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Highly rated freshman class boosts Santa Clara
August 26th, 2008 8AM



5. Santa Clara (16-2-4).
Last year: The Broncos finished undefeated in WCC play and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

This year:
SCU returns seven starters, including last year's WCC Freshman of the Year Jalil Anibaba.

Also expected to make contributions will be Stephen McCarthy and Jide Ogunbiyi, who was a candidate to make Nigeria's Olympic team.

One of the nation's best freshman classes features former U.S. U-17 captain Mykell Bates, Brandon Zimmerman and Chance Bennett.

First Three Weeks
8/30 at Loyola (Ill.)
9/1 at UIC
9/5 at Wisconsin (Middleton Sports and Fitness Invite)
9/7 Milwaukee (Middleton Sports and Fitness Invite)
9/12 California (adidas Challenge)

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