2011-12 Women's Soccer News

June 14, 2012
VIDEO: With A Surprise Visit, Senior Bronco Student-Athletes Thank Santa Clara Coaches, Staff and Administration
A smile and a thank you goes a long way! In a surprise visit on Wednesday morning, eight Bronco student-athletes came to Santa Clara's monthly athletic department to do just that - thank the entire department for everything they did to help them throughout their careers on and off the fields and courts as they prepared to take final exams.

June 11, 2012
Three Women's Soccer Players Square Off at National Camp
With the rare chance to face Bronco teammates in competitive matches this spring, three Santa Clara women's soccer players participated in the U-20 and U-23 National Camps in June. Juniors Meleana Shim and Morgan Marlborough played for the U-23 team and took on sophomore Julie Johnston and the U-20 team in two competitive matches. Both games ended in ties, 4-4 and 3-3, but all three Broncos enjoyed the experience of facing teammates.

June 6, 2012
Women's Soccer Freshman Sofia Huerta Participates in U20 Mexican National Team Camp
Having already participated in the U20 U.S. Women's National Team camp this year, Santa Clara women's soccer freshman Sofia Huerta recently returned from playing with the U20 Mexican National Team for one week. While the camp lasted two weeks, Huerta was only able to attend for one week due to academic responsibilities. Huerta, who is half-Mexican, has held dual-citizenship her entire life and her father hails from Puebla, Mexico.

May 24, 2012
Santa Clara Women's Soccer Honors Three with Spring Forward Awards
With spring season over and enjoying some much needed time away from the field, Santa Clara women's soccer announced its three Spring Forward Award winners May 11. The three winners were sophomores Cali Reis and Nikki Ambrose and freshman Katie Speidel.

May 15, 2012
Midfield or Forward, Speidel is Ready to Attack
Bronco rising sophomore, Katie Speidel (KS), had an amazing fall season on the field as a first- year Bronco student-athlete with the women’s soccer team. Her hard work and determination led only to an even more impressive spring season with Broncos. Speidel has played soccer nearly her entire life, and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue her athletic career with the Broncos. Speidel sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) and discussed her position change from fall to spring season, and shared how she feels it was only a result of her improvement and growth as a player, physically and mentally. Whether it be from the wide-mid position or center forward, Speidel enjoys the attacking aspect of her offensive positions and will continue to increase her drive to goal.

May 12, 2012
Henninger Signs with New York Fury of WPSL
The New York Fury has signed former Santa Clara University goalkeeper Bianca Henninger for the 2012 WPSL Elite season.

May 9, 2012
Marlborough Awaiting 2013 Season
For Morgan Marlborough, her decision to transfer from Nebraska and join the Broncos in her final year of eligibility is worth the wait.

May 7, 2012
Alexis Rubattino Travels to Dominican Republic For Live-Changing Trip With Kids Alive International
Bronco women’s soccer player Alexis Rubattino (AR) spent her 2012 spring break far away from the familiarity of the Mission Campus, traveling to the Dominican Republic to help underprivileged and orphaned kids. The junior Bronco goalkeeper thoroughly enjoyed her first trip outside of her home country, forming many close bonds with the locals while gaining a deeper understanding of her life goals. Fresh off the trip and a successful spring soccer season, Rubattino caught up with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about her experience in the Dominican Republic and her efforts to gain the coveted title of starting goalkeeper for the Bronco women's soccer team.

May 1, 2012
Women's Soccer Concludes Second Consecutive Undefeated Spring Season
Posting a perfect 5-0 record, Santa Clara women's soccer outscored its opponents 20-4 this spring on the way to its second consecutive undefeated spring season. The Broncos will take a break from the soccer field before pre-season practice begins again in August.

April 27, 2012
Women's Soccer Wrap-Ups Spring Season This Weekend vs. Stanford and Fresno State
Looking to complete its second consecutive undefeated spring season, Santa Clara women's soccer will take on Stanford Fri., April 27 at 7 p.m. and Fresno State on Sun., April 29 at 4 p.m. Both games will take place at Buck Shaw Stadium.

April 25, 2012
Johnston Excels on the International Pitch
Whether it is singing with her teammates or launching the ball into the back of the net, rising junior and Santa Clara forward Julie Johnston is taking full-advantage of her opportunity to suit up with the U20 U.S. soccer team.

