Riverside, CA - The men's soccer team has added two more recruits to their 2013 recruiting class. Head coach Jesse Olivas and the La Sierra University Golden Eagles athletic department would like to welcome Jose Alcala and Miguel Garcia-Rosas.
Alcala is a defender who will graduate from Eleanor Roosevelt High School this coming June. The Mira Loma, California, native has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at La Sierra University. While at La Sierra University, Alcala will major in Spanish and Criminal Justice. He has been a starter for the past three seasons and served as team captain for the past two years while at Eleanor Roosevelt. Jose has also played club soccer for Chivas Jr. and FC Golden State.
In addition to his athletic achievements, Alcala has also excelled in the classroom. During his high school career, Jose has been named to the "Honors with Distinctions" list on three occasions. He is a two-time high honors recipient and named to the honor roll twice.
Upon signing with La Sierra, coach Olivas had this to say about Alcala, "Jose is a smart defender that reads the game well and has a good understanding of our system of play. We look forward to having him adapt quickly to the style of play and contributing to our program."
Miguel Garcia-Rosas has also signed a letter of intent to attend La Sierra University in the fall. The midfielder will transfer in to La Sierra from Tabor College, in Hillsboro, Kansas. While at Tabor, Miguel scored one goal in 15 games played in his freshmen campaign.
The Citrus Hill High School (Perris, Calif.) graduate will return closer to home as a member of the Golden Eagles men's soccer program. During his time at Citrus Hills he was voted "Offensive Player of the Year" his senior year, by his teammates. He was also named "All League" his junior and senior years of high school. Garcia-Rosas was second on his team with 46 points (18 goals and 10 assists) in his senior season.
[Miguel] "He is an extremely talented student-athlete, gives us another weapon and is very creative moving forward. He is an attacking player who possesses the ability to make those around him better," said Olivas. "We are very excited to have him in our program and expect big things from him from the start."