March 25, 2011
Women's Soccer's Casino Night Date & Time Announced
The Santa Clara women's soccer team will be hosting its annual Casino Night on Saturday, May 21 at the home of head coach Jerry Smith. This year's theme is the Carnival, so come ready to have fun and dressed to impress in your best masquerade apparel to help support the SCU women's soccer team!
March 24, 2011
SCU Women's Soccer Releases Spring Schedule
The Santa Clara women's soccer team will play five games this spring as it prepares for the upcoming Fall 2011 season.
March 4, 2011
Henninger and Johnston: Youth National Team Updates
Rising senior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger recently completed play at the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, with the U.S. U-23 team while rising sophomore and reigning WCC Freshman of the Year Julie Johnston is currently in La Manga, Spain with the U.S. U-20 squad.
February 28, 2011
Recruiting Class of 2015 Highlighted By TopDrawerSoccer.com
The Santa Clara women's soccer recruiting class of 2015, players that will be on campus this fall for the 2011 season, were tabbed by TopDrawerSoccer.com as one of the nation's best along with Virginia, Penn State, and Nebraska.
February 15, 2011
Moving "Forward" With Gregg Murphy
Five years ago, Gregg Murphy joined the Santa Clara women’s soccer team as the associate head coach. SantaClaraBroncos.com took an opportunity to catch up with Gregg Murphy (GM) to ask him about his soccer career prior to SCU, and his experience coaching most recently.
February 3, 2011
Jerry Smith Announces SCU Women's Soccer Class of 2015
Santa Clara women’s soccer head coach Jerry Smith announced the addition of eight players to his roster for the 2011 season today. The Bronco class of 2015 will be coming from a mixture of western states, including four from California and one each from Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming.
February 1, 2011
Henninger, Angeli Called Into U.S. Senior Women's National Team Training Camp
Junior Bianca Henninger and former Bronco Jordan Angeli '09 were two of 32 players that received calls to participate in the U.S. Senior Women's National Team training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from Feb. 3-9. The camp will serve as a precursor to 2011 Algarve Cup in Portugal and at the conclusion of the camp, an 23-player roster will be picked for the trip to Portugal.
January 26, 2011
SCU Lands Eight On WCC Fall All-Academic Teams; 11 More Earn Honorable Mention
The WCC Fall All-Academic teams were released today by the West Coast Conference and Santa Clara boasts 19 student-athletes on the list; eight divided amongst the teams and another 11 receiving honorable mention. Only one other school, Portland, placed more student-athletes on the conference’s all-academic lists than Santa Clara.
January 20, 2011
Getting To Know Assistant Coach Curtis McAlister
The Santa Clara women’s Soccer team is an elite program because of its passionate coaching staff. Curtis McAlister, a former San Diego Aztec collegiate soccer player who graduated in 91’, has found his way out of the goal and into a coaching position.
January 3, 2011
Angeli, Osborne To Attend U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp
Former Broncos Jordan Angeli and Leslie Osborne were selected to the 26-player roster for an upcoming U.S. Women's National Team training camp.
January 3, 2011
Two Broncos Honored With Soccer America Postseason Awards
Junior Bianca Henninger and freshman Julie Johnston earned distinction in the publication's end-of-the-season awards.
December 20, 2010
Women's Soccer's Henninger Named U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year
Santa Clara’s junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger has been honored by U.S. Soccer as the Young Female of the Year it was announced today. In addition, for their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer named U.S. Men’s National Team forward Landon Donovan as the 2010 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach as the 2010 Female Athlete of the Year. Under-20 MNT defender Gale Agbossoumonde won the Young Male Award.
December 6, 2010
Henninger Named NSCAA/Performance Subaru First-Team All-American
Junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger added yet another accolade to her lengthy list of accomplishments on Friday, earning NSCAA/Performance Subaru First-Team All-American honors. The NSCAA All-American teams are selected by member coaches of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
November 29, 2010
Vote Henninger For U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year!
Junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger, a member of the 2010 U.S. U-20 Women's World Cup Team has been nominated for the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. Vote now!
November 24, 2010
USA Calls Up Osborne For Italy Series
Former Santa Clara Bronco great Leslie Osborne was one of four players added to the U.S. Women’s National Team preliminary roster for the home-and-home series with Italy that decides who will get a the final bid into the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
November 19, 2010
Scott Travers and Kelly Jenks Honored By SJ Hall of Fame
Two Santa Clara student-athletes were honored by the San Jose Hall of Fame. The dinner, held Nov. 16, honored Bronco freshman soccer forward Kelly Jenks as the High School Athlete of the Year and Bronco senior golfer Scott Travers as the Amateur Athlete of the Year.
