Senior Night And Seattle U For Men's Soccer This Week

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose State men's soccer team will honor six seniors on Senior Day this Saturday when they wrap up regular season play hosting Seattle U.

vs. SEATTLE U (3-12-1, 1-7-1 MPSF)


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Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person.  The ticket office opens one hour prior to kick-off at Spartan Stadium or can be purchased by calling San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).   

The Redhawks are 3-12-1 overall this season and 1-7-1 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.  Last week they picked up their first conference win, a 2-1 victory over Houston Baptist on Friday, before falling to No. 10 New Mexico 0-3 on Sunday. 

Miguel Gonzalez, a junior striker, leads the team with 4 goals and has assisted on one other.  Freshman and junior forwards Hamza Haddadi and Brady Bellew have each found the back of the net three times and assisted on two others. 

Jake Feener has played 904:57 in goal this year and has posted an 2-7-1 record with 2.0 shutouts.  He has a 2.09 GAA and a .744 save percentage. 

Peter Fewing is back at the helm of the Redhawks after coaching the side from 1988-2005.  In those 18 seasons he compiled a 220-125-26 record and the 1997 NAIA National Championship and 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Since the 1973 season, the Spartans have a 7-0-3 record against the Redhawks.  San Jose State has a 1-0-3 record in Seattle having tied the match earlier this season 0-0.  When the match switches to San Jose, the Spartans haven't lost and hold a 6-0-0 mark against Seattle.


The San Jose State Spartans return to the MPSF Tournament for the second year in a row after qualifing just once, in 2009, between 2004 and 2010.

The Spartans entered the MPSF with a bang in 2000, winning the league after posting a 20-1-1 overall record and an 8-0-0 mark in conference.  They returned to the tournament in 2001 and 2002 and won the championship again in 2003, which happens to be the last time the side qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Last year the Spartans defeated Sacramento State 4-2 in the opening round before being defeated by then No. 1 New Mexico 3-0 in the semifinals.

The 2012 MPSF Men's Soccer Tournament will be contested in Albuquerque, N.M. from November 8-11.  Tickets for all MPSF Tournament game are now available.  For ticket information please contact Lea Cherry ( (505) 925-LOBO or through

General Admission Single Day tickets are $10 and college student single day tickets are $5

Prior to this weekend's matches, the only seed that's been wrapped up is #1 by New Mexico.  The Spartans can not, even with a win on Saturday against Seattle, get to the #2 seed.  Therefore they will be playing in one of the two quarterfinal matches on Thursday.  The opponent and time will be determined by this weekends play.

QUARTERFINALS Thursday, November 8
5:00pm - #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed
7:30pm - #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed

SEMIFINALS Friday, November 9
5:00pm - #1 Seed vs Lowest Remaining Seed
7:30pm - #2 Seed vs Highest Remaining Seed

CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, November 11
1:00pm - Semifinal Winners

The Spartans have taken the fewest shots (174) of any team in the MSPF, but have scored 24 goals in those attempts. San Jose State has converted a goal every 6.69 times they have pulled the trigger.  That is slightly better than last Friday's opponent New Mexico, the next closest MPSF team in this category.  The Lobos have taken 296 shots and scored 42 goals which is a goal for every 7.04 shots they attempt.

Steven Sanchez, Nick Murphy, Diego Ochoa, Christian Romero, Edwin Velazqueza and Dylan Murphy will be starting in and playing the home final match of their Spartan careers Friday night.  The six have been the backbone of the 2012 team.  They have combined for 53 starts and accounted for 13 of the team's 24 goals this season, topped by Sanchez's team-leading nine tallies and three game winners.  In addition, they have been responsible for six of the team's 20 assists. 

With a 2-0 win over the Houston Baptist on Sunday (10/28), San Jose State secured a bid to the 2012 MPSF Tournament.  It is the second year in a row the Spartans have made the Tournament and the first time since 2002 and 2003 that they have made it in consecutive years.

After Enrique Montano drove the ball hard down the right sideline and played it into the box.  Steven Sanchez pounced on the loose ball and tucked it inside the right post for a 1-0 Spartans lead in the 27th minute.  It was his team-leading ninth goal of the season and Montano's first point of the year.

In the 67th minute, San Jose State got the insurance goal.  Thomas Barnes picked the ball up in the midfield, pushed it up the left side and fed a streaking Jonathan Salceda.  He flicked it over the oncoming keeper into the empty net.  It was Salceda's fifth goal of the year and Barnes' fourth assist.

In goal, Emmanuel Espinosa faced 11 shots, but just one was on goal.  He turned it away for his second clean sheet of the season and improved his record to 3-1-0.

The Spartans pushed No. 10 New Mexico to the brink but ultimately fell 0-1 on Friday night (10/26).  In the final 20 minutes San Jose State out shot the Lobos 5-to-1, but couldn't get the equalizer. 


Michael Schwinn
(Fr., GK, Mechernich, Germany) has started and played every minute of the 12 matches in which he has appeared (2.13 GAA, .675 save %, 4-7-1 record)...his 4.50 saves per game rank 54th in the nation...made his major college debut in a start against USF (8/24).