April 20, 2012
Women's Soccer Ready for Spring Match vs. San Jose State
Coming off of a 3-0 win over the semi-profession Sacramento Storm, Santa Clara women's soccer will play its third spring match Sun., April 22 at 7 p.m. vs. San Jose State at Buck Shaw Stadium.

April 13, 2012
Bronco Women's Soccer Prepares For Spring Match Against Semi-Professional Sacramento Storm
After taking down 2011 NCAA Tournament opponent Cal 4-2 last match to open spring play, Santa Clara's women's soccer team will play its second spring game vs. the Sacramento Storm, a semi-professional team of the Women's Soccer Premier League, on Sat., April 14 at 3 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium. All spring games are free and open to the public.

March 30, 2012
US Youth Soccer Region IV GODP Announces New Head Coach Jerry Smith
U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV is pleased to announce that Coach Jerry Smith, Coach of the women’s soccer program at Santa Clara University, has accepted the position of Head Coach for the Region IV Girls ODP Program.

March 9, 2012
Julie Johnston Helps U20 U.S. Women's National Team Advance To World Cup
Julie Johnston of Santa Clara women's soccer continued her impressive play in the CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championship. The U.S. topped Mexico by a score of 4-0, the first goal being scored by Johnston. The win advances to U.S. to the championship game and clinches a spot in the World Cup in Japan from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8.

March 7, 2012
Julie Johnston Scores In CONCACAF U20 Women's Soccer Championships
Santa Clara women's soccer All-American Julie Johnston is currently participating int he U20 World Cup Qualifying in Panama City, Panama. A 6-0 win over the host city Panama propelled the American team to a win in Group B. Johnston scored a goal in the 53rd minute to help the U.S.'s offensive charge.

February 15, 2012
Johnston and Huerta Represent Santa Clara at U20 Women's Soccer Training Camp
While most students are still shaking off the rust of a three week winter break, Santa Clara University women's soccer was well represented at the U20 Women's Soccer National Team Camp in January. First-Team All-American and First-Team All-WCC sophomore Julie Johnston and First-Team All-WCC freshman Sofia Huerta worked with some of the best young talent in the country. Johnston and Huerta were first and second on the Bronco roster in goals scored in 2011 with nine and eight, respectively. Johnston, a member of the active roster, went to La Manga, Spain a month later to compete with the team in U20 World Cup qualifying.

February 9, 2012
Santa Clara Women's Soccer Announces Class of 2016
Adding to a Bronco team roster that was ranked as high as No. 7 in the country in 2011, Santa Clara head women's soccer coach Jerry Smith announced the signing of five players for the class of 2016 Thursday. The class consists of four attacking players and a goalkeeper.

February 6, 2012
Meet The Newest Santa Clara Women's Soccer Player Morgan Marlborough
Morgan Marlborough (MM), one of the top goal-scorers in the country, knew what she wanted when she decided to transfer for her senior season: to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time and have a chance to win the national championship. She chose to come to Santa Clara University to try and accomplish her goals and help the program return to the top of the women's college soccer world in her last collegiate season. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently sat down with Marlborough to talk about how things have gone so far on the Mission Campus and what she can bring to a team that was ranked as high as No. 7 in 2011.

January 30, 2012
Santa Clara To Host Women's Coaching Alliance one-day seminar entitled We Coach U
With featured talks by Stanford head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer and Santa Clara women's soccer volunteer assistant and World Cup and Olympic soccer champion Brandi Chastain, the Santa Clara University athletic department will host a Women's Coaching Alliance one-day seminar entitled We Coach U. The seminar is for women coaches, including aspiring coaches, at any level and will be held Mon., Feb. 20.

January 24, 2012
Morgan Marlborough Transfers To Santa Clara
Santa Clara women's soccer has landed one of the top goal-scorers in the nation with the transfer of senior-to-be Morgan Marlborough from the University of Nebraska. Marlborough is the back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and All-American. She will have to sit out the 2012 season due to the NCAA's transfer rules.

January 13, 2012
All-American Henninger Taken in WPS Draft
Santa Clara All-American goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was taken with the first pick in the third round, 13th overall, by the Philadelphia Independence in the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer Draft on Friday. Henninger joins a long list of Broncos to be selected in the WPS Draft including Jordan Angelis (second round), Kiki Bosio (third round), Amanda Poach (third round) Katherine Reynolds (fourth round) and Meagan Snell (fifth round) in 2010.

