May 18, 2012
Mustang Men’s Soccer Again Among National Attendance Leaders
The Mustang men’s soccer program finished among the top-10 Division I attendance leaders for the fifth-straight year following the final statistical announcement from the NCAA that Cal Poly closed the 2011 season ranked No. 8 after averaging 2,139 supporters per 11 autumn dates at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
March 21, 2012
Former Mustang Burgos Inks Deal with Toronto FC
For the second time during a two-week span a former Mustang men’s soccer player has signed with a Major League Soccer club following a Wednesday morning announcement that midfielder Junior Burgos has joined Toronto FC. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
March 16, 2012
Mustang Men’s Soccer Announces Spring and Camp Schedules
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program recently unveiled the dates, times and locations for both its 2012 spring match schedule and upcoming slate of summer camp sessions.
March 15, 2012
Former Mustang Goalkeeper McLain Signs with Chivas USA
Former Cal Poly men’s soccer goalkeeper and three-time All-Big West Conference second team selection Patrick McLain recently inked a free agent contract with Chivas USA of Major League Soccer. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
February 27, 2012
Mustang Men’s Soccer Program Adds Bernardo Silva to Staff
Sixth-year head coach Paul Holocher and the Cal Poly Athletics Department recently announced that Bernardo Silva has joined the Mustang men’s soccer program in a volunteer capacity with special emphasis in the areas of technical and physical development.
February 11, 2012
San Jose Tops Colorado in 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase
San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski notched the match-winning goal in the Major League Soccer Central Coast Showcase for second successive year as the Earthquakes topped Colorado Rapids during the 2012 event on Friday evening at Cal Poly’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 2-1.
February 10, 2012
Major League Soccer Central Coast Showcase Returns Friday Evening
Major League Soccer friendly action returns to Cal Poly’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. with San Jose Earthquakes squaring off against Colorado Rapids in the 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase.
February 4, 2012
Mustang Men’s Soccer Signs Eight Players to National Letters of Intent
The Cal Poly men’s soccer team strengthened all areas of its roster on Friday following the joint announcement by sixth-year head coach Paul Holocher and the Mustang Athletics Department that the program has inked eight players to National Letters of Intent with the expectation of joining the squad for the 2012 campaign.
February 3, 2012
Cal Poly Seven-A-Side Tournament Set for May 5-6
The Cal Poly men’s soccer team recently announced that registration is now open for the program’s annual Seven-A-Side Tournament, scheduled for May 5-6 at the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
January 17, 2012
Feighner Selected by Seattle in Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft
Wes Feighner became the second Cal Poly men’s soccer player in as many years to be drafted professionally as the former Mustang left back was selected during the fourth round of Tuesday’s Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by Seattle Sounders FC.
January 16, 2012
2012 Major League Soccer Central Coast Showcase Set for Feb. 10
The Cal Poly Athletics Department will host a Major League Soccer exhibition match for the second-successive year following Thursday’s announcement that the San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids will meet inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium in the 2012 MLS Central Coast Showcase. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
January 11, 2012
Sigler Awaits Thursday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft
Former Cal Poly men’s soccer center back and four-time All-Big West Conference selection Patrick Sigler will gain a glimpse of his professional future when the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. PT.
January 4, 2012
Cal Poly Winter ID Camp a Kick Away
Structured for aspiring players ages 14-18 and scheduled for Feb. 11-12, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program announced recently that spots still remain for the program’s annual Winter Individual Development Camp.
December 8, 2011
Mustang Men’s Soccer Earns Big West Sportsmanship Award
The least-penalized Big West program this past fall, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team recently earned the conference’s Sportsmanship Award for the 2011 season. The honor, bestowed in each of the Big West’s 16 sports, is voted upon by fellow student-athletes.
