Men’s Soccer Hosts UC Davis on Wednesday in a Exhibition Match

Men’s Soccer Hosts UC Davis on Wednesday in a Exhibition Match
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer welcomes UC Davis on Wednesday for its exhibition opener beginning at 7:30 p.m.  It is the first of two exhibition matches for the Broncos before kicking off their regular season at home against Holy Cross on Aug. 30.  


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Season Preview
Santa Clara head coach Cam Rast begins his 18th year at the helm to lead a squad that returns 23 players including three All-West Coast Conference honorees from a team that finished 5-10-2.  
Nineteen of the returners saw action last season with 13 of them appearing in double digit matches to account for 80 percent of its goals and all of its assists.  
Junior Javier Ruiz Duran led the team in goals (six) and assists (five) to earn All-WCC Second Team recognition along with senior Miles Robinson who scored four and assisted on three.  Sophomore Eduardo Lopez Perez tallied a pair of goals and was named to the WCC All-Freshman team. 
Redshirt junior Henning Jolivet brings the most experience between the woodwork playing in seven matches last season to finish with a 3-3-1 record and a 1.89 goals against average.  
Broncos Team Information
• Twenty-three players return.
• Nineteen players with playing experience return including 13 who played 10 or more games last season.  
• Broncos welcome five newcomers – four freshmen plus one graduate student (Hendrik Kuehn) from Germany.  
• Only one scorer lost to graduation: Andres Jimenez (5).
• Returning goal scorers (2018 stats): Javier Ruiz Duran (6), Miles Robinson (4), Alan Camacho Soto (3), Eduardo Lopez Perez (2), Julian Bravo (1), Alex Achramowicz (1), Sakari Carter (1)  
• Returning goalkeepers (2018 stats): Henning Jolivet (7 GP, 3-3-1, 1.89 GAA, .641 save percentage), Aran O'Brien (Redshirt).
Class Breakdown
• Graduate School: 1 (Hendrik Kuehn)
• Seniors: 3 (Sam Agosti, Dylan Carrubba, Miles Robinson
• Juniors: 8 (Alex Achramowicz, Isaac Addai, Javier Ruiz Duran, Matt Golbranson (RS), Henning Jolivet (RS), Nate Shue (RS), Terrell Smith, Alan Camacho Soto)
• Sophomores: 9 (Martin Aasen, Alejandro Barajas (RS), Julian Bravo, Sakari Carter, Emil Christensen, Aran O'Brien (RS), Alejandro Perez, Eduardo Lopez Perez, Tennyson Stevens (RS))
• Freshmen: 7 (Liam Anderson, RJ Egdorf (RS), Presten Manthey (RS), Connor McCabe, Guillem Badenes Mecho, Damani Osei, Bishop Washington)
Across the Globe
• The Bronco roster fields a squad composed of player hometowns from eight states and five countries. 
o States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington
o Countries: Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, United States
UC Davis is led by head coach Dwayne Shaffer who is starting his 23rd year with the program, guiding the Hornets to an 11-4-5 overall record and a 3-3-1 mark in the Big West Conference, advancing to the conference tournament championship game last season.  
The Aggies return eight starters among its 22 returning letterwinners and brought in five newcomers.  
Senior forward Adam Mickelson tied for the team lead in goals last season with four and led in assists with six.  
Goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley returns after starting in all 20 matches last season allowing just 15 goals all year for a 0.73 GAA with a .845 save percentage and eight clean sheets.  
Season or single-match tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Gates to Stevens Stadium, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the match.
For weekday matches, the Leavey Center lot (see below for access), located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to kickoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located adjacent to Stevens Stadium on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.

The construction of the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center has necessitated the closure of the main entrance (off Accolti Way) to the Leavey Center parking lot. Access is now ONLY directly from El Camino Real (Route 82). If you are traveling east on El Camino Real, the Leavey lot entrance will be approximately 150 yards on the right (enter through the black iron gate) after you pass the main campus entrance. If you are traveling west on El Camino, make a u-turn at the main campus entrance at Palm Drive/Railroad Ave and follow the same directions.

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