BYU MEN’S SOCCER 1
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BYU COUGARS (0-0-0)
2005: 0-0-0 overall, 0-0-0 division
vs. SAN DIEGO GAUCHOS (0-2-0)
(0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
All-time PDL: 10-24-2
Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. Sweetwater High School
vs. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SEAHORSES (1-0-0)
2005 Schedule/Results Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m. La Mirada High School
Date Opponent Time
4/27 REAL SALT LAKE* L, 1-3 Season Kicks Off in California
PROVO, Utah (May 11, 2005) – With hopes of improving on the progress made in 2004, the BYU
5/13 at San Diego 7:30 pm
men’s soccer team will begin the 2005 Premier Development Season on the road with games against
5/14 at Southern California 7:00 pm the San Diego Gauchos and the Southern California Seahorses Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. both
5/20 BAKERSFIELD 7:30 pm nights.
5/21 ORANGE COUNTY 7:30 pm
“We’ve never beaten San Diego before and we’ve only won three road games in the PDL,” BYU coach
6/3 NEVADA 7:30 pm Chris Watkins said. “This will be a major test for us. Coming home with points would be great for
6/6 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 5:00 pm us.”
6/10 at Orange County 7:30 pm
The Cougars finished 8-9-1 in 2004 after completing their first PDL season in 2003 with a 2-15-1
611 at Bakersfield 7:30 pm record. Watkins said he thinks his team will make even more strides in 2005.
617 at Boulder Rapids 6:00 pm
“If anything we’re a fit team and we have a lot of talent,” he said. “We just need it to come together
6/18 at Colorado Springs 6:30 pm
6/24 at Fresno Fuego 7:30 pm
6/25 at California Gold 7:00 pm Friday’s game, which will be played at Sweetwater High School, will be BYU’s second against San
Diego. The Gauchos, who have started the 2005 season with losses to Fresno and Orange County,
7/1 COLORADO SPRINGS 7:30 pm
will also be BYU’s last opponent of the regular season as the teams will square off in Provo, July 15
7/2 COLORADO SPRINGS* 7:30 pm at South Stadium.
7/7 BOULDER RAPIDS 7:30 pm
The Seahorses own a 3-1 advantage over the Cougars, sweeping two games from BYU in 2003 before
7/8 BOULDER RAPIDS* 7:30 pm
splitting a pair in 2004. They are currently 1-0, having started the season with a 2-0 victory over the
7/9 CALIFORNIA 7:30 pm Nevada Wonders on Saturday, May 7. This Saturday’s game will be played at La Mirada High School
7/15 SAN DIEGO 7:30 pm and will be the first of two meetings between the teams in 2005. Southern California will travel to
Provo for a match June 6.
* Indicates Exhibition ** All home games in bold The Gauchos and Seahorses finished with similar records to that of BYU in 2004 as San Diego was
9-9-2 and Southern California was 8-7-3. Both teams have the potential to make a run at the playoffs
Media Relations Information
Primary contact: Kyle Chilton The Cougars will be relying on the experience of players who have been in the program since BYU
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org was a club team and on the influx of new talent. The Cougars showed great potential in their first
exhibition of 2005, a 3-1 loss on a rainy-Provo night to the Real Salt Lake Reserves in April. BYU
played Salt Lake even for the first 80 minutes, keeping the score at 1-1 before yielding two goals set
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Home page: www.byusoccer.com
Forward Chris Lamb scored the only Cougar goal in the 49th minute when fellow-forward Matt Affleck
fed him with a perfectly placed pass just past midfield. Lamb beat the remaining defenders and eas-
Soccer Staff ily got the ball by the Real keeper. He had another opportunity late in the game on a similar situation
Head Coach: Chris Watkins only to be stopped in his tracks by a large puddle.
Career record: PDL - 10-24-2/3rd season
Watkins said the game provided invaluable experience for the squad and proved that his team will
Club - 125-11-9 compete for the PDL Southwest Division.
Assistant Coaches: Brian Jolley, Todd Bergeson
The Cougars will open at home the following weekend with games Friday and Saturday, May 20 and
Trainer: Deniece Oates
21 against Bakersfield and Orange County, one of the top teams from the 2004 PDL season.
BYU MEN’S SOCCER 2
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown No. Name Pos. Yr.
