2013 UCSB Men's Soccer News

January 15, 2015
30 UCSB Student-Athletes Land on 2014 Big West Fall All-Academic Team

May 15, 2014
UCSB Soccer Alum Matt Bly Sworn In As UCPD Sergeant
Matt Bly, an alumnus of the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program, was sworn in as a sergeant of the UCSB Police Department on Thursday morning following a multi-year stint as a detective on the force.

April 10, 2014
Men's Soccer to Host Pair of PDL Teams This Sunday As Part of Spring Schedule
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will welcome a pair of teams from the PDL to Harder Stadium this Sunday, Apr. 13 for spring season games.

March 13, 2014
Kennedy, Avila, Lochhead Lead Chivas USA to Opening Day Victory
A trio of UC Santa Barbara alumni who bled blue-and-gold over their college careers have now found themselves teammates once again, but this time they're donning red-and-white.

March 11, 2014
Gaucho Soccer to Appear at Annual Parent Click Kids Expo Saturday
Come out and join Gaucho Athletics at the Annual Parent Click Kids Expo this Saturday at La Cumbre Plaza. Members of our men’s and women’s soccer teams, women’s volleyball, Ole’ and more will be at our booth from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

February 28, 2014
Friday Matchup Against Sacramento Republic FC Kicks Off UCSB Soccer's Spring Schedule
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will open up their spring schedule against pro side Sacramento Republic this afternoon, weather permitting, kicking off the start of a run of matches featuring top amateur and pro teams from around California as the Gauchos look to stay sharp and retain the momentum that produced the second highest seed in the NCAA Tournament in program history this past season.

February 13, 2014
2014 Men's Soccer Recuiting Class Ranked Among Top-10 in the Country
After successfully recruiting 11 standout players over the first two days of NLI signings last week, the incoming class for UC Santa Barbara soccer has been lauded as one of the best in the nation, including a No. 8 ranking by college soccer website Top Drawer Soccer.

February 6, 2014
UCSB Inks Another Nationally Ranked Player on Day Two of NLI Signings
After adding ten nationally renowned players to the men's soccer program on the first day of NLI signings, head coach Tim Vom Steeg picked up another star recruit on Thursday in midfielder Ryo Fujii of the LA Galaxy Academy.

February 5, 2014
Gauchos Add Ten Recruits on First Day of NLI Signings
Head coach Tim Vom Steeg and the UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer program inked 10 standout players to National Letters of Intent, the team announced on Wednesday morning.

January 21, 2014
Schmetz and Baiden Both Selected in MLS SuperDraft
UC Santa Barbara seniors Peter Schmetz and Fifi Baiden were both drafted in the third round of Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Tuesday morning.

January 16, 2014
21 Gauchos Named to Fall 2013 Big West Academic All-Conference Team

January 15, 2014
Jome Picks Up Soccer America All-Freshman First Team Honors
UC Santa Barbara winger Ismaila Jome was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman First Team, it was announced today.

January 9, 2014
UCSB Lands on Postseason Top-25 Rankings For 11th Time in Past 12 Seasons
For the 11th time in the past 12 seasons, the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team has ended the season ranked amongst the top-25 in the nation by the NSCAA.

January 6, 2014
Five Gauchos Crack Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Rankings
Five of the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team's first year players were included in the final ranking of the top-100 Division I players, as revealed by Top Drawer Soccer.

December 23, 2013
Jome Named to Pair of National All-Freshman Teams
Talented winger Ismaila Jome was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman Team and the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI, it was revealed over the weekend.

December 17, 2013
Men's Soccer Set to Host Annual Banquet on Jan. 19
The UCSB men's soccer team will hold its annual banquet to celebrate the 2013 season on Sunday, January 19 at 6 p.m. in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building's Phil Womble Hall of Champions.

December 10, 2013
Trio of Gauchos Earn NSCAA Regional Honors
After leading the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program to an undefeated conference record and a No. 10 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, Ismaila Jome, Achille Campion, and Peter Schmetz were all named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region team, it was announced this morning.

December 3, 2013
Men's Soccer Receives Academic Award From NSCAA
For the first time in program history, the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team was handed an NSCAA Team Academic Award, given annually to NCAA soccer teams with a team GPA above 3.0.

November 24, 2013
UCSB Dispatched by Penn State in Second Round of NCAA Tournament
In its first match of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the UCSB men's soccer team was unable to hold off No. 16 Penn State after being dealt a red card in just the sixth minute of the match, ultimately falling to the Nittany Warriors by a score of 1-0 following a second half Connor Maloney strike.

