SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Ten of the 12 matches at this year's Lotto Sport Western Showcase will be live-streamed on TopDrawerSoccer.com, on this link.
The eight-team, three-day event features seven current Winter SIMA FAB 50 programs, including three in the Top 10. This loaded field includes the Mainland debut of Hawaii state title contender Kapolei (Hawaii). This year's event features teams from Arizona, California and Hawaii.
Here is the complete match schedule, with all times PST:
Note: Only Saturday's seventh- and fifth-place matches will not be live-streamed.
SIMA FAB 50 No. 2 [Brophy Prep ca-m] (Ariz.) 2, SIMA FAB 50 No. 41 San Luis Obispo (Calif.) 1: BP - Charlie Cobb (Case Montanile), Anthony Hildalgo. SLO: Kellan Barry.
Below are team-by-team preseason capsules for the event:
Brophy Prep (Ariz.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 2
Coach: Paul Allen, 4th season (59-9-5)
Notes: Brophy might have rallied for a win over Desert Vista to start the season, but its lofty No. 2 ranking shows what many think is possible for this team. The return of a club player has helped solidify what already was a stellar defense. If a healthy Case Montanile can deliver on offense, a state title run is very much in the cards for this team.
Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: not ranked
Coach: Dan Salas, 15th season
Key Players: M Seb Flores, Sr.; M Reyes Carbajal, Jr.; D Jacob Ryan, Sr.
Notes: Corona del Sol is a recent Lotto Sport Western Showcase champion, but has been in rebuilding mode the past two seasons. This squad is the only team at the event that is not ranked among the FAB 50.
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 30
Coach: Ryan Lau
Key Players: F Tommy Mascaro-Keahi, Sr.; M/D Cypress Navarro-Acio, Sr.; D Joseph Wren, Sr.; F/M Hunter Hoogerwerf, Sr.; M Elijah Hines, So.; D Noah Anderson, So.
San Clemente (Calif.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: 9
Coach: Michael Pronier, 32nd
Key Players: F Asa Gibson; M Nelson Tabarez; M Giovani Gomez; F Nolan Grush; D John Rudnicki; D Paul Duke.
Notes: San Clemente has not lost a match since last year's Lotto Sport Western Showcase. The defending CIF Southern Cal Division 1 and CIF SoCal Regional champ has a new-look team, but remains highly competitive.
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 41
Coach: James Boscaro and Pat Sigler, 7th season (132-24-10)
Notes: San Luis Obispo has outscored its opponents 21-1 this season. Rattigan has a team-high seven goals. With a pair of NCAA Division I commits, San Luis Obispo could certainly make waves at this event.
Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 20
Coach: Jon Spencer, 8th season
Key Players: GK David Mitzner, Sr., Portland(m); M Uriel Sanchez, Sr.; F Eduardo Villeda, So.
Notes: Servite suffered a loss early this week, which could bounce them from the Top 25. The results this week will be important to this team's national ranking.
Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.)
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 4
Coach: Andy Hargreaves
Key Players: M Jake Kosakoff; D Owen Underwood; F Jose Salgado.
Notes: Torrey Pines opened the season with a 1-0 win over Cathedral in a clash of Southern California powers. That win vaulted Torrey Pines into the Top 5 and now the team has a chance to climb even higher with a strong showing in San Clemente.
Winter FAB 50 Rank: No. 37
Coach: Roland Hedgpath, 40th (726-126-34)
Key Players: M Julian Garcia, Sr.; M Jeremiah Lopez, Sr.; M Erick Vasquez, Sr.; F Jeal Leal, Jr.; M/D Lombardo Flores, So.
Notes: Watsonville is one of the winter season's more storied programs with longtime head coach Roland Hedgpath. Leal has four goals in three matches while Vasquez has three.