2014 Board Nominations Open
Congrats to all the players that were nominated for All-Stars, especially the ones that made the final cut! You should have heard from your coach by now. All-Star teams will practice for the All-Star tournament in La Jolla on December 7-8. Good luck to all that teams representing Ramona Soccer League!
Season Ends With A Bang
Ramona weather doesn’t get any better than what we saw this weekend for the final games of Ramona Soccer League’s fall season. Teams celebrated the end of another great season with pizza parties, gift bags, cake and, of course, trophies for the top teams. All players went home with something for their efforts. Even if a team didn’t earn a trophy the league provided medals and pins to commemorate a fantastic season.
Some teams knew whether or not they’d be getting a trophy before the weekend started. But for others, they didn’t find out if they placed high enough to get a trophy until the games were played. That made for some exciting finishes and fierce competition. Even the top adult team, White Lightning, lost its first match of the season when the Blueberries got to them Sunday evening and spoiled their perfect record. However, in the end it was all about camaraderie, sportsmanship and fun and that’s where Ramona Soccer League always exceeds expectations.
Pink Peeps Win Division 1!
Tuesday night was the last game for division 1 and it came down to the wire to determine which team would hoist the first place trophy. The winner of the last game would be the division champs in one of the tightest divisions in the league. Young Money and Pink Peeps battled it out on wet fields under the lights with Pink Peeps bringing one of their finest performances of the season to get the 6-1 win and the division title. Pizza and cake were enjoyed by both teams afterward as they celebrated a great season.
Ramona Soccer League gave its support to those affected by breast cancer when the league declared October 26th, 2013 "Breast Cancer Awareness Day." We encouraged everyone to accessorize with pink as a reminder of breast cancer awareness and support for ongoing research to find a cure. Thanks to everyone that showed up sporting pink!
With Opening Ceremonies, our first youth games and our first adult games, it was a full weekend for the Ramona Soccer League family!! Look for photos on our RSL Facebook page and our RSL Adult Soccer Facebook page.
Thanks to Barona Resort & Casino, Barona Speedway, WakeWorld, Wave Water Park, Yogurt Barn, El Michoacan, Amici, Boll Weevil, Action Auto, Top Nail and Spa, Mi Casa Reveles, Jewelry World, Pacifica Spa Studio, Ramona Cleaners, Auto Registration Service, Bisher’s Meat, La Cocina, Oil Changer, K2 Auto Detailing, Main Street Auto Care and Origami Owl for their help in sponsoring our best opening ceremonies ever!
RSL in the Ramona Sentinel
Ramona Soccer League is expanding! Thanks to Park Lands Dedication Ordinace funding, RSL is near the top of the priority list to receive grant money for new fields that will be built near the adult softball fields. Click here to read all about it.
Also, we'd like to send out a big thanks to the Ramona Sentinel for the article they did concerning the RSL assets that were taken by some of last year's board members. Don't worry, we won't stop until we get everything back! And be sure to ask questions about tax-exempt status before you give your money to any organization! Click here to read all about it.
Ramona Intra BU10
Ramona Intra BU10 participated in the Hotspurs Labor Day tournament. They beat San Diego SC 2-1, Hotspurs 4-0 and Albion 2-0. They lost in the semis to Crusaders 1-0. Goals scored by Isaac Garcia, Nick Husovsky, Alex Castrejon, Travis Petton and Diego Mejia. Cruz Cannon was a solid goalie making outstanding saves throughout the tournament. This is the team’s first year together and they placed third in the Carlsbad Cup and Dave Shelton (FC Heat) tournaments.
The BU10 team also started their league season this past weekend. Saturday the boys had a 4-2 win against San Marcos Revolution BU10 Green and on Sunday they had a 2-1 victory over Scripps United BU10 Red.
Pictured (top l to r) - Coach Isaac Garcia, Thomas Sapletal, Jake Hayes, Nick Husovsky, Alex Castrejon, Isaac Garcia, Travis Petton and Coach Marcial Castrejon. (bottom l to r) - Diego Mejia, Pepe (Jose) Medina, Cruz Cannon, Josh King, Gage Wilson and Adam Moe.
Ramona Intra BU15
Over the Labor Day weekend the Intra BU15 team played in the Hotspurs Labor Day Tournament. Intra won two out of three preliminary games and placed second in their bracket and advanced on to the championship game. The championship game between Ramona and Poway ended in a 2-4 lose for Ramona Intra. "It was a great way to end the pre-season," said Coach Ocampo. "We would have loved to win, but it was a great game between the two teams."
The 2013-2014 season started September 7th for BU15. Saturday the boys traveled to Chula Vista to play the Aztecs FC and the game ended in a 3-2 loss. On Sunday Intra was at home against Chula Vista Premier FC and ended the game with a 9-1 victory for Intra.
Pictured (top l to r) - Israel Torres Jr., Alexzander Reyes-Sanchez, Drake Ocampo, Eduardo Saucedo, Andrick Acosta, Eder Landgrave, Leonardo Garcia, Abraham Ceballos, Emmanuel Reyes, Nathan Rosenblum and Salvador Castro. (bottom l to r) - Tony Guerrero, Jesus Gutierrez, Chance Hardin, Noel Garcia, Cesar Ramos, Victor Velasco and Coach Gabriel Ocampo.
