10 Cal South Pro+ Teams Head to Phoenix for 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships
Cal South Looking to Repeat Last Year's Record-Setting Sweep Performance
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PHOENIX (Tuesday, January 5, 2016) -- Cal South PRO+ has announced the rosters for its ten PRO+ | Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams that will travel to the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix to take part in US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships from January 7-10, 2016. Cal South will play in five age groups for boys and girls, comprising 180 players from all over Southern California who will compete with the other 13 western states that make up US Youth Soccer's Region IV.
Cal South's teams will attempt to surpass 2015's performance, collecting 8 out of 10 championship titles at the same location. Cal South PRO+/ODP teams have won an astounding 71 of a possible 86 regional championships (82%) for which it has competed in the last nine years, and 36 out of 40 in the past four years, including 9 out of 10 titles in both 2012, 2013 and 10 out of 10 in 2014.
"I put the success of our PRO+ | ODP teams at these events 100% on the fantastic clubs and coaches throughout Cal South who train these players day to day," said Steve Hoffman, Cal South's Director of Coaching Education, PRO+ and Player Development. "It is because of their remarkable efforts in guiding and developing these players that Cal South PRO+ gets an opportunity to show the rest of the country, on both a regional and national level, how rich Southern California is in soccer talent."
"I feel that every club that has a player, not just traveling to Phoenix this week, but in our overall player pools throughout the year is what makes Cal South Pro+ the national success it is. All of our clubs, coaches and parents should be proud of the job they are doing with player development."
Teams in the 1999 and 2000 age groups are playing for a chance to move on to the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships from February 25 through 28, also at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix.
"I tell our players the same thing every year: performance equals success," Hoffman continued. "If you consistently play well and at the top of your game, the results will be there."
Cal South will broadcast scores and photos on its social media platforms throughout the event. Daily scores and photos will be posted on twitter.com/CalSouthSoccer and instagram.com/calsouthsoccer, while recaps of each day's action and top photos will be posted at www.facebook.com/CalSouthSoccer.
Cal South congratulates all of its talented PRO+|ODP players that have made the rosters for the Jan 7-10 competition, and wishes them the best of luck in their efforts in Phoenix!
1999 Cal South PRO+|ODP Boys
Goalkeepers: Matt Reich (United FC) Andrew Fasano (Fullerton Rangers)
Defenders: Michael Guerra (Fullerton Rangers), Edward Salazar (Fullerton Rangers) Heron Martinez (Oceanside Breakers) Andres Canal (CUSC Blue), Will Hayward (California Rush), Chad Morgan (NVSC Blue)
Midfielders: Hugo Lemus (FC Long Beach) Kepler Despinos (FC Golden State) Jose Solorio (Aztecs FC) Estuardo Zecuna De La Cruz (Valley United) Devon Cornejo (Legends FC)
Forwards: Juan Reyes (Corinthians) Spencer Hines (Strikers FC) Raul Rojas (Pateadores) Arturo Rocha (Oceanside Breakers) Eduardo Charies (Fullerton Rangers)
Alternates: Augustus Hanson (Santa Barbara) Nicholas Braybrooke (LA Premier) Justin Lee (Slammers FC) Francisco Gomez (Corinthians)
Head Coach Jim Lagan Assistant: Coach Andy Pierce Team Manager: Oscar Cardona
2000 Cal South PRO+|ODP Boys
Goalkeepers: Jose Guadarrama (MNCV Sharks), Mitchell Wilson (Cerritos United FC)
Defenders: Diego Caballero (Oxnard PAL), Juan Gomez (West Coast FC), Brandon Grandaski (LA Premier FC), Braulio Roque (S.L.A Nomads), Evan Zamora (Oxnard Pal), Kevyn Lopez (TFA OC)
