San Diego Toreros

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San Diego Toreros
UniversityUniversity of San Diego
ConferenceWCC (primary)
Pioneer Football League
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (women's swimming & diving)
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorBill McGillis
LocationSan Diego, California
Varsity teams17
Football stadiumTorero Stadium
Basketball arenaJenny Craig Pavilion
Baseball stadiumFowler Park
MascotDiego Torero
ColorsNavy, white, and Toreros blue[1]

The San Diego Toreros are the 17 teams representing the University of San Diego of San Diego, California in intercollegiate athletics. The Toreros compete in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are members of the West Coast Conference for most sports.

Sports sponsored[edit]

San Diego Toreros baseball players during a game in 2008
Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Rowing
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Rowing Swimming and diving
Soccer Tennis
Tennis Outdoor track and field
Rugby Volleyball

Louise Lieberman has been the San Diego Toreros women soccer team's head coach since 2017, when she was hired as the fourth coach in team history.[2][3]

National championships[edit]


Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
USD Rugby Division 1-AA/Red Division Men's Rugby 2022 Harvard Rugby Football Club 28–14


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score/Points
NCAA (2) Division II (2) Men's Tennis (2) 1974 UC Irvine 25–20
1975† Southern Colorado State
  • † Title shared with UC Irvine


Association Division Sport Year Event Individual(s)
NCAA (5) Division II (4) Men's Tennis (4) 1974 Singles Andy Rae
Doubles Andy Rae & Russell Watts
1975 Singles Andy Rae
1978 Doubles Par Svensson & Rick Goldberg
Division I (1) Women's Tennis (1)[4] 1999 Singles Zuzana Lešenarová

Notable athletes[edit]

Notable non-varsity teams[edit]


The University of San Diego Rugby Football Club was founded in 1980.[5] USD plays college rugby in Division 1-AA in the Gold Coast Conference. They are coached by Charlie Purdon.

In the 2021–22 season, USD finished 4-0 in conference play and qualified for the D1-AA national playoffs in both 15s and 7s, where they lost to Fresno State 46-7 (who later won the 15s National Championship) and defeated Sacramento State 53-17. The Toreros then regrouped and poised themselves to take a shot at the National Title in 7s later that year in Atlanta, Georgia. The Toreros went 6-0 in the tournament, defeating Kennesaw State, Iowa State, Harvard, Stanford, Nebraska, and finally Harvard once again to claim the First National Championship in the club's 42-year history:

Opposition Score
Kennesaw State 36-5
Iowa State 24-19
Harvard 15-14
Stanford 26-24
Nebraska 17-12
Harvard 26-14


  1. ^ "Color Palette - USD Brand - University of San Diego". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Louise Lieberman Named USD Women's Soccer Head Coach". University of San Diego Athletics. December 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Noah Hilton (October 5, 2017). "Lieberman brings lofty goals to USD". The USD Vista.
  4. ^ "NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  5. ^ History, USD Toreros Rugby. Retrieved October 9, 2014.

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