2012 Men's Soccer News

May 16, 2013
Gaucho Season Tix Remain on Sale; Great Plans, Incentives Available
UCSB men’s soccer season tickets are now on sale for the 2013 season. Don't miss out on the action as the Gauchos host top talent from all over the country including Stanford, Cal Poly and 2012 NCAA Sweet 16 participant New Mexico.

April 30, 2013
Gaucho Soccer Season Tix Now Available; Great Packages Available for Outstanding Home Slate
Coming off of another year in which they led the nation in attendance, the Gauchos will return with a new energy, community focus and schedule that may break more attendance records during the 2013 season.

February 6, 2013
Youth National Team Members, Top Academy Recruits Join 2013 Gauchos
Youth National Team members, career-record holders, a state Player of the Year, USSF Academy team standouts, and seven freshmen are part of the early signings for the 2013 Gaucho men’s soccer program.

February 5, 2013
Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes Come to Harder Stadium on Saturday
Major League Soccer clubs the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes will be paying a visit to UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium this Saturday, Feb. 9 for a pair of matches.

January 22, 2013
Three Gauchos Selected in MLS Supplemental Draft
UC Santa Barbara seniors Machael David, Nic Ryan and Peter McGlynn were each drafted by Major League Soccer clubs on Tuesday in the league’s Supplemental Draft.

January 16, 2013
12 Gauchos Named to Big West Academic All-Conference Team
Men's and women's soccer lead the way with four candidates apiece.

January 15, 2013
UCSB Leads National Soccer Attendance for Sixth Year
Thanks to the best fans in men’s college soccer, UC Santa Barbara has officially earned the title of NCAA Division I national attendance leader for the sixth consecutive year.

January 7, 2013
Boateng Honored Once Again, Named to Soccer America All-Freshman Team
Forward Ema Boateng was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman First Team it was announced today. The honor comes on the heels of his All-Far West Second Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Freshmen First Team and Big West Freshman of the Year honors.

December 11, 2012
David Invited to the 2012 Major League Soccer Player Combine
UC Santa Barbara senior midfielder Machael David has been invited to the adidas MLS Player Combine it was announced by Major League Soccer on Tuesday.

December 10, 2012
Boateng and Ryan Garner All-Far West Accolades
Freshman Ema Boateng and senior Nic Ryan each earned 2012 NCAA Division I All-Far West Region honors it was announced on Sunday. Boateng was named to the Second Team while Ryan garnered Third Team honors.

December 7, 2012
Boateng Garners All-Freshmen Team Honors
UC Santa Barbara freshman midfielder Ema Boateng has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshmen First Team it was announced on Friday.

November 7, 2012
Pontius Claims Four Club Awards from D.C. United
D.C. United announced today the club’s end-of-season award winners, with several honors going to 2012 MLS Comeback Player of the Year candidate Chris Pontius.

November 5, 2012
Ryan, Boateng Garner Major Big West Honors
Senior Nic Ryan was named the 2012 Big West Midfielder of the Year and forward Ema Boateng garnered Freshman of the Year honors the conference announced on Monday evening.

November 3, 2012
Gauchos Fall to Cal Poly in Season Finale
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Cal Poly on Saturday evening at Alex G. Spanos Stadium during the second of two Blue-Green Rivalry matches between the teams this season.

October 31, 2012
Gauchos Snap Skid with Win at Sacramento State, 2-1
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team snapped a three-match losing skid on Wednesday afternoon at Hornet Stadium with a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State.

October 30, 2012
Gauchos Wrap-Up Season at Sacramento State and Cal Poly
The UCSB men’s soccer team will wrap-up its 2012 campaign this week with a pair of conference matches on the road. The Gauchos will travel to Sacramento State on Halloween before capping the year off at Cal Poly on Saturday.

October 29, 2012
UCSB Athletics' Statement Regarding Sunday's Men's Soccer Post-Game Incident
Given the seriousness of the incident that occurred following the conclusion of UC Santa Barbara’s men’s soccer match on Sunday, the student-athlete involved has been removed from the team, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mark W. Massari announced Monday. Massari also stated that, regardless of the outcome of Wednesday’s game at Sacramento State or Saturday’s game at Cal Poly, UCSB will forego any opportunity for postseason play this season. Finally, as head coach, Tim Vom Steeg has been suspended for the game at Sacramento. Assistant coach Greg Wilson will serve as acting head coach.

