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2015 Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – San Diego and Santa Clara shared the 2015 West Coast Conference Championship and both teams dominated the major individual honors and All-WCC teams. The Toreros and Broncos combined for five major individual honors and each placed four on the All-WCC first and second teams. 

It was the third WCC title in four years for San Diego and the first for Santa Clara since winning the regular season hardware in 2010. The Broncos claimed the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of a head-to-head win against the Toreros. 

San Diego senior forward Keegan Smith captured WCC Player of the Year honors, while Torero senior midfielder Darragh Vieyra collected Defender of the Year accolades. Two seniors shared Goalkeeper of the Year honors – Loyola Marymount’s Paul Blanchette and Santa Clara’s Kendall McIntosh – while Santa Clara’s Luis Urias was tabbed as Freshman of the Year. 

Santa Clara’s Cam Rast won Coach of the Year honors. It is the fifth career honor for the Bronco mentor and the first since 2010. All five individual awards - including the all-conference teams and the all-freshman team - were voted on by the WCC's eight head coaches. 

Smith becomes the second consecutive Torero to take home WCC Player of the Year honors and the 12th overall. Smith enjoyed a strong senior campaign and led the league in shots (29/4.14) and was among WCC leaders in points (9/3rd), goals (3/4th) and assists (3/4th) during league action. Two of Smith’s tallies were game-winners. 

Blanchette secures top goalkeeper honors for the second time (2013) and posted a 0.99 GAA with a WCC-best 4.0 shutouts and ranked second among league-leaders in save percentage at 81.1%. McIntosh posted a 0.82 GAA and 3.0 shutouts during WCC play, both marks good for third place among league keepers. The Goalkeeper of the Year award was instituted in 2011 and Santa Clara has claimed two of them, while Blanchette is the first repeat winner. 

Darragh Vieyra is the ninth Torero named Defensive Player of the Year and second straight, following former teammate Julian Ringhof. Vieyra keyed a San Diego defensive unit that posted three league shutouts and rolled a 5-0-1 WCC start. 

Urias is the fourth Bronco to capture Freshman of the Year honors and the first since Jalil Anibaba was tabbed in 2007. Urias stabilized the Broncos during a stretch run which saw Santa Clara bounce back from a 1-1-1 conference start to a 4-0 finish. Santa Clara allowed just three goals in its last five league contests. 

In his 13th season as the top Bronco, Rast, lifted Santa Clara (10-7-1, 5-1-1 WCC) to a strong finish after a 1-4 start. Santa Clara was picked fifth in the preseason poll, but earned its seventh NCAA Tournament berth and fifth WCC title under Rast’s direction. 

With just three points separating the top four teams in the standings, no fewer than seven programs had at least one first team All-WCC selection. Due to a tie, 12 student-athletes made the first team.  

Santa Clara will represent the WCC in the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, opening play Thursday, Nov. 19 when it travels to the O.C. to take on the Titans of Cal State Fullerton (13-7-1). Match time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Titan Stadium. 

In all, the WCC has made 89 NCAA appearances, culminating in 17 Final Four trips and five national titles. 

2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL HONORS

2015 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Cameron Rast, Santa Clara

2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Keegan Smith, San Diego

2015 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year
Darragh Vieyra, San Diego

2015 West Coast Conference Co-Goalkeepers of the Year
Paul Blanchette, Loyola Marymount; Kendall McIntosh, Santa Clara;

2015 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year
Luis Urias, Santa Clara 

2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer First Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

Valdemar Andersen

So.

D

Santa Clara

Alex Braman

Jr.

D

Saint Mary’s

Torrey DeArmas

Sr.

F

San Diego

Carlos Delgadillo

So.

F

Santa Clara

David Garrett

Jr.

F

San Francisco

Alvaro Madrigal

So.

F

Loyola Marymount

Hugo Rhoads

Sr.

D

Portland

Eddie Sanchez

Jr.

M

Portland

Rafael Sanchez

Jr.

D

Saint Mary’s

Keegan Smith

Sr.

F

San Diego

Darragh Vieyra

Sr.

M

San Diego

Ben White

So.

D

Gonzaga

 

2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer Second Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

Christian Aldama

So.

D

Pacific

Conner Bevans

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

Paul Blanchette

Sr.

GK

Loyola Marymount

Lucas Champenois

Sr.

GK

Saint Mary’s

Santiago Digiuseppe

Fr.

M

San Francisco

Kevin Gould

Sr.

D

San Francisco

John McFarlin

Sr.

M

Loyola Marymount

Kendall McIntosh

Sr.

GK

Santa Clara

Max Ornstil

Sr.

M

Santa Clara

Davi Ramos

Jr.

M

San Francisco

Michael Turner

Jr.

M

San Diego

 

2015 WCC Men’s Soccer Honorable Mention
Djordje Babic, San Diego; Cruz Corral, Loyola Marymount; Christian De Luna, San Francisco; Jakob Granlund, Gonzaga; Parker Holland, Santa Clara; Gaku Lange, Pacific; Aaron Lombardi, San Francisco; Thomas, Olsen, San Diego; Corey Schmidt, Saint Mary’s; Cole Souza, Loyola Marymount; Luis Urias, Santa Clara; Brandon Zambrano, Portland. 

2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer Freshman Team

Name

Pos.

School

Reid Baez

John Bovill

Santiago Digiuseppe

Stephen Dougherty

Andrew Glasnovic

Jordan Hughes

Lionel Mills

Matt Sipowicz

Cole Souza

Luis Urias

Garrett Wilson

MF

D

M

MF

GK

M

D

GK

D

D

MF

Portland

Loyola Marymount

San Francisco

Saint Mary’s

San Francisco

San Francisco

Portland

Santa Clara

Loyola Marymount

Santa Clara

Gonzaga