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Mens Soccer
Support the Men’s Soccer program on UCI Giving Day!

The pathway to success in the BWC and the NCAA level has been modified and the margin of success is becoming smaller each day. It truly takes an army of committed individuals to join forces and push to achieve greatness. Our Men’s Soccer student-athletes have been nothing short of impressive with their relentless pursuit of excellence on and off the field and the results have shown. However, our successful journey wouldn’t be possible without our alumni, boosters, and families who consistently put their time and resources into the program to elevate us.

Our players and staff are noticing the impact of each visit on campus, email responses and dollars donated, and we are all thankful for those who choose to believe in us. UCI is a special place and the athletic department, specifically our Men’s Soccer program, is more than just another team - we are a family. 

We are hopeful you will continue to support us this Giving Day as it elevates so many parts of our organization. Your Giving Day gift allows us to fuel our athletes, continue challenging the group with an elite schedule, bring innovative teaching tools to the locker room, and most importantly add talent to an already quality roster. 

Thank you in advance for being part of our family and helping us continue our impressive journey.

Men's Soccer History of Success

  • Claimed the program’s fifth Big West Championship and first under head coach Yossi Raz in 2023 on the way to their seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament
  • Coach Yaz has been named Big West Coach of the Year twice
  • 6 Big West regular season titles
  • The Anteaters have reached the Big West Tournament Final 11 times
  • Anteater alums playing professionally in the U.S. include: Luke Pruter drafted to MLS club and defending MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew, 10 players at the USL level including former MLS players Daniel Crisostomo and Miguel Ibarra.
  • Internationally, Anteaters are starting and contributing in places like Peru's top flight (Diego Otoya), Scotland's second tier (Gordon Botterill), and in Denmark (Lester Hayes III).

Together We Zot!

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 88
2 CO 4
3 ID 3
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Men's Soccer Coach Raz Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the UCI Men's Soccer program will be matched 1:1 by Coach Yossi Raz up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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