October 28, 2012
UC Davis Outlasts No. 25 UCSB in Overtime
No. 25 UC Santa Barbara suffered its third consecutive overtime loss on Sunday afternoon, this time losing a 2-1 heartbreaker to visiting UC Davis at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 26, 2012
No. 25 Gauchos Fall to Stanford in Overtime Heartbreaker
No. 25 UC Santa Barbara (9-4-3) fell to visiting Stanford (7-7-1), 1-0, in overtime on Friday evening at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium during a non-conference pairing. The loss marked the Gauchos’ second straight overtime heartbreaker following last week’s defeat at the hands of visiting Cal Poly.

October 25, 2012
Gauchos to Play Stanford and UC Davis in Final Regular Season Home Matches
This weekend UC Santa Barbara will host its final pair of regular season home contests on Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 23, 2012
UCSB to Host Zero Waste Weekend
The UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department is proud to announce that it will host its first “Zero Waste Weekend” during this Friday and Sunday’s men’s soccer games at Harder Stadium.

October 22, 2012
Carlene Mitchell, Tim Vom Steeg, Juan Paredes To Appear on This Week's "Talk'n Gauchos"

October 19, 2012
The Central Coast Classic: How Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara Became the Nation's Greatest Rivalry
Fans are in for a treat tonight as Fox Soccer Channel, for the fourth time in five years, airs Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara in a showcase of the nation’s greatest college men’s soccer rivalry.

October 19, 2012
Cal Poly Defeats No. 16 UC Santa Barbara in Overtime
The No. 16 UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team fell to visiting Blue-Green Rival Cal Poly, 2-1, in overtime on Friday evening in front a national FOX Soccer Channel audience and a season-high crowd of 13,467 fans at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 19, 2012
Goalkeeper grows into the job
By Mark Patton, Santa Barbara News-Press

October 18, 2012
Men's Soccer Blue-Green Rivalry Renewed in Front of FOX Soccer Cameras on Friday
UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly will meet for the first of two matches this season between the Central Coast rivals in a FOX Soccer Channel televised match on Friday at 8 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 18, 2012
Gaucho Athletics Debuts New Online Store
UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce the debut of our new online store: shopucsbgauchos.com. Powered by Advanced-Online, fans can find thousands of items to choose from, the biggest assortment of Gaucho Gear ever assembled under one roof!

October 16, 2012
Fifi Baiden: A Great Example

October 16, 2012
No. 16 Gauchos Hand Sacramento State its First Big West Loss, 2-0
No. 16 UC Santa Barbara used a pair of goals scored within 12 seconds of each other to topple visiting Sacramento State, which was previously unbeaten in Big West Conference play, on Tuesday night at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 15, 2012
Gauchos to Face First-Place Sacramento State
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team returns to Harder Stadium this week to begin four-match homestand.

October 13, 2012
Late Goal Propels UC Davis Past No. 8 UCSB
A goal in the 85th minute by reigning Big West Offensive Player of the Week Alex Henry led UC Davis to a victory over visiting No. 8 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field.

October 10, 2012
UCSB Hits the Road to Face UC Davis
The eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team will head North this weekend to face UC Davis in its lone match of the week. The Gauchos will face the Aggies at Aggie Soccer Field on Saturday at 3 p.m.

October 8, 2012
Vom Steeg, Indiana Mead to be Featured Guests on This Week's Talk'n Gauchos

October 7, 2012
Northridge Hands No. 4 UCSB First Loss
After getting off to its best start since the 2004 season, the fourth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team saw its unbeaten streak come to an end on Sunday evening when it fell, 1-0, to visiting Cal State Northridge at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 5, 2012
Ryan Leads Gauchos Past UC Irvine in Double Overtime Thriller
Senior Nic Ryan once again provided the heroics on Friday night as the midfielder led No. 4 UC Santa Barbara to a 2-1 double overtime victory over visiting UC Irvine at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 4, 2012
Gauchos Return Home to Host UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge
The fourth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team returns to Meredith Field at Harder Stadium this weekend for its first pair of Big West Conference home contests.

October 2, 2012
Tim Vom Steeg, Carlene Mitchell, and Jenna Wilson to Appear on This Week's "Talk'n Gauchos"

September 30, 2012
UCSB and Cal State Fullerton Battle to Scoreless Draw
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara remains unbeaten after battling to a scoreless tie at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday evening. The Gaucho record now stands at 7-0-3 and 1-0-1 in Big West games while the Titans are now at 4-7-1 overall and 0-1-1 in league.

September 28, 2012
No. 3 UCSB Opens Big West Play With Victory at No. 24 UC Riverside
Third-ranked UC Santa Barbara opened Big West Conference action in strong fashion on Friday evening as they toppled No. 24 UC Riverside, 3-1, on the road at the UC Riverside Soccer Stadium.

