Local AYSO under-16 boys team claims national crown in Hawaii

Courtesy of Brian Eugeni
An under-16 team from AYSO Region 45 commemorates its national title. Front row, from left: Hauke Rehwald, Omar Acosta, David Garcia, Taaran Chohan, Govanny Pena, Fabian Callejas, Lance Villamor, Ajeet Chohan and Julius Baur. Back: Coach Brian Eugeni, Wesley Ip, Ezra Tock, Remy Briens, Findlay Ciesla, Erik Flores, Jaren Figueiredo, Eike Rehwald and coach Walter Grayeski.

A local AYSO team recently returned from the American Youth Soccer Organization National Games in Oahu, Hawaii, as champion of its division. The under-16 boys team went undefeated in the weeklong event.

Brian Eugeni and Walter Greyski served as co-head coaches of the squad from AYSO Region 45, which primarily serves Mountain View and south Los Altos.

Local teen getting noticed on Instagram, soccer field

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Courtesy of Sky Ng-Thow-Hing
Homestead High’s Sky Ng-Thow-Hing, left, keeps his eye on the ball.

A Los Altos teen has created a popular Instagram account and app that showcases both his love of soccer and a challenge.

Sky Ng-Thow-Hing is the 16-year-old behind @skyfreestylez, on which he posts videos of himself doing trick shots and juggling as well as game highlights from his Red Star Soccer Academy and Homestead High School teams.

Two MVLA soccer teams headed to nationals this week

A pair of teams from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club have qualified for the national semifinals.

MVLA 04G Barcelona ECNL and MVLA 05B Pumas NPL are scheduled to begin play in the final four of their respective age groups this week.

Mountain View High hires Panos to coach varsity girls soccer team

Diane Mazzoni/Special to the Town Crier
Jeff Panos, shown coaching the boys soccer team at Serra High, is the new girls soccer coach at Mountain View High, where he also teaches AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science.

When Jeff Panos left his position as boys soccer coach at Serra High after the 2017-18 season, he planned to take a break from being a head coach. After serving as an assistant coach for Mountain View High’s varsity boys team last season, however, he changed his mind.

“I told myself I would only take on a new endeavor if the fit was absolutely eye-popping to me,” said Panos, a head coach for 20 years. “Mountain View girls (soccer) is something that I’ve always been aware of because of their success. And as I was assisting Jim (McGuirk) this past year, I would look over from the sideline and kind of see how they were doing ... and I thought to myself, ‘You know, this would be a really good fit if the door opened.’”

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