December 7, 2011
Patrick Sigler Selected for 2012 adidas Major League Soccer Combine
A four-time All-Big West Conference selection and the Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s career leader with 78 starts, center back Patrick Sigler was selected on Wednesday afternoon to participate in the 2012 adidas Major League Soccer Combine from Jan. 6-10 at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
December 2, 2011
Spots Still Remain for Men's Soccer Holiday Individual Development Camp
Open to players ages 14-18, the Mustang men's soccer program is still accepting reservations for its annual Holiday Individual Development Camp.
November 14, 2011
Sigler’s Historic Honor Headlines Mustang All-Big West Selections
Senior center back Patrick Sigler capped his Cal Poly men’s soccer career by becoming just the second four-time All-Big West selection in program history as a total of six Mustangs earned conference honors when end-of-season accolades were bestowed on Monday afternoon.
November 8, 2011
Feighner Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team
A seven-time selection to the dean’s list at Cal Poly, senior Wes Feighner added another academic accolade to his trophy case recently as the left back was one of 11 players named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 8 team.
November 4, 2011
Cal Poly Caps 2011 Campaign with 2-0 Loss at No. 17 UC Santa Barbara
Senior goalkeeper Patrick McLain registered a season-high eight saves, but on Fox Soccer Channel and in front of 13,822 fans – the fifth-largest regular season attendance figure in NCAA history – the Cal Poly men’s soccer program finished its 2011 season with a 2-0 loss at No. 17 UC Santa Barbara on Friday evening at Harder Stadium.
November 3, 2011
Mustang Men's Soccer Caps Year on National Television at UC Santa Barbara
Despite being eliminated from contention for the 2011 Big West Conference Tournament, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program still has the opportunity to enjoy an historic evening against No. 16 UC Santa Barbara as the Mustangs complete their 2011 schedule with a 7 p.m. Blue-Green Rivalry matchup against the Gauchos on Friday, Nov. 4. The match will be televised live nationally on Fox Soccer Channel. Supporters who can’t make the trip can listen to the match at GoPoly.com, beginning with the pregame show at 6:50 p.m.
November 1, 2011
Big West Tournament in Crosshairs for Mustang Men's Soccer Team
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program controls its postseason fate as the Mustangs wrap the 2011 regular season schedule by hosting No. 9 UC Irvine on Tuesday, Nov. 1 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium ahead of Friday’s nationally-televised Fox Soccer Channel showdown at No. 23 UC Santa Barbara. Both matches kick off at 7 p.m. The Mustangs (6-7-3, 3-4-1) enter play in sixth place in the Big West standings on 10 points, but can reignite their conference tournament dreams with favorable results against Big West-leading UC Irvine (13-5-1, 5-3-1) and fourth-place UC Santa Barbara (11-5-1, 4-4-0). The top-four programs in the conference standings qualify for the Nov. 9 (semifinal) and Nov. 12 (championship) Big West Tournament, a competition the Mustangs have never missed in three previous renditions.
November 1, 2011
Mustangs Drop Home Finale against No. 14 UC Irvine, 1-0
UC Irvine senior midfielder Miguel Ibarra’s 56th-minute strike stood as the difference on Tuesday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program completed its home slate at Alex G. Spanos Stadium with a 1-0 defeat against the 14th-ranked Anteaters.
October 29, 2011
Men's Soccer Chases Big West Tournament Spot at Cal State Northridge
Two of the Cal Poly men's soccer team's three remaining regular season matches occur against programs the Mustangs are in competition with for a spot in the 2011 Big West Conference Tournament. For fifth-place Cal Poly (6-7-2, 3-4-0), that stretch begins with a 7 p.m. showdown at fourth-place Cal State Northridge (7-7-2, 3-3-1) on Saturday, Oct. 29. The top-four programs in the Big West standings qualify for the Nov. 9 (semifinal) and 12 (championship) conference tournament. Cal Poly has qualified for all three previous Big West Tournaments.
October 29, 2011
Mustang Men’s Soccer Battles Cal State Northridge to Scoreless Draw
Senior goalkeeper Patrick McLain registered a match-high four saves on Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer team stayed in the Big West Conference Tournament picture by producing a scoreless draw versus Cal State Northridge at Matador Soccer Field.
