The Orion

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Mike O'Malley before his resignation as Chico State's men's head soccer coach. Photo courtesy of Mike O'Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Former men's soccer player Michael Janjigian sets up on defense against Cal State Dominguez Hills last season. Photo Credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 28, 2015

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 takes Wildcats to World Cup

Emerson Keenan

August 27, 2014

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 ...

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