Sept. 16, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's soccer team opened its 2001 NCAA Championship defense by setting a regular season home attendance record, with 4,756 fans attending the August 30 match against Stanford.
The department celebrated Santa Clara Community Day, with more than 30 local businesses and community organizations taking part in the pregame fair and fan festival.
The evening, sponsored by Bank of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau, not only saw some of the top collegiate soccer in the country, but also the ceremonial raising of the 2001 NCAA Championship flag next to the scoreboard on the south end of the stadium.
The Broncos were honored with the participation of the following in the pregame ceremony: Santa Clara City Council Members John McLemore and Aldyth Parle, President and CEO of Bank of Santa Clara Ron Pecoraro, SCU President Father Locatelli and Santa Clara women's soccer alumnae, including Brandi Chastain '91, Megan Horvath '01, Kathy Kale '86, Anny Madden '98 and Michelle Walsh '87.
Thanks to Our Santa Clara Community Day PartnersCommunity Day Title Sponsor:
Bank of Santa Clara
Community Day Contributing Sponsors:
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention - Visitors Bureau
Santa Clara University Athletics
Santa Clara Most Valuable Partners (MVP)
Air Products and Chemicals
California Eastern Laboratories, Inc.
City of Santa Clara
K.R. Anderson Co. Inc.
Mission City Community Fund
San Jose CyberRays
San Jose Earthquakes
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Police Department
San Jose Harley Davidson and Buell
Village Green Apartments
West Coast Family Martial Arts Center
Wild Palms Hotel
Woodfin Suite Hotel
Santa Clara All-American Partners
Santa Clara Autobody
Signs by Tomorrow
Westin Santa Clara
U14 Santa Clara P.A.L. PUMAS, Sponsored by the Christian Church of Santa Clara
Santa Clara All-Star Partners
Adecco Employment Services
Builders Exchange of Santa Clara
Hilton Santa Clara
La Paloma Restaurant
Real Sports Magazine
Various Community Day Partners donated tickets for local non-profit organizations. They include:Bank of Santa Clara, Coca-Cola, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Builders Exchange of Santa Clara, California Eastern Laboratories, La Paloma Restaurant, Oakland A's, Santa Clara Vanguard, Signs by Tomorrow, and the Westin Santa Clara.
The following groups were able to attend because of their generosity:
Santa Clara Parks and Recreation, Bill Wilson Center, San Jose YMCA, San Jose Diocese Youth Ministry, Santa Clara Youth Activity Center and Santa Clara Police Activities League .