November 22, 2013
No. 10 UCSB Opens Up NCAA Tournament Play by Hosting Penn State, Tix On Sale Now
UCSB is 9-1 all-time in its NCAA Tournament opening games.

November 18, 2013
Gauchos Earn No. 10 National Seed, Will Receive First Round Bye in NCAA Tournament
This Sunday at 6 p.m., UCSB will host the winner of the Penn State/St. Francis Brooklyn First Round Matchup.

November 15, 2013
No. 10 Gauchos Dealt 3-2 Loss by Cal State Northridge in Big West Semifinals
No. 10 UC Santa Barbara ended up on the wrong side of a wild, see-saw second half in Friday night's Big West Tournament Semifinals, ultimately falling to visiting No. 25 CSUN by a score of 3-2 in front of 1,832 fans at Harder Stadium.

November 14, 2013
No. 10 UCSB Set to Host No. 25 Cal State Northridge in Big West Tournament Semifinals

November 14, 2013
"Gauchos Getting Hot With Jome"
It didn't take long for Ismaila Jome, a freshman from Minnesota by way of Gambia, to acclimate himself to UCSB this fall.

November 12, 2013
Welsh Named to Top Drawer Soccer "Team of the Week"
After leading a back line that picked up clean sheets against Sacramento State and Cal Poly, senior defender Daniel Welsh was included in Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week.

November 11, 2013
Jome, Vom Steeg Headline UCSB's Nine All-Big West Honorees
UC Santa Barbara winger Ismaila Jome was named the Big West Freshman of the Year, Tim Vom Steeg was tabbed as the conference Coach of the Year, and seven other Gauchos were selected to the 2013 All-Big West Men's Soccer Team, it was announced by the league on Monday afternoon.

November 9, 2013
Gauchos Complete Undefeated Conference Schedule With 2-0 Win Over Cal Poly
Forwards Goffin Boyoko and Charlie Miller each scored a second half goal to give No. 12 UC Santa Barbara a 2-0 win over Blue-Green rival Cal Poly on Saturday night in front of 12,805 fans, the highest attendance of any NCAA match so far this season.

November 8, 2013
Top Drawer Soccer Previews UCSB vs. Cal Poly Soccer Match
The first meeting of the season between these teams was a sellout at Cal Poly’s Spanos Stadium. Over 11,000 packed into the cement and metal bleachers for a 1-1 draw that helped UCSB clinch the Big West North Division title.

November 8, 2013
Jason Lezak to be Honored at Halftime of Men's Soccer Game on Saturday
UCSB alum and four-time Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak will be honored by the UCSB Alumni Association at the halftime break of this Saturday's nationally televised men's soccer game against Cal Poly.

November 7, 2013
Gauchos Wrap Up Regular Season With History on the Line in Blue-Green Showdown

November 6, 2013
Gauchos Positioning Themselves For Deep NCAA Tournament Run
With their Big West conference season nearly at an end, UCSB is already thinking ahead to a run in the NCAA Tournament and putting themselves in a position to secure their second ever national title and first since 2006.

November 6, 2013
UCSB Battles Sacramento State to Scoreless Draw, Extends Unbeaten Streak to 10
Freshman forward Ismaila Jome had a 110th minute goal whistled offsides and UC Santa Barbara couldn't push across a goal despite a late offensive flurry, leading to a scoreless draw at Sacramento State in the Gauchos' final regular season away game.

November 5, 2013
Gauchos Head North to Tangle With Sacramento State

November 2, 2013
Gauchos Extend Unbeaten Streak to Nine with 1-1 Draw Against UC Davis
Sophomore forward Charlie Miller's second half goal and a stellar defensive team effort earned UC Santa Barbara a 1-1 draw against visiting UC Davis on Saturday night, pushing the team's unbeaten streak to nine games and solidifying its spot at the top of the Big West standings.

October 30, 2013
No. 14 Gauchos Play Host to UC Davis This Saturday

October 25, 2013
Gauchos One Step Closer To Title After Draw At Poly
In front of a sellout crowd of 11,075 at Cal Poly's Spanos Stadium, a spectacular four-save performance from UCSB freshman goalkeeper Josh McNeely and a late first half strike from senior forward Achille Campion resulted in a 1-1 draw for the Gauchos.

