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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Soccer

The Grand Canyon University Men’s Club Soccer team was established in the fall of 2015 and has transformed itself into one of GCU’s most reputable athletic clubs. The rapid growth that GCU Men’s Club Soccer has experienced qualifies it as one of the fastest growing club soccer programs in the nation. It has established an extremely competitive team that plays matches in both the fall and the spring and competes for both regional and national titles.  The program has also begun its own set of 7v7 tournaments to help players improve their skills all year long.

GCU Club Men’s Soccer is a member of the Southwest Soccer Conference (SSC) and competes in the West Coast Soccer Association. The men’s club soccer travel team plays fall scrimmages and spring seasons that consist of matches hosted by GCU at our top-notch facilities, as well as matches throughout the southwestern states. In 2019-20, the Lopes’ claimed the SSC Championship title and were undefeated in conference play.

GCU Club Men’s Soccer is truly a year-round program with top-level coaches, equipment and uniforms, and plays on some of the best fields in all the Southwest. Join us for fun, competitive and skilled soccer!

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GCU Men’s Club Soccer Schedules

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GCU Men's Club Soccer Roster

  • Brandon Adickes
  • David Alvardo
  • Austin Booker
  • Riley Byrn
  • Grant Damico
  • Dionte Edge
  • Ray Falcion
  • Jose Ferreira
  • Angel Figuroa
  • Taylor Flood
  • Brandon Flores
  • Jesse Fretz
  • Logan Giles
  • Christian Gomez
  • Caleb Hammond
  • Noah Hendriks
  • Jeffery Hoapili
  • Seth Hockman
  • David Jennings
  • Kolby Johnson
  • Scott Jones
  • Henok Kase
  • Muzamil Khan
  • Jeremy Kovacs
  • Jeremy Logan
  • Jose Lomas
  • Emerson Lopez
  • Daniel Malki
  • Brandon Marillo
  • Samuel Martinez
  • Martin Mayo
  • Kevin Merano
  • Wilton Mercy
  • Matt Pierce
  • Jordan Prolux
  • Pedro Quintero
  • Mason Reed
  • Jesus reuiz
  • Chris Roblez
  • Alexis Salgado
  • Nick Sanchez
  • Zachary Sietsma
  • Jaykob Tachovsky
  • Corey Valdivia
  • Brandon Wishman
  • Brandon Zapta
  • Travis Zomwalt

GCU Men's Club Soccer Coaching Staff

Lance Thompson

Head Coach
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Lance Thompson enters his fifth year overseeing the program he began in 2016 after an accomplished collegiate coaching career spanning 17 years at six colleges.  Before arriving at Grand Canyon University, Thompson spent the previous three seasons serving as head coach at NCAA Division II University of Hawaii-Hilo.  Thompson has compiled a 135-85-23 overall record in 13 seasons as a head coach at four different schools, with four of those teams reaching the postseason.

Thompson began his coaching career at NAIA Alliant International University in San Diego, California, spending five seasons as head coach (1999-2003), and compiling a 57-32-3 record during that time.  Thompson’s AIU teams reached the NAIA playoffs twice, and were ranked in the top 25 in both 2001 (No. 25) and 2003 (No. 7).

Thompson then made a shift in his athletic career and began coaching at Holy Names University, based in Oakland, California, winning a total of 20 games during his two seasons (2004-2005).  His 2004 squad earned an NAIA tournament berth. 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 the Pacific West Conference championship.  Thompson also spent three seasons at Cal Poly Pomona before coaching at NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino for the 2012 season.

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