California Ducks Packing for Denver

The California Ducks, led by head coach JR Grubert, will be competing in the Adrenaline Pioneer Challenge in Denver this weekend.

The Pioneer Challenge, which will take place from June 21-23, features some of the top club teams in the west and is considered to be one of the top recruiting events in the west. The Ducks will play a minimum of six games in a round robin format on Friday and Saturday followed by playoffs and a championship round on Sunday.

Following tryouts in May, Grubert and his coaching staff of local legends Jack Cranston (Attack Coach), John Grubert (Midfield Coach), Knute Kraus (Defense Coach), and Ozhan Kashkooli (Goalie Coach) were able to assemble a strong team featuring players from seven different high schools including Los Alamitos High School, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Capistrano Valley High School, Sage Hill Academy, El Toro High School, Servite High School, and San Juan Hills High School. Decked out in the sartorial splendor of their JR-designed unis, the talented group listed below will be favored to not only make a deep run into the playoffs but also win the best dressed award!

Attack:
Cody Miller – Los Alamitos
Tyler Miller – Los Alamitos
Drew Casas – Capo Valley
Zach Taylor – Santa Margarita
Jack Preston – Sage Hill
Barron Stephanson – Santa Margarita

FOGO
Joe Siciliano – El Toro

Midfield
Nick Prado – Servite
Adam Armienta – Servite
Andres Armienta – Servite
Konner Bremmer – Santa Margarita
Michel Senecal – Santa Margarita
Billy Senecal – Santa Margarita
Jeff Palmer – Santa Margarita
Drew Webster – Santa Margarita
Brad McCarville – Capo Valley
Brayden Moore – Los Alamitos

Defense
Jake Grubert – Santa Margarita
Avery Beck – Santa Margarita
Cole Campbell – Los Alamitos
Matt DiGiovacchino – San Juan Hills
Ian McClure – Servite
Tom Sanchez – Servite
Andrew D’Alba – Servite

Goalie
Jackson Browner – Los Alamitos

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