21 Matt Affleck F 6-3 185 Sr Sandy, Utah 0 Evan Price GK Fr
4 Brock Blake M 5-11 170 Sr South Ogden, Utah 0 Ryan DeGraff GK So
2 Jacob Cavanaugh F 5-9 165 So Sandy, Utah 00 Mike Lacey GK Jr
14 Clay Christenson D 5-11 180 So Sandy, Utah 1 Benjamin Walunas GK So
20 Jordan Cushman M 5-8 140 Fr Cumming, Georgia 2 Jacob Cavanaugh F So
0 Ryan DeGraff GK 6-0 175 So Houston, Texas 3 Morgan Gilliam D Jr
8 Aaron Gabbart D 6-0 180 Jr Reno, Nevada 4 Brock Blake M Sr
11 Gilbert Gaertner M 5-8 145 So Riverton, Utah 5 Brad Peterson D Sr
3 Morgan Gilliam M 5-11 160 Jr Arlington, Texas 6 Brock Trejo M So
13 Brent Jensen D 6-0 180 Fr Salt Lake City, Utah 7 Hugh Van Wagenen D So
15 Jeff Jensen M 5-9 170 Grd Irvine, California 8 Aaron Gabbart D Jr
00 Mike Lacey GK 6-3 210 Jr Farmington, New Mexico 9 Lehi Mackissack F Jr
10 Chris Lamb F 6-0 195 Sr Englewood, Colorado 10 Chris Lamb F Sr
9 Lehi Mackissack F 5-8 155 Jr Gustine, California 11 Gilbert Gaertner M So
22 Steve Magleby M/F 6-2 175 So Maryland 12 Justin Norton M So
18 Devin Matsumori D 5-10 185 Sr Sandy, Utah 13 Brent Jensen D Fr
24 Mason McMullin M 5-5 140 So Sandy, Utah 14 Clay Christenson D So
17 Tyson Miller F 6-2 185 So. Las Vegas, Nevada 15 Jeff Jensen M Grd
12 Justin Norton M 5-7 165 So Palm Beach, Florida 16 B.J. Pugmire M Fr
23 Ken Ojuka M 6-1 205 Jr Tucson, Arizona 17 Tyson Miller F So
5 Brad Peterson D 5-7 145 Sr Las Vegas, Nevada 18 Devin Matsumori D Sr
0 Evan Price GK 5-11 180 Fr Helena, Montana 20 Jordan Cushman M Fr
16 B.J. Pugmire M 5-10 160 Fr Yorba Linda, California 21 Matt Affleck F Sr
6 Brock Trejo M 5-10 165 So Temecula, California 22 Steve Magleby M/F So
7 Hugh Van Wagenen D 5-8 155 So Florida 23 Ken Ojuka M Jr
1 Benjamin Walunas GK 6-4 205 So Wilsonville, Oregon 24 Mason McMullin M So
BYU QUICK FACTS HEAD COACH CHRIS WATKINS
Location: Provo, Utah Chris Watkins, who led the Cougars to five national
Enrollment: 32,122 (Daytime) collegiate club championships, returns for his tenth
Founded: Oct. 15, 1875 by the Church of Jesus season as head coach of the BYU Men’s Soccer Team.
Christ of Latter-day Saints Watkins was the driving force behind BYU’s move from
Colors: Blue and white collegiate club to semi-pro status in 2003. He also
Nickname: Cougars remains an assistant coach for the BYU Women’s Soccer
Mascot: Cosmo team, which reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 2003.
Affiliation: PDL Western Conference,
Southwestern Division Coach Watkins had impressive credentials when he was
Arena: BYU South Stadium hired, both professional and collegiate. He played for the
Telephone: 801-371-2912 semi-pro Salt Lake City Flamengo from 1992-95 and for the Utah Blitzz in 2002.
Fax: NA While at Drake University, Watkins set the school’s single-season scoring record and
Web site: www.byusoccer.com made the All-Missouri Valley team. He later graduated from BYU.
2004 Record: 8-9-1
2004 Home Record: 5-4-0 BYU Men’s Soccer has a great reputation nationally and internationally because of
2004 Road Record: 3-5-1 Watkins’ knowledge of the game, which not only builds great athletes but also quality
players on and off the field. Chris and his wife Karen are the parents of three sons
and live in Mapleton, Utah.