January 12, 2012
Women's Soccer Announces Camp Dates
Nationally ranked Santa Clara women's soccer has announced the dates for its SCU Girls Winter Soccer Academy as well as the dates for its Summer Day Camp.

December 9, 2011
Two Broncos Named All-Americans
Coming off a 13-win season and the 23rd trip to the NCAA Tournament in the program's history , the Santa Clara University women's soccer team was honored with two All-America selections. Sophomore midfielder Julie Johnston was the lone Bronco to be named a First Team All-American and goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was named to the Third Team.

December 5, 2011
2011 Santa Clara Women's Soccer Season In Review
In a season in which it went to the 23rd NCAA Tournament in school history, the Santa Clara University women's soccer team (13-2-6; 6-1-1 WCC) reestablished the lofty standards set by a program that has made 10 College Cup appearances and took home a national championship in 2001. The Broncos reached as high as No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll after topping undefeated and then-No. 3 Pepperdine on Oct. 28. The Broncos won 13 games for the third consecutive season but cut their losses from seven in 2009 and 2010 to two in 2011.

December 5, 2011
Julie Johnston Named Semi-Finalist For M.A.C. Hermann Trophy
Following up her West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year award in 2010, Santa Clara women's soccer's Julie Johnston has been named a semi-finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy for her play in 2011.

November 12, 2011
Santa Clara Can't Advance Past Cal In NCAA Tournament's First Round
In the first round of it's 23rd NCAA Tournament, No. 11 Santa Clara University women's soccer (13-2-6; 6-1-1 WCC) couldn't advance against California (12-7-3; 5-4-2 Pac-12) as the game ended in a 1-1 tie and Cal moved on on penalty kicks 4-3. In a game where each team controlled possession for long stretches the Broncos were unable to keep their season alive and advance to the second round.

November 8, 2011
Santa Clara Women's Soccer Ready For NCAA Tournament First Round
Preparing for its 23rd NCAA Tournament and ranked No. 11 in the country, Santa Clara University women's soccer (13-2-5; 6-1-1 WCC) will host Cal (12-6-2; 5-4-2 Pac-12) in the First Round. The game will be at Buck Shaw Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 12.

November 8, 2011
Seven Broncos Honored By WCC
Preparing for its 23rd NCAA Tournament in 24 seasons, No. 11 Santa Clara had six players honored by the West Coast Conference Tuesday. Highlighting the honorees, senior All-American goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was named the 2011 WCC Goalkeeper of the Year.

November 7, 2011
Broncos To Host Cal In NCAA Tournament First Round At 2 PM On Nov. 12
Earning its 22nd NCAA Tournament bid on Monday, the seventh-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team will play Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sat., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The game will be at Buck Shaw Stadium where the Broncos went 7-1-2 during the regular season. Its only loss at home was 2-0 to No. 1 Stanford.

November 4, 2011
Bronco Women's Soccer Set To Play For WCC Title Tonight On ESPNU
The No. 7 Santa Clara women's soccer team will play for the West Coast Conference championship tonight at San Diego. The game will be at 6 p.m. and broadcast nationally on ESPNU.

November 4, 2011
Santa Clara Falls To USD
Santa Clara women's soccer (13-2-5; 6-1-1 WCC) fell for only the second time this season by a score of 3-0 to San Diego (12-7-0; 7-1-0). The win for the Toreros clinched a share of their first West Coast Conference title in school history. Stephanie Ochs led the way for San Diego with three assists. Senior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger had three saves for the Broncos.

November 3, 2011
Sofia Huerta Named WCC Player of the Month for October
Freshman forward Sofia Huerta was named West Coast Conference Player of the Month for October today. Huerta had a phenomenal month for the WCC-leading Broncos, who went 7-0-1 for the month, by scoring eight goals and adding three assists.

November 1, 2011
Santa Clara Women's Soccer Set To Play For WCC Title At USD
Santa Clara women's soccer, ranked No. 7 in the country this week, will look to seal its first West Coast Conference Championship since 2006 on Sat., Nov. 5 at San Diego. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU at 6 p.m. In 2006 the Broncos finished 5-1-1 in conference play and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Broncos are in first place in the WCC with a 6-0-1 record in conference play while the Toreros are tied for second with Pepperdine with a record of 6-1-0.

October 31, 2011
Two Broncos Honored For Weekend Play
For the second week in a row Bridgett Miller has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week. Coming off a week where she scored two game-winners, Miller scored the only goal in a 1-0 Bronco win over undefeated No. 3 Pepperdine and added another on Sunday at Loyola Marymount in a 4-0 Bronco win. She now has four goals in the last four Bronco games. She had two career goals entering this stretch.

