Men’s Soccer To Honor Former Greats At Home Matches

Men’s Soccer To Honor Former Greats At Home Matches
Updated: Monday, Oct. 16
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame members, David Palic, Terry Weekes and Paul Holocher, will be recognized at this season's home matches, starting with Saturday's contest versus Saint Mary's.  Each will be honored with a jersey recognition in a pregame ceremony.  
In conjunction with the Broncos celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Palic will be on hand Saturday.  Weekes will be at the Wednesday, Oct. 18 match against Pacific and Holocher at the regular season finale vs. San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Palic, a 2001 SCU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, ended his career in 1988 as the Broncos' all-time assist leader and an All-American.  The former midfielder/foward was also a two-time all conference selection and the 1989 Victor Corsignlia Award winner, given annually to Santa Clara's top senior male athlete.  His career assist mark remains near the top of the school record book.  
In 1987, Palic spent the collegiate offseason playing for the San Jose Earthquakes, then of the Western Soccer Alliance (WSA).  After graduation, he turned professional and played for the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL) from 1989-91.  In 1992, Palic won the U.S. Open Cup with the San Jose Oaks.  
Weekes, a former goalkeeper, and the 1994 SCU Athletics Hall of Fame enshrinee played at Santa Clara from 1973-76 before being selected in the first round by the San Jose Earthquakes.  After his playing career, the Middletown, California native returned to Santa Clara to coach the Broncos as well at UCLA.  
Weekes also served as the National Marketing Director for adidas America and the United States Soccer Federation during the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Holocher, one of only two Broncos with 25 goals and 25 assists in their careers, was the 1990 West Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-American.  He finished his Bronco career second all-time in points, a spot he still maintains today.  
As a junior, Holocher helped lead the Broncos to the school's first-ever national title.  In 1991, he was named the Victor Corsiglia Award winner and in 2003, the former midfielder was inducted to the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame.  
In 1991, Holocher turned professional and embarked on an eight-year playing career playing in the U.S. as well as in Europe before turning to collegiate coaching at UC Santa Cruz and Cal Poly.