October 24, 2013
Gauchos Set to Reignite Blue-Green Rivalry with Cal Poly on Friday Night

October 22, 2013
Gauchos Clinch Playoff Spot with 2-1 Win Over Sacramento State
Freshman winger Ismaila Jome scored his second career goal and assisted on another to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 2-1 win over visiting Sacramento State on Tuesday night, becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the Big West Tournament while extending their best ever start to conference play with a sixth straight league win.

October 21, 2013
Drew Murphy Named Big West Offensive Player of the Week
Freshman midfielder Drew Murphy has been voted as the Big West Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

October 21, 2013
Gauchos Gear Up For Sacramento State With Playoff Spot on the Line
The Gauchos have won each of the last six matchups against Sacramento State. The Hornets' last win came all the way back in 1997. Things have been even tougher for Sac St. at Harder Stadium. Since losing the first matchup ever between the two teams in 1992, UCSB has gone 5-0-1 against the Hornets at home.

October 19, 2013
Boyoko's Last Minute Heroics at UC Davis Gives Gauchos Third Straight Comeback OT Win
DAVIS, Calif. – After falling behind 2-1 to UC Davis on Saturday afternoon, senior forwards Achille Campion and Goffin Boyoko scored last minute goals to secure an exhilirating 3-2 win for UC Santa Barbara, giving the Gauchos their third straight come-from-behind overtime win and sixth straight win overall.

October 17, 2013
Gauchos Look to Stay Hot as They Travel North to Take On UC Davis

October 14, 2013
Schmetz Garners Defensive Honors, Gauchos Vault to No. 3 in RPI
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team received good news on two fronts on Monday, as senior defender Peter Schmetz was voted the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week and the latest NCAA RPI rankings tabbed the Gauchos at No. 3 in the nation after the team picked up pivotal wins over conference rivals Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine this past weekend.

October 13, 2013
UCSB Completes Second Consecutive Comeback in 2-1 OT Win at UC Irvine
For the second time this weekend, UC Santa Barbara erased a first half deficit to claim to an overtime victory, riding a Kevin Garcia-Lopez golden goal to a 2-1 win at UC Irvine's Anteater Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

October 11, 2013
Gauchos Extend Winning Streak With Golden Goal Upset Over No. 4 Cal State Northridge
The Gauchos fought back from an early deficit to claim a 2-1 overtime win over No. 4 Cal State Northridge on Friday night, as Achille Campion's 100th minute penalty conversion gave UCSB its second consecutive golden goal win at Matador Soccer Field.

October 9, 2013
UCSB Hits the Road to Face CSUN, UC Irvine

October 7, 2013
McNeely Grabs Big West Defensive Player of the Week Honors
After backstopping the Gauchos to a pair of shutout victories this past weekend, freshman goalkeeper Josh McNeely has been named the Big West Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference today.

October 6, 2013
Gauchos Pick Up Third Straight Shutout in 2-0 Defeat of UC Riverside
Behind a five-save performance from freshman goalkeeper Josh McNeely and goals from forwards Achille Campion, UC Santa Barbara recorded its third straight shutout victory by defeating UC Riverside 2-0 on Sunday evening.

October 4, 2013
Defenders Come Up Big in 3-0 Conference Opening Win Over Cal State Fullerton
UC Santa Barbara received goals from a trio of unexpected sources on Friday night, handly defeating visiting Cal State Fullerton 3-0 in the opening Big West Conference match for both teams.

October 2, 2013
Gauchos Open Up Conference Play with Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside

September 29, 2013
McNeely and Boyoko Team Up to Shutout Loyola Marymount 1-0
Behind a team-leading fourth goal of the season from senior forward Goffin Boyoko and the second clean sheet of freshman keeper Josh McNeely's young career, the Gauchos were able to defeat the visiting Loyola Marymount Lions by a score of 1-0 on Sunday night at Harder Stadium.

September 27, 2013
UCSB Soccer to Host Hispanic Heritage Night This Sunday
As part of the recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, UCSB Athletics is proud to present Hispanic Heritage Night, which will take place this Sunday at the men's soccer matchup against Loyola Marymount University.

September 27, 2013
Gauchos Felled by OT Goal in 2-1 Loss to Stanford
Senior defender Peter Schmetz scored his first goal since his sophomore year and the Gauchos rode second half possession dominance to a 12-8 shot advantage against visiting Stanford on Friday night, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinal converted a 95th minute chance into a 2-1 golden goal win in front of 7,750 fans at Harder Stadium.

September 26, 2013
Men's Soccer's Sunday Matchup Against LMU Pushed Back to 6 PM
The start time for the men's soccer matchup against Loyola Marymount this Sunday has been postponed to 6:00 p.m., it was announced by UCSB Athletics today.

