Thursday, October 20, 2011

More updates soon!

With apologies, the last 45 days have been busy, busy, busy for me personally, and the 32 panels postings have stopped. But, light is shining at the end of the tunnel, and I will be updating again this weekend, so keep an eye out for more fantastic Central Coast Soccer News!

Let me know if you have any news you thing I should post!
Thomas F. Lebens |

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mustang Soccer Program Passes it on with Coaching Series

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Sixth-year Cal Poly men’s soccer head coach Paul Holocher recently announced the return of the program’s Summer Youth Coaching Series, a set of eight free educational seminars aimed at the possession game and ball retention. Developed for youth coaches at all levels and titled “Pass It On,” the seminar series will incorporate warmup drills to develop skill, vision and possession intelligence; passing and receiving exercises that promote control and two-footed play... Read more

Mustangs Add to Recruiting Pyle with Texas Standout

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s strong recruiting class only got deeper recently with the announcement by fifth-year head coach Paul Holocher that outside back Stephen Pyle will be joining the Mustangs for the 2011 campaign. A three-time All-Texas first team selection, the 6-0 Pyle (Lake Travis HS; Austin, Texas) strengthens a seven-player incoming freshman class that had already earned a four-star grade (of five) by Pyle joins forward Keegan... Read more

Big West Men's Soccer Set for 2012 Reorganization

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Big West Conference office announced on Tuesday morning that the Sacramento State men’s soccer program will join the league as an associate member, beginning with the 2012 campaign. The inclusion of Sacramento State, joining from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, increases the Big West’s men’s soccer roster to eight total programs and splits the conference table into two four-team divisions. Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State and UC Davis... Read more

Former Mustang Assistant Korytoski Blazing a Trail in Guatemala

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Less than a year after departing the Cal Poly men’s soccer program to accept a position managing Guatemalan third division club Antigua GFC, Ziggy Korytoski has directed the side to a promotion back to the second tier at the first asking. The efforts of Korytoski, who helped the Mustangs to a combined 19-16-8 overall record, an 11-5-5 Big West mark and consecutive second-place showings in the conference standings during the 2008... Read more

Mustang Soccer Remains on National Radar During Offseason

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer team may have completed its spring exhibition schedule and training regimen this past weekend, but the program continues to generate national headlines heading into the 2011 season. Sixth-year head coach Paul Holocher’s squad, expected to return nine regular starters from a 2010 side that finished 8-7-3 overall and posted a fourth-successive top-three showing in the Big West standings with a 5-3-2 mark, was named by Read more

Alum Grillo Named Director of Men's Soccer Operations

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer team and Mustang Athletics Department announced recently that former midfielder Anthony Grillo has been named the program’s director of operations. A four-year letterwinner for the Mustangs (2005-08), Grillo, in his current capacity, will organize the program’s alumni relations endeavors and events and oversee Cal Poly’s community outreach programs, such as student of the game presentations at central coast elementary schools and free coaching clinics for local... Read more

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Long off season!

This author is really excited to see the Mustangs kick off the 2011 season! The men's team should have an exciting year with some top competition, including Cal, and the women should be in top form after a rebuilding year in 2010.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mustangs Announce Spring Schedule

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Head coach Alex Crozier has announced the Cal Poly women’s soccer spring schedule that will include a team from the Pac-10 and the West Coast Conference. Crozier returns 29 players from a squad that posted a 9-9-1 record last season. Crozier posts a 225-119-36 overall record during his 19 year Cal Poly career. Crozier is a four-time Big West Coach of the year and has claimed seven Big West Conference regular ... Read more

Women's Soccer Signs Seven Player to Letters of Intent

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- A total of seven soccer players have signed national letters of intent to continue their soccer careers for the six-time Big West Champion Cal Poly Mustangs. The announcement was made Friday by head women’s soccer coach Alex Crozier. “We've worked hard to find a very athletic, dynamic group of soccer players.” Said Crozier. “These players all bring something special to Cal Poly and we are looking forward to adding them to our ... Read more

Mustang Soccer Program Adds Two Transfers for 2011 Season

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Two weeks after the Cal Poly men’s soccer team unveiled its six-player incoming freshman class, head coach Paul Holocher and the Mustang Athletics Department jointly announced that forwards Benny Estes and Dakota Collins will be transferring into the program for the 2011 campaign. Estes (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Trabuco Hills HS) will arrive on the central coast from Saint Louis University, where he co-led the Billikens last season with three goals ... Read more

Mustangs Bolster Attack with National Letter of Intent Signees

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men’s soccer team solidified its future attacking corps with the recent joint announcement by sixth-year head coach Paul Holocher and the Mustang Athletics Department that the program has inked six players to National Letters of Intent with the expectation of joining the program for the 2011 campaign. Set to join the program for the upcoming season are forward Keegan Smith (Temecula, Calif., Temecula Valley HS), winger Chase Minter ... Read more