Two players from our club Niko Ruiz and Mario Moraila have been identified and selcted as two of the top talents in soccer from our region.
The PDP ‘Player Development Program’ is a talent identification program ran by NorCal Premier soccer. The program started last month for players born in 2005 where 120+ players were trying out for 24 places in this years training group.
The Objective of the PDP is to identify, develop, and showcase the top motivated and talented players in Northern California, provide specialized training and games with experienced coaches, and offer opportunities for US National team, International Professional Soccer Clubs, and College exposure. In addition, the PDP seeks to recommend some of its most talented players to attend U.S. Club Soccer’s id2 Player Identification Program Training Camps.
We would like to congratulate Niko, Mario and their families for their outstanding dedication towards soccer practice and representing our club and city so well.
Mario is in his second year with our club and plays as a striker or wide attacking player, he possesses blistering pace and an eye for goal.
Niko joined Benicia Arsenal FC as a 4 year old in our recreational program moving onto join our U9 Arsenal travel team back in 2013. He now plays as a left sided or central attacker with fearsome left footed striking ability and the vision to see the field well beyond his years.
We wish them both well for the future as they continue their love of the game.