USD Men's Soccer 2006

2006 TORERO SENIORS (1-r) Ryan Guy, Eric Pohl, Lance Friesz, Michael Caso, Kevin Meissner 2006 University of S~n llleuo llllenS Soccer /Vled_la Gulde

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Athletic Administration

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... Dr. Mary E. Lyons

2006 Season Preview USD Soccer 'A Torero Trad ition of Excellence' Head Coach Seamus McFadden Assistants Tomrny Tate & Mike Nicholson 2005 USD Roster & Team Photo .. Player Biographies ........................... ........ .. A ll-WCC Ist Team Returners: Caso & Guy Meet The Toreros . 2004 Final Statistics & Results USD Record Book Year-By-Year Scores All-Time Records vs. Opponents USDA!umn i USD Honor Roll Uni versity of San Diego Profi le President Mary E. Lyons ....... Ky Snyder. Executive Dir. of Ath letics .. ad idas Team Sports 2006 Team Photo/Schedule . ................ ..

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NCAA Faculty Representat ive Executi ve Director of Athletics: Senior Associate Athletics Director:

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..... Ky Snyder

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Assoc. AD/Business Affairs

Assoc. AD/Compl iance & St udent Services/SWA:

Associate AD/Ath letic Development: Associate AD/Fac ilities & Operations Associate AD/Sports Medicine: Associate AD/Media Relations:.... Asst. AD/Facilities & Operations:

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.... Carolyn Greer. M.A .. A.T.. C.

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... Andy Fee .... Briana Ruff ..... Kari Logan

Asst. AD/Market ing:

Asst. Director of Athletic Development..

Promotions Coordinator:

............... Cl1ris Morales .................. Chris Loucks ........... Sarabeth Pollock

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Asst. Director of Med ia Relations: Coor. of Athletic Academ ic Support: . Coor. of Student Athlete Serv ices: Game Operations Manager Director, Jenny Craig Pav ilion Asst. Dir of JCP/Events Manager: Ath letic Ticket Manager: ........................... ...

.. Robyn Fortney ........ Kathy Marpe ..... Josh Lawrence ..... Branda Cook

.. ................ Sierra Foster

Strength & Cond ition ing Coach: Mgr. of Athletic Equopment Services Assoc. Athletic Trainers:. Asst. Athletic Trainer: Head Team Physician: .... Associate Team Physicians: Wong. MD; Ken Anderson. DO.

... Shannon Turley Maggie Sinclair

...... Suzi Higgins, Pau l Signorell i

.................. Wil Filamor ...... Paul C. Murphy, M.D.

Jerry Hizon. MD; Rich Uhler, DO; Calvin

Men's Soccer Information

Head Coach

................................. Seamus McFadden. (28th season)

Assistant Coach: ............................

.. ..... Tomrny Tate. ( I0th season)

........... Mike "Nico" Nicholson (2nd season) ....(619) 260-2305 .......................(619) 260-2990

Assistant Coach Soccer Office Phone: Fax: .... AthleticWebsite

University Quick Facts

Location: Founded:

5998 A lcala Park. San Diego, CA, 921 10-2492 1949 7.600 Toreros Colurnbia Blue, Navy & White NCAA Division I West Coast Torero Stadiurn (7,000 capacity)

Enrollment: Nicknarne: Colors: A ffi liation: Conference: Horne Field:

TORERO STADIUM Torero Stadium, home to USJJ soccer andfootball, also was home lo the Sau Diego Spirit, the women's professional soccer team that played three seasons iu the WUSA (2001-03) . With that, Torero Stadium recei1•ed 11t1111ero11s 11pgrades that make it 011e of the best facilities of its size 011 the west coast. Ne w seating behind the east endw 11e , as well as 011 the so11th side of the field, expands the stadium seating capacity to 7,000 seats. Torero Stadium also recefred a new grass turf, new lighting and sound system, and additional press box space. A IiIlle 01•er a year ago the field was widened by 7 yards; it is 110w 72 yards wide for soccer. Torero Stadium has also been the host site/or numerous men's and women's NCAA Postseason Tournaments.

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TM The University of San Diego. which sponsors sixteen NCAA Division I intercol- legiate teams. competes under the athletic nickname ofToreros. In 196 1. the Most Reverend Bishop Buddy. the founding father of USD. announced that the school's nickname would change from Pioneers to Toreros. "The name Toreros is keeping with the friendly relationship which ex ists between San Diego and Mex ico." His Excellency said at the time. Torero comes from the spanish term taro. the bull, and from the word torcar. to fight bulls. A ll of the contestants in the ring are called toreros. Torero is a general term describing a bull fighter and signifies courage. honor and fidelity. USO student-athletes. like the Torero. represent a willingness to stand alone in the ring and accept the chal lenge.

The 2005-2006 school year marks the 45th anni versary with Torcros as the official nickname for USO athletic teams.

