Four All-league Honorees For Leo Men's Soccer Squad
The University of La Verne men's soccer squad placed four players on the all-SCIAC team. Junior midfielder Boye Christiansen and senior defender Andrew Geenen were first-team honorees, while freshman forward Nathan Gonzalez and senior midfielder Fernando Almejo were named to the second-team. read more
Head Mens Soccer Coach
Trevor Persson M.Ed. 07, formerly an assistant coach at Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona, enters his first season as the head mens soccer coach at La Verne.
Persson comes to La Verne from CSUSB, where he helped the Coyotes tie two NCAA records for most ties in a season and most 0-0 ties in a season.
Before his stop at CSUSB, Persson coached at various levels around Southern California.
At his alma mater Cal Poly, Persson mentored a two-time All-American and a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Year, Luis Gonzalez. Gonzalez joined Persson himself as the only other All-American in the programs history.
Josh Hill 14 is entering his first year as assistant coach at the University of La Verne mens soccer team. Josh was a four-year student scholar athlete and a three-year captain at the University of La Verne.
Hill currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “D-National” license, has been a former Nike All-Star Coach, coached club with FC Man. Uniteds youth program and has been the head varsity soccer coach for the boys program at Chino High School for the past three seasons. He also currently serves as an assistant coach for the OC Blues FC, which is a United Soccer Leagues (USL) Pro team based in Southern California.
Hill he grew up in Chino, Calif. and competed at the high school level for the Chino Cowboys. His youth club experience came while playing for local teams such as Legends FC and Arsenal FC. He also played two seasons with PSA Elite, an annual contender in the prestigious U.S. Open Cup, and an additional two years with the Orange County Blues Stars in the Premier Development League.
Hill graduated from La Verne with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in the spring of 2014, and is currently a graduate student with the University and intends to complete his Masters in Leadership Management in the spring of 2016.