March 2, 2012
BERKELEY - California signed midfielder Mason Case to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Kevin Grimes announced Friday. A product of Newport Beach, Calif., Case played at Corona del Mar High School and most recently with the USSDA Pateadores club.
"To be able to get a player of Mason's quality this late in the recruiting cycle has been tremendous for us," Grimes said. "He has great soccer qualities combined with excellent speed. In the classroom, he is also a superior student. He will be a great fit for Cal and our program."
Playing for Slammers FC in 2010, Case led that club to the U.S. Youth National Cup championship at the under-16 level. He was also the recipient of that tournament's Golden Ball, signifying the player with the greatest competitive impact in the national championship.
He paced Corona del Mar to the California state championship and CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship in 2010, when the Sea Kings finished with a 27-1-1 record, an ESPN FAB 50 ranking of No. 2 nationally.