2006 USO Men's Soccer Media Guide Edit and layout: Ted Gosen & Ryan Mccann Photos: Brock Scott (Scott Photo) Printing: Kings Printing

USD NCAA Tournament Appearances -2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990


The University of San Diego men's soccer Guy, but JT Howlan is going to be avery dynamic newcomers. The coaching staff is still assessing team was recently ranked 11th in the nation player," McFadden said. "Chase Tangney is go- who will most effectively defend the back field . in a preseason poll for their 2006 recruiting ing to be outstanding as well." "Brett Hirota is such a steady and gutsy player," class according to Tangney was the team MVP for Bellarmine said McFadden. "He always finds a way to be With recruits like Ciaran O'Brien and Ryan Prep in Gig Harbor, Wash. and All-League MVP there. We have freshman Ryan Peterman from Peterman being sought after by such schools of the Narrows League his senior year. Howlan the national team. Blaine Smith is coming back, as University of Washington, UCLA, and was First-team All-State selection in Colo. as a Fabrice Gautrat and Tim Grey round out the fresh– Michigan, it's no wonder Seamus McFadden senior at Horizon High School and First-team man. There are just a lot of great athletes that can is thrilled to start the upcoming season. All-Conference in the Front Range League as a fill that role for us." San Diego returns 18 letter winners from junior. Returning from last season will be WCC Fresh- the 2005 season , losing only four seniors. man of the Year Sam Reeder who saw action in With the loss of those four starters, McFad- Midfield 15 games and was a key asset to San Diego's low den and his staff went to work signing seven The Toreros will have plenty of options for fill- Goals-Against Average of 1.14 in 2005. Hirota new recruits to the 2006 roster. This years ing the midfield position, which is yet to be an- started every game in 2005 and tallied one assist incoming class includes: Tim Grey, Favrice nounced. With eight players on the line-up card, for San Diego. He will be another key player to Gautrat, O'Brien, Chase Tangney, JT How- McFadden will have lots of possibilities to choose watch for this season. Blaine Smith also returns to Ian, Peterman, and Mike Barbeito. from. the roster after making 19 appearances last sea- O'Brien, a member of the United FC, re- "The coaching staff is still looking at how we son and taking five shots on goal from the back- corded 15 goals and 13 assists as a senior at want to arrange the midfield," McFadden said . field . Leon Abravanel made three appearances Decatur High School in Tacoma, Washington. "The problem is, will there be enough pie for ev- last season and could be called upon to fill the role Peterman was a member of the Arsenal FC eryone. The players will have to share and that of defender. Julian Santana opted to redshirt his and earned First-team All-League honors his will be the key to their success." freshman season returning this year looking for a senior hear helping lead his team to a 14-0-1 Senior Kevin Meissner; San Diego's co-cap- spot in the starting line-up. Dane McCleary; who record and the Baseline League champion- tain, returns for his final campaign after scoring made two appearances in 2005 against UC Irvine ship. one goal for the Toreros in 2005. Eric Pohl re- and Loyola Marymount University, will also be vy- McFadden and his staff will look at trying turns this season having posted three goals and ing for a starting position.

different line-ups early on in the season to tallying two assists last season. Dustin Guerrero see how the newcomers respond and interact had stellar performance in 2005 notching five with the veterans of the team. "That will be goals and three assists, two goals of which were the key to our success," McFadden said. "It's match-winners against Cal State Northridge and how well the integration between this year's University of Portland . Tannen Weis will also freshman and our returners occurs." be vying for a starter position on the field after "Tommy Tate and Nico Nicolson did agreat recording three goals, two of which were game– job helping me out with this recruiting class," winners, and one assist in 2005. McFadden explained. "This recruiting class is Some of the new comers to the team will be even better with Colin Jennings, who should putting up a tough fight for playing time. Colin be considered a top recruit after not playing Jennings, a Poway High School graduate and last year, because of his tremendous ability to transfer from San Diego State University, will be impact the team." seeing playing time most likely after having to red-shirt last season. He was first-team All-Con- ference while leading his team to the Palomar With all the new talent on board ,the line-up League championship his senior year. Ciaran has yet to be announced as competition for O'Brien, a member of the regional champion and a position at forward will be fierce this year. national runner up FC United, will be an athlete McFadden and his staff have an outstanding to watch. Scoring 15 goals and 13 assists as a pool of players to choose from . senior, he was the South Puget Sound Leagues Ryan Guy, who earned 2005 Far-West MVP, SPSL First-Tern All-Conference, and the All-Regional honors and a Second-team Washington State Player of the Year. All-League selection , is one of the possibili- Mike Barbieto joins the team from Etiwanda ties. In 2005, he recorded two goals and six High School where as a senior he scored 10 assists for 12 points. Michael Caso also re- goals and 12 assists. He was Team Offensive turns as one of two captains for the Toreros MVP and First-team All-League for the Chaffey after earning a 2005 West Coast Conference League. Native San Diegan Tony Ortega will re– Honorable Mention honors to go along with turn to action after red-shirting his 2005 season. his three goals and five assists last season. Ortega scored 15 goals for the Mt. Carmel Sun Adam Mariani is coming off of an outstand- Devils and 10 assists his senior season and was Forwards ing offensive season scoring four goals and named Team MVP. one assist in 2005. Nick Leonard will also compete for a spot up front after red-shirting Defense in 2005. San Diego has a strong core of defenders on "Returning players include Mariani and the roster this year, both veteran players and

