2016 Attack Summer Classic (Champions)

We won the 2016 Attack Summer Classic this past weekend. We played up in the U17 division and we faced some tough opponents. The Cardiff FC Mustangs proved to be super tough in our final bracket game and our Finals match. Both games resulted in 0-0 after regulation time. It was a real battle because the Mustangs played super strategic by stacking their defense. For the Finals, Coach Jose asked me to choose which half I wanted to split with Kasey Harvey and I said, “I’ll take the second half, just in case we go to PKs”. In the 59th minute it was still 0-0 and we got a corner kick. Almost my whole team was inside the other team’s 18 yard box for the last chance to try to score. Since everyone was so high, I decided to move up between our 18 and the circle in case the other team got a breakaway. Luckily I was ready, the ball got cleared and I had to sprint to make a 50/50 tackle past the half line. It was super exciting right as the final whistle blew. After 60 minutes of regulation time we went straight to PKs (as we thought might happen). Our shooters were ultra accurate and we scored 5 of 5 PKs. After guessing the right side twice I was able to stop the 4th Mustangs’ shot, so they didn’t even get to shoot their last PK. It was fun to win the tournament in PKs.

Link to the Results


2016 soccerloco Surf College Cup Showcase

We played Surf Cup this past weekend and we got stuck with some super tough teams from Nevada and Arizona. The out of state teams were ranked 39 and 45 in the entire US. To lose by one goal to each of those teams was a real accomplishment for our team, but we were still bummed. Unfortunately our best free kick specialist went to the hospital after a blatant foul in the first game and I think that threw us all off a little bit. I got a lot of action in front of some college coaches and one of them commented on my aggressive style.

Delta Crossfire College Showcase

Our team decided to play in the Delta Crossfire College Showcase in Redmond, Washington, so I took the opportunity to visit some colleges in the area. Before the tournament began, I went to St. Martin’s University to meet Coach Walker. He shared some really great insight about the recruiting process and the Soccer Program goals at SMU. I was lucky enough to watch his ’99 team play in the Crossfire tournament and I loved his coaching style. I especially liked how his keepers played as an extra field player.

When it came time for my team to play, our team had one too many games where we couldn’t buy a goal. I only got 2 goals scored on me, but that wasn’t enough to advance out of bracket play. We could have won all three games, but we just got unlucky. Before we left the Seattle area, I convinced my dad to drive back down to Lacy, WA to attend an admissions tour at SMU. I’m really glad that he agreed because I really love the campus, the Benedictine vision and all of the people that I met.

Before we flew back home we took a flight to Spokane to check out Gonzaga and to meet with the coaching staff. My dad and I did an admissions tour. Have you seen the Gonzaga student center? It’s got a Starbucks and an Einstein bagel shop! Seriously awesome. Gonzaga is a great school and it would be awesome to play soccer for them. Coach Anzaldo was a great tour guide of the athletic facilities and support structure for the athletes.

2016 Manchester City FC Americas Cup (Semifinalist)


2016 Manchester City FC Americas Cup

We advanced to the Semis this past weekend in the 2016 Manchester City FC Americas Cup. That was a impressive result since it was the first tournament that our new team played together. Our most noteworthy game was a 1-1 tie against San Diego Surf ECNL Academy 2001. We played excellent as a team and both of our keepers really got a great workout that game. Unfortunately we lost in the Semis 0-1 to LA Galaxy San Diego Elite, who finally end up winning the tournament. Click here for game results.

2016 Cal South National Cup (Finalists)

We advanced all the way to the Finals of the 2016 National Cup. Unfortunately we ended our run with a disappointing loss in penalty kicks in the finals. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment because I was able to shutout the entire tournament (308 minutes with no goals against). We played some great teams along the way like Oceanside Breakers.

2015 Blues Cup (Finalists)

We had a great run this past weekend at the 2015 Blues Cup at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside. We finished the tournament with a tough loss against So Cal Blues ECNL U15. By the time Monday came when we played the finals our team was absolutely exhausted. We had a very close semifinal game against Legends FC Legends South G00 and they play an extremely direct and physical game. We tied the game in regulation which led to overtime and then finally PKs. My coach selected me to defend the PKs and I was able to save one shot after guessing the right side twice. In the end my save made the difference and we advanced to the finals.


2015 Surf Cup

We played Surf Cup this past weekend and we got unlucky that we were not able to advance out of bracket play. We won two of our games by more than 3 goals and we tied one game. Somehow that wasn’t enough points to move on to the semis and finals.

2011 Presidio Cup (Champions)

This is a great photo from the archives. This was taken right after we won the Presidio Cup. This was our first really big tournament and I remember that we played great. I remember that we had some trouble in the semis against Temecula. They were really beating us up and I got kicked (on purpose). Since my coach came on the field, the ref made me come off the field. Sitting on the sidelines made me so nervous. I had to get back in as soon as I could and I was on the field by the next throw-in. That was a great team and we had a lot of fun. Most of the team is still playing together for the Cardiff FC Cardiff Mustangs G00.