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Following three prolific goal-scoring seasons at UCLA, Chandler Hoffman made his professional debut on March 31, 2012 for the Philadelphia Union when he started against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in a friendly on May 9, 2012 vs. the popular European Club, FC Schalke 04. He then signed with the LA Galaxy leading up to the 2013 MLS season where he enjoyed two seasons competing for time against the likes of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane while bringing home his first MLS Cup in 2014. In December of 2014 Hoffman was traded to the Houston Dynamo.
Stefan Vaziri spent two years at Northern Illinois University before transferring to the University of Montevallo where he finished out his college soccer career. During this time Vaziri spent four seasons moving around the PDL playing for three different teams: the Panama City Pirates, the Orange County Blue Stars, and the Nashville Metros. Vaziri currently plays for NPSL side PSA Elite located in Irvine, California.
In college Sydney Vermillion spent four successful years at CSUN that saw her capture defensive player of the week honors each season. After college Vermillion was picked up by the Santa Clarita Blue Heat for a short period of time before signing a contract with the LA Strikers. Most recently Vermillion has played professionally for Swiss Nationalliga A side, FC Neunkirch.
After spending four years at Notre Dame University, Dillon Powers was picked 11th overall by the Colorado Rapids in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Powers quickly became an integral part of the team’s midfield earning him the 2013 MLS rookie of the year award. Following a strong second season with Rapids he re-signed with the club for a multi-year contract. Powers has appeared 15 times for u20 US Men’s National Team and has been pegged to receive an invite to the full side in 2015.
Following an impressive college career that saw Christian Ramirez spend time at both UC Santa Barbara and Concordia University he made his professional debut for the Charlotte Eagles (NASL) in 2013. Following the 2013 season Ramirez signed with Minnesota United FC where he has become a prolific goal scorer. Christian finished the 2014 season as the leading goal scorer in the NASL with a staggering 20 goals.
Ann Marie Tangorra
Ann Marie Tangorra split her time in the NCAA between Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Fullerton. Tangorra received freshman of the year honors and was named to the All Big West first team while leading both sides in goals scored. After college, Tangorra joined Sydney Vermillion in Switzerland to play for FC Neunkirch of the Nationalliga A. In her first season with FC Neunkirch, Tangorra was the team’s top scorer.
Greg Cochrane split his collegiate playing career between Virginia Tech and Louisville before being drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by the LA Galaxy. He made his professional debut with the club when he started against FC Dallas on April 13, 2013. Nearly a year later on March 3, 2014 Cochrane was traded to the Chicago Fire where he has recently extended his contract for 2015.
Brian Rowe spent four seasons in goal for the UCLA Bruins that saw him earn top honors both on and off the field finishing his career with 21 clean sheets and a 0.91 goals against average. Rowe signed his first professional contract when he was picked up by Chivas USA in the 2012 MLS supplemental draft. After a brief stint with Chivas USA, Rowe signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy where he has remained for the past three seasons.
Nick Shackelford appeared in the net during each of his four years spent playing goalkeeper for Saint Louis University. During that time, Shackelford picked up 36 victories while maintaining a 0.98 goals against average. Following an impressive senior campaign at SLU the LA Galaxy II picked up Shackelford for their inaugural season in 2014.
Following a successful college soccer career that saw Ryann Torrero split her time between the University of Wyoming and Campbell University, the goalkeeper signed for the Pali Blues. Torrero was soon picked up by the LA Strikers where she spent a short amount of time before signing a professional contract with FC Neunkirch of the Nationalliga A in Switzerland.