Men's Soccer Open Home Schedule Friday
Sept. 9, 2009
This Week: Cal Poly
The Cardinal will take part in the Cal Legacy Classic when they face Cal Poly at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The match will be the home opener for the Cardinal, who went 3-5-1 at home in 2008. It will be the 14th time the Cardinal and the Mustangs have faced each other with Stanford leading the all-time series 8-3-2. This season Cal Poly has gotten off to an 0-2 start with 1-0 losses at No. 2 Creighton and at home to UNLV.
On The Air
The match versus Cal Poly will be available via a webcast on gostanford.com. The link will be available on the front page of the website in the schedule section. As part of the new All-Access webstreaming coverage, Stanford soccer games along with several other sports can be seen at a monthly charge. In addition to the webcast a link to Gametracker live stats will be available.
Stanford Splits East Coast Road Trip
The Cardinal opened their season with a 1-1 road trip with games at Lehigh and Rutgers. After an opening 2-1 defeat to the Mountain Hawks, Stanford rebounded with a 2-0 win over the Scarlet Knights. Garrett Gunther led the Cardinal with goals in both games. He scored the lone goal early in the match against Lehigh and the game-winner in the second half at Rutgers. John Moore recorded the shutout against Rutgers, the tenth of his Stanford career.
Bret Simon Climbs Stanford All-Time Win List
Head Coach Bret Simon recorded his 69th win of his Stanford career with the 2-0 win over Rutgers. The win improved his career mark to 69-64-26. Simon currently ranks fifth in school history in wins, trailing fourth-place Bobby Clark who had 71 wins between 1996-2000.
Warshaw Named To Herman Trophy Watch List
Junior Bobby Warshaw has been named to the Herman Trophy Watch List as selected by the Missouri Athletic Club. The Hermann Trophy is considered the highest individual honor in collegiate soccer. Warshaw is coming off a sophomore season where he led the Cardinal in scoring and was named first team All-Pac-10. This season Warshaw has taken on a new role, playing in the central defense, as well as being the vocal leader of the team.
Novak and Morgan Return
2008 was supposed to be the year that seniors Evan Morgan and T.J. Novak led the Cardinal back to the NCAA's, but after both suffered season-ending injuries, they were forced to postpone the goal until 2009. Morgan is in his sixth year at Stanford, but after suffering a pair of knee injuries to both knees, he was granted a medical redshirt for the 2009 season. Novak played in the first six games in 2008, but after tearing his hamstring was granted a medical redshirt to come back for a fifth year. The duo will provide leadership for a fairly young team that will be looking to get back to the NCAA's for the first time since 2002.
Stanford Picked Third In Pac-10 Preseason Poll
Following a disappointing 2008 season, the Cardinal are expected to rebound according to the opposing coaches in the Pac-10. The Cardinal were picked third in the preseason poll, following Cal who was picked first with four first place votes and 24 points overall. UCLA was picked second with the remaining two first place votes and 22 points overall. The Cardinal received 15 points to rank above Washington (12), San Diego State (9) and Oregon State (8).
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