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Kicks and Quakes and Hoops

Kicks and Quakes and Hoops

By Alicia K. Gonzales ’09

Joe Cannon ’98 entered the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame Photo by Getty Images
Stateside and overseas: Keeping pace with record-setting Broncos

UNQUAKEABLE

In April, Joe Cannon ’98 became only the tenth player inducted into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame. Hailed as one of the top goalkeepers in Santa Clara’s program history, he went on to become a two-time Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS All-Star team member— helping lead the Quakes to their first MLS Cup victory in 2001. A 15-year pro soccer veteran, he’s now out of the box and leading from the sidelines as head coach of the Earthquakes’ premier development league affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC.

Jordan Angeli ’08 played six years of pro soccer before switching to the broadcasting booth. Photo by Getty Images

KICK OF COLOR

This season, Jordan Angeli ’08 works as the radio color analyst for the Colorado Rapids home games alongside play-by-play commentator Conor McGahey. “To be asked as a female to call a men’s MLS game speaks to how much the game has grown in the U.S.,” she says. While at SCU, Angeli played on the Under-20 and Under-23 U.S. national teams, going on to play pro soccer for four years. She spent 2016 broadcasting on screen as host of “Colorado Rapids Live.”

THE GUARD OF MANTUA

Italy called, and Jared Brownridge ’17 answered: The Santa Clara men’s basketball alumnus signed a contract to play for Pallacanestro Mantova in the northern Italian city of Mantua. Brownridge, a three-time, first-team All-West Coast Conference choice, ended his career ranked second on SCU’s all-time scoring list and fourth in league history, with 2,313 points. He also ranks first in Santa Clara history in 3-point field goal percentage, second in 3-pointers made (385), and fourth in free-throw percentage.

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