Season of Firsts

Celebrating amazing achievements by Men’s Golf, Women’s Water Polo, and Baseball.

Men’s Golf

  • The Broncos turned in the finest season in program history and made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA West Regionals. Guided by first-year mentor and WCC Co-Coach of the Year Rob Miller, and led on the links by seniors John Colyar and Michael Nicoletti, Santa Clara captured a program-best four tournament titles while Nicoletti turned in six top-five finishes.

Women’s water polo

  • Bronco women made history in the pool this spring, posting a 25-8 record and earning a No. 15 ranking in the nation. Santa Clara capped its stellar year with a third-place finish at the WWPA Championships. Lindsey Bacolini garnered first-team All-WWPA honors, Katie Radvanyi was named to the second team, and Kristin Barnes received an honorable mention.

Baseball

• Six Broncos earned All-WCC honors, including All-WCC First-Teamers Daniel Nava and Kris Watts. Freshmen Matt Wickswat and Matt Long were named to both the All-WCC second team and WCC All-Freshman team, while Kevin Drever was named All-WCC honorable mention, and Brady Fuerst garnered a spot on the All-Freshman team.

• Nava led the WCC in batting with a .392 average—the first Bronco to pace the conference since 2003.

post-image Broncos on the links: from left, Michael Nicoletti and John Colyar. 
Making Weight

These boxers are fighting to revive the rich legacy of underdog boxing triumphs at Santa Clara.

The Buzz of Life

Whether clinging to the underside of a leaf or bumbling near flowers, insects bring color to our world and food to our plates. Bees in particular have taken the spotlight.

Rotten

A report by Santa Clara theology professors explores the why behind sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dream Team

Two English majors score resume gold by helping professor launch her debut novel.