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From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Wondolowski and San Jose held scoreless in home finale

Wondolowski and San Jose held scoreless in home finale

Wesley Harris

October 22, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes 20 shot attempts were not enough to get past Tim Howard and the Colorado Rapids. Colorado's defense held things down in their goal territory the majority of the game. They shadowed former Chico State Wildcat, Chis Wondolowski, the number 2 leading scorer in MLS history, to preven...

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Although the name has changed from the original Soccercats to Wildcats, one thing has remained the same for Chico State soccer during the last 50 years — a winning tradition. Former coach Don Batie started that tradition when he took over in 1967. He went on to lead the team to a 326-153-45 rec...

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Dylan Wakefield

January 19, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Seven months after debuting as a rookie last summer in the 2014 World Cup, former Chico State men's soccer player Chris Wondolowski has returned to the national team once again, this time as a veteran player. Not only is Wondolowski becoming a regular in the national scene, but he is a potential leader to ...

Wondo takes Wildcats to World Cup

Emerson Keenan

August 27, 2014


Filed under Sports

Former Chico State soccer player Chris "Wondo" Wondolowski continued what has been a storied soccer career, playing in the World Cup in Brazil this summer with the United States men's national team. The immersion in soccer at the World Cup was something he will always remember, but being a professional on ...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

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