COSTA MESA, Calif. – The NAIA National Office released the 2015 All-American list for both men's and women's soccer earlier today. Vanguard placed four total members on the list including Juan Arellano (JR/Hawthorne, CA), Jesus Fregoso (SR/La Puente, CA), and Brandon Gomez (SO/Los Angeles, CA) on the men's side as well as Danyelle Allen (JR/Mountain View, CA) in her first season with the women.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Coming in as the seventh seed in the 16 team field, Vanguard (16-5) had eyes on another deep run into the NAIA National Championships. The magic of last season faded as the Lions were blanked 2-0 by the MidAmerica Nazarene (16-5). Vanguard was outmatched on the offensive end attempting 13 less shots.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Fresh off a quarterfinal finish a year ago, the Lions (16-5) made things easier on themselves this year by smashing the University of Great Falls 3-0 in the NAIA Opening Round match. They did not have the stress of an overtime match like last year due to three second half goals from Jesus Fregoso (SR/La Puente, CA), Ivan Azpeita (JR/Orange, CA), and Jose Castillo (SO/Orange, CA).
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Vanguard will host the University of Great Falls on Saturday, November 21st in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round. Vanguard is the seventh seed in the 32 team tournament and aims to make it to the final site in Delray Beach, Florida.
LA MIRADA, Calif. - On a chilly evening in La Mirada the two top teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference found themselves playing in the conference tournament final with a chance to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship. The 14th ranked Lions (15-4) had a second straight title on their minds, but the eighth ranked Biola University Eagles (14-4-1) played the role of spoilers, winning the match 1-0 in front of their energetic fans.
LA MIRADA, Calif. - It took until the second overtime period, but #14 Vanguard knocked off #24 The Master's College 2-1. Vanguard (15-3) received goals from Jesus Fregoso (SR/La Puente, CA) and Juan Arellano (JR/Hawthorne, CA) who both came off the bench.