September 27, 2012
UCSB Opens Big West Action this Week
The third-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team will open its 2012 Big West campaign this week when it travels to No. 24 UC Riverside on Friday evening for an 8 p.m. match up. The Gauchos will face Cal State Fullerton on the road on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

September 24, 2012
Vom Steeg, Myles Christian Slated to be Featured on This Week's Talk'n Gauchos'

September 24, 2012
Mansker Garners Big West Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Freshman goalkeeper Austin Mansker has garnered Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors after a standout weekend in the goal.

September 23, 2012
No. 3 UCSB Downs Harvard, 1-0
Third-ranked UC Santa Barbara posted its third shutout of the season on Sunday afternoon as it defeated visiting Harvard, 1-0, at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

September 21, 2012
No. 3 Gauchos Remain Undefeated, Tie No. 12 UCLA
Freshman Ema Boateng’s first goal on Meredith Field at Harder Stadium proved to be a big one as the forward provided the game-tying strike in the second half against No. 12 UCLA to help No. 3 UC Santa Barbara remain undefeated.

September 20, 2012
Sounding off for the Gauchos
By Mark Patton, Santa Barbara News-Press

September 20, 2012
UCSB vs. UCLA Fan Advisory: Gates to Open Early, Traffic Advisory

September 20, 2012
FOX Soccer Pairing with No. 12 UCLA Highlights No. 3 Gauchos' Weekend Slate
No. 3 UCSB returns home this weekend for a pair of matches, including Friday’s marquee pairing against No. 12 UCLA, which will be televised on FOX Soccer Channel as the NSCAA Game of the Week.

September 19, 2012
Gauchos to Debut Alternate Black Uniforms Friday vs. UCLA
On Friday night, Sept. 21, the third-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team will host 12th-ranked UCLA in a showdown at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium at 6:00 p.m. The match will be aired live on Fox Soccer Channel.

September 18, 2012
Machael David Named Senior CLASS Candidate
Senior midfielder Machael David has been selected as one of 30 NCAA men’s soccer candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award.

September 18, 2012
Mathew Glodack: A Great Example
Mathew Glodack can remember where he was on Oct. 22, 2011, but barely. That night, he suffered a serious concussion in UCSB's soccer match against UC Riverside. He's battled his way and is now part of the Gauchos third-ranked soccer team.

September 18, 2012
Gauchos Garner Highest NSCAA Ranking Since 2009
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team has been ranked third in this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men’s National Poll, which marks its best ranking in the poll since Oct. 13, 2009 when it was also ranked third.

September 17, 2012
Vom Steeg, Glodack Featured on Talk'n Gauchos as Team Prepares to Host UCLA Friday

September 17, 2012
Campion Garners National Team of the Week Honors
Junior Achille Campion garnered National Team of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com for his part in No. 6 UC Santa Barbara’s pair of wins this past weekend.

September 16, 2012
Gaucho Offense On Full Display in Victory Over Seattle
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara used a season-high six goals to overcome Seattle University on Sunday afternoon at the Redhawks’ Championship Field. Six different Gauchos scored as UCSB posted a 6-2 victory on the road.

September 14, 2012
Three-Goal Second Half Leads No. 6 Gauchos to Victory Over San Diego
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara used a trio of second-half goals to overcome San Diego at Torero Stadium on Friday evening in a non-conference match. Freshman Ema Boateng scored his first collegiate goal to capture the victory for the Gauchos; senior Josue Madueno and junior Achille Campion added a pair of insurance goals to lead UCSB to the 3-0 win.

September 13, 2012
No. 6 UCSB Headed to San Diego and Seattle
UCSB will cover over 1,200 miles of the West Coast this week as it hits the road for a pair of non-conference matches at San Diego and Seattle on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

September 7, 2012
UCSB Men's Soccer vs. Valparaiso: Gameday Central
UCSB men's soccer vs. Valparaiso Gameday Central

September 6, 2012
No. 9 UCSB Hosts Valparaiso in Home Opener
After opening the 2012 campaign with three consecutive games on the road, UC Santa Barbara will finally return to the friendly confines of Meredith Field at Harder Stadium to host its official 2012 home opener against Valparaiso this Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

September 5, 2012
Save the Date for UCSB Men’s Soccer Alumni Weekend
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team will welcome back its alumni the weekend of Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23 for its 2012 Alumni Weekend.

