LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Two Caltech men's soccer players have been recognized by the SCIAC for their contributions to the Beavers' best season since 1987.
Freshman Sam Klauer (Knoxville, Tenn. / Christian Academy) became the third consecutive Caltech player to win SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, joining teammates Samir Johnson (Portland, Ore. / Jesuit) and Joe Como (Glen Cove, N.Y. / Friends Acad.) as award recipients in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Klauer's four goals and eight points led the Caltech offense, though his efficiency may have aided the team the most. The freshman scored on four out of five total shots on goal and on more than 30 percent of his total shot attempts.
Senior Kevin Yu (Park Ridge, N.J. / Park Ridge) also received SCIAC recognition for the third year in a row, making it three years of Second Team All-SCIAC distinction. Yu, one of the team's senior captains, sat out over the team's first four games in working his way back from injury but went on to contribute significantly down the stretch. The senior had two goals and two assists, with both goals coming in the team's first SCIAC victory of the season at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in October. Yu will depart the program as one of the most prolific offensive players of the modern era with 13 goals and eight assists to his name over a 63-game career.