Alfonso Guzman -
2011 Honoree


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Alfonso first learned soccer from his father, Tomas, one of the original players of Sunday soccer in Santa Barbara. A natural left-footer, he worked hard to develop his right when he attended Westmont College. Due to Alfonso’s calm but persistent pleas Santa Barbara High started its soccer program in 1972. He was recognized as the Founding Father of Santa Barbara High school soccer. He was named to the ’74 All-American team, the All-Far West squad, the All-SCISA and All-District NAIA teams and was co-winner of the MVP award at Westmont. Alfonso became the third Westmont College soccer player and the school’s first sophomore to gain All-American honors for his performance and went on to receive All American status his junior and senior years. He also received honorable mention on the National Soccer Coaches All-American team, which is composed of the nation’s top soccer players on the college and university levels.  Class of 1972.

 

 

 


 

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