It’s been said great things come in small packages, and that description definitely rings true for the mighty OC Crush U-11 Summer team led by head coach Jon Fox and assistant coaches Dave Hines, Steve Tyson, Mark Copeland, and Brandon Mayo. The boys’ well-developed ball handling and stick skills, along with their unselfish play, made it easy for spectators to see what made them victorious in 18 out of their 20 games this summer. The OC Crush offense consisting of attackers Gavin Griswold, Luke Fox, John Culley, and Luke Lemus, along with mid fielders Dean Pistone, Casey Copeland, Jackson Hines, Makai Todd, Cohen Krudwig, Judah Ferrari-Cortez, Reese Boyd, Hayden Chester, Riley Chester, Sean Sanchez, Dante Decobilas and Peter Maniatis kept the ball moving and executed plays effortlessly while defensemen Lincoln Dodd, Gavin Ahern, Ben Booth,Jack Clark-Dickson, Caleb Richardson, Easton Jellerson, Brayden Reynolds and goalie Drew Tyson kept the pressure on and opponents at bay.
Claiming championships at Stars and Stripes and Battle of L.A. tourneys in June, and Tinseltown Throwdown two weeks ago, and losing only to Colorado 3d in bracket play and in the championship game of Riptide in Oceanside (for a second place finish), this team will certainly be one to watch in seasons to come.
Congratulations boys and go Crush!