Men’s Soccer Head Coach Cameron Rast to Enter WCC Hall of Honor

Men’s Soccer Head Coach Cameron Rast to Enter WCC Hall of Honor
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer head coach Cameron Rast will be one of 10 inductees into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor.  The conference made the announcement on Wednesday.  
 
The 10th annual Hall of Honor class will be recognized on Saturday, March 3 during the 2018 WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships (March 1-6) in Las Vegas.
 
Rast was a two-time All-America sweeper and helped earn Santa Clara's 1989 co-national championship along with playing a key role in leading the Broncos to the 1991 NCAA championship game. During his four-year playing career, the Broncos compiled a 57-4-11 record. As a sophomore in 1989, he earned his first All-America selection, as Santa Clara finished with a 20-0-3 record, the nation's top ranking and a share of the NCAA title.
 
In 1991, Rast was a finalist for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Award, both given to the nation's top collegiate men's player.
 
He is the only two-time first team All-American in school history, and was the 1989 and 1991 WCC Defensive MVP.
 
The 2017 season marked his 16th year as the Bronco head coach where he has been named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year five times. Rast owns a 164-126-48 career record, making him Santa Clara's winningest coach. On May 17, 2006, Santa Clara inducted Rast into its Athletic Hall of Fame. 
 
The other members of the WCC Hall of Honor class include: BYU's Miles Batty (Cross Country/Track), Gonzaga's Ronny Turiaf (Men's Basketball), Loyola Marymount's Brian Quinn (Administrator), Pacific's Ken Earle (Golf), Pepperdine's Randy Wolf (Baseball), Portland's Nicole Karr (Cross Country/Track), Saint Mary's Mandy Bible (Volleyball), San Diego's Christine Enger (Women's Basketball), and San Francisco's Sue Enos O'Meara (Women's Basketball/Volleyball).  
 
The class will be formally inducted at the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 3 (9 a.m. Pacific) at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased by contacting Lindsey Jones  ([email protected]) in the WCC office. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Feb. 16.
 
Cameron Rast, Santa Clara University
 
Following one of the most productive playing careers in West Coast Conference history, Cameron Rast has found tremendous success as a collegiate coach.
 
Rast, the current men's soccer head coach at Santa Clara University, was a two-time All-America sweeper at the school.  Rast helped earn Santa Clara's 1989 co-national championship and played a key role in leading the Broncos to the 1991 NCAA championship game. During his four-year playing career, the Broncos compiled a 57-4-11 record. As a sophomore in 1989, he earned his first All-America selection, scoring a career-high 30 points on 11 goals, as Santa Clara finished with a 20-0-3 record, the nation's top ranking and a share of the NCAA title.
 
A knee injury forced Rast to sit out much of 1990, but he returned to form his senior year in 1991. He and the Broncos returned to the national championship game, this time claiming the second-place trophy. Rast earned his second All-America honor, as did his twin brother and fellow Bronco defender, Matt. In 1991, Rast was a finalist for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Award, both given to the nation's top collegiate men's player.
 
He is the only two-time first team All-American in school history, and was the 1989 and 1991 WCC Defensive MVP.
 
Following his graduation from Santa Clara, Rast made an impact on the international scene. He helped the United States team to a gold medal at the 1991 Pan-American Games in Havana, Cuba, and served as the captain of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain. He also played in the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, New York, and was a member of the U.S. Under-20 team that reached the semifinals of the 1989 Youth World Cup in Saudi Arabia. 
 
The 2017 season marked his 16th year as the Bronco head coach where he has been named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year five times. Rast owns a 164-126-48 career record, making him Santa Clara's winningest coach. On May 17, 2006, Santa Clara inducted Rast into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
 
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