Ramona Intra BU18
BU18 competed in the La Jolla Labor Day tournament in the BU19 bracket over Labor Day weekend. The team tied the first match 1-1 with a goal from Ryan Gurrola on a penalty kick. The second and third games were lost 6-0. "Our team continues to improve and this tournament allowed us the opportunity to work on passing and squaring up on the ball," said Coach Marco. The BU18 team also started their league season this past weekend and ended their first game against Arsenal FC-San Diego BU19 in a 0-0 tie.
Pictured (top r to l) - Ethan Hatch, Tony Solis, Danny Sanchez, Tanarat Crowe, Erik Meza, Ryan Gurrola, Cesar Sanchez, Carlos Cabrera, Julio Lozano and Coach Marco Sanchez. (bottom l to r) - Angel (Kike) Zepeda, Carlos Morales, Nick Espinoza, Edgar Talavera, Sam Erickson and Mason Pierce.
Ramona Intra BU10
Ramona Intra Soccer U10 has participated in two pre-season tournaments. They have started their pre-season with three wins, on tie and two losses. They have finished third in both tournaments. Coaches Isaac Garcia and Marcial Castrejon are excited about the season and the growth they have already seen from the team. The Ramona U10 Intra Team would like to thank their sponsors, Sony, La Cocina and Ramona Fitness Center for supporting the team!
Pictured (l to r) - Back Row: Isaac Garcia, Josh King, Thomas Sapletal, Nick Husovsky, Alex Castrejon, Gage Wilson, Cruz Cannon and Marcial Castrejon. Front row: Isaac Garcia, Diego Mejia, Adam Moe, Travis Petton, Pepe Medina (Not Pictured: Jake Hayes)
Ramona Intra BU15
Ramona Intra Soccer BU15 had a great weekend of tournament play August 10th and 11th at the Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament. However, with two losses and a tie they did not advance to the championship game. Coach Ocampo stated that this weekend was a learning weekend for all the boys trying new positions, players returning from injuries and welcoming back some past members to the team. Their next tournament will be the Hot Spurs Labor Day Tournament August 31st-September 2.
Ramona Intra BU18
Ramona Intra Soccer BU18 competed in the Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament August 10th and 11th. This team is the oldest in the Ramona Soccer League Intra program and was excited to be in their first tournament of the season! This team represents what Ramona is made of: committed soccer families and players that want to see the traveling soccer teams continue to be represented by Ramona players!
Most of the players are playing up in age bracket this year to complete as a team and, with the help of their coach Marco Sanchez, are showing that Ramona has a lot to be proud of! Although they did not place in this this tournament, players like goalie Erik Meza, defender Alfredo Fuentes, forward Carlos Morales and midfielder Angel Zepeda showed that this Intra team has a lot of potential! They are looking forward to a successful season this year.
Ramona Intra BU13
On Thursday, July 11 Sony hosted Ramona Soccer League’s U13 Boys Intra team for their annual Sony Cup. The U13 team was given the opportunity to visit Sony’s U.S. headquarters in Rancho Bernardo and watch the top two Sony employee soccer teams play their final playoff match on the roof of one of the Sony buildings. The indoor-style game was an intense match that was eventually won by the blue team, which featured U13 Boys’ coach Isaac Garcia. The U13 boys were scheduled to play the championship Sony team, but the game was rained out.
The U13 boys were then treated to lunch and a tour of the amazing five-year-old Sony facilities, which featured a gym, basketball court, indoor soccer field, volleyball, themed break rooms, an amazing cafeteria and much more. The tour ended with gifts for each player and the donation of a brand new Sony laptop to the team. The Sony laptop will be raffled off to raise funds for the Boys U13 team. Go to RamonaSoccer.com for more information.
Pic: Team Sony: (l to r) Angel Vizcarra, Lee Lim, Kiel Zielke, Hung Truong, Carlos Cazares, Tanner Goto & Derek Bacorn, Isaac Garcia
U13 Boys (l to r): Ben Knowd, Blake Williams, Jack Clough, Kyle Pack (front), Lucas Marin, Mitchell Sutter, Isaac Garcia Jr., PJ Davis-Scholl, Wade Waldhauser, Eduardo Solis
2013 Spring Rec Season
Ramona Intra BU14
Ramona Soccer League Competitive Division INTRA participated on June 15th and 16th in the 2013 San Diego Charity Cup tournament with the proceeds benefiting Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The INTRA Boys Under 14 team played their first game versus El Cajon Matrix U-14 White which ended in a 7-1 victory, their second game versus La Mesa Matrix ended in a 6-2 win. Sunday the boys played Vegas Galaxy and won that game 1-0. INTRA BU14 placed 1st and undefeated in their bracket and advanced on to the finals. The championship game between INTRA and Vegas Galaxy was a great game that ended in a 2-1 loss for INTRA. With numerous injuries it left the boys with no subs after 10 minutes in the first half and 3 injured players playing on the field for the remainder of the game, the boys showed just how much heart and love they have for the game and played through the pain. Coach Ocampo and his staff were very proud of the boys and their dedication. INTRA Boys U14’s next tournament will be on July 13th and 14th they will be playing in the Kick For Hope tournament. The proceeds from this tournament are to benefit children in Africa whose lives are ravaged by poverty and disease.
Back Row: Abraham Ceballos, Alexzander Sanchez-Reyes, Salvador Castro, Eduardo Saucedo, Andrick Molinero Acosta, Chance Hardin, Cesar Ramos, Eder Landgrave, Drake Ocampo
Front Row: Leonardo Garcia, Nathan Rosenblum, Jesus Gutierrez, Victor Velasco, Israel Torres Jr., Coach Ocampo
Not Pictured: Noel Garcia Jr., Miguel Guerrero