October 22, 2011
Late UC Davis Goals Send Cal Poly Men's Soccer to 2-1 Defeat
Cal Poly men’s soccer senior Kyle Montgomery notched his team-leading third goal of 2011 during the 66th minute on Saturday afternoon, but the Mustangs conceded twice against Big West Conference-leading UC Davis during the final seven-and-a-half minutes to drop a 2-1 decision at Aggie Soccer Field.
October 19, 2011
Mustang Men's Soccer Hits the Road in Pursuit of Big West Lead
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program finds itself deadlocked in a three-way knot for second place in the Big West Conference standings for the second-successive week as the Mustangs visit Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and UC Davis on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. The Mustangs (6-5-2, 3-2-0), playing away from Alex G. Spanos Stadium for the first time in 21 days, are locked in the second-place struggle with UC Davis (5-6-2, 3-2-0) and Cal State Northridge (6-6-1, 3-2-0). All three programs trail a seventh-ranked UC Irvine (12-3-0, 4-1-0) team that hosts UC Davis on Wednesday. Cal State Fullerton (6-4-3, 0-3-1), meanwhile, sits bottom of the Big West table on one point.
October 19, 2011
Mustang Men's Soccer Trumped at Cal State Fullerton, 1-0
Cal State Fullerton junior forward Jameson Campbell’s seventh-minute goal stood as the difference on Wednesday evening as the Titans slid past the Cal Poly men’s soccer program at Titan Stadium, 1-0.
October 14, 2011
Sigler Penalty Gives Cal Poly 90th-Minute Win versus UC Santa Barbara
In front of 11,075 spectators – a total matching the seventh-largest regular season crowd figure in NCAA history – Cal Poly men’s soccer senior center back Patrick Sigler buried a 90th-minute penalty to hand the Mustangs a 2-1 come-from-behind triumph against rival UC Santa Barbara on Friday evening at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 13, 2011
Cal Poly-UC Santa Barbara Showdown Hits GoPoly.com Airwaves
Topping CollegeSoccerNews.com’s chart of the 14 Greatest Rivalries in College Soccer, the Cal Poly and No. 13 UC Santa Barbara men’s soccer programs will renew the Blue-Green Rivalry on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Dave Grant, making his GoPoly.com debut, will provide play-by-play commentary beginning with the pre-match show at 6:55 p.m.
October 11, 2011
Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara Set for Spanos Stadium Visit
Opening the week deadlocked in a three-way knot for second place in the Big West Conference standings, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program completes a four-match home stand at Alex G. Spanos Stadium versus Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Oct. 14. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. Cal Poly (5-4-2) and Cal State Northridge (5-5-1) enter play with identical conference records (2-1-0) and point totals (six) while defending conference tournament champion UC Santa Barbara (8-3-1, 1-2-0) languishes in fifth place on three points.
October 11, 2011
Cal State Northridge Tops Cal Poly, 2-0
A seventh-minute goal by Cal State Northridge sophomore midfielder Thomas Ramos stood as the match-winning strike on Wednesday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program dropped an eventual 2-0 decision against the Matadors at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 9, 2011
Mustang Offense Explodes to Top UC Riverside, 5-0
Junior forward Chris Gaschen and freshman midfielder Nolan Moore each found the back of the opposition net for the first time in 2011 as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, enjoying five different goalscorers on Sunday afternoon, registered its largest margin of victory and goal output at Alex G. Spanos Stadium with a 5-0 whitewash of UC Riverside.
October 5, 2011
Home Defense Opens versus UC Davis, UC Riverside
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program opens a four-match Big West Conference home stand beginning with a Wednesday, Oct. 5 contest against UC Davis at 7 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Action continues against UC Riverside on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Idle for seven days following their 1-0 upset of No. 7 UC Irvine on Sept. 28, the Mustangs (4-3-2, 1-0-0) have won four-successive home decisions against UC Davis (3-5-2, 1-1-0) at Spanos Stadium and failed to concede a goal during their last three home matches against UC Riverside (6-3-1, 1-1-0).