Goalkeeper USO will be looking closely at their three goal keepers to see who will best defend the net. How– ever, it is a three-way battle between Lance Friesz, Ian Coffman, and Kelin Briones for the starting po– sition at keeper this season. Friesz started all 20 matches last season allow– ing only 24 goals, recording 56 saves and a 1.15 GAA, while posting five shutouts. Coffman made two appearances last season relieving Friesz, re– cording one save against UC Irvine. Briones has yet to take the field for the Toreros in goal but has impressed the coaching staff with his abilities. "Briones' club team got to the finals of the na– tional cup last summer, so he is ready to play," said McFadden. "We have a lot of possibilities at goal keeper which is a great thing. " Schedule San Diego opens the 2006 season at home this year against Rutgers and Albany. Rutgers has a very strong roster this year and that will be a real test for the Toreros. McFadden then takes the To– reros back to the East Coast to take on Brown and Providence. "Brown and Providence will be another huge test for us," said McFadden "because we've got a lot to prove back there. The providence coach is on the national committee, we are out of region ,


· USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

Outlook continued and we will have to take care of business." By no means will USD's schedule be– come easier once conference play begins. "The double round robin is exception– ally hard," explains McFadden. "We have to travel thousands of miles to play in our conference and that takes a toll on our players. It's a lot to ask of our athletes, but we will just have to be better in confer– ence." The wee preseason coaches poll slated the University of San Francisco to win the conference with three first place votes, Santa Clara University to take sec– ond place with three first place votes, and San Diego to take third place with one first place vote. "Anyone can come out and win the WCC," said McFadden. "That's the real– ity of it. It's a coin toss. Everyone in the conference has talent." McFadden and his coaching staff will look to their captains, Caso and Meissner, to help lead the way this season. "We plot the course and they steer the ship," explains McFadden. "It's a big role and they are great athletes. They've been in the program for five years and they have earned their captains stripes." McFadden appreciates their input say– ing they are the voice of the team and that could be the difference at the end of the year. "We have to get back to where we were and earn our way into the tournament," said McFadden. "We know where we need to be. I am really excited with the staff we have in place and the players we have, both veterans and newcomers. Now it's just the execution and taking care of business."

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USD 2006 Senior co-captains, forward Michael Caso (left) and midfield Kevin Meissner (right).

USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

SEAMUS McFADDEN Head Coach - 28th Season

With all of the success enjoyed by the Torero soccer teams the last several years - eleven NCAA Tourna– ment appearances in fifteen seasons - it is easy to overlook the remarkable job Coach Seamus McFadden has done building the program from the ground up. McFadden has been named West Coast Confe r– ence Coach of the Year a record seven times (2000, '99, '98, '95, '94, '92, ' 86); won five WCC championships; has coached eight WCC Defensive Pl ayers of the Year, six WCC Offensive Players of the Year and two WCC Freshman Players of the Year. The 2005 squad was a mix of youth and experience fini shing 9-6-5 overall , capping their season with a phenomenal 4-2 victory over UCLA on November I0, 2005 at Torero Stadium. In 2003 hi s squad went 12-4-4, placed second in the highly competitive WCC, and reached the 2nd round of the NCAA Tourney. In 2002 he directed USO to a 14- 6 mark and first round appearance in the NCAA Tourney. In 200 I the Toreros went 12-4-1 and fo ur seasons ago he directed his Toreros to a 16-2-2 record , another WCC title and its eighth trip to the NCAAs si nce 1990. The Toreros reached a national ranking as high as 3rd before fini shing the season tenth overall (program-best). McFadden arri ved at USO in 1979 and fielded USD's first team in the fa ll of 1980. That same year he was quoted in the team 's yearbook as say ing: " I have no doubts that in the near future the University of San Diego will become a force to be reckoned with in Southern Cali forn ia intercolleg iate soccer. " How prophetic hi s words turned out to be.

