Want to keep playing competitive, high-level soccer and still have time for school and your social life? Then UCSD Club Soccer is for you!
We are a student-run Sports Club in the UC San Diego Recreation Department that competes in the West Coast Soccer Association Premier Division. The Division is divided into five Conferences: NorCal, Pacific, Coast, and SoCal (our Conference). This year we will be representing UCSD in a league with San Diego State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and University of San Diego.
Our recent accolades include Aztec Cup Champions, WCSA Regional Finalists, and NIRSA Open Division National Champions.
Our primary competition takes place in the Fall Quarter where our league schedule is very condensed. Winter Quarter is a little more open so we usually make a trip to Northern California along with our Women’ s Club for exhibitions with schools like UC Santa Cruz and Stanford. We also participate in a Spring League that spans Winter and Spring quarters. In the spring we host the UCSD Club Soccer Invitational with our Women’s Club.
We usually practice two to three evenings during the week with competition on the weekends. Consistent participation is expected as well as annual player fees that range from $300-500 (assistance with fees is available if need be). We tend to carry 22-25 players on our roster and like to have a mix of all years (i.e. freshmen, sophomores etc).
If all this sounds good to you, we hold try-outs during Welcome Week aka Week 0 of Fall Quarter. More information on tryouts will be posted on our website as well as on our Facebook Page (facebook.com/ucsdsoccerclub). Feel free to contact the Captains with any further questions or comments.
NEWS AND RESULTS
10/26-10/29/23 Quick Return to San Diego for Tritons after a Disappointing Regional Tournament in San Luis Obispo
The Tritons would kickoff the regional tournament by facing off against SDSU, who had the first two encounters of the season already. UCSD were hoping that this tournament would allow them to hit the next gear in their development as in past seasons, this tournament has always elevated their level of play. Read More>>
UC San Diego would host USC on a bright sunny day, as both teams were coming off decent performances at Aztec Cup. UCSD and USC obtained similar results, so predicting an outcome seemed to be difficult, so it was only a matter of time until the teams could figure each other out. Read More>>
UCSD would take the week to recover from Aztec Cup, preparing for their must-win game against UCSB. Both teams obtained similar results in Aztec Cup and judging by previous matchups, it was looking like another great battle was going to take place. Read More>>
This was the first official game of the season for the tritons, along with it being the league opener. Yet, the Tritons maintained high expectations for themselves coming into this game. Read More>>
The WCSA spring playoffs. Teams from all over the west coast came to compete for the top spot in all of WCSA, and only one could take home the trophy. Read More>>
UCSD had a subpar performance against CSUN. In the first 20 minutes, they found themselves down 2 goals right off the bat. In spite of this, UCSD continued to dominate possession of the ball... Read More>>
In another league match, UCSD traveled to LA to play Miramar, who made their strategy pretty clear early on into the game: Send it long and hope to get in behind. After a couple of scares, the Tritons soon adapted, with the back four taking extra care to ensure any long balls were collected. Read More>>
The UCSD Men’s Club Soccer Team traveled to Cal Poly Pomona this past weekend in search of a win to push them closer to their goal of qualification for a Spring Showcase. Throughout the first 30 minutes of the matchup, UCSD struggled to break down a condensed Pomona backline... Read More>>
The Tritons played Santa Barbara, who had beaten them in the semi finals of Aztec Cup earlier in the year. The implications of the game were huge, as two of the league's best teams were fighting for a spot to play in the spring playoffs. Read More>>
Moving into Sunday afternoon, the Tritons stuck with the changes they made against UCLA. Even with the momentum swell that came at the end of regulation the day before, the Tritons’ lacked a sense of urgency early on against the Aztecs. Read More>>
Saturday paired the squad up against the UCLA Bruins in a hard fought match. Early defensive lapses and an unlucky bounce put the Tritons down 2-0 early in the first half. Pure grit and determination would be needed for UCSD to claw their way back into the game. Read More>>
