Published: December 30, 2011
In the time Edwin Luna spent with the U.S. U17 Men's National Team, he learned plenty. Mostly, that there's so much more he wants to accomplish as a player.
"It was a good experience but I feel as though I never really got my chance to show what I could do," Luna said. "I'm working hard to get back and to become a better player."
Luna's journey will take him to Sacramento State where he has committed for the 2012 season. He'll join players like Cesar Mendoza and Nathaniel Nugen when he arrives this fall.
A local product from San Jose, Luna is a dynamic goal-scorer who is anxious to take his game to the next level. He's recently taken to playing futsal in order to improve his footwork and ball skills – two areas that are already strengths.
For Luna, there is always more work to be done.
"My coach (on the U17 National Team) was always yelling at me to work on my left foot, now I finally have a nice left foot," he said. "I'm just continuing to work hard."
Hayden PartainIn other boys' commitments:
Luca Quinn has verbally committed to Albany for the 2012 season. He is No. 14 in the New York Region.
Hayden Partain (Solar SC) has verbally committed to Wake Forest for the 2013 season. He is No. 11 in the Texas Region.
Trey Hemphill (North Meck SC) has verbally committed to UNC Asheville for the 2012 season.
John Sandmann (Kings Soccer Academy) has verbally committed to Wright State for the 2012 season.
Andrew Lyon (Toms River) has verbally committed to NJIT for the 2012 season.
Ward Gavin (Charlotte United FC) has verbally committed to Navy for the 2013 season. He is No. 20 in the South Atlantic Region.