SEAMUS McFADDEN 28th Year McFadden At USD

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7-time WCC Coach of the Year

The 1986 Toreros won 19 of 24 games. The 1990 squad, led by the first of McFadden's four All – Americans, dropped just three games the entire season and advanced to the NCAA Second Round. Those who know McFadden closely could see the writing on the wall many years earlier, when the Iri shman led Mesa JC to a 30-4 record over two seasons while at the same time guiding Clairemont High to consecuti ve CIF-San Diego Section titles and the La Jolla Cup. The whole puzz le came together in 1992 when McFadden had in place several of San Diego's best local talent. Student-athletes, who in the past had looked outside the city to showcase their talents, were suddenly arriving at Alcala Park. The 1992 Toreros showed remarkable poise under their leader, compiling a 19-5 record and advancing to the NCAA Championship Game. The 54-year-old McFadden seems to save hi s best coaching for the big games. Twice the Toreros have marched onto UCLA's home turf and walked away with stunning upsets over the heav ily-favored


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Bruins. In 1994, USO shutout No. 6 ranked N .C. State, 3-0, in front of a nati onal cable televis ion audience. In 1998, USO upset Cal State Fullerton, the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, at Titan Stadium in first round action. In 1999 the Toreros defeated then No. I-ranked Santa Clara on the road, 2-1 in overtime. USO is 8-10 in NCAA Tournament games under McFadden 's direction. McFadden played collegiately at San Diego State, where he received a B.A. degree in History in 1976. That same summer he was with the San Diego Jaws of the North American Soccer League. Keeping true to hi s native roots, McFadden took the 1997 squad on a trip to hi s homeland Ireland during the summer for exhibition games against Ireland and Britain 's elite. In the summer


of 2002 he is took his players to England. A native of Donegal, Ireland, Seamus and his wife davette have two daughters (Hadley & Rorye) and a son (Conor). The McFaddens res ide in Rancho Penasquitos.

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Torero Coaching Staff (l-r) Mike Nicholson, Seamus McFadden, Tommy Tate


USD NCAA Tournament Appearances -2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

TCJ#MY TATE Assistant Coach -10th Season

Tommy Tate returns for his tenth season as an assistant coach for the Torero soccer program. No stranger to USD, he played four years at goalie for Coach McFadden between 1990-1994. He recorded 17 shutouts during his Torero career and finished with a 37-14-5 record as the starting keeper. ___________. He recorded 16 wins and 9 shutouts as a freshman and went 13-4 during his senior campaign. A 1995 graduate of USD with a B.A. in History, Tommy was the goal– keeper coach for the San Diego Spirit of the WUSA for three seasons. He earned additional coaching experience as an assistant coach for the boy's team at the University of San Diego High School. He has his USSF B license and is also the US National Team Assistant for U-15 and U-17. In addition, he is the coach for the Region IV 1991 age group. He competed for four years as a goalie for the San Diego Flash profes– sional minor league team that plays in the A-League Western Division. Tom and his wife, Claire, were married on September 6, 2003.

MIKE NICHOLSON Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Michael "Nico" Nicholson returns for his second season as an assistant coach to Seamus McFadden and the University of San Diego men's soccer program. Nicholson comes to Alcala Park after serving as an assistant coach to the Univer– sity of California, San Diego women's soccer program from 1994-2005. During

his stint with UCSD, the Tritons captured three NCAA Division II and three NCAA Division III national championships. From 2003-05, Nicholson was also the

director of the Temecula/Murrieta Soccer Club and from 1998 to 2003 , he acted as the Head Boy's Coach for the San Diego Surf. Many of the club teams at the Surf achieved Regional and State success and many of his players were placed on national teams. In 1994, he coached the Nomads Boy 's Under 16 club that won a national championship. In addition to his tremendous wealth of coaching experience, Nichol– son also spent time with the United Systems of Independent Soccer League, a men's semi-professional league. He played three seasons for the San Diego Top Guns from 1993-95 and guided his team to the Regional Finalists in 1994 and 1995. Nicholson graduated from the University of Leeds in England, where

he earned a degree in Sports Science in 1989. He captained his soccer team to the national finals in 1989 and his team won the national championship in 1986. USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

2006 USD Team Roster & Photo

(Back Row 1-r): Asst. Coach Mike Nicholson, Asst. Coach Tommy Tate, Fabrice Gautrat, Nick Leonard, Ian Coffman, Lance Friesz, Kelin Briones, Tim Grey, Blaine Smith, Seamus McFadden. (Middle Row 1-r): Adam Mariani, Tannen Weis, Leon Abravanel, Colin Jennings, Julian Santana, Brett Hiroto, Sam Reeder, Dustin Guerrero, Dane McCleary, JT Howlan. (Fronr Row 1-r): Chase Tangney, Eric Pohl, Michael Caso, Kevin Meissner, Tony Ortega, Ryan Peterman, Ciaran O'Brien, Mike Barbeito, Ryan Guy.

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Dana Hills HS

Laguna Niguel , CA San Diego, CA Port Orchard , WA Highland Village, TX S. Lake Tahoe, CA


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Hart HS

Valencia, CA

Decatur HS

Federal Way, WA Gig Harbor, WA


Bellarmine Prep HS Crescent Valley HS


Corvallis, OR


Eric Pohl

170 RSJR

Orange County, CA

Santa Clara

10 Tannen Weis 11 Ryan Guy 12 Blaine Smith 13 JT Howlan 14 Colin Jennings 15 Julian Santana 16 Ryan Peterman 17 Michael Caso 18 Dane McCleary 19 Brett Hiroto 20 Tony Ortega 21 Dustin Guerrero 22 Adam Mariani 24 Mike Barbeito 25 Kelin Briones 26 Nick Leonard

