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Wes Feighner

Cal Poly
Left Back


Through the spring 2011 quarter and entering senior year, Feighner owns a combined 3.908 GPA at Cal Poly. He was named to the Dean’s List seven times (Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Spring 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011) and was named to the 2009 and 2010 Big West Academic Fall All-Conference teams and as Cal Poly’s Big West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2010-11. He plans to pursue a career as a professional player or as a strength and conditioning coach.


Feighner will enter his third season as Cal Poly’s captain this fall. He accumulated just one yellow card and no reds during 55 collegiate matches. From Cal Poly head coach Paul Holocher: “Wes is a young man of the highest quality character. He has been a three-year captain, which is a testament to his maturity at a young age. By example and vocally, he has elevated his leadership to bring more and more of himself to this program. He is an unquestioned example of how to live a healthy, athletic lifestyle and how to excel both on the soccer field and in the classroom. On top of all his commitments, Wes always makes time for our involvement in the community and has conducted dozens of Student of the Game clinics during the last several years to teach and mentor local youth regarding the values of healthy living and doing well in school. The kids love Wes and he always has a smile and positive word for them. We are very proud to call Wes a Mustang.”


Through the Cal Poly men’s soccer team’s Student of the Game program, Feighner volunteers time for clinics at local schools. He helps local AYSO coaches run practice and strategize for games. As a kinesiology major and through the department’s PolyFIT program, Feighner helps administer body composition tests for students to be aware of potential cardiovascular disease and other health risks.


As a junior in 2010, Feighner started all 18 of Cal Poly’s games at left back and collected three assists in being named to both the All-Big West and NSCAA All-Far West Region second teams. He started 13 of the 14 games he appeared in during the 2009 season, scoring four goals, starting all 23 of Cal Poly’s matches and helping the program reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 13 years. He helped Cal Poly reach the semifinals of the Big West Tournament during each of his three years.