October 31, 2011
Three Broncos Named To Top 100 Freshman List By TopDrawerSoccer
Santa Clara University women's soccer has already been recognized for having one of the top recruiting classes in the country for the 2011 season by TopDrawerSoccer.com and now the program has landed three players on the Top 100 Freshmen list. The three Broncos to make the list were Sofia Huerta at No. 25, Cate Parchinski at No. 60 and Katie Speidel at No. 89.

October 30, 2011
Santa Clara Rolls To 4-0 Win Over LMU
Santa Clara women's soccer (13-1-5; 6-0-1 WCC) topped Loyola Marymount (7-10-2; 1-6-1 WCC) by a score of 4-0 on Sunday in Los Angeles. Bridgett Miller pushed her consecutive-games-with-a-goal streak to four. She had two career goals before scoring four in the last four games.

October 28, 2011
No. 10 Santa Clara Takes Down Undefeated No. 3 Pepperdine; Now First In WCC
In a battle of top-10 teams, No. 10 Santa Clara University (12-1-5; 5-0-1 WCC) beat No. 3 Pepperdine (13-1-4; 5-1-0 WCC) by a score of 1-0. The lone goal was scored by Bridgett Miller with under 10 seconds left in the first half. The game-winning goal was the third in a row for Miller.

October 25, 2011
Battle Of Top-10 Teams Set For Senior Day
The tenth-ranked Santa Clara women's soccer (11-1-5; 4-0-1 WCC) hosts No. 3 Pepperdine (13-0-4; 5-0-0 WCC) on Fri., Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at Buck Shaw. The game will be the last regular season home game for the Broncos and will be Senior Day for the graduating class of four. Margueritte Aozasa, Bianca Henninger, Jenny LaPonte and Bridgett Miller will be recognized for their four years on the Mission Campus in a pregame ceremony.

October 24, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Leslie Osborne
A 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup medalist, Leslie Osborne (LO) recently became the fourth Santa Clara women's soccer player to have her jersey honored on Oct. 13 at halftime of the Broncos' game with BYU, joining Brandi Chastain, Danielle Slaton and Aly Wagner.

October 24, 2011
Bridgett Miller Named WCC Player of the Week
Santa Clara University women's soccer senior Bridgett Miller was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 24. Miller scored the game-winning goals at Portland on Oct. 21 and at Gonzaga on Oct. 23. Miller has missed several games this season due to nagging injuries.

October 23, 2011
Santa Clara Rocks Gonzaga 4-1
Santa Clara women's soccer (11-1-5; 4-0-1 WCC) beat conference-rival Gonzaga (7-8-2; 0-4-2 WCC) by a score of 4-1 in Spokane, Wash. The Broncos took an early lead on a penalty kick and never looked back. Santa Clara dominated the game and only several sparkling saves from Gonzaga's goalkeeper kept the game from getting out of hand.

October 21, 2011
Santa Clara Picks Up 10th Win Of Season In Portland With 2-1 Thriller
Santa Clara women's soccer (10-1-5; 3-0-1 WCC) defeated Portland (6-8-1; 1-3-0 WCC) 2-1 in their first road game in over six weeks. Portland was the preseason favorite to win the West Coast Conference, with Santa Clara tied for second. The Broncos got goals from Julie Johnston and Bridgett Miller, who missed the first three games of the season due to injury.

October 18, 2011
No. 12 Santa Clara Travels To Northwest for Two Games
The 12th-ranked Santa Clara women's soccer (9-1-5; 2-0-1 WCC) goes on the road for the first time since Sept. 9 for games at Portland (6-7-1; 1-2-0 WCC) on Fri., Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. and at Gonzaga (7-6-2; 0-2-2 WCC) on Sun., Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. The match against Portland will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU.

October 17, 2011
Freshman Year Through the Eyes of Speidel
Your senior year of high school revolves around finding that right college for you for your next four years. For college soccer freshman Katie Speidel (KS), the right college for her was Santa Clara.

October 16, 2011
Santa Clara Beats USF 5-0
Santa Clara women's soccer (9-1-5; 2-0-1 WCC) defeated San Francisco (5-10-0; 2-2-0 WCC) by a score of 5-0 for its second conference win of the season. Sofia Huerta led the way with two goals and Julie Johnston had two assists as well as a goal.

