MEN'S SOCCER ADDS LOPEZ FOR 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State men's soccer head coach Michael Linenberger has announced the addition of Alex Lopez to the 2011 roster. Lopez will be a junior next year after playing two seasons at Vanguard University.
Alex Lopez is Sacramento State's third signee for the 2011 class.
"Alex is a complete player," Linenberger said. "He can score, he gets assists, he's skilled and he's fit. We expect him to come in and right away be a playmaker for us at center midfield. We are very excited to have him."
Lopez, a 5-foot-10 midfielder from Orange, Calif. and 2008 graduate of Servite High School, was an all-Golden State Athletic Conference selection for Vanguard and head coach Randy Dodge last season after leading the Lions to the GSAC regular season championship and GSAC conference tournament championship. The Lions advanced to the final 16 of the NAIA National Tournament last season.
He accumulated nine goals and nine assists in his two seasons at Vanguard.
At Servite High School, Lopez played varsity all four years for head coach Mike Lussier. He was named all-Trinity League, all-area and all-CIF in his senior season. He played the most minutes, the most games and made the most starts in school history in his four-year career. He was second on the all-time Servite record book with 30 career assists. He played club soccer for the Pateadores Academy.
Lopez fills a position of need for the Hornets, as standout midfielders Ernesto Carranza and Fernando Cabadas both graduated last year.
Lopez joins Maxxwell Bauman and Michael Angell in the 2011 incoming class.