UCSD traveled to San Marcos this weekend looking to repeat as Director’s Cup Champions following their triumph in 2021. Their first game of the weekend pitted the Tritons against UC Santa Cruz. Read More>>
In their first game after regionals, UCSD traveled to Fullerton to face CSUF. The Tritons scored an early goal off a beautiful half-volley from Lucas Venetoulias into the bottom left corner. Read More>>
UCSD traveled to San Luis Obispo over Halloween weekend looking to build on early season successes in their league and a strong showing at Aztec Cup. Read More>>
Coming off of a disappointing tie vs San Marcos in their previous, the Tritons were fired up against Long Beach. The field was the worst field the team had played on in recent years, but the Tritons still managed to pull off a 3-1 victory. Read More>>
The Tritons took on GCU in their first game, whom they played in Aztec cup last year and drew 1-1. UCSD would come out strong, as winger Michael Boychuk would score off of a through ball to put the Tritons up 1-0. Read More>>
UCSD played CSUF, CSULB, and CSUN this weekend in the final competitions of the year. Although controlling all three of their games, UCSD would end with a 1-2 record. Read More>>
The Tritons had a great showing in the west coast national showcase against UCLA, USC, and South Bay. Although suffering no defeats, the Tritons would not advance past the group stage via goal differential. Read More>>
The Tritons played against SDSU in their second spring league game. UCSD had previously beaten the Aztecs 2-1 earlier in the school year. Read More>>
With a late start to the game due to some organizational issues, UCSD would go on to take Orange County FC, not a common foe familiar to this region. As part of San Diego’s constant sunshine, the intense rays brought immense heat and energy... Read More>>
UCSD would play UCI in their first game this quarter, down to only 12 men for the game. The Tritons planned to play the game slow and patient to conserve energy for the full 90 minutes. Read More>>
Despite being terribly short of players, the Tritons manhandled their competition in Bakersfield this past weekend to take home the championship. Read More>>
UCSD played very well in their 2-1 win against CSUSM. The only goal of the first half came as Cooper Ward hit a beauty into the upper right corner off a pass from forward Zach Boender. Read More>>
The Tritons crushed Utah State in their first game. After conceding a goal because of a slight miscommunication, UCSD went on to score 5 unanswered resulting in a 5-1 W. Read More>>
UCSD traveled to their hometown rivals to play a friendly but competitive postseason match. Determined to avenge their last result against USD, the Tritons played with the intention to dominate. The match started off strong in UCSD's favor, owning most of the game in terms of defense, possession and attack opportunities. Their performance paid off, Read More>>
The Tritons attended the National Showcase Tournament, held in Corona, California after a successful spring league campaign. In their first match, in a scoreless draw to SJSU, the Tritons came out hard and determined to win but were not able to convert despite dominating much of the match. Read More>
In the final game of the season, the Tritons fall to their rivals USD in a disappointing 3-0 loss. Within the first minute of the game, USD scored on a quick counter-attack from an unlucky turn over from UCSD; the Tritons responded well, keeping the ball and producing attacking opportunities. Read More>
UCSD Men's Club Soccer won against CSUSM to extend their win streak to 3 games in the league. A well organized and strong team, San Marcos was a challenge on the field. For much of the first half, the match was very back and forth, with possession and attacking opportunities even from each side. Read More>
As a fun team bonding experience and to play teams outside of the Southern California Region, the UCSD Men's Club Soccer Team took a road trip to the Bay Area to see some NorCal sights, embrace the colder weather, and ultimately compete with top talent teams Stanford and San Jose State University. Read More>
UC San Diego played their third and final home game of the season against USD. With another dominating start, UCSD goes up in the first half by 2 goals to zero, with a peach of a strike by Captain Kody Harris and a tough header by Rohan Oprisko, securing a halftime lead. Read More>
The SD Clasico came early during the Fall 2018 Season, with the Triton's playing their fierce rival San Diego State University for their second game of the season. Read More>