Midfielders: Javier Sanchez (Oxnard PAL), Nomar Ibarra (Fullerton Rangers), Jordan Sime-Tagne (LA Premier FC), Edwin Ocampo (LA Premier Fc), Roberto Rodriguez (Crescenta Valley SC)
Forwards: Noel Moncada Cerritos United SC), Christian Zavala FC Long Beach), Omar Ollarzabal (Corinthians SC), Christopher Reyes (Newport Mesa SC), Nicholas Barrera (Cerritos United FC)
Alternates: Colton Theaker (Santa Barbara SC), Rodolfo Prado Hernandez, Jack Monach (Irvine Slammers), Jaden Slusiewicz (Strikers FC), Alfonso Briceno (Oxnard PAL)
Head Coach: Chris Woolley Assistant Coach: Anton Arrache Team Manager: Nick Garcia
2001 Cal South PRO+|ODP Boys
Goalkeepers: Jose Estrada (Fullerton Rangers), David Ochoa(Oxnard Pal)
Defenders: Flavio Vasquez (Pateadores IER), Jack Hnatek (CUFC Elite), Kyle Hadfield (SMUFC), Keven Peraza (TFA Barcalona), Raymond Miranda (Oxnard Pal), Diego Briceno(Oxnard Pal)
Midfielders: Juan Carrasco Martinez (Albion SC), Oscar Cervantes (TFA Barcalona), Edwin Camacho (TFA –OC), Angel Ariza (West Coast FC), Nathan Espanto (Pateadores IRV)
Forwards: Andrew Miranda (San Diego SC), Jaylen Magana (Bakersfield Legacy), Diego Aragon (IE Surf Academy), Pablo Figuero (LA Premier FC LAFA), Jaden Edwards (Mission Viejo Soccer Club),
Head Coach: Mike Smith Assistant Coach: Christian Jimenez Team Manager: Dawn Harris
2002 Cal South PRO+|ODP Boys
Goalkeepers: Christian Olivares (Oxnard Pal), Seth Lawrence (Pateadores IRV)
Defenders: Gerardo Mendoza (FCLA Black), Alex Magana (Freedom FC), Tyler Oakson (West Coast), Keller Vasquez (Total Futbol Academy), David Perez (San Diego Surf)
Midfielders: Brian Lima (AVFC TC) Juan Torres (La Espranza SB) Skyler Smith (West Coast) Gabriel Willadsen (Albion FC), Jose Luis Alvarado (Fullerton Rangers)
Forwards: Alfredo Moran (San Diego Surf), Victor Cano (FCLA), JP Melgoza (Oxnard PAL), Conner Place (Fullerton Rangers), Andrew Resendiz (Fullerton Rangers) Max Laguna (Irvine Strikers),
Alternates: Ceaser Zamora (Laguna Niguel SC), Marko Medina (Albion FC), Hunter Hanes (Pateadores IRV), Carter Orchulli (Albion FC) Angle Iniguez (Albion SC White), Patrick Fishburne (Albion SC)
Head Coach: Steve Hoffman Assistant Coach: Guillermo Medina Team Manager: Paul Enston
2003 Cal South PRO+|ODP Boys
Goalkeepers: Connor Olsen (West Coast FC), Jonathan Mennell (LA Galaxy South bay)
Defenders: Jalen Calloway (West Coast FC), Edwin Dominguez (Corinthians SC), Anthony Morales (LA Galaxy South bay), Ulysses Quintero (FC Golden State), Eric Reyes (Downey FC)
Midfielders: Fletcher Banks LA Galaxy Bakersfield), Alec Dennison, Martin Killeen (Total Futball Academy), Gael Quintero, Bogart Roca (Arsenal FC), Mikey Sherlock , Anthony Wilson
Forwards: Felix Barajas, Noah Dougher (Albion FC), Damon Smargon, Joel Trejo (Total Futball Academy) Luis Manzo (Central California Aztecs)
Alternates: Steven Ruiz (Total Futball Academy), Alejandro Arenada (FC Golden State FC), Gavin Chagnon (FC Golden State FC), Spencer Simis (West Coast fc), Anthony Morales (LA Galaxy South Bay)
Head Coach: Sami Nedjar Assistant Coach: Romeo Aguinaldo Team Manager: Jacob Amaro
Cal South PRO+|ODP Girls 1999
Goalkeepers: Zoe Clevely (Slammers FC), Savannah Madden (San Diego Surf)
Defenders: Chloe Boice (So Cal Blues SC), Sabrina Enciso (So Cal Blues), Claire Watkins (Albion SC), Sophia Serafin (West Coast FC), Kayla Valenzuela (Albion SC), Hannah Sharts (Real So Cal).
Midfielders: Viviana Villacorta (Real So Cal), Aaqila McLyn (Beach FC), Samantha Fisher (Real So Cal), Karly Weeks (Pateadores IER), Denae Antoine (Legends FC).
Forwards: Claire Grouwinkel (Fram SC), Ashley Johnson (TVSA Hawks), Kayla Cannon (West Coast FC), Catrina Macario (San Diego Surf), Sidney Carr (Irvine Strikers).
Alternates: Emily Cuthbert (CUFC Elite), Cammie Dopke (LA Premier), Brooke Redington (So Cal Blues), Hanna Goff (Legends), Monique Pounce (Beach FC), Nia Harris (Legends FC), Emma Hotaling (SLOSC Storm), Emma Vanderhyden (Arsenal FC), Kameryn Hoban (CUFC Elite), Emelia Owen (CUFC Elite).