September 5, 2012
UCSB Athletics Debuts 'Gameday Central' This Weekend
UC Santa Barbara Athletics is pleased and excited to announce the creation of “Gameday Central” pages for each of its fall sports. The pages will go live for the first time on Friday when the Gaucho soccer teams host a doubleheader at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

September 4, 2012
UCSB Athletics Unveils Gaucho Mobile App
UCSB Athletics is pleased to unveil the Gauchos Mobile App for the iPhone and Android operating systems.

September 4, 2012
Men’s Soccer to Face Pachuca in Exhibition this Sunday
The UCSB men’s soccer team will take a break from regular season action this Sunday to take-on Mexican First Division team, Pachuca, in an exhibition match at Santa Maria High School. Kick-off is slated for 11 a.m.

September 4, 2012
Glodack finally gets the all-clear for his return
By Mark Patton, Santa Barbara News-Press

September 2, 2012
UCSB Wraps-Up Weekend with 3-0 Win Over Gonzaga
Ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara concluded action at the Gonzaga Nike Classic on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over the host Bulldogs.

August 31, 2012
No. 9 Gauchos Settle for 2-2 Draw with Oregon State
After coming from behind to take a 2-1 lead into halftime, the ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team was forced to settle for a 2-2 double overtime tie with Oregon State on Friday, the opening day of the Gonzaga Nike Classic being held at the Gonzaga Soccer Stadium.

August 31, 2012
Listen Live to Gaucho Men’s Soccer this Weekend
Free audio broadcasts of this Friday and Sunday’s UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer matches at the Gonzaga Nike Classic can be listened to live online at UCSBgauchos.com.

August 29, 2012
Gauchos Head to Gonzaga Nike Classic
UCSB will head to Spokane, Wash. this weekend for the first of two trips this season to the Evergreen State.

August 28, 2012
UCSB Hosts Successful AYSO Skills Day
For the third consecutive year, the UC Santa Barbara soccer programs teamed up with local American Youth Soccer Organization Region 122 for AYSO Skills Day. This year’s event, which was held at UCSB’s Storke Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, drew over 1,500 AYSO players, families and coaches.

August 26, 2012
Ryan’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Gauchos to Season-Opening Victory
Senior Nic Ryan scored a header off of a beautiful cross from Ema Boateng on the left wing with just 1:26 remaining on the clock to propel UC Santa Barbara (1-0) to a 2-1 victory at Loyola Marymount (0-1) on Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

August 24, 2012
Top Upperclassmen Recognized, Acoff Garners Preseason All-American Honors
Senior forward Dion Acoff has been named a Preseason All-American by Soccer America it was announced on Friday morning. Additionally, three Gauchos have been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Upperclassmen list.

August 24, 2012
Paul Hart Joins the Gauchos as Goalkeeper Coach
The UCSB men’s soccer program has welcomed a new member: Paul Hart joins the coaching staff as the goalkeeper coach.

August 24, 2012
UCSB Opens 2012 Campaign at LMU
UCSB will head to Loyola Marymount on Sunday to play in its official 2012 season opener against the Lions.

August 22, 2012
UCSB's revolving door of MLS prospects
By J.R. Eskilson, TopDrawerSoccer.com

August 22, 2012
UCSB Garners Highest Preseason Ranking Yet, Tabbed as No. 4 Nationally
Soccer America released its Preseason Top 25 on Wednesday morning and has bestowed UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer with the No. 4 spot in the poll, the Gauchos’ highest preseason ranking yet.

August 20, 2012
Gauchos Garner Trio of Top-10 Rankings, UCSB Players Awarded Preseason Accolades
The UCSB men’s soccer team, which is coming off of a 3-0 exhibition win over Westmont on Saturday, has been ranked in the top-10 of two recent preseason national polls.

August 18, 2012
Gaucho Newcomers Shine in Exhibition Win Over Westmont
UC Santa Barbara welcomed cross-town foe Westmont to Meredith Field at Harder Stadium on Saturday evening for the teams’ 2012 edition of the Bryant and Sons Cup and the Gauchos came out on top as they posted a 3-0 victory over the Warriors in the season-opening exhibition.

August 17, 2012
Men's Soccer Season Preview Part II: Setting the Table
UCSB men’s soccer has a long tradition of assembling an outstanding midfield. Some of the most talented players that have come through the program – such as All-Americans Memo Arzate, Eric Avila, Ciaran O’Brien and Luis Silva – have manned the middle and four of the last five Big West Midfielders of the Year have been Gauchos.

