Category: Soccer

2018 USA Games: July 5 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- As the competitions enter its final days, the intensity is palpable and Special Olympics Southern California seems to just get stronger. Swimming Five Team SOSC swimmers competed in separate divisions of the 50-meter freestyle, and one shattered a personal-best time Thursday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Nicolette Jones and ...

2018 USA Games: July 4 Round-up

A handful of Special Olympics Southern California athletes celebrated the Fourth of July in style, raking in medals as the competitions heat up. Golf REDMOND, Wash. -- All three Team SOSC golfers medaled in their respective divisions Wednesday at Willows Run Golf Course. Both Kent Menendez and Kyle Aragon had a host of supporters make ...

2018 USA Games: July 3 Round-up

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Two more Special Olympics Southern California teams felt the joy of a victory at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games for the first time on Tuesday. Both the women's basketball team and Unified soccer team bounced back from 0-2 starts in pool play. Women's Basketball Bernadette Valencia scored 10 of her 12 ...

2018 USA Games: July 2 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Tyler Cribbs and the Special Olympics Southern California softball team set the tone Monday for the delegation. Tyler had a big day at the plate in a 12-10 win over South Dakota, the first of two victories on the day at Celebration Park. The shortstop went 3 for 3 and scored ...

USA Games Spotlight: Southwest High School

The Special Olympics Unified Sports experience can mean different things to different people. For Southwest High School Unified soccer teammates Sophia Martinez, Jovann Plascencia, Eriberto Prado and Samuel Zamora, their time on the team has had several benefits. The four, along with six other teammates, are headed to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA ...

USA Games Spotlight: Antonio Sainz

By Ashley Carney Happiness comes from the people we surround ourselves with. It’s those contagious smiles and laughs that we all live for, and the fun memories we make along the way. For Antonio Sainz, a Unified soccer player, his happiness comes from the moments he spends with his teammates. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Antonio ...

#SundaySpotlight: Christopher Barnes

From fútbol to football, Christopher Barnes enjoys the thrill of competition. This summer, the Southwest High School product from San Diego and his teammates will compete in Unified soccer at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Christopher, who first got involved with Special Olympics through track and field, said the best part is "competing ...

USA Games Spotlight: Pilar Roncoroni

By Sean Minnihan Pilar Roncoroni got her start with Unified Sports because her mother, but it wouldn’t take long for her to recognize that she had fully embraced her role in playing soccer with her fellow Special Olympics athletes. Unified Sports, for Pilar, started as a school program to participate in, and now she is ...

LA Galaxy Unified Squad for 2018 Announced

LONG BEACH - The LA Galaxy and Special Olympics Southern California are proud to announce the 2018 LA Galaxy SOSC Unified Soccer Team. The 20 individuals went through a ceremonial Signing Day on May 3 at the StubHub Center and begin practice for the 2018 season. LA Galaxy Media:  Video  |  Photos  |  Release  |  ...

USA Games Spotlight: Everardo Velador

Everardo Velador has interests that extend beyond the soccer field. In fact, you would have to go as far back as ancient Greece. When asked what time period he would like to visit, the 17-year-old perked up and mentioned his love for studying the likes of Plato and Alexander the Great. “328 B.C.,” Everardo said, ...