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