Winning season for Carmel Valley Manchester Soccer Club BU15

The Carmel Valley Manchester Soccer Club BU15 team just wrapped up its 2013 Presidio League season, placing second in its division. Coached by Denis Sweeney, the team ended the year with a winning record in one of the toughest leagues “I couldn’t be more proud of this team” said Coach Denis Sweeney. “Their hard work, determination and teamwork really paid off this year.”

Many of the team members have been with Coach Denis since they were in grade school and the team is known for its camaraderie and focus on developing the whole player. “My approach is to build player skills and character while instilling a love of the game,” noted Coach Denis.

Heading into the season, the CVMS BU15 team won the 2013 Carlsbad Wave Tournament and placed second in the Copa Del Mar Tournament creating great momentum. The team dominated its bracket, scoring 48 goals during the season with several team members achieving a “hat trick.” Based on the team’s top placement in 2013, the team will move up several brackets higher in 2014.

In addition to a tremendous 2013 club season, it should be noted that the majority of the players have just made their high school soccer teams at schools including Bishop’s, Canyon Crest Academy, Del Norte and La Jolla High School.

Congratulations to: Coach Denis Sweeney, Miguel Nepomuceno, Joe Aste, Sebastian Schafer, Alex Kapich, Philip Duvinage, Yuaki Goto, Diego Ortiz. Bottom row: Alejandro Espinoza, David Bourassa, Jakab Zeller, David Rodriguez, Paul Chang, Sean O’Callaghan and Chris Hubbard. Not pictured: Hugo Melin and Javier Partida.

The Carmel Valley Manchester Soccer Club is one of the region’s premiere youth soccer clubs with 300 boys and girls from ages U7 and up. The mission of the club is to enhance the individual technique, skill and knowledge of the game of soccer. For more information, contact Coach Denis at 858-245-8862 or