The Orion

First-year goalie key to men’s soccer team’s early success

Chico State freshman soccer player Luke Dennison has helped Chico State to a 5-0-1 start on the year. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Emerson Keenan

September 22, 2014

It's not that often that a first-year goalkeeper starts on a college soccer team. It's even less often when that goalie delivers four shutouts in his first five games.Meet Luke Dennison.The first-year starting goalie has allowed just one goal so far on the season, and is a big reason why the Chico State...

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

Chico State men's soccer player Patrick Lee approaches a defender in a game earlier this season.

Jose Olivar

September 15, 2014

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. ...

Men’s soccer team wins 1-0 over Saint Martin’s

Chico State men' soccer player Mike Janjigian had a big role defensively in the Wildcat's shutout  on Sunday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 14, 2014

The Chico State mens soccer team beat the Saint Martins Saints 1-0 at home Sunday for the team's second straight shutout.Both teams went scoreless through the first period. Just after the second half began, Akwafei Ajeakwa shot home a cross from Patrick Lee for the lone goal of the game.Senior defender Mike Janjigian...

Behind the scenes: From athlete to assistant

Nicholas Woodard

September 10, 2013

Behind every well-oiled sports team, there’s a hard-working coach making all the right moves. And behind that coach, an assistant coach working just as hard. “It’s a lot to handle,” said Zach Bradford, the assistant men’s soccer coach at Chico State. “It’s my first fall semester as the head assistant coa...

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