The Orion

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Practice makes perfect as Luis Martinez prepares for his match. Photo courtesy of Luis Martinez.

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015

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...

Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Octavio Guzman, left, battles for the ball against a player from the Charleston Battery team last year. Photo courtesy of Octavio Guzman

Lars Gustafson

April 15, 2015

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...

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Former Chico State student Chris Wondolowski talks to the media after playing for the U.S. Men's National Team against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in May 2014. Photo Courtesy Jason Halley/University Photographer.

Dylan Wakefield

January 19, 2015

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 ...

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