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2009 Season Previews on BigWest.TV

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The 2009-10 Big West year is underway, with women's soccer the first sport to hit the field.  Get ready for the season with preseason interviews on BigWest.TV.  Over the next few days, new previews with the coaches of the Big West Conference will be added to the roster.  Interviews are in order of predicted finish according to the Big West Preseason Coaches Poll.

UC Santa Barbara

The Gauchos enter the 2009 season as the favorite for the second year in a row.  Picked to win the league title last year, UCSB finished second overall with a record of 12-7-3 (5-2-1 Big West).  The Gauchos earned their first bid to the NCAA Tournament in school history upon winning the 2008 Big West Tournament.  UCSB returns a wealth of talent this season, led by 2008 Big West Offensive Player of the Year Genelle Ives.  Hear from coach Paul Stumpf, who believes his team is poised to battle for the Big West crown again and a second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tourney.

2009 Season Preview – Head Coach Paul Stumpf




Long Beach State

In 2008, Long Beach State finished 14-5-4 overall and undefeated (7-0-1) in Big West Conference play to win the regular season crown.  It was the third-straight year the 49ers had won at least a share of the conference title.  That, coupled with getting to the final of the Big West Tournament earned the squad their first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Coach Mauricio Ingrassia was honored as the Big West Coach of the Year, while the team, riddled with stars from their celebrated 2004 recruiting class, placed 10 players on the All-Big West roster.  Find out what Coach Ingrassia has to say about the upcoming season, including how they will deal with the loss of several key players who rank among the conference's all-time best, and how he plans to get the 49ers back to the NCAA Tournament.

2009 Season Preview - Head Coach Mauricio Ingrassia


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2009 Big West Conference Women's Soccer Previews:

In order of predicted finish based on Big West Preseason Coaches Poll


 UC Santa Barbara  Head Coach Paul Stumpf
 Long Beach State  Head Coach Mauricio Ingrassia
 Cal Poly  Head Coach Alex Crozier
 Pacific  Head Coach Keith Coleman
 Cal State Northridge  Head Coach Keith West
 Cal State Fullerton  Head Coach Demian Brown
 UC Irvine  Head Coach Scott Juniper
 UC Davis  Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson
 UC Riverside  Head Coach Veronica O'Brien


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