Matt Wiesenfarth, a Sacramento native, came to Davis a local hero but quickly emerged as a widespread terror to other team’s goals. Whenever the UC Davis men’s soccer team needed a goal, he seemed to be there. Wiesenfarth led the Aggies with five goals, three assists and 18 shots on goal this season.
His goal against Sacramento State in the 87th minute tied the game and sent it to overtime. Against Cal Poly, Wiesenfarth performed his late-game magic again, scoring in the 84th minute to give UC Davis a 1-0 victory. In another game against the Mustangs, he scored with seven minutes remaining to set up the Aggies’ late game victory.
Wiesenfarth was named the 2011 Big West Freshman of the Year, and the sports desk at The Aggie also recognizes him as the UC Davis Freshman of the Quarter. If Wiesenfarth’s season of late game magic and offensive prowess are indicative of anything, it is that no opponent goal is safe as long as “Wiesie” (Pronounced Weezy) is on the field.
MATTHEW YUEN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.