 season.

August 28, 2011
Santa Clara Drops Stanford 1-0, Next Up is No. 6 UCLA Friday Night
Seniors David Castellanos and Alex Fitschen connected on a first-half goal for Santa Clara as the host Broncos beat Stanford 1-0 in the men’s soccer season-opener for both schools Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.

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
SCU vs. Stanford Saturday Night! Bay Area Classic Opens Men’s Soccer Season
The reigning WCC Champion Santa Clara men’s soccer team opens its 2011 campaign Saturday night at home against local rival Stanford at 7 p.m.

August 18, 2011
Santa Clara Men’s Soccer Ranked Among Nation’s Top 30
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team is ranked No. 30 nationally by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The publication announced its preseason poll Wednesday, in an attempt to project the NCAA tournament’s field of 48.

August 17, 2011
Eric Masch Tabbed for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Santa Clara University final-year student-athlete Eric Masch has been selected as candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

August 15, 2011
Mykell Bates, Erik Hurtado Named to 2011 Preseason All-WCC Team
Mykell Bates and Erik Hurtado were among ten student-athletes around the league named to the 2011 Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team.

August 11, 2011
VIDEO: SCU Opens Preseason Trials, Travel to U.S. Olympic Training Center This Week
SCU men’s soccer has initiated its preseason training for the 2011 season. Twenty-nine student-athletes are in camp, trying out to make the official roster and travel with the team to Southern California next week.

August 9, 2011
Santa Clara Men’s Soccer Reports to Camp Thursday
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team, under the direction of tenth-year head coach Cameron Rast, will report to preseason training camp on Thursday, August 11.

June 10, 2011
WCC Champs Santa Clara Announce 2011 Men’s Soccer Schedule
The Santa Clara University men’s soccer team announced its 2011 season schedule today. A series of marquee home games against Stanford, UCLA, Harvard and New Mexico highlight the non-conference slate.

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.