Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Club was founded in 2007 by Matt Joanou and Alex Strehl, in response to tremendous interest from the soccer community at Cal Poly. The initial season tested both the team and the program, bouncing around from different practice locations and learning the ropes of the league proved difficult. But under the coaching of Johnny Costa, Cal Poly SC took the II Division Title and promotion to the First Division with a 6-1 record. The program has since grown into one of the top college club soccer programs in the nation. Recently claiming their second Div. I Championship of the WCSA (California League) and competing in the NCCS National Championships in Phoenix, AZ. In 2012, the club had its best ever season. The A team won the Premier North League, won the WCSA Regionals for the first time in the history of the club, and finished as National Semifinals at the NIRSA National Championships in Memphis, TN. Check out the Press section for more history of the club.
2007: 6-1 (Champions Div. II South)
2009: 4-1-2 (Runners-up Div. I)
2010: 5-1-1 (Champions Div. I)
2011: 5-1-1 (Champions Div. I)
2012: 5-0-0 (Champions Central)
2012: 4-0-0 (Champions Spring Regional Tournament)
The Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Club Black team was started in Spring 2008 in response to the huge demand and success of the original club team(founded the previous Spring 2007). After the promotion of the A team to the upper division of the WCSA the opportunity arose for another Cal Poly team to compete in the lower division of the WCSA. In Fall 2008, their inaugural season of official competition they won their division and reached the quarter finals of the regional tournament. The Black Team has won back to back fall division II titles and was crowned Champions of the NIRSA National Championship Open Division in 2010.
The Black team is closely linked to the A team and seen as a developmental stage that filters newer players into the program. While this is the intention, they remain hugely competitive in their division and always maintain high performance level expected of the entire club.