November 18, 2010
Ending The Season On A High Note: Maxine Goynes
Maxine Goynes reflects on her final season at Santa Clara.
November 18, 2010
Henninger Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season - Second Team
Junior goalie Bianca Henninger was honored on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Season - Second Team, as announced today by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
November 14, 2010
NCAA Second Round: Santa Clara Falls To Stanford, 2-1
The No. 19 Santa Clara women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end today, falling 2-1 to No. 1 Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. Senior Kendra Perry scored the Broncos’ lone goal in the 74th minute in a late push to tie the game, but SCU couldn’t overcome the nation’s top team, ending the season with a 13-7-2 overall record (4-3-0 WCC).
November 12, 2010
Miller, Henninger Send Broncos To NCAA Second Round
The No. 19 Santa Clara women’s soccer team (13-6-2) kept its season alive by dispatching Long Beach State, 1-0, tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Stanford’s Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. Junior Bridgett Miller scored the game’s only goal in the 84th minute and junior goalie Bianca Henninger stopped 12 shots in her eighth shutout of the season.
November 11, 2010
Captain Perry Looks Back on Four Years
As the Broncos look to continue their 2010 season with a win on Friday against Long Beach State at 4:30pm, Perry will be out on the field leading the team and playing her heart out in hope to make her final season last that much longer.
November 10, 2010
A Look At Santa Clara vs. Long Beach State - NCAA First Round
The No. 19 Santa Clara women’s soccer team will begin its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance with a first-round contest against Long Beach State at 4:30 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 12 at Stanford’s Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Broncos, who finished their 30th anniversary season and 28th overall winning season in program history, took second in the West Coast Conference at 12-6-2 overall and 4-3-0 in conference.
November 10, 2010
Freshman of the Year Johnston Highlights Santa Clara All-WCC Selections
Freshman Julie Johnston was selected as the WCC Women’s Soccer Freshman of the Year, becoming Santa Clara’s eighth-overall WCC Freshman of the Year and second in as many years, as Allie Vernon was Co-Freshman of the Year in 2009.
November 8, 2010
Santa Clara To Play Long Beach State In NCAA Tournament First Round
The No. 14 Santa Clara women’s soccer team received an at-large bid into the 2010 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, as announced Monday by the tournament selection committee. The Broncos will play Big West champion Long Beach State at Stanford University’s Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Fri., Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. The winner will play the winner of the No. 1 Stanford-Sacramento State match (7 p.m. on Friday) at 1 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 14.
November 6, 2010
No. 14 Santa Clara Falls At Pepperdine, 3-2
The No. 14 Santa Clara women’s soccer team dropped its regular-season finale today, losing to Pepperdine 3-2. The Broncos, now 12-6-2 overall, fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, but ultimately lost on a penalty kick converted by the Waves in the 75th minute.
November 4, 2010
No. 14 SCU Finishes Regular Season Saturday At Pepperdine
The No. 14 Santa Clara women’s soccer team (12-5-2 overall; 4-2-0 WCC) will close out its regular season this Saturday, Nov. 6, in Malibu, Calif. with its WCC finale at Pepperdine (8-6-5 overall; 1-3-2 WCC) at 1 p.m.
November 3, 2010
Aozasa, Henninger Selected To CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
Junior defender Margueritte Aozasa and junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger were selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team this week.
November 3, 2010
Anessa Patton Named WCC Player Of The Month
Senior forward Anessa Patton was named the WCC Women's Soccer Player of the Month for October, as announced yesterday by the West Coast Conference.
October 31, 2010
No. 10 SCU Stunned In 2-0 Loss to Loyola Marymount
The No. 10 Santa Clara women’s soccer team suffered a disappointing loss to Loyola Marymount this afternoon, falling , 2-0, on two second-half goals by the Lions. The Broncos move to 12-5-2 with the loss and 4-2-0 in WCC play with one regular-season game left in the season.
October 28, 2010
Patton’s Late Goal Lifts No. 10 SCU Over No. 19 BYU, 2-1
The No. 10 Santa Clara women’s soccer team got back to its winning ways tonight, defeating No. 19 BYU, 2-1, tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium. Senior Anessa Patton’s fifth game-winner of the year in the 82nd minute secured the Bronco victory and put SCU’s record at 12-4-2 for the season.
