Graduating Athletes: Men’s Soccer


Cody Cook

Left to right: Luka Stevanovic, Zach Sheppard, Yuki Hata, Parker Radford, and Thor English

Layda Galvan, Assistant Sports Editor

Favorite team Memory

“Snowball fight against the women’s soccer team.”

Zach Sheppard, Goalkeeper

Major: Kinesiology

Stat: CSUSM first career leader in saves (134).

Post­-graduation plan: “Working as a personal trainer while attending grad school for RDN.”

Ideal graduation trip: “Trip to Germany to watch Champions League.”

Advice to teammates who have yet to graduate: “Get to know people outside of your age range. Create/get a mentor.”

Thor English, Forward

Major: Kinesiology

Stat: Scored 16 goals out of 29 shots in frame.

Ideal graduation trip: “Jamaica.”

Advice to teammates who have yet graduate: “Enjoy your time while you can because the experience flies by.”

Yuki Hata, Midfielder

Major: Kinesiology

Stat: Played a total of 1,278 minutes, placing fifth in most minutes played.

Post­-graduation plan: “Following my dream of becoming a pro Soccer player.”

Ideal graduation trip: “Brazil, because they have the most passion for soccer.”

Advice to teammates who have yet graduate: “Enjoy it.”

Luka Stevanovic, Midfielder

Major: International Business

Stat: 16 appearances at forward and midfielder.

Post-­graduation plan: “Master’s Degree at Cal State San Marcos in International Business.”

Ideal graduation trip: “Belgrade, Serbia…Naturally.”

Advice to teammates who have yet graduate: “It goes by fast so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy it.”

Parker Radford, Defender

Major: Business

Stat: Helped preserve five shutouts.

Post­-graduation plan: “Hopes in working in the Sports Marketing Industry.”

Ideal graduation trip: “It would be to travel around Europe.”

Advice to teammates who have yet graduate: “Don’t take these years for granted, it goes by very fast.”