by Christine Cole |
Photo by Romero Action

Women's Soccer Champs

Two former Broncos helped lead the Orange County Waves in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars to capture the Women’s Premier Soccer League National Championship in July. Minutes before halftime, forward Kiki Bosio ’06 netted the first goal of the game. In overtime, midfielder Brittany Klein ’08 (right), who was later named the 2011 Pacific Player of the Year and dubbed the “midfield architect,” assisted the game-winning goal. The two first played together at SCU in 2006, when Klein was a junior and tri-captain, and Bosio was a freshman. They reunited on the turf this year for the Waves’ inaugural season. “My four years playing with Santa Clara University was crucial in my development and preparing me to play at the highest level,” Klein said. “I became a smarter soccer player due to the emphasis on the small details, tactical awareness—and was challenged to be better by the coaches and players every day and every year.”

Photo courtesy Apple.

Top Earnings at Apple

In mid-October, when Apple released its fourth-quarter financial results, its senior vice president and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87 was on hand to tout the company’s all-time record Mac and iPad sales, along with its highest September quarter revenue and earnings ever. Apple listed its quarterly revenue at $28.27 billion, with a net profit of $6.62 billion, from sales that included 17.07 million iPhones, 11.12 million iPads, 4.89 million Macs, and 6.62 million iPods. During a conference call to discuss the fourth-quarter report, Oppenheimer noted that the iPhone is in the process of being deployed or tested by 93 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Oppenheimer started at Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas. He reports to the CEO, serves on the company’s executive committee, and oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information systems, internal audit, and facilities functions.

Photo by Christopher Leaman/
Washingtonian magazine.

Big on K Street

Last summer Julia Minerva ’99 was named to Washingtonian’s list of “40 Under 40: K Street’s New Generation of Lobbyists.” Minerva also caught the magazine’s attention for another reason—while working at Holland & Knight as a senior policy advisor in D.C., she was the first non-attorney to make partner. The former legislative assistant to the late Rep. Robert Matsui (D-Calif.) has experience helping local governments with federal policies and funding opportunities in the areas of water and transportation infrastructure. In November, Minerva moved to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where she serves as managing director in the firm’s government and regulatory policy group.

Winter 2014

Table of contents


Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters


Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.