October 27, 2010
No. 10 Santa Clara Finishes Home Slate This Weekend Against BYU, LMU
The No. 10 Santa Clara women's soccer team (11-4-2 overall, 4-1-0 WCC) remains home at Buck Shaw Stadium this weekend, facing No. 19 BYU (13-2-2; 4-1-1 MWC) Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Loyola Marymount (1-2-2 overall, 9-5-2 WCC) Sunday at 1 p.m.
October 24, 2010
No. 11 Santa Clara Falls To No. 2 Portland, 1-0
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team dropped its first conference game of the season today, falling, 1-0, to No. 2 Portland at home. The loss was the first at Buck Shaw Stadium this year for the Broncos, and brings them to 11-4-2 overall (4-1-0 WCC).
October 22, 2010
No. 11 Broncos Wallop Gonzaga, 5-0
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team rolled to its fourth conference victory of the season tonight, dispatching Gonzaga, 5-0, at home on the pitch of Buck Shaw Stadium. The Broncos improved to 11-3-2 overall and 4-0 in West Coast Conference play courtesy of senior Anessa Pattons fourth game-winning goal of the year.
October 20, 2010
No. 11 Broncos Take On Gonzaga, Portland At Home This Weekend
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team (10-3-2 overall, 3-0-0 WCC) returns home to Buck Shaw Stadium this weekend, facing Gonzaga (7-8-1 overall, 2-1-0 WCC) Friday night at 7 p.m. and No. 2 Portland (15-1-0 overall, 3-0-0 WCC) Sunday at noon on a nationally-televised game (ESPNU).
October 17, 2010
Patton, Goynes Score In 2-0 SCU Win Over San Francisco
Seniors Anessa Patton and Maxine Goynes struck quickly, scoring a goal each before eight minutes had passed in the match to boost the No. 12 Santa Clara womens soccer team over host San Francisco. The Broncos improved to 10-3-2 with the victory and remain unbeaten in WCC play with three wins, no losses, and no ties.
October 15, 2010
Two Second-Half Goals Power No. 12 SCU Over Saint Marys
The No. 12 Santa Clara womens soccer team (9-3-2 overall, 2-0-0 WCC) picked up its second conference win of the year, defeating Saint Marys on the road, 2-0, this afternoon. An own-goal by the Gaels at 56:56 proved to be the game-winner for the Broncos, while sophomore Lauren Matheson netted an insurance goal in the 86th minute.
October 14, 2010
No. 12 SCU Womens Soccer Faces Bay Area Conference Foes
The No. 12 Santa Clara womens soccer team (8-3-2 overall, 1-0-0 WCC) will take two short road trips this weekend to square off against Saint Marys and San Francisco. The Broncos will play the Gaels Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and the Dons Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
October 13, 2010
Patton Named WCC Player Of The Week
Senior forward Anessa Patton earned WCC Player of the Week honors this week thanks to her goal in the 51st minute against San Diego.
October 10, 2010
Santa Clara Starts 2010 WCC Season With 1-0 Win Over San Diego
The No. 13 Santa Clara womens soccer team improved to 8-3-2 overall (1-0-0 WCC) this afternoon after earning a 1-0 win over San Diego in the opening weekend of West Coast Conference action at Buck Shaw Stadium. Senior Anessa Pattons goal in the 51st minute snapped a 3-0 series win streak held by the Toreros since 2007 and improved SCUs all-time record over USD to 13-6-0.
October 6, 2010
Sophomore Shim Sets High Goals
Meleana Shim, a sophomore midfielder from Honolulu, Hawaii, is already a key member of the Santa Clara University womens soccer team.
October 6, 2010
No. 13 SCU Begins WCC Play Against San Diego
The No. 13 Santa Clara womens soccer team (7-3-2) will try to get back on the winning track this weekend as it opens West Coast Conference play at home against San Diego on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Broncos will be looking to settle a score with the Toreros, who took a 1-0 win last year in San Diego in the 2009 WCC opener.
October 3, 2010
No. 13 SCU falls at No. 1 Stanford, 2-0
The No. 13 Santa Clara womens soccer team (7-3-2) suffered a tough loss to No. 1 Stanford, 2-0, this afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Broncos withstood the Cardinal attack for 77 minutes before the nations leading scorer, Christen Press, headed in the game-winner.
October 1, 2010
No. 13 Broncos Prep For Showdown With No. 1 Stanford
The No. 13 Santa Clara womens soccer team (7-2-2) will play its next-to-last non-conference match of the season this Sunday, taking on a top-ranked Stanford team that has yet to lose a game this season (8-0-2).
