Feb. 3, 2010
BERKELEY - California signed five men's soccer recruits to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Golden Bears head coach Kevin Grimes announced. The 10th-year coach also announced the arrival of transfer Michael Shaddock to Cal. The five incoming freshman include in-state products Torey McGaw, a defender from Alamo, Ryan Neil, a midfielder from Mission Viejo, Kevin Peach, a goalkeeper from San Jose, and Alec Sundly, a forward/midfielder from Capistrano Beach. Signee Justin Taillole, a goalkeeper, hails from Scottsdale, Ariz. Shaddock, a forward, is from Chino Hills, Calif.
The class includes three players - McGaw, Neil and Sundly - who have participated in a U.S. under-17 national team camp. McGaw and Sundly were both members of the 2009 U-17 camp that produced the U.S. team that competed in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Neil started two games for the U.S. U-17s in 2008. Sundly also earned a spot in a 2008 U.S. U-18 national team camp.
Shaddock, who is already enrolled at Cal, won the under-17 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship as a member of CZ Elite FC.
The 2009 Golden Bears finished with a 9-8-1 record (3-6-1 Pac-10) and produced MLS SuperDraft pick and Generation adidas member Andrew Wiedeman. Cal's leading scorer in 2009, Wiedeman is now a member of FC Dallas.
2010 California Men's Soccer Recruits
San Ramon Valley High School
The 6-2, 185-pound Bay Area center back plays for the Mustang Soccer Club.
Participated in a 2009 under-17 national team camp with fellow Cal signee Alec Sundly that produced the U.S. team for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Earned spot on the 2009 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 select team.
Member of the 2009 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Starting XI.
At San Ramon Valley High School, earned 2009 EBAL All-League varsity first-team All-East Bay League first-team honors.
His school won the EBAL varsity championship in the 2007-08 season.
As a sophomore, also played football as a wide receiver for San Ramon Valley High School.
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Capistrano Valley High School
The 6-0, 140-pound Southern California native was a member of the U.S. under-17 national team pool who started two games for the U.S. U-17s and was called into camp twice in 2008.
2008 and 2009 adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) participant and all-star team starter in Denver.
His United FC club earned a No. 1 ranking in 2008 by Top Drawer Soccer.
Is the team captain and plays left midfield for United FC.
United FC won the 2009 Cal South National Cup and 2008 Coast Soccer League Cup.
Started at right midfield for the Cal South ODP State Team ('92) in 2009, when that team lost to Cal North in extra time in the Far West Regional Championship game in Phoenix.
Three-year varsity starter and team captain for Capistrano Valley High School.
In 2008-09, was a South Coast All-League selection for CVHS.
Named his school's MVP and earned the Coaches Award for the 2008-09 season.
San Jose, Calif.
Archbishop Mitty High School
The 6-6, 175-pound goalie also plays club ball for West Valley FC Elite.
Member of the 2008 San Jose Mercury News second team.
Earned spot on the 2008 De La Salle Showcase All-Tournament team.
2008-09 All-WCAL, second-team selection.
2008-09 Defensive Player of the Year for his Mitty squad.
Horizon High School
The 6-2, 176-pound Taillole also plays for the Sereno club.
With Sereno, he won five Arizona State Cup titles.
His under-15 Sereno team took fourth place in the 2007 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
The Sereno U-15s won the 2007 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship.
Member of the 2004 U.S. U-14 national team camp.
Capistrano Beach, Calif.
Dana Hills High School
The 6-0, 157-pound Sundly participated with fellow Cal signee Torey McGaw in the 2009 U.S. under-17 national team camp that produced the U.S. team for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
A member of the 2008 U.S. U-18 national team player pool.
In his sixth straight season as the captain of the Irvine Strikers Club.
Played in the 2008 adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) showcase in Denver.
2007-10 U.S. Soccer Development Academy player.
Won the Super Group of the 2006 U.S. Club National Cup with the Irvine Strikers.
A natural attacking midfielder/forward who has also started at center and outside defensive back.
As a freshman Sundly started for the Trabuco Hills varsity team, which reached the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) quarterfinals in 2006.
Has also served as an AYSO referee.
Chino Hills, Calif.
Ayala High School
Transferred from Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC).
Already enrolled at Cal; will be a sophomore for the 2010 season.
One of the leading scorers for the CZ Elite FC club that is based in Pasadena, Calif.
Shaddock's CZ Elite FC team won the 2009 Don Greer Cup as the US Youth Soccer Under-17 national champion.