September 25, 2013
UCSB Set to Clash With Stanford on NSCAA TV

September 23, 2013
Campion Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week
After a two-goal performance last Friday night against Yale, senior forward Achille Campion has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, it was announced today.

September 23, 2013
Gauchos Downed by Last Minute Goal in 1-0 Loss to New Mexico
New Mexico freshman attacker Niko Hansen scored a goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation, giving the Lobos a road victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night after the teams had battled to a goalless score line over the first 89 minutes of the match.

September 20, 2013
Going for 200 : UCSB's Vom Steeg seeks milestone victory in home match vs. Yale
Tim Vom Steeg remembers, vividly, the first day he walked into his new office at UCSB. "When I showed up, everything had been cleared out," he said of that early January day in 1999. "Everything had been taken out of the office here at the stadium and all that was left was a phone, no desk, and a pile of letters on the ground."

September 20, 2013
Vom Steeg Picks Up Historic Win No. 200 in Victory Over Yale
A two-goal night from senior striker Achille Campion powered UC Santa Barbara to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Yale Bulldogs on Monday night at Harder Stadium, earning head coach Tim Vom Steeg his 200th career win at the Division I level.

September 19, 2013
Vom Steeg Goes for Career Win No. 200 Against Yale, New Mexico

September 15, 2013
Miller's OT Header Puts Gauchos Past Penn
Forwards Charlie Miller and Ismaila Jome teamed up to create a pair of goals in a 2-1 win over visiting Penn on Sunday afternoon, culminating in a double-overtime winner off the head of Miller that snapped a two-match losing streak for the Gauchos.

September 13, 2013
Loyalty Scarves Now Available to Soccer Season Ticket Holders
Loyalty scarves are now available for pickup for the first 500 men's soccer season ticket purchasers at the Harder Stadium Gaucho Shop location or on non-game-days in the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office located in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building.

September 13, 2013
No. 17 UCSB Falls to UCLA in Friday Night Matchup
In the eighth matchup between UCSB and UCLA in as many years, the Bruins were able to come out on top 1-0 by virture of a second half goal from Leo Stolz on Friday night at Drake Field.

September 11, 2013
No. 17 UCSB Battles UCLA on National TV Before Opening Seven-Match Homestand
Friday night’s showdown against Southern California rivals UCLA will be the Gauchos’ first nationally televised match of the season, as well as the first game to be broadcasted over the air by KZSB AM 1290 – the Santa Barbara News-Press Radio. The Pac-12 Network will be carrying the match, and can be found on Cox channels 286/1286 (standard definition/high definition) and Dish Network channel 413.

September 6, 2013
Gauchos Bested by Gonzaga in Home Opener
The No. 12 Gauchos allowed a single goal in each half of Friday night's home opening contest against Gonzaga while scoring none of their own to drop a 2-0 decision at Harder Stadium.

September 5, 2013
Gaucho Fund Presents Gaucho Huddle Before Showdown With No. 6 UCLA
For $30, fans will be granted access to a pregame reception as well as a ticket to the match.

September 4, 2013
UCSB Opens Home Schedule with Gonzaga

September 2, 2013
Boyoko Named Big West Offensive Player of the Week
Senior attacker Goffin Boyoko has been named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sep. 1, it was announced by the conference today.

September 1, 2013
Boyoko's Third Goal Gives UCSB 1-0 Win Over UIC
On a hot, humid day in the Midwest, a first half header from senior Goffin Boyoko was the only goal in a 1-0 Gauchos win over the University of Illinois, Chicago, giving UCSB a two-for-two Chicago roadtrip after Friday night's victory over Northwestern.

August 30, 2013
Gauchos Weather Storm to Sink No. 19 Northwestern in Season Opener
Despite a start delayed due to heavy rain and a thunderstorm, the No. 13 Gauchos wasted no time in opening the offensive floodgates in their season opener while dispatching usually defensively stout No. 19 Northwestern on Friday night at Lakeside Field

August 28, 2013
UCSB Ranked No. 23 in Soccer America Preseason Poll
In its annual preseason poll, Soccer America has tabbed the Gauchos at No. 23 in its top-25 rankings, it was revealed today.

