Aug. 31, 2006
A look ahead...
USD will travel back to the East Coast this upcoming weekend to take on the Brown University Bears (0-0-0) in their home opener on Friday September 1, followed by a match against the Providence College Friars (1-1-0) on Sunday September 3.
A look back....
Of the 22 players that saw action for
Five of the seven freshman from
Midfield Ciaran O'Brien made a nice first impression on the soccer fans as he scored not only his first career goal as a Torero but the very first goal for the 2006 season in the 55th minute against the Scarlet Knights. O'Brien also tallied an assist against
Midfield Mike Barbeito also took a clean shot against the Great Danes for his first career goal at
Owning the Goal...
The Toreros have managed to record an own goal from their two opponents this season so far. The first one came in the 77th minute against
11th Ranked Recruits in the Nation...
The 2006 USD men's soccer recruiting class was ranked 11th in the nation this past week according to a poll conducted by CollegeSoccerNews.com. The recruits include Ciaran O'Brien (
CollegeSoccerNews.com describes this class as "...strong, fast, and ready to do their part to give the Toreros the lift they need to secure enough big wins to get back to the NCAA Tourney..."
The top recruit coming to USD according to CollegeSoccerNews.com, Ciaran O'Brien, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year from the State of
Ryan Peterman from
WCC Preseason Poll
The West Coast Conference pre-season coaches tagged