Congrats, 2018 Strikers Senior Athletes On a Great Season!

Strikers Senior Athletes

Congrats, 2018 Strikers Senior Athletes On a Great Season!

Congratulations to all the student-athletes that enjoyed their senior year at Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club – and to those choosing to continue their soccer careers in college: 

Senior College Soccer Commitments  – Boys

  • Brandon Knapp – Augustana
  • Ryleigh Strubler – Aurora University
  • Daniel Dominguez – Dominican
  • Jack Cottrell – Univ of Toronto
  • Aldo Lazaro – TBD
  • Eric Anderson – EIU
  • Joseph Corno – St. Norbert
  • Sean Geismann – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Tyler Villanueva – College of Dupage
  • Carlos Gonzalez – undecided
  • Gregorio Estevez – Elgin Community College
  • John McCaffrey – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Chris Pelico – Elgin Community College
  • Austin Curtis – Waubonsee
  • Brennan Hare – Merchant Marine Academy
  • Pier Ricossa – St. Ambrose
  • Mathew Gombar – Illinois Institute of Technology, Majoring in Engineering


Senior College Soccer Commitments  – Girls

  • Esmeralda Navarro – Elgin Community College Majoring in Radiology
  • Itzel Ochoa  – Dominican University – Majoring in Biology on the Pre-Dental Track
  • Nicole Platt –  Loras College, Studying Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Alex Montalbano –  Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Double Majoring in Neuroscience & Biology


In the words of the late Olympic runner, Steve Prefontaine, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” 

You each bring unique gifts to the game. It’s your responsibility to make the most of your opportunity to play college soccer.  As you embark on this next chapter, my advice to you is this:

  • Always be a team player
  • Always be on time whenever time is a factor
  • Always be enthusiastic, dependable, and cooperative
  • And always be earning the right to wear your college colors and represent your team


I am proud of you, Strikers Senior Athletes. Well done, and God Bless!

Deanna Gage

President and Founder
Aspire Soccer Consulting and Resources

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