Here’s a claim that few colleges can make for their soccer teams: Both men and women earned spots in the NCAA tournament. Fewer still can say, for both teams in Round 1: Victory was ours.
National championships may have eluded Broncos on the pitch this year. But equipped with talented senior goalies and budding youngsters, both teams ended their regular seasons on hot streaks. The men won or tied six in a row and shared the West Coast Conference title. And the conference recognized team captain Kendall McIntosh ’16 as Co-Goalie of the Year and Cameron Rast ’92 as Coach of the Year—his fifth.
In the NCAA tourney, the men bested Cal State Fullerton 3–0 in Round 1. Round 2 brought postseason play to an end for both Bronco teams; the men fell to eventual national champ Stanford.
“We play to play for championships,” Coach Rast said. “This is just a starting point for us, with a lot of young guys at key positions coming back.”