Dec. 15, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Midfielder Will Weatherly was selected to the 2003 All-College Cup team following his four shot performance in Friday night's double-overtime loss to the eventual National Champions, Indiana Hoosiers.
The junior from Bellevue, Wash. led the Broncos on the season in both points and goals scored. His 17 points in 2003 came on seven goals and three assists. His overtime goal against Coastal Carolina in the third round propelled the Broncos to the NCAA quarterfinals where they defeated Michigan by a 3-1 score to advance to the 2003 College Cup.
Two of his four shots in the national semifinal match with Indiana proved to be the best two opportunities for the Broncos Friday night. His first real chance came in the first half when he took a deflected ball off a corner kick and sent the ball at goal where it bounced off the crossbar right into the waiting arms of Indiana's netminder
With the final few seconds ticking off the clock at the end of regulation, Weatherly took a long pass from fellow junior Jason Pan and sent the ball at the mouth of the goal from only eight yards out. If it were not for a brilliant save from Indiana goalkeeper Jay Nolly, the Broncos would have advanced on to Sunday's championship match.
As it turned out, the save cost Santa Clara its chance at the 2003 title as Indiana scored the lone goal of the game with less than four minutes remaining in the second overtime to end the Broncos' season with a 16-4-4 mark.
In addition to his All-College Cup team honor, Weatherly also earned first team All-WCC honors, first team WCC All-Academic honors and first team CoSIDA District VIII Academic All-American status in 2003.