2011-12 Women's Soccer News

  • VIDEO: With A Surprise Visit, Senior Bronco Student-Athletes Thank Santa Clara Coaches, Staff and Administration
    June 14, 2012
    A smile and a thank you goes a long way! In a surprise visit on Wednesday morning, eight Bronco student-athletes came to Santa Clara's monthly athletic department to do just that - thank the entire department for everything they did to help them throughout their careers on and off the fields and courts as they prepared to take final exams.
  • Three Women's Soccer Players Square Off at National Camp
    June 11, 2012
    With the rare chance to face Bronco teammates in competitive matches this spring, three Santa Clara women's soccer players participated in the U-20 and U-23 National Camps in June. Juniors Meleana Shim and Morgan Marlborough played for the U-23 team and took on sophomore Julie Johnston and the U-20 team in two competitive matches. Both games ended in ties, 4-4 and 3-3, but all three Broncos enjoyed the experience of facing teammates.
  • Women's Soccer Freshman Sofia Huerta Participates in U20 Mexican National Team Camp
    June 06, 2012
    Having already participated in the U20 U.S. Women's National Team camp this year, Santa Clara women's soccer freshman Sofia Huerta recently returned from playing with the U20 Mexican National Team for one week. While the camp lasted two weeks, Huerta was only able to attend for one week due to academic responsibilities. Huerta, who is half-Mexican, has held dual-citizenship her entire life and her father hails from Puebla, Mexico.
  • Santa Clara Women's Soccer Honors Three with Spring Forward Awards
    May 24, 2012
    With spring season over and enjoying some much needed time away from the field, Santa Clara women's soccer announced its three Spring Forward Award winners May 11. The three winners were sophomores Cali Reis and Nikki Ambrose and freshman Katie Speidel.
  • Midfield or Forward, Speidel is Ready to Attack
    May 15, 2012
    Bronco rising sophomore, Katie Speidel (KS), had an amazing fall season on the field as a first- year Bronco student-athlete with the women’s soccer team. Her hard work and determination led only to an even more impressive spring season with Broncos. Speidel has played soccer nearly her entire life, and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue her athletic career with the Broncos. Speidel sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) and discussed her position change from fall to spring season, and shared how she feels it was only a result of her improvement and growth as a player, physically and mentally. Whether it be from the wide-mid position or center forward, Speidel enjoys the attacking aspect of her offensive positions and will continue to increase her drive to goal.
  • Henninger Signs with New York Fury of WPSL
    May 12, 2012
    The New York Fury has signed former Santa Clara University goalkeeper Bianca Henninger for the 2012 WPSL Elite season.
  • Marlborough Awaiting 2013 Season
    May 09, 2012
    For Morgan Marlborough, her decision to transfer from Nebraska and join the Broncos in her final year of eligibility is worth the wait.
  • Alexis Rubattino Travels to Dominican Republic For Live-Changing Trip With Kids Alive International
    May 07, 2012
    Bronco women’s soccer player Alexis Rubattino (AR) spent her 2012 spring break far away from the familiarity of the Mission Campus, traveling to the Dominican Republic to help underprivileged and orphaned kids. The junior Bronco goalkeeper thoroughly enjoyed her first trip outside of her home country, forming many close bonds with the locals while gaining a deeper understanding of her life goals. Fresh off the trip and a successful spring soccer season, Rubattino caught up with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about her experience in the Dominican Republic and her efforts to gain the coveted title of starting goalkeeper for the Bronco women's soccer team.
  • Women's Soccer Concludes Second Consecutive Undefeated Spring Season
    May 01, 2012
    Posting a perfect 5-0 record, Santa Clara women's soccer outscored its opponents 20-4 this spring on the way to its second consecutive undefeated spring season. The Broncos will take a break from the soccer field before pre-season practice begins again in August.
