Sigler honored by Big West Conference

Pat Sigler (Cardinal Newman), a redshirt freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, is the second straight Cal Poly player to claim Freshman of the Year honors in the Big West Conference. He was also named to the all-Big West Conference first team.
Sigler shares the Freshman of the Year honors with Andrew Fontein of UC Irvine.
Sigler is part of a Mustangs’ defense that has allowed just 20 goals in 21 matches and leads the league with eight shutouts.
Sigler has five goals and one assist for 11 points this season. He scored a pair of goals in the Mustangs’ 2-1 upset road win over New Mexico Sept. 14 and also put up two more goals in Cal Poly’s home tie against San Jose State the following game.
Sigler’s fifth goal knotted the Big West Tournament semifinal match against UC Santa Barbara in the 78th minute.
Cal Poly will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995 after being awarded an at-large bid to the field of 48 Monday afternoon.
The Mustangs will play in the first round against Pac-10 champ UCLA Friday night at UCLA.

2008 BIG WEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

2008 Big West Offensive Player of the YearQuincy Amarikwa, UC Davis

2008 Big West Midfielder of the YearDylan Curtis, UC Davis

2008 Big West Defensive Player of the YearDavid Sias, UC Irvine

2008 Big West Co-Goalkeepers of the YearEric Branagan-Franco, Cal Poly
Kevin Guppy, Cal State Northridge

2008 Big West Co-Freshmen of the YearPatrick Sigler, Cal Poly
Andrew Fontein, UC Irvine

2008 Big West Coach of the YearGeorge Kuntz, UC Irvine

FIRST TEAM

Player School Year Position HometownQuincy Amarikwa UC Davis Senior Forward Bakersfield
Irving Garcia UC Irvine Junior Forward San Luis, Ariz.
Chris Pontius UC Santa Barbara Senior Forward Yorba Linda
Spencer Thompson UC Irvine Sophomore Forward Ahwatukee, Ariz.
Dylan Curtis UC Davis Senior Midfielder Pleasanton
Sunghyun Kim Cal State Northridge Junior Midfielder Los Angeles
Matt Murphy UC Irvine Senior Midfielder Anaheim Hills
Anton Peterlin Cal Poly Senior Midfielder San Franciso
David Lozano UC Riverside Junior Defender Dana Hills
Matt Sanders Cal State Fullerton Junior Defender Orange
David Sias UC Irvine Senior Defender Fountain Valley
Patrick Sigler Cal Poly Freshman Defender Windsor
Eric Branagan-Franco Cal Poly Senior Goalkeeper Napa
Kevin Guppy Cal State Northridge Senior Goalkeeper Chino Hills

SECOND TEAM

Player School Year Position HometownCamilo Rojas Cal State Northridge Soph. Forward Canoga Park
Kyle Montgomery Cal Poly Soph. Forward Seattle, Wash.
Nick Perera UC Santa Barbara Sr Forward Madrid, Spain
David Zamora Cal Poly Soph. Forward San Jose, Costa Rica
Julian Alvarez Cal Poly Sr Midfielder Scotts Valley
Rafael Macedo UC Irvine Sr Midfielder Los Angeles
Alfonso Motagalvan UC Santa Barbara Sr Midfielder Gilroy
Robert Pate Cal State Northridge Jr Defender Chatsworth
Kyle Schmid UC Irvine Sr Defender Torrance
Shane Westbrook UC Irvine Sr Defender St. Louis, Mo.
Jordan Vanderpoorten UC Davis Sr Defender La Verne
Andrew Fontein UC Irvine Frosh Goalie Las Vegas, Nev.

HONORABLE MENTION

Player School Year Position HometownSule Anibaba UC Davis Sr Forward Davis
Celso Alvarez Cal State Fullerton Soph. Forward Los Angeles
David Walker UC Santa Barbara Jr Forward Orange
Gray Bailey UC Irvine Soph. Midfielder Huntington Beach
Joel Crompton UC Riverside Sr Midfielder Plesanton
Paul Marcoux UC Davis Jr Midfielder Mountain View
Luis Silva UC Santa Barbara Frosh Midfielder Los Angeles
Chad Borak Cal State Northridge J Defender Palmdale
Michael Boxall UC Santa Barbara Soph Defender Auckland, New Zealand
Michael Tetteh UC Santa Barbara Frosh Defender Accra, Ghana