October 13, 2011
No. 13 Broncos Tie BYU 0-0
Thirteenth ranked Santa Clara women's soccer (8-1-5; 1-0-1 WCC) played to a scoreless tie with West Coast Conference-newcomer Brigham Young (7-4-3; 1-1-1 WCC). The Broncos dominated the game, outshooting BYU 19-9. Of those 19 shots, however, Santa Clara only had four shots on goal.

October 12, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Kristi Candau
Every great team must have not only great starters but a deep set of reserves as well. Whether they are thrust into a starting role due to injury or they are coming off the bench to provide fresh legs, a reserve must be ready at all times. Kristi Candau (KC) was one of the key reserves for the 2001 Santa Clara national championship team. She appeared in 23 games while only making three starts. She made the most of her opportunities by scoring eight goals and adding three assists to rank fifth on the team with 19 points. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SBC) recently talked with Candau about her time experience of being a national champion.

October 11, 2011
Brathwaite Proving Hard Work Pays Off
After redshirting her freshman year, Sara Brathwaite (SB) has become a spark plug for the Broncos in her sophomore campaign appearing in seven games with two starts. Brathwaite’s hard work on and off the field along with her great positive attitude makes her a great example of what Santa Clara Bronco student athletes are all about. Recently, SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) got a chance to catch up with the sophomore and discuss her current soccer career and her future goals.

October 11, 2011
Santa Clara Wraps-Up Homestand With Two Conference Games
Wrapping up its nine-game homestand, No. 13 Santa Clara (8-1-4; 1-0 WCC) plays two West Coast Conference games this weekend. On Thu. Oct. 13 the Broncos will host conference-newcomer Brigham Young (7-4-2; 1-1 WCC) at 7 p.m. Santa Clara will return to the field on Sun., Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. vs. San Francisco (4-9-0; 1-1 WCC).

October 9, 2011
Broncos Open Conference Play With OT Win Over Saint Mary's 2-1
Opening conference play, No. 14 Santa Clara women's soccer (8-1-4; 1-0 WCC) defeated rival Saint Mary's (9-3-2; 0-1 WCC) in overtime by a score of 2-1. Sofia Huerta, coming off a hat trick in the Broncos' last game, scored both Santa Clara goals.

October 5, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Lana Bowen
The 2001 Santa Clara women's soccer team was a special group of young women. They accomplished something every team at every level wants to do: win a championship. Through hard work, determination and a lot of support from each other the Broncos hoisted the College Cup championship trophy over their heads in Dallas, Texas in 2001. Lana Bowen (LB) started every game that season and added a goal and three assists. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently caught up with Bowen to reminisce about that magical run.

October 4, 2011
Meet Women's Soccer's Freshman Cate Parchinski
One of Santa Clara’s newest members of the No. 18 women’s soccer team, freshman Cate Parchinski, not only adds another force to the Broncos offensive line, but also 6’1 of height!

October 4, 2011
Santa Clara Women's Soccer To Host Alumni Weekend Oct. 8 and Oct. 9
Santa Clara University women's soccer will host its Alumni Weekend on Oct 8 and Oct. 9. The 2011 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the program's 2001 national championship. Several players and coaches from the 2001 team will be in attendance as well as many other Bronco women's soccer alums.

October 4, 2011
Bronco Women's Soccer Opens Conference Play Against Saint Mary's; Hosts Alumni Weekend
Opening West Coast Conference play, No. 14 Santa Clara University women's soccer (7-1-4) will play one game this weekend. The Broncos will host local rival Saint Mary's (9-2-1) at 1 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 9 at Buck Shaw Stadium. It's Alumni Weekend and the 2001 national championship team will be honored as part of the 10-year anniversary of their 1-0 victory over North Carolina in the College Cup Final in Dallas, Texas.

October 3, 2011
Sofia Huerta Named WCC Player of the Week After Hat Trick
Santa Clara University women's soccer freshman Sofia Huerta was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 3. Against San Diego State on Oct. 2, Huerta registered a hat trick and added an assist for her first collegiate points.

October 2, 2011
Santa Clara Rides Hat Trick To 5-0 Win Over San Diego State
Wrapping up the non-conference portion of its schedule, 17th ranked Santa Clara University (7-1-4) beat San Diego State (5-5-3) by a final score of 5-0. It was the Broncos third win in a row and the third game in a row in which they scored at least three goals.