September 30, 2010
Newest Soccer Member Johnston Sets the Bar High
The No. 10 ranked Broncos women's soccer team heads into the WCC with a preseason record of 7-2-2. Freshman Julie Johnston already has one career goal, three career assists and 21 shots on goal this season. She talks about how she chose Santa Clara University, her quirky pregame rituals and what she hopes to accomplish over the next four years.
September 26, 2010
No. 10 SCU Falls to No. 15 UCLA, 1-0
The No. 10 Santa Clara womens soccer team (7-2-2) suffered just its second loss of the season, falling 1-0 to No. 15 UCLA on the road. A goal by Iman Bearde in the 33rd minute was the only goal scored in the game.
September 24, 2010
No. 10 SCU Defeats Oregon, 2-1
The No. 10 Santa Clara womens soccer team (7-1-2) remained unbeaten in its last six games and improved its current win streak to three, defeating Oregon, 2-1, tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium. Junior defender Margueritte Aozasa found the net for the first time this season, scoring both goals for the Broncos, one in each half.
September 23, 2010
Bronco Women Test Pac-10 Opponents This Weekend
The No. 10 Santa Clara womens soccer team will wind down the non-conference season this weekend by taking on two Pac-10 opponents. The Broncos will face Oregon at home on Friday night and will travel to Los Angeles to play No. 15 UCLA on Sunday afternoon.
September 19, 2010
No. 11 SCU Shuts Out Utah, 1-0
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team picked up its second win of the weekend, taking down Utah, 1-0, on the final day of the Santa Clara Classic. For the second-consecutive game, a goal near the midway point of the game proved to be the game-winner.
September 17, 2010
No. 11 Santa Clara Downs No. 15 Georgetown, 1-0
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team handed No. 15 Georgetown its first loss of the season tonight, defeating the Hoyas, 1-0, in front of 1,005 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium on the first night of the Santa Clara Classic.
September 16, 2010
Womens Soccer Hosts Annual Classic This Weekend
The No. 11 Santa Clara womens soccer team will host its annual Santa Clara Classic this weekend, welcoming No. 2 Stanford, No. 15 Georgetown, and Utah. The Broncos will take on the Hoyas Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and the Utes Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
September 14, 2010
Former SCU And U.S. Soccer Women's National Team Player Danielle Slaton Heads To Paraguay As Department Of State Sports Envoy Program Continues
Former U.S. Women's National Team defender Danielle Slaton left for Asunción, Paraguay, on Monday, Sept. 13 as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy hosted by the United States Embassy. Slaton and former U.S. teammate Lorrie Fair will conduct seven clinics over the course of three days, reaching as many as 300 girls ranging from 9 to 16 years old, as well as the Paraguay Women's National Team.
September 12, 2010
No. 9 SCU Ties No. 23 Georgia At Stanford/Nike Classic
The No. 9 Santa Clara womens soccer team tied No. 23 Georgia, 1-1, today in the final day of the Stanford/Nike Classic at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. It was another game filled with second-half scoring, as the Broncos went up first only to have a late goal spoil their chance at victory.
September 10, 2010
No. 9 Santa Clara Defeats Pacific, 2-1, At Stanford/Nike Classic
The No. 9 Santa Clara womens soccer team improved to 4-1-1 on the season this afternoon, relying on two second-half goals to defeat Pacific in the opening match of the Stanford/Nike Classic.
September 9, 2010
Womens Soccer Takes On Pacific, Georgia At Stanford/Nike Classic
The No. 9 Santa Clara womens soccer team will play a pair of matches this weekend at the Stanford/Nike Classic, facing Pacific Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. and No. 23 Georgia Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on the Stanford campus.
September 5, 2010
No. 8 Santa Clara Downs Ole Miss, 3-1
The No. 8 Santa Clara womens soccer team resumed its winning ways this afternoon, defeating Ole Miss, 3-1, on the final day of the Inn at Saint Marys Classic in South Bend, Ind in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
September 3, 2010
No. 8 Broncos Fall At No. 3 Notre Dame, 1-0
An early Irish goal is all that separated No. 8 Santa Clara and No. 3 Notre Dame as the Broncos went on to suffer their first loss of the season this evening on the opening night of the Inn at Saint Marys Classic in South Bend, Ind.
September 1, 2010
Santa Clara Comments on BYU Joining the WCC
The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce that Brigham Young University has formally accepted an invitation to join the WCC with competition to begin in the 2011-12 academic year.
