The West Valley men's soccer team made its 17th consecutive NorCal playoff appearance in 2019, ending the season winnning five out of six to close out the rugged Coast-North Conference campaign. Playing one of the toughest schedules in California, the Vikings won four straight league fixtures from Oct. 19 through Nov. 8 thanks, in large part, to a dynamic group of sophomores on a freshman-laden side. The second-year players excelled on both sides of the pitch, from keepers to midfielders to strikers, as they added to the legacy of Head Coach Gaspar Silveira's Vikings.
The 2019 West Valley College men's soccer sophomores:
0 Irvin Cardoza (Goalkeeper, Santa Clara HS, Santa Clara, CA), 1 Jeron Rojas (Goalkeeper, Leigh HS, San Jose, CA), 8 Pablo Ramirez Belmont (Forward, Willow Glen HS, San Jose, CA), 9 Andy Nunez (Forward, Willow Glen HS, San Jose, CA), 11 Mario Larios (Defense, Phoenix HS, San Jose, CA), 12 Francisco Hernandez (Midfield, Newark Memorial HS, Newark, CA), 14 Sebastian Maciel (Defense, Evergreen HS, San Jose, CA), 15 Guilherme Lins (Midfield, Sao Vincente De Paula HS, Rio de Janeiro, BR), 17 Bernardo Berardinelli (Forward, Ceja Copacabana HS, Rio de Janeiro, BR), 18 Thomas Barker (Forward, Charters Sixth Form, Ascot, ENG), 22 Joel Fajardo (Defense, Soquel HS, Soquel, CA)