Sunday, October 4, 2009

2009 NCAA Champions?

After destroying #9 Indiana on Friday 3-0, this UCSB team looks like a true National Championship contender. They are 7-2-1 this year with wins over UC Irvine, Rutgers, West Virginia, Indiana, and even the U17 Mexican National team. They have so many attackers on the field, no wonder they average a whopping 2.3 goals per game. Then the central midfielders, Danny Barrera and Luis Silva, are two of the best in the country and they are only sophomores. The defense is an international frenzy with Englishmen Rob Hoyle, Swedish guy Martin Hedevag, and New Zealand man, 2008 Olympian Michael Boxall playing solid. The goalie duties are led by Sam Hayden whose defense is only giving up 1.1 goals per game. And of course, the legend, the man, the coach Tim Vom Steeg who has turned a laughing stock into one of the premiere programs in the country. With a relatively young team this year, he has transformed these young men into a team that is going to keep winning. With the way these Gauchos have played this year, this December the students of UCSB could be celebrating another National Championship in the streets of Isla Vista!

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