October 5, 2011
Late UC Davis Goal Sends Cal Poly to 1-0 Defeat
Freshman forward Matt Wiesenfarth’s team-leading third goal six minutes from time provided UC Davis a 1-0 victory against the Cal Poly men’s soccer team on Wednesday evening at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 3, 2011
Hauser Corrals Big West Player of the Week Honor
After recording a career-high eight saves during his first collegiate start to help the Cal Poly men’s soccer team stun then-No. 7 UC Irvine, 1-0, on Sept. 28, Mustang freshman goalkeeper Chase Hauser was named Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week early Monday afternoon.
September 28, 2011
Mustangs Open Big West Campaign at No. 7 UC Irvine
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program opens its 11th season of Big West Conference competition at No. 7 UC Irvine on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Kickoff at Anteater Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. Cal Poly (3-3-2), which has finished among the top-three programs in the Big West standings during each of the previous four seasons, hasn’t defeated UC Irvine on the road since Nov. 3, 2004 (suffering five-successive defeats in the process). UC Irvine (8-1-0) is Cal Poly’s third ranked opponent during the previous five matches.
September 28, 2011
Mustangs Stun No. 7 UC Irvine in Big West Opener
Senior center back Patrick Sigler’s 53rd-minute penalty stood as the difference on Wednesday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer team – playing a man down for the final 33 minutes – defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history by producing a 1-0 triumph against No. 7 UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium.
September 25, 2011
Mustangs Cap Big West Preparations versus Denver
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program returns to Alex G. Spanos Stadium to close the non-conference portion of its 2011 regular season schedule on Sunday, Sept. 25 against Denver. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Unbeaten during 10 of their previous 11 contests at Spanos Stadium, the Mustangs (3-2-2) have allowed just four goals in 690 minutes this season and rank third among Division I programs with four shutouts. Including a 2-2 draw at then-No. 14 Notre Dame (Sept. 9), half of Denver’s initial six matches this season have come against nationally-ranked opposition. The Pioneers (1-3-2) face fellow Big West foe Cal State Fullerton on Friday before visiting the central coast.
September 25, 2011
Cal Poly Attack Falls Short in Defeat to Denver
Junior forward Benny Estes notched his first goal as a Mustang on Sunday afternoon, but the Cal Poly men’s soccer program conceded two goals to Denver inside the opening 24 minutes and dropped a 3-1 decision against the Pioneers at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 18, 2011
Late Penalty Lifts No. 4 Akron Past Cal Poly, 1-0
Akron junior midfielder Scott Caldwell slotted an 83rd-minute penalty on Sunday afternoon to provide the fourth-ranked Zips a tight 1-0 victory against the Cal Poly men’s soccer program at FirstEnergy Stadium.
September 16, 2011
Mustangs Pack Bags for University of Akron Tournament
Following a season-opening five-match home stand, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team – solidified by one of the most constrictive defenses among Division I programs – contests its first road matches at the University of Akron Tournament. Cal Poly (2-1-2), which has allowed just two goals in 510 minutes this season and ranks second among Division I programs with four shutouts, opens tournament play against Syracuse (2-2-0) on Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. PT before facing defending national champion and No. 4 Akron (3-0-1) on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. Both matches take place at FirstEnergy Stadium, a venue where the Racers are unbeaten in an NCAA-record 40-straight matches.
September 16, 2011
Mustangs Open Akron Tournament with 2-1 Defeat of Syracuse
Senior forward Kyle Montgomery registered his first goal in nearly two years for the Cal Poly men’s soccer program with a 14th-minute strike and sophomore forward Mac Pridham notched his first collegiate goal during the 49th as the Mustangs opened play at the University of Akron Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 2-1 triumph against Syracuse at FirstEnergy Stadium.
