Cal Poly sports: What to watch this week

Classes don’t begin for a few weeks, but Cal Poly fall sports are in full swing. Do not miss out on these upcoming events.

Men’s soccer begins 2014 season with new leader

Despite a change in leadership, the men’s soccer team kicked off fall training Aug. 13.

Holocher resigns after eight years as men’s soccer head coach

Cal Poly men’s soccer head coach Paul Holocher resigned Monday after eight years at the helm.

Pridham selected 58th overall by Vancouver Whitecaps

Former Cal Poly men’s soccer forward Mackenzie Pridham was taken by the Vancouver Whitecaps with the 58th overall pick in the fourth round of Tuesday’s MLS SuperDraft

Malki selected by Montreal in MLS SuperDraft

The former midfielder was selected late in the second round with the 37th overall pick by the Montreal Impact, making him the highest drafted player in program history.

Pridham set for MLS SuperDraft on Thursday

Former forward Mackenzie Pridham, Cal Poly’s all-time leading goal scorer with 27 tallies, will likely realize his dream of a career in professional soccer on Thursday.

Men’s soccer looks forward to the future after playoff loss

“In the past two years we have really come together and jelled, and our players and coaching staff have come together at a better level,” Pridham said. “There is a positive change in the connection that has been built over the past two years. The chemistry and togetherness between the players and the coaching staff really pushed the team to the next level this year.”

To be continued: the Blue-Green Rivalry

“The soccer rivalry between us and Santa Barbara is what Duke and North Carolina are to men’s basketball,” Cal Poly Athletics Director Don Oberhelman said in a press conference leading up to the game. “It’s the best soccer rivalry in the United States.”

The Rise

Athletics Director Don Oberhelman can’t pick a favorite Cal Poly sport — to him, it would be like a parent trying to pick their favorite child.

Streaking Gauchos seek revenge

No Cal Poly sporting event gets so packed that students have to buy tickets beforehand. And rarely does an event sell out — well, except for one. And it can only mean one thing.

The heroes of years past

The 8,125 fans packed into Alex G. Spanos Stadium on a chilly night in 2010 remember Chris Gaschen’s right-footed dart that buried itself in the top corner of the net and sent the crowd into a frenzy.

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