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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Soccer

The Grand Canyon University men’s club soccer was established in the fall of 2015 but already has transformed into one of GCU’s most reputable athletic clubs. The rapid growth that our club has experienced qualifies us as one of the fastest growing club soccer programs in the nation. We have established an extremely competitive collegiate men’s club team that will play 18-game schedules in the fall and the spring.

As a club, we are a member of the Southwest Conference and compete in the West Coast Soccer Association. Our travel team plays fall and spring seasons that consist of matches hosted by GCU at our top-notch facilities, as well as matches in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

The men’s GCU soccer club is truly a year-round program that plays upward of 40 matches, including tournaments. Our club is supplied with top-level coaches, equipment and uniforms, and plays on some of the best fields in all of the Southwest. Join us for fun, competitive and skilled soccer!

GCU Men’s Club Soccer Schedule

Day Date   Opponent Location Time Score
Friday 09/02/2016 at Arizona State Tempe, AZ TBA 3-1 L
Sunday 09/04/2016 at Arizona Tucson, AZ TBA 3-0 L
Saturday 09/17/2016 at UTEP El Paso, Texas TBA 1-0 L
Sunday 09/18/2016 at New Mexico Tech New Mexico TBA 3-2 L
Sunday 09/25/2016 vs Benedictine Prescott Field TBA 1-0 W
Saturday 10/01/2016 vs Benedictine Prescott Field TBA 2-1 L
Sunday 10/09/2016 at Arizona Tucson, AZ TBA 4-1 L
Saturday 10/15/2016 at Benedictine Away TBA 3-0 W
Saturday 02/11/2017 vs Cal State Riverside Prescott Field 11 am 4-3 W
Saturday 02/25/2017 vs San Diego State Colter Field Noon 3-1 L
Sunday 02/26/2017 vs San Diego State Halo Field Noon 1-1 T
Sunday 03/05/2017 at San Diego Warren Field Noon 5-0 L
Saturday 04/01/2017 at Arizona State ASU West 4 pm 4-0 W
Sunday 04/02/2017 at University of Southern California USC Sports Field 1 pm 3-0 L
Saturday 04/08/2017 vs University of Arizona Prescott Field Noon 1-0 L

GCU Men’s Club Soccer Roster

  • Brandon Adickes
  • Jared Arvidson
  • Mouad Belahoussine
  • Christian Carbajal
  • Jesse Castro
  • Matteo Cozzoli
  • Grant D'Amico
  • Peter Delgado-Murillo
  • Jose Ferreira
  • Brandon Flores Diaz
  • Logan Giles
  • John Henderson
  • Noah Hendriske
  • Riley Hood
  • David Jennings
  • Henok Kasa
  • Ogaba Kennedy
  • Jeremy Kovacs
  • Jonah Lage
  • Yun Lee
  • Jeremy Logan
  • Kevin Moreno
  • Mateo Murguia
  • D'Andre Palmore
  • Edgard Robles
  • Roldan Rodriguez-Diaz
  • Peter Ruiz
  • Nick Sanchez
  • Ivan Sandrali
  • Eduardo Valdez
  • Micah Vancea
  • Josh Young
  • Travis Zumwalt

GCU Men’s Club Soccer Coaching Staff

Lance Thompson

Head Coach

Lance Thompson opened the GCU club men’s soccer program in 2016-17 after an accomplished collegiate coaching career spanning 17 years at six colleges. Coach Thompson spent the previous three seasons serving as head coach at NCAA Division II University of Hawaii-Hilo. He compiled a 135-85-23 overall record in 13 seasons as a head coach at four different schools with four teams reaching the postseason.

Coach Thompson began his coaching career at NAIA Alliant International University in San Diego. He spent five seasons as head coach (1999-2003). His teams earned a 57-32-3 record, reached the NAIA playoffs twice and were ranked in the top 25 in 2001 (No. 25) and 2003 (No. 7).

Coach Thompson then made a shift in his athletic career and began coaching at Holy Names University, based in Oakland, Calif., where he spent two seasons (2004-2005) and posted a 20-14-5 record. His 2004 squad earned an NAIA tournament berth while his 2005 team finished second in the California Pacific Conference for the regular season. He also served as the university’s athletic director. He was the director of soccer at NCAA Division II Notre Dame de Namur and led the 2008 Argonauts to a 14-3-3 record and won the Pacific West Conference championship. He spent three seasons at Cal Poly Pomona and then coached at NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino in 2012.

Coach Thompson is from Bel Air, Md., and graduated from Frostburg State University in 1995. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Peoria, Ariz., and have three beautiful children – son, Tyler, and daughters, Kailey and Kiana.