SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer program has signed Spanish player Pablo Ros to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Mike Linenberger announced today.
Ros is from the city of Tarragona in Spain, just an hour outside of Barcelona. After playing four years with Club Gimnastic de Tarragona, Ros joined Fullerton College where he played for two seasons.
Pablo Ros - 5-11 - Jr. - MF - Tarragona, Spain / Fullerton CC
Club Gimnastic de Tarragona is one of the oldest and most storied clubs in Spain and during his time there, Pablo proved to be a capable leader and player in the midfield. In 2015, he helped lead his team to a first place finish in their division. The club also made an appearance in the Copa Catalunya during his time there, one of Spain's top tournaments.
After coming to the United States, Pablo played two seasons for head coach Greg Aviles at Fullerton College. Pablo helped his team clinch the 2018 Orange Empire Conference championship with a 17-2-3 overall record, including an 11-1-2 mark in conference play. A starting defensive midfielder, Pablo was named an All-Conference Honorable Mention that same year.
Linenberger on Pablo: "We are excited about Pablo joining our program. He is a central midfielder who can defend and attack with equal prowess. He is an older, mature student-athlete who has two years of experience at Fullerton Community College, and he grew up playing in Spain, so we expect him to come in and hit the ground running."
Personal: Parents are Manuel Ros and Sonia Sainz...Is majoring in nutrition with minors in business and communications...Plans to become a registered dietician...Was born in Los Angeles, but was raised in Spain.