  • Women's Soccer Wrap-Ups Spring Season This Weekend vs. Stanford and Fresno State
    April 27, 2012
    Looking to complete its second consecutive undefeated spring season, Santa Clara women's soccer will take on Stanford Fri., April 27 at 7 p.m. and Fresno State on Sun., April 29 at 4 p.m. Both games will take place at Buck Shaw Stadium.
  • Johnston Excels on the International Pitch
    April 25, 2012
    Whether it is singing with her teammates or launching the ball into the back of the net, rising junior and Santa Clara forward Julie Johnston is taking full-advantage of her opportunity to suit up with the U20 U.S. soccer team.
  • Women's Soccer Ready for Spring Match vs. San Jose State
    April 20, 2012
    Coming off of a 3-0 win over the semi-profession Sacramento Storm, Santa Clara women's soccer will play its third spring match Sun., April 22 at 7 p.m. vs. San Jose State at Buck Shaw Stadium.
  • Bronco Women's Soccer Prepares For Spring Match Against Semi-Professional Sacramento Storm
    April 13, 2012
    After taking down 2011 NCAA Tournament opponent Cal 4-2 last match to open spring play, Santa Clara's women's soccer team will play its second spring game vs. the Sacramento Storm, a semi-professional team of the Women's Soccer Premier League, on Sat., April 14 at 3 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium. All spring games are free and open to the public.
  • US Youth Soccer Region IV GODP Announces New Head Coach Jerry Smith
    March 30, 2012
    U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV is pleased to announce that Coach Jerry Smith, Coach of the women’s soccer program at Santa Clara University, has accepted the position of Head Coach for the Region IV Girls ODP Program.
  • Julie Johnston Helps U20 U.S. Women's National Team Advance To World Cup
    March 09, 2012
    Julie Johnston of Santa Clara women's soccer continued her impressive play in the CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championship. The U.S. topped Mexico by a score of 4-0, the first goal being scored by Johnston. The win advances to U.S. to the championship game and clinches a spot in the World Cup in Japan from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8.
  • Julie Johnston Scores In CONCACAF U20 Women's Soccer Championships
    March 07, 2012
    Santa Clara women's soccer All-American Julie Johnston is currently participating int he U20 World Cup Qualifying in Panama City, Panama. A 6-0 win over the host city Panama propelled the American team to a win in Group B. Johnston scored a goal in the 53rd minute to help the U.S.'s offensive charge.
  • Johnston and Huerta Represent Santa Clara at U20 Women's Soccer Training Camp
    February 15, 2012
    While most students are still shaking off the rust of a three week winter break, Santa Clara University women's soccer was well represented at the U20 Women's Soccer National Team Camp in January. First-Team All-American and First-Team All-WCC sophomore Julie Johnston and First-Team All-WCC freshman Sofia Huerta worked with some of the best young talent in the country. Johnston and Huerta were first and second on the Bronco roster in goals scored in 2011 with nine and eight, respectively. Johnston, a member of the active roster, went to La Manga, Spain a month later to compete with the team in U20 World Cup qualifying.
  • Santa Clara Women's Soccer Announces Class of 2016
    February 09, 2012
    Adding to a Bronco team roster that was ranked as high as No. 7 in the country in 2011, Santa Clara head women's soccer coach Jerry Smith announced the signing of five players for the class of 2016 Thursday. The class consists of four attacking players and a goalkeeper.
  • Meet The Newest Santa Clara Women's Soccer Player Morgan Marlborough
    February 06, 2012
    Morgan Marlborough (MM), one of the top goal-scorers in the country, knew what she wanted when she decided to transfer for her senior season: to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time and have a chance to win the national championship. She chose to come to Santa Clara University to try and accomplish her goals and help the program return to the top of the women's college soccer world in her last collegiate season. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) recently sat down with Marlborough to talk about how things have gone so far on the Mission Campus and what she can bring to a team that was ranked as high as No. 7 in 2011.