September 30, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Alyssa Sobolik
The 2001 national champion Santa Clara women's soccer roster featured five All-Americans, nine All-WCC performers and the WCC Player of the Year. One of the most important players on that team, however, was a freshman that did not receive any individual accolades. Goalkeeper Alyssa Sobolik (AS) went 14-2 in goal for the Broncos while making 32 saves and only allowing a 0.56 GAA. Of her 14 wins on the season, seven were shutouts, including a 1-0 shutout of North Carolina in the national championship game. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to talk to Sobolik about her memories of that championship season.

September 29, 2011
Santa Clara Keeps Offense Going With 3-0 Win Over Nevada
Santa Clara University (6-1-4) put on a display of versatility and depth as they topped Nevada (2-10-0) 3-0. The Broncos used 21 players in their victory, many for the majority of the second half. With depth being a point of strength coming into the season, no one put this on display as well as Molly Mettler. Mettler got the start in goal in place of injured All-American Bianca Henninger and ended up with an impressive six saves.

September 28, 2011
Matheson Already in Striking Mode
Lauren Matheson’s (LM) career is compiled of noteworthy performances, honors and victories. Progressing into one of Santa Clara’s biggest threats on the field her freshman and sophomore years, Matheson is already on track to have her most impressive season yet as a junior.

September 28, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Emma Borst
Ten years ago, in Dallas, Texas, the Santa Clara University women's soccer team defeated powerhouse North Carolina 1-0 to capture the program's first national championship. Emma Borst (EB) was a member of that historic Bronco team and SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently caught up with her to talk about her memories of the season and what she has been doing since her time on the Mission Campus.

September 27, 2011
Santa Clara Wraps-Up Non-Conference Play With Two At Home
Coming off of a two-win weekend against quality Pac-12 opponents, including a 3-0 victory over then-No. 17 Cal, No. 17 Santa Clara (5-1-4) will wrap-up its non-conference schedule this week. The Broncos play at home on Thurs., Sept. 29 vs. Nevada at 7 p.m. and again on Sun., Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. vs. San Diego State.

September 26, 2011
Two Bronco Women's Soccer Players Honored For Weekend Play
Coming off a stellar weekend in which it recorded two shutouts vs. Pac-12 teams the Santa Clara women's soccer team was dually honored Monday. The Broncos beat Washington State 1-0 and No. 17 Cal 3-0. For their efforts both Julie Johnston and Bianca Henninger garnered recognition for the team's play over the weekend.

September 25, 2011
Broncos Beat No. 17 Cal 3-0
Santa Clara University (5-1-4) took down No. 17 Cal (9-2-0) by a final score of 3-0 on Sun., Sept. 25. The Broncos scored early on a header from Julie Johnston and never looked back. Johnston ended up with two goals on the day. Her two goal performance marked the second time Johnston had accomplished the feat on the season and the fourth time a Santa Clara player scored multiple goals in a game this season.

September 23, 2011
Santa Clara Beats Washington State 1-0
Santa Clara University (4-1-4) beat Washington State (6-3-1) by a score of 1-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on Friday night. The game's only goal came in the 78th minute when Julie Johnston scored unassisted.

September 22, 2011
10 Years Later: Remembering The 2001 Santa Clara Women's Soccer National Championship with Danielle Slaton
Tied for first on the Santa Clara women's soccer postseason career assists leader board, Danielle Slaton (DS) entered her senior season in 2001 with something bigger than personal achievements on her mind. She wanted to do what no Bronco women's soccer team before her had done: win the College Cup.

September 20, 2011
Bronco Women's Soccer To Play Two Pac-12 Opponents This Weekend
Continuing play against the Pac-12, Santa Clara (3-1-4) will host Washington State (6-2-1) on Fri., Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and Cal (8-1-0) on Sun., Sept. 25 at 12 noon. Both games will be played at Buck Shaw Stadium. Last week the Broncos lost their first match of the season to No. 1 Stanford 2-0.

September 18, 2011
Santa Clara Falls To No. 1 Stanford 2-0
With student's back from their summer vacation a large crowd watched Santa Clara take on No. 1 Stanford at Buck Shaw Stadium tonight. The Cardinal were able to take down the Broncos with two goals in the first half.

September 15, 2011
Santa Clara Set To Face No. 1 Stanford at Buck Shaw
The 19th-ranked Santa Clara Broncos women's soccer team will be taking on the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal on Sun., Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium. Taking on the top team in the country is nothing new for Santa Clara and head coach Jerry Smith. Under his guidance the Broncos have knocked off the top ranked team four times and played to one draw. Three of those wins and the one tie came on the Broncos' home field.