August 17, 2012
UCSB to Host Third Annual AYSO Skills Day, Harder Stadium to Debut New Kids' Zone
For the third consecutive year, the UC Santa Barbara soccer programs will partner with local American Youth Soccer Organization Region 122 for AYSO Skills Day, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at UCSB’s Storke Field.

August 17, 2012
Men’s Soccer Season Preview Pt. III: The Last Line
After being plagued by numerous injuries to its backline during the 2011 campaign, the UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team enters this year boasting a healthy and deep defensive group.

August 17, 2012
Men’s Soccer Season Preview Pt. III: The Last Line
After being plagued by numerous injuries to its backline during the 2011 campaign, the UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team enters this year boasting a healthy and deep defensive group.

August 16, 2012
Men’s Soccer Season Preview Part I: Locked and Loaded
New players. New names. New faces. That is the most simplistic way to describe the 2012 UCSB men’s soccer team’s offensive line.

August 15, 2012
Gauchos Tabbed as a National Title Contender
TopDrawerSoccer.com released its list of 10 national title contenders Wednesday morning and included among the ranks was UC Santa Barbara.

August 15, 2012
Gaucho Soccer Set to Air on AM 1290 for Fourth Straight Year
UC Santa Barbara Athletics and its multimedia partner Nelligan Sports Marketing are proud to announce that 12 Gaucho men’s soccer regular season matches and all postseason contests will be aired live on AM 1290, KZSB, the Santa Barbara News-Press Radio Station, as well as on-line at UCSBgauchos.com.

August 10, 2012
UCSB Unanimous Choice to Win Big West North Division, Trio Named to Preseason All-League Team
UC Santa Barbara was a unanimous choice to win the Big West Conference's North Division and a trio of Gauchos were named to the 2012 Preseason All-Conference Team, it was announced Friday.

August 8, 2012
Gaucho 2012 Recruiting Class Ranked 10th by College Soccer News
UC Santa Barbara's 2012 recruiting class, which includes Ema Boateng, the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and Dion Acoff, a transfer from Creighton where he was a three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, has been ranked 10th in the nation by College Soccer News, it was announced today.

August 7, 2012
Gauchos Open Season Ranked 11th in NSCAA/Continental Tire Poll
The UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer team has been ranked 11th in the nation in the initial 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire poll, the NSCAA announced Tuesday.

July 30, 2012
UCSB Adds French Youth National Team Product to 2012 Roster
Goffin Boyoko, a French Youth National Team product and NAIA First Team All-American, has been added to the 2012 UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer roster it was announced by head coach Tim Vom Steeg.

July 25, 2012
UCSB Athletics to Debut Two 30-Second Soccer Spots to Air During NBC's Olympic Coverage
Every four years the best athletes in the world gather to compete for Olympic Gold. Luckily for Gaucho Soccer fans, the wait isn’t that long as some of the best soccer in the country plays out at Harder Stadium in what is known as Soccer Heaven.

July 17, 2012
Ema Boateng Named “Freshman to Watch”
Incoming freshman Ema Boateng was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s top-10 “Freshmen to Watch” list on Tuesday morning.

July 16, 2012
Gauchos in the Pros: Kennedy, Pontius Make MLS All-Star Team
Former UCSB men’s soccer standouts Dan Kennedy and Chris Pontius were both named to Major League Soccer’s All-Star roster this past Sunday by head coach Ben Olsen.

July 13, 2012
Lights, Camera, Gauchos!
Two of UC Santa Barbara’s men’s soccer home matches have been selected as NSCAA College Games of the Week and will be broadcast on FOX Soccer it was announced on Friday.

July 13, 2012
Gauchos in the Pros: Silva Strikes For His Dad
Scoring your first professional goal is a memorable experience. But for Toronto FC’s Luis Silva, who accomplished the feat in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, it will always have a little extra meaning.

July 11, 2012
Save the Date for the 2012 Men’s Soccer Meet the Team Event
The UCSB men’s soccer team will host its annual Meet the Team event on Saturday, Aug. 18 prior to its season-opening exhibition match against Westmont.

July 11, 2012
Boateng honored Hollywood style
By Sean Lewis, Santa Barbara News-Press Correspondent

July 10, 2012
Gauchos in the Pros: Barrera Signs with Atlanta Silverbacks
Former UC Santa Barbara standout Danny Barrera signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks this week.

July 9, 2012
Gauchos in the Pros: Pontius, Kennedy Named as MLS Midseason Best
By Ridge Mahoney, Soccer America Confidential

May 3, 2012
Soccer Schedule Released, Season Tickets Available!
Hurry! Record Crowds Expected!

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