San Jose Steamrollers

A Power Wheelchair Soccer Team

Steamrollers Victorious in Glendale, CA Tournament

CIMG2519The San Jose Steamrollers traveled to Glendale, California last weekend for a weekend of Power Soccer matches against teams from Arizona, Santa Barbara, and two teams from Los Angeles.

The Steamrollers started strong with three goals by Matthew Arensdorf and the win in the Saturday afternoon match against the Arizona Heat Elite. The Arizona team is always dangerously competitive and the game was hotly contested with the Steamrollers edging out the Heat Elite 3-0.

The second match of the weekend pitted the Steamrollers against the Santa Barbara Rollin Rebels. The Rebels have picked up some new, talented athletes, but the swarming offense and strong defense of the Steamrollers were too much for the Rebels. Every Steamroller contributed with either an assist, or a goal in the 8-0 victory over the Rebels, which included a precise spin kick goal from the top of the goal box by Chris Faria.

The final game of Saturday evening had the Steamrollers facing off against the always tough, Champions Conference rivals, the SoCal Vaqueros. The Vaqueros scored early, but the Steamrollers equalized minutes later, and that was the prelude for this see-saw of a match. The lead changed hands once more in the game, as both teams bore down in an attempt to break their opponent’s spirit. In the end, the deciding goal was flicked by the Steamroller defenders on a well executed Vaqueros’ corner kick in the closing seconds of the game, giving the Vaqs the 4-3 victory.

The Steamrollers came roaring back on Sunday afternoon with each team member chalking up a goal, or an assist in the 8-0 win over the tough Glendale Rough Riders.

Thanks to our gracious hosts the SoCal Vaqueros, and the Glendale Rough Riders for a fantastic and well organized tournament. Congratulations to Matthew Arensdorf, Ryan Connolly, Kenny Tran, Jenny Mitchell, Chris Faria, Sid Karnala, and Jairo Solorio for the great team play that led to three Steamroller wins over the weekend.



Steamrollers Featured on Cal-Hi Bay Area Sports TV Show

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Cal-Hi Bay Area Sports came out to the Steamrollers practice a couple of weeks ago to film a segment for their weekly TV broadcast. Taylor Lambert did a fantastic job on the sport of Power Soccer and specifically about the high school players on the Steamrollers and the Rockets.  Ryan Connolly, Matthew Arensdorf, Chris Faria and Jerry Book were all interviewed for this broadcast.

Click on the link below to check out the video segment that aired on Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area TV on September 28th.


Steamrollers Player, Ryan Connolly, Receives Leigh High School Block Letter

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San Jose Steamroller’s starting center forward, Ryan Connolly, photographed in his new Letterman Jacket, is presented with his Block Letter Certificate and Block “L” letter from Leigh High School’s Athletic Director, Mike Scialabba. Ryan was recognized for his outstanding performance and commitment to the sport of Power Soccer.