September 15, 2011
Santa Clara To Honor Former Bronco And World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain At Stanford Game
Santa Clara University women's soccer will be honoring the No. 21 jersey of former Bronco star and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain at halftime on Sun., Sept. 18 against the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal at Buck Shaw Stadium.

September 13, 2011
No. 19 Santa Clara Set To Take On Top-Ranked Stanford at Buck Shaw
No. 19 Santa Clara women's soccer (3-0-4) only plays one game this week and it's a big one! The 2010 national runner-up No. 1 Stanford (6-0-1), will travel to the Mission Campus for a rematch of a 2010 NCAA second round game that took place on Sun., Nov. 14 at Stanford. The Broncos game against the Cardinal will be at 8 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Tickets are available by calling the Bronco Ticket Office at (408) 554-4660 or via email at BroncoTickets@scu.edu.

September 11, 2011
No. 17 Santa Clara Ties No. 8 Notre Dame 1-1
In the No. 17 Santa Clara women’s soccer home opener Sunday, the Broncos tied No. 8 Notre Dame 1-1. It is the team’s fourth straight tie in a row – a first under head coach Jerry Smith. Three of the four ties were vs. top 25 teams. Santa Clara moves to 3-0-4 and No. 8 Notre Dame is 3-3-1. Santa Clara is 7-11-1 vs. defending national champions over the years.

September 9, 2011
No. 17 Santa Clara Ties No. 11 UC Irvine 1-1 at Stanford Nike Invitational
No. 17 Santa Clara (3-0-3) played to a tie against No. 11 UC Irvine (5-0-1) in the Stanford Nike Invitational. The 1-1 tie was the Broncos' third tie in as many games.

September 6, 2011
Women's Soccer Set To Take on Two Top-11 Teams This Week
Santa Clara (3-0-2) enters the week ranked No. 17 in the country after tying both Oregon State and Oregon in the University of Oregon Tournament last weekend.

September 4, 2011
Santa Clara Battles To Scoreless Tie With Oregon
In another close game, Santa Clara (3-0-2) battled Oregon (4-0-1) to a 0-0 draw. The tie was Santa Clara's second tie on the weekend, with the first coming against Oregon State on Fri. by a score of 2-2.

September 2, 2011
Santa Clara And Oregon State Play To A 1-1 Tie
#16 Santa Clara (3-0-1) battled to a tie with #21 Oregon State (2-1-1) by a score of 1-1. It was the first game for Santa Clara against a ranked opponent this season.

August 31, 2011
Talking With Women's Soccer Freshman Sophia Huerta
Freshman Sophia Huerta, a Boise, Idaho native, has not only found herself in a different state but also finds herself in a different position as she enters the Santa Clara University starting backline. Huerta has started and played in all three victories over San Jose State, Santa Barbara and Cal Poly.

August 30, 2011
No. 16 Santa Clara To Play Two Matches In Oregon
Santa Clara held steady at No. 16 in the country after two weekend wins over UC Santa Barbara by a score of 2-1 and Cal Poly by a score of 3-0.

August 29, 2011
Matheson Named To Team of the Week
Junior midfielder Lauren matheson was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Women's College Team of the Week Monday for her performance in Santa Clara's season-opening win at San Jose State on Aug. 19.

August 28, 2011
No. 16 Santa Clara Wins At Cal Poly 3-0
In the third game of the season Santa Clara (3-0-0) defeated Cal Poly (2-2-0) by a score of 3-0. Julie Johnston scored two goals making it the third straight game a Bronco player has scored two goals. Ellie Rice scored two goals at San Jose State in the season-opener and Lauren Matheson scored two goals at UC Santa Barbara.

August 26, 2011
#16 Santa Clara Defeats UC Santa Barbara 2-1
No. 16 Santa Clara (2-0-0) topped UC Santa Barbara (1-1-1) 2-1 on Friday night in Santa Barbara. The Broncos outshot the Gauchos 13-9 en route to their second victory of the season.

August 23, 2011
Santa Clara To Play at UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly This Week
This week the Broncos (1-0-0) travel to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo for two weekend matches. On Fri. Aug. 26 Santa Clara will take on UC Santa Barbara (1-0-1) at 7 p.m. Sun. Aug. 28 Santa Clara will be at Cal Poly (1-1-0) at 1 p.m.