September 12, 2011
McLain Earns National, Big West Defensive Praise
After registering consecutive clean sheets during the Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s 1-0 victory versus Villanova (Sept. 9) and scoreless draw against No. 12 West Virginia (Sept. 11), Mustang senior goalkeeper Patrick McLain was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s College Team of the Week and as the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
September 11, 2011
Mustangs, No. 12 West Virginia Finish in Scoreless Draw
The Cal Poly men’s soccer team registered a season-high 20 shot attempts on Sunday afternoon, yielded just five and forced West Virginia junior goalkeeper Justin Holmes into nine saves, but the Mustangs were held to a scoreless draw by the 12th-ranked Mountaineers at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 9, 2011
Mustangs Welcome Villanova, No. 12 West Virginia
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program completes a five-match home stand at Alex G. Spanos Stadium and opens a three-match stretch against Big East Conference opposition when hosting Villanova on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and No. 12 West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. The Mustangs (1-1-1), who saw an eight-match home unbeaten run snapped with Sunday’s 2-1, double-overtime loss against Seattle, registered a 2-2-2 mark against ranked opponents last season. West Virginia (2-1-0), which reached the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament before falling against eventual national champion Akron, plays at sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Friday evening. Villanova (2-0-1) rounds off its road trip at UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.
September 9, 2011
Collins Goal Sends Mustangs Past Villanova, 1-0
A 68th-minute strike from junior forward Dakota Collins accounted for the difference on Friday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program downed Villanova at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 1-0.
September 4, 2011
Late Seattle Goal Sends Cal Poly to 2-1 Defeat
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Seattle freshman forward Travis Heim scored seven seconds from full time on Sunday afternoon as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, contesting its second double-overtime match during a three-day span, suffered a 2-1 defeat at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 2, 2011
Cal Poly, New Mexico Finish in Scoreless Draw
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer team matched a program record by holding an opponent to just three shot attempts for the second-straight match, but the Mustangs – despite producing 16 attempts of their own and threatening New Mexico’s net multiple times early in the second half – settled for a scoreless draw against the Lobos at Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Friday evening.
August 27, 2011
Mustangs Slide Past UNLV in Season Opener, 1-0
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Sophomore forward Ian Clark’s first collegiate goal stood as the difference on Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, which held UNLV to just three shot attempts, opened the 2011 regular season and a five-match homestand with a 1-0 triumph at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
August 27, 2011
Mustang Homestand Continues versus New Mexico and Seattle
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer program continues its five-match homestand versus New Mexico on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. and Seattle on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. The Mustangs (1-0-0), unbeaten in seven-successive matches at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, opened the 2011 campaign on Aug. 27 by sliding past UNLV, 1-0. Just once during the previous 11 seasons (2007) has Cal Poly begun a campaign with consecutive victories.
August 17, 2011
Feighner Named as Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Mustang senior left back Wes Feighner made athletics department history on Wednesday morning by becoming the first men’s soccer player and just the second Cal Poly athlete to be named as a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Feighner, a three-year captain who has started 54 of 55 games during his career, is one of 30 finalists for the honor, which recognizes outstanding performances in the classroom, community and on the playing field.
August 13, 2011
Mustangs Held Scoreless by No. 7 California in Exhibition
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – California forwards John Fitzpatrick and Alec Sundly both scored either side of halftime and forward Michael Shaddock added a goal in the second half as the seventh-ranked Golden Bears downed the Cal Poly men’s soccer program in a Saturday evening exhibition at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 5-0.
August 10, 2011
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Program Opens 2011 Camp
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Highlighted by seven returning starters from a 2010 squad that finished 8-7-3 overall and posted a fourth-successive top-three showing in the Big West Conference standings with a 5-3-2 mark and a seven-player incoming freshman class ranked No. 27 among Division I programs by CollegeSoccerNews.com, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program will open preparations for the upcoming season on Thursday morning.