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SDSU Soccer: Aztecs Ready For National Championship Run!

Photo Credit: Michael Rosen Dailey California

San Diego State has unbelievable talent on the Soccer field. Today news from the Pac 12 was released stating the San Diego State Men’s Soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Pas 12 preseason coaches poll. At the end of this post you can check out  how our San Diego State Rivals are ranked.

Photo Credit: Michael Rosen Dailey California

If this is your first time to our blog or first time reading about San Diego State Soccer you may be asking the following question. Why is SDSU Men’s Soccer in the Pac 12 when SDSD’s main sports are in the Mountain West for the time being. The answer is simple. San Diego State Soccer is to good for the teams they competed with in the Mountain West Conference. They were invited to move up a level and join the Pac 12 for harder competition.

San Diego State will begin its quest for a national championship on August 18th, when it plays host to the University of New Mexico (exhibition game) at 1 p.m. PT. San Diego State’s  home opener is September 7th, and will be the first men’s soccer night game ever played on Montezuma Mesa.

Here is a short list of some notable International San Diego State Men’s Soccer Alumni.

Athlete Nation Team
Eric Wynalda United States National Team
Enrique Tovar United States National Futsal Team
Carlos Menjivar El Salvador National Team
Omar Persad Jamaica U-20 National Team
Jose Altamirano United States U-20 National Team

Their are many more names to the list I have provided above. If you have any aspiration to look at San Diego State Soccer History you can click on this link. You can read about all of San Diego States soccer members who are playing in the pros (MLS) and read about all awards.

Pac 12 Preseason Coaches Soccer Poll

Ranking University First Place Votes Total Points
1 UCLA 4 24
2 California 1 8
3 Washington 1 17
4 Stanford 0 14
5 San Diego St. 0 11
6 Oregon St. 0 6

2012/2013 San Diego State Men’s Soccer Roster

Athlete Position Year Home Town
John Marcuzzo Goalkeeper RS FR Oakland, California (USA)
Tim Peitsch Goalkeeper SO Perry Hall, Maryland (USA)
Keenan Townsend Goalkeeper FR Vancouver, Washington (USA)
Blake Hylen Goalkeeper JR San Diego, California (USA)
Sean Zaher Midfielder JR Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
Julio Alarcon Defender FR El Paso, Texas (USA)
Kevin Bick Midfielder JR Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
Daniel Flores Forward FR Fresno, California (USA)
Jimmy Estrada Defender FR San Diego, California (USA)
Jose Altamirano Midfielder SR San Diego, California (USA)
Morgan Sacco Midfielder JR Greeley, Colorado (USA)
Blake Wise Midfielder JR Frisco, Texas (USA)
Abraham Villon Midfielder SR Garden Grove, California (USA)
John Pegg Midfielder JR Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (CAN)
Casey Meuser Midfielder JR Granite Bay, California (USA)
Anthony Gooch Defender SO Santa Cruz, California (USA)
Ata Ozbay Forward SR Barrington, Illinois (USA)
Evyn Hewett Defender SO La Palma, California (USA)
Tyler Smith Midfielder SO Huntington Beach, California (USA)
Jordan Ongaro Forward JR Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (CAN)
Aaron Thompson Midfielder FR Lakewood, California (USA)
Robbie Freise Defender JR Canyon Country, California (USA)
Travis Nicklaw Midfielder FR San Diego, California (USA)
Tyrone Martin Defender SO Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Kody Duff Midfielder JR Roseville, California (USA)
Wil Cannon Defender SO Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Luis Alvarado Defender RS FR San Diego, California (USA)
Kendall Modiste Midfielder RS FR Roseville, California (USA)

To view the San Diego State Men’s Soccer Schedule please click here.

About DavidSDSU (1236 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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