August 23, 2011
Ellie Rice Named To National Team of the Week
Sophomore midfielder Ellie Rice was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Women's College Team of the Week for her performance in Santa Clara's season-opening win at San Jose State on Friday.

August 20, 2011
No. 15 Santa Clara Women's Soccer Tops San Jose State 2-1
No. 15 Santa Clara women's soccer opened its season with a 2-1 win at San Jose State on Friday night. The win moved Santa Clara's all time record against rival San Jose State to 16-0-0. Sophomore midfielder Ellie Rice scored both Santa Clara goals.

August 19, 2011
Nationally Ranked Santa Clara Women's Soccer Opens 2011 Season at San Jose State
Santa Clara, ranked No. 15 in the nation, opens the 2011 season at San Jose State this Friday, Aug. 19. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.

August 17, 2011
Henninger Up for MAC Hermann Trophy and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Preparing for what will be a stellar season, Santa Clara women's soccer senior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger has been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List as well as nominated for the Lowe's Senior Class Award.

August 9, 2011
#15 Santa Clara Women's Soccer Season Preview
Coming off a second-place finish in the WCC and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010, Santa Clara is ranked No. 15 by the NSCAA and looks to make 2011 a season to remember.

August 8, 2011
Three Broncos Named to WCC Preseason All-Conference Team
Senior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger, junior defender Olivia Klei and Sophomore midfielder Julie Johnston were named to the 2011 West Coast Conference Preseason All-Conference Team. This is the second year in a row Henninger has been named to the team and the first time for both Klei and Johnston. Santa Clara and Portland tied for most players selected with three each.

July 7, 2011
Women’s Soccer to Play Twice in Nationally-Televised ESPNU Matches This Season
The Santa Clara women’s soccer team will be featured twice on national television live this season, with both matches to be showcased on the road on ESPNU. Santa Clara is looking for its 11th College Cup appearance and 22nd NCAA Tournament berth this season.

June 30, 2011
Bronco Student-Athletes Record School Record 3.14 GPA For Spring 2011 Quarter
Recording the highest grade point average in Santa Clara history, Bronco student-athletes recorded a school record 3.14 gpa for the spring 2011 quarter. The previous high-water mark for the student-athletes one quarter gpa was 3.11 in the winter of 2009. In addition 92 student-athletes achieved a 3.5 GPA this quarter. Santa Clara's student-athletes have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better 13 of the last 14 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative gpa for its student-athletes is 3.097.

June 30, 2011
Current And Former Bronco Women's Soccer Players Discuss World Cup
Santaclarabroncos.com took a moment to speak with former Bronco and WPS standout Jordan Angeli, and current players Bianca Henninger and Julie Johnston to get their input about the USA women’s team in general, their experience having been involved in youth National camps (Full National Team camps for Angeli and Henninger) and what they think this 2011 World Cup could do for women’s soccer in general.

June 28, 2011
Margueritte Aozasa prepares for Fall Season
Margueritte Aozasa (MA) believes her senior season of Santa Clara soccer will be her best. Working tirelessly this spring and summer, Aozasa hopes to help the Broncos return to national prominence and the Final Four in 2011. Recently www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Aozasa about her physical preparation for the season, the highlights of her Bronco career and how she balances school with soccer.

June 24, 2011
Bronco Soccer's Maxine Goynes '11 travels to NCAA Sports Forum
Recent Santa Clara graduate and Bronco women’s soccer player Maxine Goynes ’11 traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. June 12-15 to participate in the 2011 NCAA Sports Forum.

May 26, 2011
Women's Soccer Wraps Up Undefeated Spring Season
The Santa Clara women’s soccer team topped two-time NCAA tournament runner-up Stanford 2-1 to finish its spring schedule undefeated at 5-0. Against the Cardinal, Lauren Matheson scored the Broncos’ first goal on an assist from Meleana Shim. The second goal was scored by Bridgett Miller with the assist coming from Matheson.

May 4, 2011
Matheson Looking Forward to Larger Leadership Role
Sophomore Lauren Matheson is using the spring season to improve her strength, technique and communication skills on the soccer field.

April 27, 2011
LaPonte Excited to Get Back on Field
An athlete’s worst fear is a season-ending injury – especially when working towards the school’s 21st NCAA tournament bid. Jenny Laponte (JL), a defender on the women’s soccer team, had a promising junior year starting seven games with two assists.