Emmanuel Espinosa (So., GK, San Jose, Calif.) earned starts at UNLV (10/7), against CSU Bakersfield (10/12), UNLV (10/14), and Houston Baptist (10/28)...won his first two matches and picked up his first shutout, 1-0, against No. 9 regionally-ranked CSUB and his second against Houston Baptist...his college debut came in the start at UNLV...he has faced 75 shots, 26 of which were on frame and 22 that have been turned away (.846 save % and 1.00 GAA) while posting a 3-1-0 record...ranks fifth in shutouts in the MPSF (2).

Nick Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has started all 16 matches this year.  His lone shot came at CSU Bakersfield (10/5)...a 2012 team captain.

Christian Romero (Sr., D, Sacramento, Calif.) earned starts in 11 of the 12 matches in which he has appeared this season and has taken two shots...picked up his first point of the year, an assist, in the NJIT (9/23) match...a 2012 team captain.

Steven Sanchez (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has started all 16 matches this year...leads the team with 48 shots, 20 on frame, nine goals and three game-winners...also has two assists for a team leading 20 points...ranks in the top-100 nationally in goals (37th), goals per game (43rd), total points (55th) and points per game (65th) the MPSF is tied for second in game winning goals (3), is third in total goals (9) and points (20) and fifth in shots (48) the game-winners at Santa Clara (9/9), at Sacramento State (9/16) and to clinch an MPSF tournament bid against Houston Baptist (10/28)...had the first multi-goal game of his careeer when he found the back of the net twice against Bradley (9/21)...scored the team's lone goal in a 1-2 overtime decision at Stanford (9/12)...has 10 GWGs in 17 career tallies...a 2012 team captain.

Mauricio Murillo (Jr., MF, Santa Clara, Calif.) has started all 15 matches in which he has appeared...has attempted four shots.

Israel Ayala (Fr., MF, Richmond, Calif.) has made four starts in 11 appearances...has taken three shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF.

Jasper Pipe (Fr., F, Sydney, Australia) has made two starts, against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2), and appeared in 12 matches...has attempted two shots putting both on goal...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Jonathan Salceda (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has made 12 starts and appeared in all 16 matches...ranks in the top-100 nationally in assists (85th)...fifth goal of the season was the insurenace goal in the Houston Baptist win (10/28) the second goal, his fourth overall, against UNLV (10/14)...scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Santa Clara (9/9) win and earned MPSF Player of the Week for the effort...opened the scoring in a 2-1 win at CSU Bakersfield (10/5)...picked up an assist on the Sacramento State (9/16) game-winner as well as the Bradley game-winner...leads the team in assists (5) and among the top-3 in four other offensive categories. 

Kyler McLaughlin (Fr., D, San Diego, Calif.) has started four matches in 10 appearances...scored his first collegiate goal at Air Force (10/21)...first point, an assist, came against Cal Poly (9/2)...has taken two shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Enrique Montano (So., MF, Salinas, Calif.) has started all 16 matches this year and taken 14 shots, putting five on frame...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Frankie Beauchamp (So., MF, San Francisco, Calif.) has started in all 13 matches in which he has appeared and has three his first collegiate point in the Bradley (9/21) win, his second at CSU Bakersfield (10/5) and third at Air Force (10/21)...has taken four shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Diego Ochoa (Sr., MF, San Jose, Calif.) has made 13 appearances and earned 10 starts...scored his first goal of the season in the 90th minute against CSU Bakersfield (10/12)...
picked up an assist against Bradley (9/21)...has attempted 20 shots, eight on goal.

Dylan Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in all 16 matches this year, earning seven starts...has taken 13 shots, put seven on frame and scored three goals; against Cal Poly (9/2), at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16)...had both assists against Bradley (9/21).

Thomas Barnes (Fr., F, Kings Lynn, England) has appeared in all 16 matches this year, earning 12 starts...scored his first goal, the game winner, against Bradley (9/21)...has taken 15 shots, seven on frame...first collegiate point, an assist, came at Stanford (9/12) also assisted on goals against NJIT (9/23), at UNLV (10/7) against Houston Baptist (10/28)...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Ryan Thomas (Jr., D, Livermore, Calif.) made his first of 12 appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and has earned 10 starts...has attempted one shot, on frame.

Eric Mendez (Fr., F, Santa Cruz, Calif.) has appeared in five matches this year, garnering three starts...rewarded the first , at Santa Clara (9/9), with his first collegiate goal...has taken four shots, all on goal...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Garret Foster (RFr., F, Livermore, Calif.) made appearances in 14 matches this season and earned a start against UNLV (10/14)...named the MPSF and MPSF Player of the Week for October 1-7...also named to the Soccer America Men's National Team of the Week...had the game winners at CSU Bakersfield (10/5) and UNLV (10/7) among his three goals...has taken 11 shots putting six on frame...scored his first collegiate goal against NJIT (9/23).

Edwin Velazquez (Sr., D, Antioch, Calif.) made his first of 11 appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and has earned eight starts...has attempted two shots which was on goal.

Jamison Loveless (So., MF, Boise, Idaho) has appeared in six matches this year...taken one shot.

AJ Rana (Jr., MF, Alameda, Calif.) has appreared three times and taken two shots...Spartan debut came at Denver (10/19).

Ricky Martin (Jr., D, Rodeo, Calif.) made his season debut at Denver (11/19).