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
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Soccer player receives scholarship

By Liliana Marquez Kevin Gomez never expected that soccer would give him another opportunity to start over after receiving a scholarship into Kansas Wesleyan University. Gomez was offered a full scholarship to KWU after finishing two years playing for the Huskies soccer team as a forward. Gomez, 20, was born in Bellflower and lived in Michoacan, Mexico for 13 years. While living in Mexico, he had to work and go to school…

April 18, 2012
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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
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