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Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

Men’s soccer kicks off

Men’s soccer kicks off

Kenta Mcafee

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

As soccer season approaches, Chico State fans are buzzing with excitement at the new faces they'll see on the field.The Wildcats welcomed forward Rajaee DeLane, a transfer student from De Anza College, to the team as well as Jesus Ramos, from Juarez, Mexico. While the men's soccer team has gained many new recru...

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...

Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Lars Gustafson

April 15, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

From the pitch in the University Soccer Stadium at Chico State to Bonney Field in Sacramento, former midfielder Octavio Guzman has worked his way into the United Soccer League playing for the Sacramento Republic. Guzman played forward for the Wildcats and was part of a squad that reached the N...

Chico State men’s soccer team season recap

Chico State men’s soccer team season recap

Jose Olivar

November 4, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State’s men’s soccer team will miss the playoffs for the first time in five years.The men’s soccer team finished eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings, with a 3-6-2 conference record and an 8-6-3 overall record. It was only the second in head men's s...

Men’s soccer team ends season with 2-2 tie

Men’s soccer team ends season with 2-2 tie

Emerson Keenan

October 31, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[box]Chico State 2, Cal State San Bernardino 2 (OT)Goals: 1 - Matt Hurlow (sixth of season); 1 - Carter Johnson (fourth of season)Assists: 2 - Justin Saul (fifth of season) [/box]The Chico State men's soccer team ended its season on Thursday with a 2-2 overtime tie to Cal State San Bernardino in Chico. With the loss, the team fel...

Ex-Wildcat helps soccer team to title run

Angelo Boscacci

October 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Octavio Guzman accumulated 14 goals, 14 assists and combined for 28 shots on goal as a Chico State soccer player.Guzman is now a member of Sacramento Republic FC, which won the United States League championship game 2-0 on Sept. 27. The ex-'Cat scored the go-ahead goal in the game, giving Sacramento t...

Men’s soccer player returns from injury to lead team

Men’s soccer player returns from injury to lead team

Emerson Keenan

September 16, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Returning from a foot injury can be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome, especially in a sport that revolves around footwork. But coming back from two injuries to the same foot, that's even tougher. Chico State men's soccer player Michael Janjigian knows firsthand, or foot, because he went through the same injury twice. Now the senior captain is on the comeback trail for...

First-years having early success on men’s soccer team

First-years having early success on men’s soccer team

Jose Olivar

September 15, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

One of the biggest issues for the Chico State men’s soccer team this season was the departure of 11 players last year.Because of that, the Wildcats needed help from their incoming first-years and transfers to make it to the playoffs for the sixth time under head coach Felipe Restrepo. ...

Chico State men’s soccer team wins 2-0

Chico State men’s soccer team wins 2-0

Jose Olivar

September 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team won its second game of the season Friday night against a tough opponent, the Academy of Arts, with a final score of 2-0. First-year midfielder Carter Johnson scored his first collegiate goal to give Chico State (2-0-1) the lead at 31:33 in the first half. The Wildcats ...

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