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Marian Dalmy named WCC Player of the Year
Marian Dalmy
Honors for Dalmy: WCC Player of the Year
Photo: David Gonzales
Senior captain Marian Dalmy of women's soccer had a stand-out final season for the Broncos as she led Santa Clara to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. She scored six goals and had six assists to lead all WCC defenders in scoring. For her efforts she became the fifth Bronco to be named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. She also earned NSCAA and Soccer Buzz All-Far West First Team honors. Dalmy played 85 games in her career and scored 16 goals while notching 11 assists. JM


Cmaylo All-American

Junior middle blocker Anna Cmaylo had another banner season for the Broncos in volleyball in 2006. She set the program's single-season record for hitting percentage at .405, becoming the first Bronco ever to hit above .400 for a season. For her efforts this fall, Cmaylo was named honorable mention All-American, AVCA All-Pacific Region First Team, and first-team All-West Coast conference. Cmaylo led the Broncos to a 20-8 record and their ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. JM


Ustruck to MLS Combine

Senior Erik Ustruck was invited to participate in the Major League Soccer Player Combine held from Jan. 5-8 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Following an impressive career at Santa Clara, Ustruck played four days of games along with 57 other Division I players in front of coaches and general managers from all 13 MLS teams. For his career, Ustruck appeared in 81 games and scored eight goals and had six assists. He helped lead the Broncos to four straight NCAA tournament appearances and WCC titles in 2003 and 2006. JM


Men's water polo has best season ever

Under the direction of head coach Keith Wilbur, the Santa Clara men's water polo team put together its best season in 2006. While playing one of the toughest schedules in program history, the Broncos finished the season 14-16 overall and an impressive 12-5 in Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) games. The team finished a program-best fourth in the WWPA, while ending the year No. 16 in the nation. Sophomore Jack Wall earned first-team All-WWPA honors, while senior Kevin Starry was an honorable mention selection. The Broncos appear to have an even brighter future as freshman Liam Farrell was named the conference's Newcomer of the Year. JM


DeVey Scholar All-American

Senior soccer player Keith DeVey capped his final season at Santa Clara by earning a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-American Third Team. He previously was named to the Scholar All-Far West Region First Team while being named to the NSCAA All-Far West Third Team. As a senior in 2006, DeVey tied for the team lead in points with 14 on six goals and two assists to conclude an outstanding career on the Mission Campus. With his six goals, DeVey finished his career with 20, placing him into a tie for eighth all-time in school history. He started all 23 games for SCU this season, playing both forward and midfield to help SCU to the West Coast Conference championship and their best NCAA Tournament finish since 2003. He maintained a 3.71 GPA at SCU. Academically, DeVey also earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors in 2004 and 2005. JM

 

Dick Davey

As this issue of SCM was being put to bed, SCU men's basketball Head Coach Dick Davey, above, announced that, after 30 years at the University, he was stepping down at the end of the season. Next issue, watch for a special section on 100 seasons of SCU basketball.

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