It might not be Servite soccer season yet but college soccer programs are in full swing with 13 Friar alumni hard at work playing for their respective schools. Alumni who have helped instill the tradition of excellence within the Servite program while winning both team and individual awards along the way.
Seniors from Servite's CIF Championship team, Oscar Flores '15 (CSUF) and Joe LaCasto '15 (UNC Asheville) are staples in their respective programs with LaCasto being recognized as a team captain both his junior and senior seasons while fellow 2015 graduate Roman Manning has found a new home at Vanguard University for the 2018 season.
Garrett Amador '16 and Michael Godinez '16 are also donning new jerseys this year with Amador going from LMU to SDSU and Godinez joining his classmate Noah Ferrel and newcomer Nic Hernandez '18 at Chapman. Zane Rojas '16 remains at West Point having started every game for Army this season.
Representing the Class of 2017, Tim Burke is in his second season at LMU and is now playing with Corbin Mercado '18 who has made an impact with the Lions early earning a start in their season opener. Jose Sosa '18 has also shined starting all five games for the University of Pacific while already tallying his first collegiate goal in addition to recording two assists. Alongside Manning, Marc Trejo '18 has gotten considerable minutes at Vanguard playing in all five of their games while starting two.
Wishing all our Friars the best of luck during their collegiate seasons!
Current Collegiate Players
|Oscar Flores||Class of 2015||Cal State Fullerton|
|Joe LaCasto||Class of 2015||UNC Asheville|
|Roman Manning||Class of 2015||Vanguard University|
|Garrett Amador||Class of 2016||San Diego State University|
|Noah Ferrel||Class of 2016||Chapman University|
|Michael Godinez||Class of 2016||Chapman University|
|James Moore||Class of 2016||Belmont Abbey College|
|Zane Rojas||Class of 2016||West Point|
|Tim Burke||Class of 2017||Loyola Marymount University|
|Nic Hernandez||Class of 2018||Chapman University|
|Corbin Mercado||Class of 2018||Loyola Marymount University|
|Jose Sosa||Class of 2018||University of Pacific|
|Marc Trejo||Class of 2018||Vanguard University|
Sept. 1st West Point at SDSU (Zane Rojas '16 vs. Garrett Amador '16)
Sept. 27th CSUF at LMU (Oscar Flores '15 vs. Tim Burke '17 & Corbin Mercado '18)
Oct. 26th Pacific st LMU (Jose Sosa '18 vs. Corbin Mercado '18)