La Costa Canyon HS Temecula Valley HS

Carlsbad, CA Temecula, CA Thornton , CO San Diego, CA




Horizon HS

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San Diego State


180 RS SO

Poway HS

Poway, CA

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Kailua, HI

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Winters, CA Rialto, CA Chino, CA Eugene, OR


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Cornell University


Head Coach: Assistants: Tommy Tate (10th season), Mike "Nico" Nicholson (2nd season) a~is * used redshirt year \ fi USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990 Seamus McFadden (28th season)

KEVIN MEISSNER - 2006 Captain Senior Mid.field 2005 First Team All-West Coast Conference 2005 Team Captain 2004 Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference

2005: Meissner made 20 appearances with 18 starts in the 2005 season ... Took three shot attempts on goal scoring once against Gonzaga and tallying two points on the season ... A key player to the midfield core for the Toreros.

USO Career: Team Captain for 2005 ...Totaled 2 goals and 2 assists in 2004 ... both goals came in 3-1 win over Gonzaga ... dished out 2 assists in 4- 0 win over Gonzaga ... appeared in 11 contests in 2003 ... earned his first career point with an assist against USF ... was red– shirted during the 2002 season. PREP/CLUB: Attended USD High School across the street from Torero Stadium ... part of three CIF Championship teams ... senior year was team MVP and 1st Team AII-CIF ... a three-time All-Western League selection ... played for Nomads club team; reached semifinals of Regionals. PERSONAL: Chose USD for soccer program, staying in San Diego, and being close to family and the beach ... also recruited by Santa Clara & UCLA ... born on May 2, 1983 in San Diego. MAJOR: Business Admininstration

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Ml~HAEL CASO - 2006 Captain Senior Forward 2005 Ho11orable Mention All-West Coast Conference 2005 Team Captain 2004 First Team All-West Coast Co11fere11ce

2005: Caso had 19 starts appearing in 20 games ... Had a 2.50 shots per game average ... Took 26 shots on goal netting three goals for USD at the forward position scoring against University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Saint Mary's College once at home and once on the road, one of which was unassisted .. . He posted five assists on the season for a total of 11 points. USD Career: Named 2004 First Team AII-WCC after leading team with

6 goals ... game-winner in team's 2-0 upset of 2nd-ranked Santa Clara ... finished 2nd on team with 14 points ... in 2003 played in all 20 games ... scored a team-high five goals, earning the Offensive Player of the Year award ... ranked 2nd on team with 13 points ... scored an unassisted game-winning goal in 1-0 win over UC Irvine .. . notched a goal and an assist in 2-2 tie against UCLA ... was redshirt during the 2002 season. PREP/CLUB: Attended William S. Hart HS ... scored 21 goals his senior campaign on way to earning 1st Team AII-CIF honors ... team won Foothill League and were quarterfinalists in CIF ... junior year tallied 19 goals and earned 1st Team AII-CIF and League MVP honors ... team also won league junior & sophomore seasons while advancing to 2nd round of CIF ... played for West Valley Samba, won State Cup and were Regional Finalists in 2000 . PERSONAL: Chose USD for soccer, school and location ... also recruited by USF, LMU, and Portland ... born on July 13, 1984 in San Mateo, CA.








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2005: Guy made 18 starts with 20 appearances last season ... Led the team with 28 shots on goal for the Toreros scoring a game winner against Portland and a goal against the sixth ranked UCLA Bruins ... Guy tallied the highest number of assists on the team with six . USD Career: Earned First Team AII-WCC and 2nd Team NSCAA All-West Region honors in 2004 ... led team and WCC with 9 as-

sists... team-best 15 points... tallied game-winners against Michigan State and Gon- zaga ... dished out 2 asists in win over UNLV. .. in 2003 started all 20 games last season as a true freshman ... scored a goal and dished out an assist in 3-0 victory over USF ... netted an unassisted shot against UC Riverside for his first collegiate goal ...finished the season with nine points (three goals , three assists). PREP/CLUB: Attended nearby La Costa Canyon HS where he was twice named the team MVP ... senior year the team was CIF Finalists ... also lettered in track where he earned MVP honors. Was a State Cup Finalist with Surf (San Diego club team). PERSONAL: Born on September 5, 1985 in San Diego ... was an honor student throughout high school; received honorary academic captain for senior "I year by San Diego Union-Tribune ... also recruited by Cal , Saint Mary's,