  • Santa Clara To Host Women's Coaching Alliance one-day seminar entitled We Coach U
    January 30, 2012
    With featured talks by Stanford head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer and Santa Clara women's soccer volunteer assistant and World Cup and Olympic soccer champion Brandi Chastain, the Santa Clara University athletic department will host a Women's Coaching Alliance one-day seminar entitled We Coach U. The seminar is for women coaches, including aspiring coaches, at any level and will be held Mon., Feb. 20.
  • Morgan Marlborough Transfers To Santa Clara
    January 24, 2012
    Santa Clara women's soccer has landed one of the top goal-scorers in the nation with the transfer of senior-to-be Morgan Marlborough from the University of Nebraska. Marlborough is the back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and All-American. She will have to sit out the 2012 season due to the NCAA's transfer rules.
  • All-American Henninger Taken in WPS Draft
    January 13, 2012
    Santa Clara All-American goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was taken with the first pick in the third round, 13th overall, by the Philadelphia Independence in the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer Draft on Friday. Henninger joins a long list of Broncos to be selected in the WPS Draft including Jordan Angelis (second round), Kiki Bosio (third round), Amanda Poach (third round) Katherine Reynolds (fourth round) and Meagan Snell (fifth round) in 2010.
  • Women's Soccer Announces Camp Dates
    January 12, 2012
    Nationally ranked Santa Clara women's soccer has announced the dates for its SCU Girls Winter Soccer Academy as well as the dates for its Summer Day Camp.
  • Two Broncos Named All-Americans
    December 09, 2011
    Coming off a 13-win season and the 23rd trip to the NCAA Tournament in the program's history , the Santa Clara University women's soccer team was honored with two All-America selections. Sophomore midfielder Julie Johnston was the lone Bronco to be named a First Team All-American and goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was named to the Third Team.
  • 2011 Santa Clara Women's Soccer Season In Review
    December 05, 2011
    In a season in which it went to the 23rd NCAA Tournament in school history, the Santa Clara University women's soccer team (13-2-6; 6-1-1 WCC) reestablished the lofty standards set by a program that has made 10 College Cup appearances and took home a national championship in 2001. The Broncos reached as high as No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll after topping undefeated and then-No. 3 Pepperdine on Oct. 28. The Broncos won 13 games for the third consecutive season but cut their losses from seven in 2009 and 2010 to two in 2011.
  • Julie Johnston Named Semi-Finalist For M.A.C. Hermann Trophy
    December 05, 2011
    Following up her West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year award in 2010, Santa Clara women's soccer's Julie Johnston has been named a semi-finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy for her play in 2011.
  • Santa Clara Can't Advance Past Cal In NCAA Tournament's First Round
    November 12, 2011
    In the first round of it's 23rd NCAA Tournament, No. 11 Santa Clara University women's soccer (13-2-6; 6-1-1 WCC) couldn't advance against California (12-7-3; 5-4-2 Pac-12) as the game ended in a 1-1 tie and Cal moved on on penalty kicks 4-3. In a game where each team controlled possession for long stretches the Broncos were unable to keep their season alive and advance to the second round.
  • Santa Clara Women's Soccer Ready For NCAA Tournament First Round
    November 08, 2011
    Preparing for its 23rd NCAA Tournament and ranked No. 11 in the country, Santa Clara University women's soccer (13-2-5; 6-1-1 WCC) will host Cal (12-6-2; 5-4-2 Pac-12) in the First Round. The game will be at Buck Shaw Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 12.
  • Seven Broncos Honored By WCC
    November 08, 2011
    Preparing for its 23rd NCAA Tournament in 24 seasons, No. 11 Santa Clara had six players honored by the West Coast Conference Tuesday. Highlighting the honorees, senior All-American goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was named the 2011 WCC Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • Broncos To Host Cal In NCAA Tournament First Round At 2 PM On Nov. 12
    November 07, 2011
    Earning its 22nd NCAA Tournament bid on Monday, the seventh-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team will play Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sat., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The game will be at Buck Shaw Stadium where the Broncos went 7-1-2 during the regular season. Its only loss at home was 2-0 to No. 1 Stanford.
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