September 1, 2010
No. 8 Santa Clara Gears Up For Notre Dame Tournament
The Santa Clara womens soccer team retained its national ranking of No. 8 after a single-game weekend in which the Broncos played to a 0-0 draw with currently-ranked No. 21 California (1-0-2).
August 27, 2010
No. 8 Broncos Draw With No. 18 Cal, 0-0
The No. 8 Santa Clara women's soccer team was forced to settle for a nil-nil draw with No. 18 California this afternoon, playing in its first road game of the season.
August 26, 2010
No. 8 Santa Clara Faces Bay Area Rival Friday
Santa Clara Universitys womens soccer team looks to build on last weekends opening victories Friday afternoon when they face the 18th-ranked University of California Golden Bears at 4 p.m.
August 22, 2010
No. 9 SCU Bests San Jose State, 2-1
The No. 9 Santa Clara womens soccer team survived an early-season test this afternoon, coming from behind to defeat San Jose State, 2-1, by scoring two goals in the last eight minutes of the game in front of 692 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium.
August 20, 2010
No. 9 SCU Nets 1-0 Victory Over SDSU In Season-Opener
The No. 9 Santa Clara womens soccer team cruised to a shutout-victory in its season-opener this evening in front of 761 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium, defeating San Diego State, 1-0.
August 18, 2010
No. 9 Santa Clara Hosting Two Conference Champs In Opening Weekend
Ranked ninth in the nation, Santa Clara Universitys womens soccer team begins the 2010 season this weekend on its home field at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Broncos will host San Diego State University Friday, August 20 at 7 p.m. and local rival San Jose State Sunday, August 22 at 1 p.m.
August 17, 2010
Santa Claras Henninger Named Among NCAAs Best Soccer Players
Santa Clara University junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger has been named to the 2010 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Women's Hermann Trophy Watch List, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
August 11, 2010
Henninger, Vernon Named to WCC Preseason All-Conference Team
Santa Clara University junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger and sophomore midfielder Allie Vernon were both named to the 2010 West Coast Conference Preseason All-Conference Team.
August 11, 2010
Sharing Success: Angeli and Osborne Star in WPS
Former Santa Clara University All-Americans and close friends, Jordan Angeli and Leslie Osborne, have reunited in the Womens Professional Soccer League (WPS) to help the Boston Breakers emerge as contenders for the 2010 WPS Championship.
August 11, 2010
Broncos Ranked Ninth in NSCAA Preseason Top 25
Santa Clara Universitys womens soccer team will enter the 2010 season ranked ninth in the nation according to the preseason poll released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Tuesday.
August 5, 2010
Preseason Camp Begins for Nationally Ranked SCU
Teaching, discovery and joining together as a unit are the focal points of Santa Clara Universitys preseason training camp, which opened this week on SCUs Mission Campus.
August 3, 2010
SCU Bronco Season Tickets On Sale Now!
Santa Clara University is happy to announce all, especially Bronco fans, families, alums and visiting opponents, they can now purchase 2010-11 season tickets and single game tickets on its athletic website (www.SantaClaraBroncos.com).
August 3, 2010
Henninger Awarded Golden Glove at FIFA U20 World Cup
Santa Clara junior goalie Bianca Henninger was awarded the prestigious Adidas Golden Glove at the conclusion of the FIFA U20 Womens World Cup in Germany on Sunday, honoring her as the best goalkeeper in the tournament. Henninger played for Team USA who was defeated by Nigeria in a shootout during the quarter finals on July 25.
July 28, 2010
Patton Preparing for More Match Winners
Senior Anessa Patton (AP) is back for her final season on the Mission Campus and the Fresno, California native is excited for the fall season to begin.
July 19, 2010
In Goal, Henninger Aids USA in Swiss Shutout
Santa Clara junior Bianca Henninger led the Stars and Stripes to a shutout in Saturday's 5-0 win over Switzerland at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
July 16, 2010
Henninger in Goal for the USAs U20 World Cup Team
Bronco junior Bianca Henninger, playing in her first Women's World Cup match, put in an excellent performance in the USAs first match, a 1-1 tie with Ghana, on Wed., July 14 in Dresden, Germany (game story).
July 8, 2010
Bianca Henninger Prepares with Confidence
Junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger exhibits an unbending sense of confidence.
MEN'S GOLF: Scott Travers and Kelly Jenks Honored at San Jose Hall of Fame
Bronco senior Scott Travers and Bronco freshman Kelly Jenks were honored at the San Jose Hall of Fame dinner on Nov. 16.