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2005: Pohl made 18 appearances including three starts in 2005 ... Took eight shots on goal from the forward position scoring three goals, one goal against Oakland unassisted, one against Portland , and against Saint Mary's .. . Also tallied two assists for a total of eight points . USD Career: In 2004 started 13 of 20 matches.. . dished out as– sists in 4 matches including wins over Michigan State, Santa Clara

and USF... in 2003 came off the bench to play in 17 games ... notched his first collegiate goal with the game-winner against USF ... dished out an assist against Hofstra and Alliant. PREP/CLUB: Attended Crescent Valley HS where as a senior was named First Team All– State (OR) and First Team All-Valley League with team advancing to state semifinals ... netted 30 goals his senior campaign. Junior year scored 29 goals while earning 2nd Team All-State and First Team All-League honors. Sophomore year chipped in 25 goals and was First Team All-League and 3rd Team All-State . Also lettered in Track. Played for Oregon United club team that won state three years . PERSONAL: Born on May 26, 1985 in Corvallis, Oregon .. . parents are Melissa and Daryl Pohl ... also recruited by Stanford , Portland , Oregon State and Brown . r

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Senior Goalie

2003 All-WCC Second Team

2003 West Coast Conference Leader in shuto11ts (8)

2005: Friesz started in 20 games at goalie for USO in 2005 ... He held opponents to only 24 goals , the second lowest total of his career ... Tallied a goals-against average of 1.15 ... Recorded 56 saves for a .700 save percentage ... Finished last year with five shutouts and a 9-6-5 record . USD Career: Has started every match last two seasons... in 2004 notched 7 wins in goal with a total of 74 saves and

5 shutouts .. . finished with a 1.31 goals-against average ... credited with 8 saves in 0-0 tie against #20 Portland ... named to 2003 Second Team All-West Coast Conference ... earned Player of the Month honors in October after allowing just two goals in eight straight victories ... led WCC with eight shutouts ... second in the WCC with a 0.76 goals-against average ... finished season with 65 total saves ... 2002 redshirt. PREP/CLUB: Attended Dana Hills HS where team went 20-3-2 last year and won South Coast League title ... 2nd Team All-Cl F and 1st Team All-League while tallying 15 shutouts ... junior year totaled 12 shutouts while earning 3rd Team AII-CIF and 2nd Team All-League recognition ... also lettered in volleyball , football and track ... played for SJSC club team - League Champs of Premier 2002 .. . Nomads r Champions 1999-2002; Surf Cup Champs, 1999. PERSONAL: Chose USO for school , being close to home and soccer 2003 20120 program .. . also recruited by UCLA, Cal , SMU , Fullerton and Denver ... 2004 20120


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BRETT HIROTO unior Defense

2004 All-WCC Freshman Team

2005: Hirota played in 20 games and started in 19 for USO ... Hirota tallied one assist, four shots, and two shots on goal from the defender spot .. . A key player in the backfield for the Toreros. USD Career: In 2004 played key role on defense... named to

AII-WCC Freshman squad ... credited with assist in 3-1 win at liiiiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiijijif: Gonzaga... was redshirted in 2003 . PREP/CLUB: Prepped at Riverside Poly HS where he was a three-time All-Ivy League performer ... team was Ivy League champions three straight years going 19-4 (senior year), 21-4-5 Uunior year) and 20-5-3 (sophomore campaign) ... team reached CIF quarterfinals junior and sophomore seasons .. . also lettered in golf where team won CIF Championship and three league titles. Played for La Jolla Nomads club team - were Coast Premier Champs (9-0-1 ). PERSONAL: Born on July 22 , 1985 in Riveside, CA ... older brother Kellen played for

BRETT HIROTO CAREER STATS the Toreros 2000-03 ... parents are Chuck & Becky Hirota ... dad played football at the University of Redlands ... also recruited by Creighton, Albany, Oregon State and Chapman . Major: Biology 9 USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990 YR GP/GS G A PT SH 23 GW 2004 20/20 2005 20/ 19 TOT 40/40 0 0 0 I I I I 0 0 4 2 2 27 0

IAN COFFMAN Junior Goalie 2005: Coffman made two appearances at goal keeper in 2005 ... Totaled 18 minutes of playing time with one save against UC Irvine in the preseason. USD Career: Third year player competing for playing time at goalkeeper... In 2004, appeared in 3 matches and did not give up a goal. PREP/CLUB: Prepped at local St. Augustine where he led his team to the CIF Divi– sion 3 Championship in 2001 and 2003... Four-timeAII-CIF player (2001-2004) and three-time All-Western League first team member (2001 , 2003, 2004)... Earned All– State Academic Team honors in 2004... Also was a four-time letter-winner in golf... Named AII-CIF for golf in 2001 and 2003, along with being named 2004 Union-Tri– bune Student-Athlete of the Year and 2004 Academic Team Captain ... Played for the 1999 Under-13 Regional Champion Nomads club team. PERSONAL: Born on November 8, 1985 in San Diego, CA. .. Also recruited to play golf for USO, Cal and Santa Clara .. . Chose to play soccer at USO because of the campus, students and outstanding soccer program... His father, Louis , played

lacrosse for Penn . Major: Accounting


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D llSTIN GUERRERO Junior Midfield

