Graduation ceremonies held for Class of 2012.
The rollercoaster season that has been 2011 for the LMU men's soccer team takes its final twist this week as the Lions continue their quest for the WCC title. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, LMU welcomes San Diego to Sullivan Field for a 2 p.m. kick off. On Friday, Nov. 11, the regular season comes to a close in Moraga, Calif., with a 2 p.m. match at Saint Mary's.
Tying their highest scoring output of the season, the LMU men's soccer team earned a crucial 4-1 win over visiting Gonzaga Sunday at Sullivan Field.
Devin Sixt Photos October 16, 2011
Men's Soccer vs San Jose State September 16, 2011
MSOC vs. UC Riverside - September 9, 2011 Photos by Allie Shorin
Men's Soccer vs San Francisco - November 14, 2010
Men's Soccer vs. Gonzaga - Oct. 8, 2010. Photos by Allie Shorin
David Ponce played two seasons for LMU after transferring from UC Santa Barbara...
Appeared in 19 matches while starting 14... logged 1,183 minutes... scored two goals and added one assist for five points... first goal came in LMU's 4-1 win over UC Riverside (Sept. 9)... also scored in a 4-1 win over Gonzaga (Nov. 6)... assisted the fourth goal versus the Zags...
Second Team All-WCC... WCC Player of the Month (Oct.)... 2010-11 LMU Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year award recipient... back-to-back WCC Player of the Week (Oct. 11 and Oct. 18)... TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (Oct. 11)... Wildcat Invitational All-Tournament Team... played in 19 games, starting 17... tied for second on team with six goals and five assists for 17 points... attempted 38 shots, putting 18 on target... led team with four game-winning goals... either scored or assisted on seven of LMU's 12 game-winning-goals on the season... registered at least one point in each of the first three games of the season, all of which proved decisive in the wins... assisted on game-winning-goals vs. San Diego State (Sept. 1) and Cal State Northridge (Sept. 5) before scoring the GWG in overtime to beat Kentucky 1-0 (Sept. 10)... posted streak of four straight games with at least two points (Oct. 3-Oct. 13)... scored lone goal in 1-0 win at Saint Mary's (Oct. 3), then assisted on first two goals in 3-1 win vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 8)... had a goal and an assist in 3-2 home win vs. Portland (Oct. 10), followed by first career two-goal game, including overtime game-winner, vs. San Diego (Oct. 13)... also had game-winning-goal vs. Saint Mary's (Nov. 12)...
At UC Santa Barbara...
Played in 12 games during his first campaign with the Gauchos... one of five freshman to record at least one goal and one assist... scored lone goal of the season at Columbia (9/14)... played 48 minutes, the most of the season, against No. 8 ranked UC Irvine... recorded only assist of the season on the first goal during the 4-2 victory against Evansville (9/18)...
Two-year letterwinner at Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., for Coach Kevin Otsuji... played club soccer with Slammers FC, Irvine Strikers, and Pateadores... won a Cal-South/Cal-North Premier state title with Pateadores in 2007... a 2007 CYSA National Cup finalist... captained the Pateadores squad... tallied 19 goals and 11 assists in 2007... Strikers won a U.S. Club Soccer regional title in 2006... served as a five-year captain of the Strikers... recorded 29 goals and 15 assists with the Strikers in 2006...
David Rey Ponce was born on September 4, 1990 in Irvine, Calif.... parents are Sean and Cynthia Ponce... has an older brother, Christopher... chose LMU over Saint Louis University, Cal Poly, Creighton, and Saint Mary's because of the coaching staff... was club teammate of current Lions Jonas Reiter and Mitch Boland on Pateadores... sociology major...
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