By JAY WILSON
The girls on coach Jesus de Santiago’s Crusaders Soccer Club’s 2010 Competitive Division team have a perfect 6-0 record in their Presidio League’s countywide division. They are one of the Crusaders Soccer Club’s 32 competitive teams participating in the Presidio League’s fall season.
In addition to the Crusaders Soccer Club’s Competitive Division teams, just over 1,000 soccer players are on 99 Recreational Division teams. The Recreational Division is for boys and girls born between 2005 and 2015.
The soccer season began on Sept. 7, and every Saturday through Nov. 16, youth soccer is being played on virtually every blade of grass on the multi-purpose fields in Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, and San Carlos.
In August, to help maintain the grass, the Crusaders Soccer Club donated 3,600 pounds of Turf Best Supreme fertilizer to the city of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department, which they spread over all the grass fields in Allied Gardens, Del Cerro and San Carlos; including the girl’s softball fields at Lake Murray Community Park.
Come out and enjoy watch a youth soccer game. They begin at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at Skunk Hollow at Lewis Middle School, Princess del Cerro Park, Lake Murray Community Park, Rancho Mission Park, Tuxedo Park, and the four fields at the San Carlos Recreation Center.
The Competitive Division plays games throughout San Diego County, and there are usually Saturday games at Pershing Middle School and at the Lower Lewis field. The Competitive Division is for boys and girls born between 2001 and 2012. For more information, visit the Crusaders Soccer Club’s website at crusaderssoccer.org.
Registration for the 2020 Recreational Division’s spring season will begin in December.
— Jay Wilson writes on behalf of Crusader Soccer Club.