2005: Guerrero started in 18 games and appeared in 20 for San Diego. He netted the most number of goals for the To– reros with five against C.S. Northridge, Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, Portland, and UCLA ... Tallied three assists for a total of 13 po ints ... Ranked third on the team for shots on

goal with 14 .. . Had two game-winning goals against C.S. l.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiJ, Northridge and Portland. USD Career: In 2004, appeared in 12 matches with 5 starts ... notched his first collegiate goal in 4-0 win over Gonzaga. PREP/CLUB: Dustin comes to USO from Valley Christian High School where he led the Trojans to a 14-3 record his sen ior year, scoring 42 goals and earning First Team All-State honors... Helped Marian Catholic to the CIF Championship his junior season with 17 goals, gaining First Team AII-CIF recognition .. . Also lettered in cross country and football , earning Second Team All-State honors as a placekicker... Played on the 2004 San Diego Surf club team that finished 2nd in the state. PERSONAL: Born on May 11, 1985 in San Diego, CA... Also

recruited by Northwestern and Grand Canyon ... Chose USO for the location.


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Major: Business Administration

2004 12/5 2005 20/ 18 TOT 32/23

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ADAMMARIANI Junior Mid.field

2005: Mariani started four games and appeared in 18 games in all last season for San Diego .. . He was second in goals scored with four against UC Irvine, Alabama A&M (2) , and Saint Mary's ... He tallied both an unassisted goal and the game-winning goal against Alabama A&M ... Recorded one assist for a total of nine points ... Mariani took eight shots on goal through out the season . USD Career: Sat out in 2004 as a redshirt.

PREP: Attended Jesuit High School where he led his team to a 29-0-1 record and a Na– tional Championship his senior season ... Scored 20 goals and earned MVP honors that year.. . Three-year letterwinner, leading Jesuit to the Section Championship each year... Also lettered in rugby all three years , winning the National Championship and earning MVP honors his senior year... Played for the San Juan Predators club team. PERSONAL: Born on February 19, 1986 in Woodland , CA. .. Also recruited by UC Davis , Notre Dame and Seattle.. . Chose USO for the great soccer program, location and Mexican food ... His father, Marty, wrestled at UC Davis . MAJOR: Business Administration











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Junior Mid.field

2005: Weis made five starts and 20 appearances for the Toreros in 2005 .. . Recorded match-winning goals against UC Irvine and Gonzaga as well as netting one unassisted goal against Saint Mary's ... had six shots on goal and recorded one assist for a total of 19 points. USD Career: Sat out as a redshirt sophomore in 2004 . Prior to USD: Transferred from Santa Clara University, where he

competed for the Broncos as a freshman in 2003 ... In his first year, Weis played in 23 matches , tallying three goals and four assists ... Sat out the 2004 season and transferred to USO in the spring . Prep/Club: Graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2003 .. . As a senior, Weis guided his team to the 2003 CIF South Section Division I Semi-Finals and a No. 10 ranking in the country by ... Voted the 2003 Orange County Register Boys Soccer Player of the Year. .. Named to the L.A. Times High School All-Star First Team ... Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and senior. .. Finished his career as the fifth leading scorer in school history and the second leading assists man. Personal: Born on March 8, 1985 in Orange, Calif... Recruited by Santa " Clara and Cal State Northridge... Chose USO because of the coaches and the location .



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COLIN JENNINGS Junior Midfield

2005: Jennings, unable to play last year, will compete for playing time this season for the Toreros ... A key returner for San Diego, look for him to play up front. Prior to USD: Played his first two years of college at local San Diego State ... Saw action in 38 matches, starting 37, over the course of his Aztec career where he played an integral part of the ball possession in the midfield. Prep/Club: Graduated from nearby Poway High School. .. Named co-captain his senior year... Voted a two-time All-Palomar Conference selection in propelling the Titans to a pair of Palomar League championships ... Member of the southern California ODP team for four years and was also selected to the Region IV ODP squad. Personal: Born October 13, 1985 in San Diego, Calif... Son of Patty and James Jen– nings. Major: Sociology


Junior Midfield i::-;.~-:..- !!!I!!-=-=-.-.-=~~===::.:::;---- ,-- ,. 2005: Smith appeared in 19 games for San Diego, and was a starter for eight games .. . Recorded five shots and one shot on goal ... Smith returns for his third season with the Toreros.

USD Career: In 2004, competed for playing time at midfield and on defense... appeared in 11 matches with 1 assist in 4-0 win over Gonzaga. PREP/CLUB: Prepped atTemecula Valley High School where he

was twice named All-Valley and All-Southwestern League ... Also earned the Defensive MVP award his junior season .. . Led Temecula Valley to the League Championship his sophomore year, earning the Young Player of the Year award ... Also was named All-Valley and All-League as a football player... Named team captain four times for the Southwest Soccer Club . PERSONAL: Born on October 18, 1985 in Oceanside , CA... Recruited out of high school by CS Fullerton, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine and San Diego State .. . Chose USO for the location and quality of the soccer program .. . His father, Ken , wrestled at LSU . Major: Business


BLAINE SMITH CAREER STATS " GE/GS G A f I SH GlY 11/0 0 I I 3 0 " 19/8 0 0 0 5 0 30/8 0 1 1 8 0

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USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990


