Saturday, March 11, 2006

Fighting Camel Called to U20 Camp

Sonny Guadarrama of Campbell University has been called into the US U20 training camp. This is the first camp coach Thomas Roengen has assembled of the players who will contest the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championships which will be held in Canada (roadtrip anyone?) During his first collegiate season at Campell, Guadarrama rated second among the nation’s freshmen in points per game (1.68). Overall, he ranked 16th nationally in points per game (1.68) and 18th in goals per game (0.68) among all Division I players. He was a unanimous choice as Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year by the league’s head coaches, and also gained second-team Freshman All-America recognition from College Soccer News. Along with his older brother Willy, who finished the year as the national leader in goals (1.05) and points (2.3) per game, Guadarrama helped the Fighting Camels to the nation’s number-13 team ranking in scoring, averaging 2.15 goals per game. Campbell also posted its best year in nearly a decade with a 13-6-1 record, including a 7-1-0 mark to win the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title. The FIFA Youth Championship has traditionally served as a stepping stone for up and coming professionals and internationals. Here are just a few of the recognizable names from the last USA U20 squad: Bobby Convey, Freddy Adu, Zak Whitbread, Justin Mapp, Chad Marshall, Eddie Johnson, Richardo Clark, Santino Quaranta, and Clint Dempsey.

-- Jarrett @ 3/11/2006 02:15:00 PM


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