BYU MEN’S SOCCER 3
A LOOK BACK AT 2004
The BYU Cougar’s showed much improvement in their second season After winning three of four, the Cougars endured a 1-3-1 stretch before winning
in the Premier Development League. After ending the 2003 season four of six. Two of the four wins were shutouts, a 5-0 blowout over the Califor-
with a 2-15-1 record and a fourth place ﬁnish in the PDL Southwest nia Gold and a 4-0 win over the Nevada Wonders.
Division, BYU made a commitment to hard work in the off-season. The
dedication paid off as the Cougars improved to 8-9-1 and out-scored BYU was especially strong in rematches with teams that had defeated them
their opponents 36-35 on the season. At South Stadium in Provo, BYU earlier in the season. The Cougars lost 3-1 to the Nevada Wonders on May
was 5-4-0 and had a 22-14 advantage in scoring. The Cougars ﬁnished 15 in Provo but came back at the end of the season for a 4-0 win on the road.
3-5-1 on the road. While again ﬁnishing in fourth place, BYU was just On the weekend of June 18 and 19, BYU played two away games against the
two points away in the standings from placing third in the division. California Gold and ended with a loss and a tie. Just a week later in Provo,
the Cougars dominated the Gold 5-0.
“We started to ﬁnd out how to compete at the PDL level,” BYU Coach
Chris Watkins said. “We improved from game one to the end of the sea- Forwards Matt Afﬂeck and Christopher Lamb provided much of the offense
son. By the middle of the season, we believed we could compete with for BYU, ﬁnishing 24 and 21 points, respectively. Lamb had a team-high 10
any team in the league and would have a shot at making the playoffs.” goals while Afﬂeck had nine. Afﬂeck and Gilbert Gaertner each handed out six
assists to lead the Cougars.
The 2004 season started much like the 2003 campaign, with the Cou-
gars suffering a three game losing streak. BYU bounced right back with “During our ﬁrst season we weren’t sure if we could compete,” Watkins said.
wins over Nevada, Southern California and Colorado Springs. “Once we got going, we decided we had to prove we belong in this league
and we did.”
“It was a tough start but we were playing some of the best teams in the
league,” Watkins said. “We had lost before so we knew not to get down
Sorted Alphabetically Sorted by Points
No. Name Pos GP Min G A Pts S F No. Name Pos G A Pts
21 Matthew Affleck F 17 1476 9 6 24 52 13 21 Matthew Affleck F 9 6 24
4 Brock Blake F 17 1289 0 2 2 21 30 13 Christopher Lamb F 10 1 21
12 Richie Bindrup D 9 250 0 0 0 3 1 11 Gilbert Gaertner M 3 6 12
15 Zachary De Francis M 6 174 1 0 2 3 4 9 Lehi Mackissack F 3 1 7
3 Chad Deshler M/F 11 716 2 1 5 22 12 3 Chad Deshler M/F 2 1 5
6 Aaron Gabbart D 15 1321 1 0 2 12 28 13 Bryant Pugmire F 2 0 4
11 Gilbert Gaertner M 18 1568 3 6 12 33 14 18 Devin Matsumori S 1 1 3
8 Morgan Gilliam M 1 60 0 0 0 0 0 20 Josh Robbins M 1 1 3
24 Brent Jensen M 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 4 Brock Blake F 0 2 2
13 Christopher Lamb F 17 1116 10 1 21 33 20 15 Zachary De Francis M 1 0 2
9 Lehi Mackissack F 14 563 3 1 7 12 8 6 Aaron Gabbart D 1 0 2
18 Devin Matsumori S 18 1640 1 1 3 4 13 22 Ken Ojuka M 1 0 2
22 Ken Ojuka M 18 1277 1 0 2 8 18 17 Christian Russell M 1 0 2
4 Chad Oyler D 18 1591 0 1 1 11 17 4 Chad Oyler D 0 1 1
5 Brad Peterson F 15 1192 0 0 0 14 16
13 Bryant Pugmire F 4 141 2 0 4 5 3 Goal Keeping Statistics
20 Josh Robbins M 13 495 1 1 3 8 6
14 Michael Rogers D 4 45 0 0 0 0 1 No. Name GP Min GA GAA W L T SO Saves
17 Christian Russell M 11 166 1 0 2 3 1 0 Gilliam, Brandon 18 1553 34 1.970 8 9 1 2 101
13 Benjamin Stevens M 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 00 Lacey, Michael 2 90 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 6
22 Hugh Van Wagenen D/M 17 913 0 0 0 4 11
BYU MEN’S SOCCER 4
2005 SEASON PREVIEW
After winning eight games in 2004 and finishing fourth place in the Premier De- Devin Matsumori has also been very consistent for BYU since the Cougars
velopmental League Southwest Division, the BYU men’s soccer team is looking to began playing in the PDL. He has played in every minute of every game and
make a name for itself in 2005. helped shut down opponents game after game. His durability gives the coach-
ing staff a player they know they can count on.
