2009-10 Records Overall Record: 11-21 WCC Record: 3-11
Name: Kevin Foster Position: Guard Class: Sophomore
Kevin Foster, the 2009 WCC Co-Newcomer of the Year, got off to a fantastic start last season, leading the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game through the first six games before suffering a foot injury that sidelined the remainder of the season. Now healthy, Foster looks to regain his status as one of the elite players in the conference and lead the Broncos back up the conference standings.
The Broncos suffered a major setback early in the 2009-10 season when sophomore guard Kevin Foster suffered a right foot injury in the final minutes of Santa Clara's 79-68 victory at UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 1. Foster, the 2008-09 WCC Co-Newcomer of the Year, was averaging a team-best 19.8 points per game.
Foster, who received a medical redshirt, will team up with sophomore Robert Smith to give the Broncos one of the top backcourts in the conference. Smith enjoyed a standout first season at SCU and was named to the five-man WCC All-Freshman team last season after averaging 12.1 ppg and leading the team with 3.0 apg.
Smith led the Broncos in minutes played per game, seeing action in every game, and set the Santa Clara freshman school record for minutes played with 1,049.
Junior forward Marc Trasolini (6-9) looks to build upon an impressive sophomore campaign in which he led the team in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (6.1 rpg), and blocked shots (1.6 bpg). For his efforts, Trasolini was named All-WCC honorable mention.
Trasolini enters the season ranked No. 5 on the Broncos' career blocked shots list with 87 and is on pace to break John Bryant's school record (246, 2005-09).
Sophomores F Niyi Harrison and G/F Ray Cowels look to improve upon solid freshmen seasons. Harrison averaged 7.6 ppg to go along with 4.6 rpg, while Cowels tossed in 7.3 ppg and led the team in three-point field goals (46).
The Broncos, who featured the seventh-youngest team in the country (statsheet.com) last season, will still have a relatively young roster with nine underclassmen.