The Santa Barbara Rollin Rebels and the SoCal Vaqueros hosted the Bash at The Beach Power Soccer tournament just south of Santa Barbara in Carpenteria, CA on April 9th and 10th in which the Steamrollers came away with three wins and one loss. The Champions Cup conference rivals SoCal Vaqueros played tough against the Steamrollers, with the Steamrollers losing to the Vaqueros 2-1 on a last minute goal by the Vaqueros in the first game Saturday evening. The Steamrollers adjusted their style of play on Sunday and rolled to a 2-0 victory on Sunday. During the weekend the Steamrollers picked up two more victories over the Glendale Rough Riders and the BORP Shockers. With only two tournaments left in the regular season before the National Conference Cup Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana this June, the Steamrollers are looking good. Come check them out at their final home game of the season at the Bascom Community Center Gym, Sunday, April 24th with games at 11am and 12:30pm.
The San Jose Steamrollers took 3rd place last week at the Champions Cup National Power Soccer Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Three of the six games in tournament play went into overtime, with the Steamrollers losing in the quarterfinal round in a sudden death overtime match to the Chicago Fire. Four teams from California competed in the event and the San Jose Steamrollers placed at the top of all the West Coast Teams. Congratulations Steamrollers!
Chairman Ronnie Lott invited Matthew Arensdorf to attend San Jose Sports Authority’s REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Breakfast at the San Jose Marriott on May 1st. The REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard-work) program gives us an opportunity to honor student-athletes who have overcome adversity to excel both academically and athletically. Over 90 high school seniors have received REACH scholarships in the past 18 years.
Each candidate must maintain a 2.5 GPA, play in a high school sport, demonstrate community involvement, show the ability to overcome adversity to reach their goals, and write a 1-3 page essay based on their experiences. There were over 20 high school senior candidates in attendance from many different Santa Clara Valley high schools. While Matthew was not awarded a scholarship at this awards breakfast, he felt honored to be recognized as one of Santa Clara Valley’s top student Matthew met former San Francisco 49er cornerback / Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ronnie Lott, and Womens Soccer World Cup & Olympic champion, Brandi Chastain.