The future looks bright for the UCSB men’s soccer team following head coach Tim Vom Steeg’s announcement of the latest additions to the 2012 roster on Wednesday.
Brandon Brockway from Oregon State, to the fall 2012 roster. Brockway, a defender, redshirted this past season at Oregon State and will come to UCSB with four years of eligibility. The Tacoma, Wash. native was an All-League and All-Area team pick at Todd Beamer High School. Brockway played club for Sounders Academy and WPFC Academy teams.
"With the departure of Tim Pontius to the Seattle Sounders, we are excited to have Brandon’s size, athleticism and passing ability to compliment our back line," Vom Steeg said.
Brandon is the second WPFC Alumni to transfer to UCSB to don Gaucho’s colors (Ciaran O’Brien in 2007).
Brockaway joins a NCAA traditional power that has led the nation in average attendance the past five seasons. In 2007, the year after the Gauchos captured the program’s first NCAA title, UCSB averaged 3,435 fans and in 2008, that average improved to 3,444. The Gauchos’ 2009 attendance set a new NCAA record with 4,335 fans per game, which they bested in 2010 with 5,873 fans.
2011 Top-Five Average Home Attendances
Team (Average) 1. UCSB (4,782)
2. Maryland (3,781)
3. New Mexico (3,749)
4. Connecticut (3,579)
5. Akron (3,300)