2005: Abravanel made three appearances for the Toreros in 2005 .. . Against UC Irvine, Alabama A&M, and Loyola Marymount ... As a junior this year, he will be an asset in the backfield . USD Career: Started 11 of 15 matches in 2004 as a freshman playing both midfield and defense.. . credited with assist in a road match at LMU. PREP/CLUB: Led South Tahoe High School to a 23-0-1 record

and a state championship in his senior year (team finished #19 in the nation) ... Also won the conference championship, leading the Vikings to a 22-1-1 record his junior season .. . Named MVP Midfielder of the conference in both his junior and senior years... Earned First Team All-Sierra League honors his sophomore year... Played on the U.S. National Champion San Juan Predators club team ... Four-year member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program team (2001-2004)... NSCAAAII-America Team member... Four-time Nevada All-State Academic Team member. PERSONAL: Born on July 8, 1986 in South Lake Tahoe, CA... Highly recruited as a prep by SMU, Santa Clara, Portland, Duke and St. John's... Chose USD for the soccer program, academics and atmosphere. Major: Business Administration


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NICK LEONARD Junior Defense

2005: Sat out as a red-shirt.

USD Career: A transfer from Cornell University who will compete at the forward slot. Prior to USD: Played for Cornell University as a freshman and sophomore ... Combined to play in 31 games, starting 17, and produced five goals , 1 assist, and 11 points competing for the Big Red. Prep/Club: Completed a successful career at South Eugene High School , where Leonard scored 38 goals in four years .. . Guided his team to a State Championship as a senior and a Midwestern League Championship as a sophomore ... As a senior, named the Midwestern League MVP and a First Team All-State selection ... as a junior, voted to the First Team All-Midwestern League Team ... Coached by Steve Elliot and Collin McMillen .. . Leonard played club soccer for the Corvallis United Soccer Club .. . Member of the Olympic Development Program team in Oregon for four years. Personal: Born on February 25, 1985 in Eugene, Ore ... Recruited by Cornell , Syracuse, Vermont, and San Francisco ... Chose USD because it is a school that can challenge him academically and athletically. Major: Business Administration ,13 USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990


SAM REEDER Sophomore Defense







2005 15/9 TOT 15/9

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2005: Reeder as a freshman had nine starts and appeared in 15 games overall in 2005 .. . Named WCC Freshman of the Year ... A key individual to the Torero defense. Prep/Club: A 2005 graduate of Edward S. Marcus High School. .. Tabbed to the Fort Worth Star Telegram Second Team and to the All-District 8-5A First Team in his final year... Named team MVP as a senior and junior... Helped his team to the third round of the state play-offs as a senior and sophomore ... . Played club soccer for the Dallas Comets. Personal: Born on December 12, 1986 in Dallas , Tex .. . Recruited by UC Irvine, Washington , and Saint Mary's ... Chose USO because of the great academics, the soccer program, the people, and the location. Major: Business Administration


JULIANSANTANA Sophomore defense







2005 2/0 TOT2/0

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2005: Santana made two appearances for the Toreros .. . Saw action against UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount ... Had one shot on goal last season ... Will compete for a position as a defender. PREP/CLUB: Led Poway to the CIF Quarterfinals his senior season, earning First Team All-Palomar League honors... Named Second Team All-League his junior season while reaching the CIF Semifinals... Also played for the FC Heat club team. PERSONAL: Born on November 8, 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts... Also recruited by UC Irvine... Chose USO because it is a good school in San Diego. Major: Accounting

DANE McCLEARY Sophomore Defense

DANE McCLEARY CAREER STATS YR GPIGS G A PT SH GW 2005 2/0 0 0 0 0 0 TOT 2/0 0 0 0 0 0

2005: McCleary appeared in two games in 2005 for San Diego ... Against UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount ... third year player competing for time as a defender. PREP/CLUB: Prepped at lolani School where he was named team captain , ILH Player of the Year and a First Team All-State defender. .. his team finished 2nd in state his senior year with a 14-1 record .. . also lettered in cross country at lolani. .. earned two Surf Cup Championships with the Honolulu Bulls club team. PERSONAL: Born on December 4, 1985 in Ann Arbor, Michigan ... also recruited by San Francisco, Fairfield and UC Irvine... chose USO for its location, soccer team and academics. MAJOR: Business Administration

KELIN BRIONES Sophomore Goalie

2005: Briones will compete for time in the keeper position ... He had no appearances as a freshman. Prep/Club: Competed for Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, Calif... Named team captain as a sophomore, junior, and senior... Earned First Team All-Mount Baldy honors his final two years as a Conquistador... Voted team MVP as a junior.. . Coached by Robert Rodriquez... Played club soccer for Arsenal. Personal: Born on July 1, 1987 in Montclair, Calif... Recruited by UC Riverside, Boston College, and Creighton ... Chose to attend USO for the soccer program. Major: Undeclared

USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

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