Junior forward Sam Garza has been named a Second Team Preseason All-American by College Soccer News it was announced on Friday. Garza is one of 33 players nationally that has been picked for this honor and one of nine forwards.
Senior midfielder Luis Silva has been listed at No. 19 among college seniors. Sophomore forward David Opoku and junior midfielder Machael David, have been ranked sixth and 19th, respectively, on the underclassmen list.
The UCSB men's soccer team has been ranked No. 9 in the College Soccer News Preseason Poll and were most recently ranked No. 14 in the NSCAA National Rankings released on Tuesday. The Gauchos were one of just three West Coast teams – along with No. 6 UCLA and No. 7 Cal – ranked among the nation's top-20 in the NSCAA poll.
For the complete NSCAA Preseason Poll, click here.