August 27, 2013
Gauchos Head to Chicago to Face Northwestern and UIC
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Northwestern at Lakeside Field in Chicago, Ill. Overall record vs. the Wildcats: 2-0-0 Last meeting: W, 3-2 (11/25/06) Free online audio broadcast available at UCSBgauchos.com Sunday, Sep. 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. UC Santa Barbara at University of Illinois, Chicago at Flames Field in Chicago, Ill. Overall record vs. the Flames: 1-1-0 Last meeting: L, 2-1 (9/8/06) Free online audio broadcast available at UCSBgauchos.com

August 26, 2013
Fox Sports West to Televise Nov. 9 Clash Against Cal Poly
Start time for the game has been pushed back to 8:00 p.m.

August 24, 2013
Campion, Freshmen Steal the Show in 3-0 Exhibition Win Over Westmont
Campion, Ehmann, and Perez score for the Gauchos.

August 23, 2013
Baiden Named a Preseason All-American
Senior midfielder Fifi Baiden was named to the 2013 College Sports Madness Preseason All-American Team, it was announced by the website on Friday.

August 23, 2013
Men's Soccer Season Preview: Magic in the Air
For UCSB men’s soccer, 2013 should prove to be a pivotal season. After going unbeaten over their first 11 games last year, the Gauchos were decimated by injuries down the stretch and failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2002.

August 22, 2013
Gauchos Picked by Big West Coaches to Win North Division, Campion and Baiden Make All-Conference
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team has been selected by the Big West coaches to win the North Division, and seniors Achille Campion and Fifi Baiden were both included in the 11-man Preseason All-Conference Team, it was announced by the league on Thursday.

August 21, 2013
UCSB Kicks off 2013 with Scrimmage Against Westmont
The Gauchos will commence the 2013 campaign with their annual scrimmage against crosstown rival Westmont. Gerry Fall, the Voice of the Gauchos, will be on-hand to provide a free audio broadcast live on UCSBgauchos.com.

August 21, 2013
Westmont Exhibition Kicks Off Nation's Best Men's Soccer Broadcast Coverage
Each and every UCSB men's soccer match will be broadcasted this year.

August 16, 2013
UCSB Soccer Set For Santa Barbara Soccer Club Night on Sep. 6
UCSB soccer is proud to announce the inclusion of "Santa Barbara Soccer Club Night" to its schedule on Sep. 6 as part of a Gauchos futbol doubleheader – the women will take on Pacific at 5 p.m. before the men have their regular season home-opener against Gonzaga at 7:30 p.m.

August 16, 2013
"UCSB's victory tunnel is a time tunnel"
Coach Tim Vom Steeg felt like he'd entered a time warp. He drove up to the Cate School campus for the opening day of UCSB soccer practice and found himself back in 2004.

August 13, 2013
Baiden, Campion Crack Top Drawer Soccer's "Top 100 College Player Rankings"
Ahead of the 2013 season, Top Drawer Soccer released its annual “Top 100 Men’s College Soccer Player Rankings” on Tuesday, and a pair of Gauchos seniors in midfielder Fifi Baiden and forward Achille Campion were able to make the list.

August 7, 2013
UCSB Soccer to Host AYSO Skills Day on Aug. 25
The Gauchos will host their fourth annual Skills Day on Aug. 25.

July 30, 2013
UCSB Men's Soccer Announces 2013 Alumni Weekend
UCSB Athletics and the men’s soccer program is proud to announce the 2013 Alumni Weekend, which is set to take place from Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10.

July 24, 2013
UCSB's Seniors Ready to Step Up
The Gauchos return six seniors in 2013, including five starters.

July 16, 2013
Gauchos in the Pros: Silva Joins Pontius in D.C., Several UCSB Alumni Continue to Thrive in MLS
The No. 4 overall selection in the 2012 SuperDraft, Silva moves from Toronto FC to D.C. United after scoring five goals in 30 appearances as a rookie.

June 5, 2013
Boateng Named to Top Drawer Soccer's "Best Forwards" List
After producing one of the most electric freshman seasons in program history, UCSB’s Ema Boateng has been named to Top Drawer Soccer’s “Top-10 Men’s Forwards” list.

May 31, 2013
UCSB Soccer to Hold “Meet the Team” Event Prior To Season Opener Against Westmont on Aug. 24
To RSVP for the Meet The Team event, please contact Christina Baglas at (805) 893-5372 or at Christina.Baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu.

May 23, 2013
Baiden Lands on Top Drawer Soccer's "Top-10 Midfielders" List
The Ghana native was named an All-Big West First Teamer in 2012.

May 17, 2013
Boateng Named to USL Premier Development League Watchlist
The freshman midfielder will play for the Ventura County Fusion over the summer.