5 - Phillip Muscarella
Phillip Muscarella
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Newbury Park
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Major: Psychology

JUNIOR (2012): Starting defender and midfielder who enjoyed a very productive season in 2012 ... made 17 starts in the 18 games he was available for ... helped SCU go 11-6-2 overall and 8-2-2 in WCC play ... netted the game-winning goal at USF (Nov. 2) - a 1-0 Broncos victory ... missed just one game, a road match at Gonzaga (Oct. 28), but fought through injury to be one of SCU's most consistent performers.

SOPHOMORE (2011):
Key part of Santa Clara's 2011 team which went 11-5-4 overall (best record in WCC) and earned a national ranking as high as No. 18 ... started in 12 of the team's 20 games ... scored twice, recorded an assist and totaled 16 shots ... netted goals in back-to-back games, first scoring the game-winner at No. 14 Cal (Sept. 16), then next time out at San Jose State (Sept. 22) ... assisted in Santa Clara's 4-1 rout over San Diego (Oct. 30).

FRESHMAN (2010): Had an impressive true-freshman season, playing 19 games and making 16 starts to help Santa Clara win the WCC Championship ... totaled 1,096 minutes, 12 shots and scored a crucial goal to help the Broncos defeat rival St. Mary's 2-1 (Nov. 5) ... played in extended minutes in each of the first three games and was moved into the starting lineup by game No. 4, at Marquette (Sept. 12) ... he would remain a starter for the rest of the year, missing a pair of games with a sprained ankle in early October ... had a season-high four shots, including two on goal against Gonzaga (Nov. 14) - a game in which SCU clinched the WCC title on the regular season's final day ... started and played 59 minutes in the NCAA tournament first round match at Sacramento State (Nov. 18).

AT NEWBURY PARK:
A 2010 graduate of Newbury Park High School in Camarillo, Calif. … three-time All-Marmonte League honoree at Newbury Park … 2009 All-CIF and all-county defender … played four-years on varsity, team captain as junior and senior … led Newbury Park to the 2008 Marmonte League title and CIF-SS finals … coached by Ignacio Saldain at Newbury Park … 2009 Surf Cup and Dallas Cup champion (Real So Cal) … four-time scholar-athlete award winner … also starred at wide receiver, defensive back and kicker for Newbury Park football team.

PERSONAL DATA:  Born in Thousand Oaks, Calif. … parents are Michael Muscarella and Brigitte Geissel … has one older brother, Vincent … cousin Eddie played football at Stanford, uncle Steve played football at UC Davis … hobbies include surfing, wakeboarding and snowboarding... He will be majoring in Psychology.