East LA College goalkeeper overcomes life’s obstacles

By Liliana Marquez   Juan Escobar overcame injuries and illness that could have forced him to abandon soccer to become the starting goalkeeper during his two seasons representing the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team. Escobar, 19, who was born in Hollywood and raised in South Gate, is currently playing his last season with the men’s soccer team. Escobar is the oldest of Juan Escobar and Maria Castillo’s four…

November 6, 2012

Soccer players earn scholarships

By Liliana Marquez Three sophomore players of the men’s soccer team accepted full scholarships to attend Kansas Wesleyan University for the fall, yesterday, after a meeting held at East Los Angeles College. Defender Galo Moreno, forward Kevin Gomez and midfielder Geovanni Rodriguez have decided to continue their education and soccer careers with the Kansas Coyotes after two seasons playing for the Huskies. ELAC’s Head Soccer Coach Eddie Flores was present…

March 21, 2012

Galo looks to score in life

By Liliana Marquez The final whistle echoed across Weingart Stadium marking the end of another season for the men’s soccer team, but for Galo Moreno it marked the beginning of a new chapter on his life. Moreno, 19, born and raised in Monterey Park has been part of the men’s soccer team for the past two years, making this season his last playing for ELAC. He grew up having soccer as…

December 7, 2011