Men's Soccer 2005-06 Headlines

April 27, 2006
Men's Soccer picks up two off-season victories
On Saturday April 15th the UCSC Men's Soccer team started life under new Head Coach Dan Chamberlain in style, with two wins. The first over the visiting Semi-Pro San Francisco Seals and the second over cross bay rivals Cal State Monterey Bay.

January 31, 2006
Paul Holocher Moves on to Cal Poly SLO
Paul Holocher, who leaves a trail of soccer success from the youth fields of Aptos and Watsonville to the NCAA Division III men's program at UC Santa Cruz, has accepted the job of head men's soccer coach at D-I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

December 9, 2005
Several Slugs Headline AD3I 2005 All-Independent Teams
KANSAS CITY, MO -- Seniors Bryan Baird and Chris Pederson of the University of California, Santa Cruz, headline the 2005 All-Independent Men?s Soccer teams named today by the Association of Division III Independents.

October 31, 2005
Baird Receives Association of Division III Independents Men's Soccer Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, MO --University of California-Santa Cruz senior forward Bryan Baird (San Anselmo, Calif.) has been selected as the Association of Division III Independents men's soccer Player of the Week. In three games this week, Baird netted two goals, bringing his season total to 19.

October 31, 2005
More Hat Tricks Kick Record up to 15-1
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Freshman Jeff Meyer recorded a hat trick in the first half, and UC Santa Cruz rolled over St. Mary's (Minn.) 9-0.

October 11, 2005
Baird's Hat Trick Leads Slugs to Victory
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- In their only game this week the Slugs unleashed on visiting Chapman University with a 9-0 victory Saturday afternoon. UCSC took a total of 31 shots, 16 of which were on goal, while the Slug defense held Chapman to just 1 shot and 2 corner kicks.

October 4, 2005
Sluggish they’re not: UCSC men’s soccer scoring in bundles
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- UCSC (9-0-1 and No. 5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll) has scored 46 goals, and allowed two. Bryan Baird leads the team with 10 goals, but contributions are coming from all over the field.

September 23, 2005
Slugs Blank East Bay for Holocher's 100th
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The Slugs 4-0 victory over rival CSU East Bay this afternoon was the 100th victory in 7 years for Head Coach Paul Holocher. This was a great win for Holocher and the Slugs as these two teams have been rivals for years, and last year East Bay was the only team to beat the Slugs in the regular season.

September 22, 2005
Soccer Slug Turns Pro
SAN JOSE, CA -- Former UCSC standout, Aaron Lanes has joined the San Jose Earthquakes, a Major League Soccer Team (MLS) as a developmental player, after spending time training with the club and appearing in three reserve games as a guest player. A former star at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, CA...

September 9, 2005
Wildcats Claw their Way to a Tie
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- In today's game versus the Linfield Wildcats, the Slugs controlled the game but couldn't come out with the 'W''. The Slugs started off strong, as they have done since the season opener, with Bryan Baird scoring his third goal of the season in the 14th minute. Eric Tozer passed a through ball to Anthony Scarlett who then placed a beautiful cross right to Baird charging the net.

September 7, 2005
Men's Soccer Opens with 3-0 Record
The Men's Soccer team has opened up the season dominating their opponents with a 3-0 record. On opening day the Slugs faced DIII Augsburg College, where freshman Julian Alvarez of Santa Cruz shined in his colligate debut scoring two goals. junior Stephen Wondolowski scored the first goal for the slugs off a penalty kick, and the Slugs beat Augsburg 3-0.