Head Coach John Napier; Assistant Coach Justine Sauder Pinder Najjar Team Manager Sarah Garcia
Cal South PRO+|ODP Girls 2000
Goalkeepers: Mattison Interian (Slammers FC), Lindsey Uteda (Real So Cal)
Defenders: Julia Ware (West Coast FC), Amber Huff (San Diego United), Sydney Sparks (SD Surf), Janae Lee (Legends FC)
Midfielders: Kailey Smith (West Coast FC), Kali Trevithick (SD Surf), Amethyst Trang (Arsenal FC), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues), Luisa Delgado Heinz (Real So Cal), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC), Isabel Dehakiz (Legends FC)
Forwards: Trinity Watson (SD Surf), Molly Myers (Oceanside Breakers), Zoe Hasenauer (Real So Cal), Alexandra Jaquez (Legends FC)
Alternates: Kaitlin Bebe (LA Galaxy South Bay), Shelby Little (CVU White), Analisa Gjonovich (So Cal Blues), Bianca Caetano-Ferrara (SD Surf), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United), Annabella Folino (West Coast FC))
Head Coach: Michelle Myers Assistant Coach: Wendy Espejel Team Manager: Meme Aldrete
Cal South PRO+|ODP Girls 2001
Goalkeepers: Clarissa Grajeda (Eagles FC), Clarissa Ramirez (Arsenal FC)
Defenders: Sierra Dunphy (San Diego Surf SC), Malia Faramarzi (San Diego Surf SC), Savannah Kessler (Slammers FC), Madison Curry (West Coast FC), Jordyn Gathers (So Cal Blues)
Midfielders: Chloe Ragon ( ) Chloe Deveze Gathers (So Cal Blues), Samantha Williams (So Cal Blues), Alexandra Palangi (Santa Barbara SC), Maddie Mercado (San Diego Surf SC)
Forwards: Savianna Gomez (Beach FC), Sophie Jones (Arsenal FC), Avery Shaffer (CUFC Elite), Maliyah Medley (Legends FC), Lilli Rask (Slammers FC), Dylan Lewis (Beach FC)
Alternates: Sarai Zedingil (Beach FC) Laney Carroll (Legends FC) Yordan Scales (West Coast FC) Mya Swinton (San Diego Surf), Julia Burdick (LA Premier), Alexis Cordero (Arsenal FC) Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC) Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues)
Head Coach: Chris Sydney Assistant Coach: Brett Whitfield Team Manager: Melissa Cardenas
Cal South PRO|ODP+ Girls 2002
Goalkeepers: Lucy Hayward (Beach FC), Cameron Russo (Strikers FC)
Defenders: Faith Hopper (Fullerton Rangers), Paige Hopper (Fullerton Rangers), Madison Perez (Legends FC), Ryley Tanner (Real SO Cal), Kassidy Valtierra (Slammers FC)
Midfielders: Alexa Gonzalez (Arsenal FC), Isabel Loza (Fullerton Rangers), Haley Mossmer (San Diego Surf), Frida Murrieta (Arsenal FC), Sydney Sharts (Eagles SC), Grace Watkins (LA Galaxy South Bay)
Forwards: McKenna Corbon (West Coast FC), Cordelia Cross (Eagles SC), Shayra James (Liverpool SC), Kaitlyn Roditis (Fram SC), Rachel Rosen (LA Galaxy South Bay)
Alternates: Sydney Bloch (LA Galaxy South Bay), Brianna Cortez (CDA Slammers), Angelina Espinal (Rebels SC) , Ashley Lamason (LA Galaxy Southbay), Samantha Reyes (Strikers SC)
Head Coach: Dan Codina Assistant Coach: Mike Chin Team Manager: Ashley
Cal South PRO|ODP+ Girls 2003
Goalkeepers: Hannah Arneson (Legends FC), Grace Klosinski (Strikers)
Defenders: Litzy Morales (So Cal Blues), Courtney Boone (Legends FC), Madelyn Taylor (San Diego Surf), Gabriella Collaatos (LA Galaxy South Bay Elite), Holly Hunter (Arsenal FC) Josephine Masters (So Cal Blues)
Midfielders: Riley Gleason (So Cal Blues), Jessica Carlton (Legends FC), Emma Egizil (Beach FC), Sara Ibarra (CZ Elite), Brianna Azar (CZ Elite)
Forwards: Makanna Dominguez (CZ Elite), Doriann Savage (San Diego Surf), Mackenzie MacMillan (Strikers OC), Tati Fung (CDC Slammers), Morgan Irvine (LA Galaxy South Bay)
Alternates: Samantha Ciccone (Real So Cal), Tatiana Baneshahemi (Eagles SC), Jennifer McGuire (Strikers OC), Ally Lemos (CDA Slammers), Gianna De Priest (Beach FC), Aylin Gonzalez (FC Golden State) Khalia Gathright, (CDC Slammers), Natalia Quintero (CZ Elite)
Head Coach: Jaymie Baquero Assistant Coach: Ben Fox Team Manager: Kendra Harris
Head Athletic Trainer: Juan Melgoza
Assistant Athletic Trainers: Aldo Amezcua , Daisy Cardona
PRO+ Coordinator: Kathy Hoffman