This year's teravels include: Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, New York, Glasgow, Scotland, Edinborough Scotland, Sterling Scotland, All the Hawaii Islands, Gotheborg Sweden, and Houston.
Jet setting is always part of a coaches life but, this is ridiculous. During the last month and a half June and July Coach George Kuntz from Team Soccer Direct has been to Alta Loma,CA (USASA Far West Regionals), Irvine (day camps), Maui (USSF D License Coaching Course), Spokane (USYSA Far West Regionals) , Boston (Brine Summit), Guatamala City, Guatamala (UCI Recruiting and Observing Municipal FC Pro Team Training),, Atascadero (DirectoOfCoaching.com Clinic) , Kauai (Day Camp), Honolulu (ODP 91's boy's and girl's Mock Camp), back to Irvine (UCI Academy), Thousand Oaks (TSD Academy), Maui (USSF D Coaches Course), Big Island (Elite Player Development Camp), Oahu (USSF E Coaching Course).
There are more cities and camps on the horizon this summer for coach. Stay Tuned!
Here are some of the additional things that have been occuring at UC Irvine.
DANIEL MARSHALL SELECTED FOR USASA MEN'S NATIONAL SELECT TEAM
IRVINE, Calif. - UC Irvine junior Daniel Marshall (Corona del Mar HS) has been selected to play on the USASA Men's National Select Team after playing on the regional and state teams. Marshall was chosen from hundreds of participants through the process. Marshall recently played on the Region IV Select team which defeated Regions I, II and III at the US Soccer Festival in Milwaukee.
The National Select Team beat the Milwaukee Kickers, an A-League team, on July 20th and will face the US Under-18 National team on Thursday, July 22nd and the Milwaukee Bavarians on July 24th.
July 15, 2004
DANIEL MARSHALL AND CAMERON DUNN SELECTED TO PLAY AT US SOCCER FESTIVAL IN MILWAUKEE
IRVINE, Calif. - UC Irvine Junior Daniel Marshal (Corona del Mar HS) and sophomore Cameron Dunn (Alta Loma HS) were selected to represent Region IV at the 2004 US Soccer Festival in Milwaukee, Wis. from July 16th-18th at Uihlein Soccer Park.
The US Soccer Festival is held annually at locations around the country. Teams are made up of players from the State Select teams in each region. Region IV, the team Weldon will represent, consists of California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
CALIFORNIA SOUTH STATE SELECT WIN WESTERN REGIONAL; QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL FINAL FOUR
IRVINE, Calif. - The California South State Select men's team coached by UCI head coach George Kuntz won the West Region to qualify for their third straight Final Four. The California South Select team has won the National Championship each of the last two seasons. Three UC Irvine players played in the regional junior goalkeeper Ryan Mathy (Lafayette/Acalanes HS), junior defender Daniel Marshall (Corona del Mar HS) and sophomore defender Cameron Dunn (Alta Loma HS). The rest of the team was comprised of players from Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside, California, Cal State Northridge, UCLA and Seton Hall.
The California South State Select women's team also coached by George Kuntz also won the West region to qualify for the national Final Four.
May 19, 2004
ANTEATERS RECEIVE OUTSTANDING SUPPORTER OF PREVENTION AWARD
IRVINE, Calif. - Anteater head coach George Kuntz accepted the Outstanding Supporter of Prevention award on behalf of the the entire UC Irvine men's soccer team for their work in the Irvine community.
The team worked with the Kids Helping Kids Program, which is a youth leadership and development program being piloted at Irvine Unified School District. The goal of the program is to encourage and empower children to make a difference in the lives of struggling families in their community.
The Outstanding Supporter of Prevention Awards are presented by the Irvine Community Drug Prevention and the partners of the Irvine Prevention Coalition. The process for selecting Outstanding Supporter of Prevention Award recipients includes inviting people in the community to nominate those they know who have contributed to making Irvine a safe and caring community for all who live here.
May 18, 2004
FIVE MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED BIG WEST SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
IRVINE, Calif. --- Dardo Acuna, Sebastian Galmarini, Chris Klotz, Cameron Rossi and Chris Ruiz were among the school-record 176 UCI student-athletes who were honored as 2003-04 Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes at the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' annual banquet Monday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This year's honorees bring UCI's total to 2,397 conference scholar-athletes since 1983.
Requirements for this award include maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) over three quarters or a 3.2 GPA over two quarters for freshmen. Student-athletes must also earn letters in their sports. The Scholar-Athlete award was implemented by the Big West Conference to honor those student-athletes that have maintained a high level of scholastic excellence while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
Menís basketball player Matt Okoro and womenís soccer player Melody Mangrello received the Universityís Academic Challenge Award from the UCI Admissions Office.
HEAD COACH GEORGE KUNTZ ATTENDS LATIN AMERICA BUSINESS SUMMIT IN ATLANTA
IRVINE, Calif. - UC Irvine men's soccer head coach George Kuntz recently attended the Sumaq Summit 2004 held in Atlanta, Ga. The summit allowed entrepreneurs, corporations, politicians, academics and the media to debate and discuss trends in management and business in Latin American and Hispanic-speaking markets.
Guest speakers during the summit included Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar; CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Douglas Daft; Minister of Foriegn Trade of Costa Rica, Alberto Trejos; Secretary of International Trade of the Republic of Argentina, Dr. Martin Redrado; Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Luis Ernesto Derbez and CEO of Equifax, Tom Chapman.