Coach Spotlight – Coach Ariel

You might recognize this young lady from our SGV Surf Summer School. Welcome Coach Ariel to our team! Ariel is coaching our G ’09 girls.

• Soccer Playing Experience: High school Varsity (4 years), club (8 years), Futsal/ recreational leagues

• Position Played: Goal Keeper

• Playing Highlights: 2013 High School CIF Champions (Marshall Fundamental)

• Coaching Experience: 3 years (FC Golden State – SGV Surf)

• Most Memorable Moment on a Soccer Field: Sudden – Death Penalty shootout in a CIF High school Quarter final game…I needed to make this save in order to put my team through to the next round of playoffs…I’ll never forget my foot hitting the ball just enough to save the goal, assuring our spot in the Semifinals.

• Most Embarrassing Soccer Moment: Wore my shorts backwards during a Soccer game…I guess that’s what I get for rushing

• Game Day Superstition or Ritual: I have to listen to my favorite “Game-Day” song

• Favorite Soccer Team: FC Barcelona

• Favorite Soccer Player: Gianluigi Buffon

• Favorite Non-Soccer Team: New England Patriots

• Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

• Favorite Movie: Gridiron Gang

• Favorite Actor or Actress: Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock

• Favorite Musical Group or Singer: I love everything…for the most part 

• Favorite TV Show: Friends!!!!

• Favorite Meal: Homemade posole…

• Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream

• Hobbies: Does soccer count as a hobbie?……

• Dream Vacation Destination: On a remote beach in Hawaii, under a palm tree, drinking …water … Yea, definitely water hahaha

• Famous People You Would Invite to Dinner: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson & Bugs Bunny

• How Many Friends Do You Have on Facebook? 1 too many…haha

• Best Advice for Players: Do what you love, and love what you do! You are your toughest critic, yet you are your strongest motivator! You can do anything you set your mind to, just take a deep breathe…just breathe…