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Battle on Pro Turf

Jan 02, 2017 02:57PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Falcon Sean Roarty heads the ball in the College Park and De La Salle soccer match up at Avaya Stadium. Photo by

The College Park men’s varsity soccer team faced De La Salle on December 8 as part of the first annual High School Soccer Series at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose. The game was hard fought and resulted in a 0-0 finish. Jeremy Bedig,  the new head coach for College Park varsity remarked, “This is a team that plays with a lot of joy and passion. They are selfless and fight for each other. I am so proud of the hard work they have put into this season. To tie a team with the skill that De La Salle has in such a big game is a testament to their selfless teamwork and hard work.”

The High School Series, hosted by the San Jose Earthquakes was held December 5 through 17, at Avaya Stadium. Men’s and women’s teams from fifteen local high schools in the Bay Area competed in the 11-game series on the field that serves as the home of the San Jose Earthquakes.  

Participating high schools included: Cal High, Carlmont, College Park, Cristo Rey, De La Salle, Del Mar, Evergreen Valley, Heritage, Leigh, Los Gatos, Monte Vista, Oak Grove, Overfelt, St. Francis CCC, and St. Ignatius. The schools competed in fully produced games that included a national anthem performance, school logos on the video boards, ball kids, and starting XI team photos. The event and parking was free for fans.

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