Playing on a higher plane

After years of slow but steady progress, Anteater soccer broke through to a new plateau in 2011. With stellar coaching, a burgeoning soccer culture and strong grassroots support, UCI is on its way to becoming the soccer capital of the West.

Kala Gabler

A higher goal

Growing up in the Mojave Desert town of Apple Valley, Kala Gabler and her friends Olivia Hinkle and Lucas Clardy shared dreams of doing something one day to help others less fortunate. All three excelled at soccer and went on to play for Orange County colleges — Clardy at Cal State Fullerton, Hinkle at Concordia University and Gabler at UC Irvine, […]

Tanya Taylor

Women’s soccer beats Wake Forest to advance to Sweet 16 for first time

The UC Irvine women’s soccer team defeated Wake Forest University 2-0 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UCI advances to the round of 16 for the first time and will host the University of Washington at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Anteater Stadium.

Mar Rodriguez

Women’s soccer star plays on world stage

UCI soccer star Mar Rodriguez represents Mexico in under-20 Women’s World Cup.

George Kuntz

Soccer coach is goal-oriented

UCI men’s soccer coach George Kuntz has led the Anteaters to a top-20 national ranking, but his influence on the sport extends far beyond Anteater Stadium.