The Cougars have plenty of experienced and skilled players at the forward posi- Hugh Van Wagenen, who saw action last season, is another player with NCAA
tion. Matt Affleck and Chris Lamb, the top two scorers from 2004, will lead the experience. Before serving a mission to Sweden, Van Wagenen started two sea-
BYU attack. They will be joined by several players that will be expected to contrib- sons at George Mason University and was named team MVP as a sophomore.
ute and make an impact. Affleck had a team-high 24 points, including nine goals
and six assists, while Lamb had 21 points and a team-best 10 goals. Their play Rounding out the defense is Brad Peterson, a mainstay in the Cougar program.
will be key to the Cougars success. He brings six years of experience to the table and in 2004 was named to the
PDL Western Region team. Other defenders that will compete for playing time
Other players who will be expected to contribute at the forward position are Lehi include Clay Christenson, Jeff Jensen and Morgan Gilliam. Jensen is an inter-
Mackissack, Jacob Cavanaugh and Tyson Miller. Mackissack was fourth in 2004 in esting story, having played with the Cougars as an undergraduate and now
scoring with seven points, scoring three goals and adding one assist. In 2000 while returning to the team as a graduate student pursuing an M.B.A. His experience
BYU was still a club team, he showed scoring potential by netting 15 goals. should prove valuable.
Cavanaugh brings NCAA Division I experience having played at the University of GOALKEEPER
South Carolina for one season before serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Goalkeeper is the only position where BYU will not be returning a starter from
Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru. 2004. Brandon Gilliam started every game in 2004 and allowed just 1.97 goals
per contest. He is now serving a mission in Philadelphia.
Various players from the 2004 squad will be returning to compete for time at Mike Lacey is the frontrunner to take over the goalkeeping duties. Along with
midfield with several newcomers. Ken Ojuka, Brock Blake and Gilbert Gaertner appearing in two games, making six saves and allowing just one gaol in 90
are the most experienced players at the position and will be expected to provide minutes of action, he started several games for the Cougars in 2002. Ryan
leadership and stability. Degraff, Evan Price and Benjamin Walunas will be waiting in the wings hoping
to crack the lineup. Watkins said Degraff is extremely quick to the ball while
Gaertner, a two-year starter, was third on the team in scoring in 2004. He scored Walunas brings great size, long arms and athleticism to the team.
three goals and tied for the team lead with six assists. Morgan Gilliam, a starter
on the 2001 National Club Championship team, will likely see plenty of time on RETURN MISSIONARIES
the field. Three players who played with BYU while still a club team are rejoining the
Cougars after serving two-year missions. Steve Magelby and Mason McMullin
Another transfer, Brock Trejo, brings a wealth of experience to the team. Trejo will be competing for time at midfield while Clay Christenson will be looking
played at N.C. State in the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference for one year before to log time on defense.
serving a mission in Florida. His experience will provide needed depth for the
Cougars. Other players who may see action at midfield include Jordan Cushman, SCHEDULE
Jeff Jensen, Steve Magelby, Mason McMullin, Justin Norton and B.J. Pugmire. The Cougars’ schedule will be one of the most difficult ever for a BYU team.
They will have six games with three of the top-six teams in the PDL, the Fresno
DEFENDER Fuego (one), the Orange County Blue Star (two) and the Boulder Rapids Re-
Like the forward and midfielder positions, the defenders are deep, talented and serve (three).
experienced. Leading the pack is Aaron Gabbart, who has started both seasons
BYU has been in the PDL. His speed, toughness and ability to stay with the “This team is one of the deepest and most talented we’ve had at BYU,”
opposition’s top forward make him a valuable player for the Cougars. Coach Chris Watkins said. “The playoffs are not out of the question.”