In a rare occurrence, Stanford’s women’s soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe and new men’s coach Jeremy Gunn were each named National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday
Fresh off a runner-up finish at the College Cup and just two years removed from leading the Charlotte men’s soccer team to the program’s first NCAA appearance—a turnaround engineered in just five short years—coach Jeremy Gunn was poised to turn the 49ers into perennial NCAA contenders
After an action-packed couple of weeks that saw the Stanford men’s soccer team dismantle and blow out a ranked opponent, lose heavily to the conference champions on Senior Day and shut out and dominate its fiercest rivals on the road in the last game of the season — all before its coach of 11 years resigned — the Cardinal now goes into hibernation for the winter. That’s not to say that the players will be slacking off, but after an intense (albeit shortened) season, it’s time to take a little break, eat some turkey and ace those finals.
After 10 years without a victory against Cal at Edwards Stadium, the Stanford men’s soccer team made its way across the Bay on Friday, hopeful but wary about its last match of the season. With a 3-0 win, the Cardinal (6-10-2, 3-6-1 Pac-12) ended its season on a high note, finally winning a road game and leaving positive signs for the team’s future
Standing in the last two spots of the Pac-12, the Cardinal and the Golden Bears can hardly boast about their 2011 seasons. Friday afternoon, however, the annual Stanford-California matchup is bound to bring out Herculean performances from these long-standing rivals.
With Senior Day as a perfect backdrop for what promised to be a cracking game, the Cardinal seniors were eager to lead their team to its fifth consecutive home win against UCLA in their final outing at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. However, the Cardinal was outmatched, falling 3-0 to the Bruins