UCSB Soccer to Host "Meet the Team" Event Prior to Season Opener Against Westmont

UCSB Soccer to Host "Meet the Team" Event Prior to Season Opener Against Westmont

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Another exciting season of UCSB Soccer is on the horizon, and season ticket holders, friends, and family of the program can catch a sneak peek of the 2014 Gauchos at the annual "Meet the Team" event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2:00 p.m. prior to the season-opening exhibition matchup against Westmont that evening.

This year's event will be held at a private residence in Santa Barbara. The address will be shared upon RSVP.

Led by a core of five standout sophomores, the 2014 UCSB soccer team will be looking to follow up on last year's undefeated run through Big West play and No. 10 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Reigning Big West Freshman of the Year Ismaila Jome and creative midfielder Drew Murphy will head up the UCSB offense while 2013 Freshman All-Big West honorees Josh McNeely and Nick DePuy and fullback Kevin Garcia-Lopez will anchor the defense. The Gauchos are looking to lead the NCAA in attendance for the eighth consecutive season.

Key newcomers include Adonis Amaya, Axel Mendez, Ryo Fujii and Jeff Quezada, who are all members of the LA Galaxy Academy, one of the top club teams in the country.

To RSVP for the Meet The Team event, please contact Christina Baglas at (805) 893-5372 or at Christina.Baglas@ucsb.edu.

Season tickets for the 2014 UCSB season, including exciting home games against challenging opponents UCLA, Cal Poly, Northwestern, and Cal State Northridge, are now available! Tickets start out as low as $4 with the popular Family Plan. To secure your seats today, call the UCSB ticket office at 805-893-UCSB (8272) or order online here.

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