Welcome to the Foothill College Men's Soccer website

2013 Final Grouping

team building

Preseason Training Video #1

Preseason Training Video #2

2014-2015 Foothill College Men's Soccer

Interested in trying to play Soccer for Foothill College.
  1. Call (650) 949-7464 or email Coach Liner at LinerThomas@foothill.edu
  2. Take math and english placement test
  3. Enroll at least 12 units at Foothill College
  4. Enrolled in ATHL 21.01
  5. Take counseling 5 before the season. Online classes are available. Suggest you do it with Laure Bertaini, (our athletic counselor)
  6. Get your physical at Foothill in the Athletic Training Center August 14 at 5:30pm (no one can tryout without taking one!
First day of Training is August 15 at 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm. These will be our training times for the next three weeks!


Foothill Owls Finish 3rd in the State and #6 in the country in 2014.
Congratulations to the Foothill Owls on their outstanding season.


Foothill loses to Mount Sacamento is CA State Final Four.
The Owls finished #3 in the State and received a National Ranking of #6 by NSCAA.
Congratulations to the Foothill Owls on their outstanding season.


Foothill Mens Soccer Advance to the 2013, CA State Final Four.
It took 89 minutes, but the Foothill Owls put away Santa Rose to move on to the Final Four.

2013 Preseason Conditioning Class
Be sure to enroll in ATHL 21A-01 (call #10988) Preseason Conditioning for Men's Soccer.
M-Th 1:30-4:00

2012 Awards
Congratulations to Tung Le who was named NSCAA All-American.

2011 Season Recap

The 2011 Foothill College Soccer Team completed the season ranked # 9 in the United States by the NSCAA!

The Owls end of the season record was 15-2-5 (wins, losses, ties). The team began pre-season training August 15th at 8:00 am with 49 players trying to make 25 roster spots. Three weeks of two a day training sessions were demanding and important in building the identity of this special team. "From the first day I could tell I had a group of young men that wanted to win and were willing to do what it took to be good", said Coach Liner. It wasn't long before the players and coaches started to see some key positions being filled by talented players. Calle Carrwik, freshman goalkeeper from Sweden, only allowed 16 goals in 20 regular season games. He earned Regional All-American honors and was #2 in California in minutes played and Goals Against. He was the only player on the team to play every minute of every game of the 2011 season. Sophomore defender, Chris Rosales, had another stellar season in Defense. He was voted 1st Team All Conference and had the game-wining goal over Evergreen Valley College. Chris will play for Cal Ploy Pomona in 2012. Playing next to Chris was standout freshman Juan Martinez. "Juan reads the game extremely well and was able to lead from the back", said Liner. Swedish Sophomore Captain, Sylvester Gyan, was Foothills most versatile player in 2012. He was responsible for winning balls in midfield and towards the end of the season Coach Liner moved him to center back because of an injury to Martinez. Sylvester was also 1stTeam All-Conference. Another ball winner in midfield for the Owls was freshman, David Preston. "Preston as he is referred to on the pitch had some huge games this season. He came into camp a couple weeks late as a UC Davis transfer and it didn't take long to see he was going to be a vital part of our team", said Liner. Tung Le, an Attacking Midfielder from Sweden was the engine of the team. He scored 11 goals and had 5 assists. "Tung was such an important part of our side this year. It was his determination, speed and work rate Foothill relied on to set the pace of games", said Coach Liner. Tung also received national recognition by earning Regional All-American honors. Playing alone up top for Foothill in 2011 was Sophomore All-American, Kramer Runager!!! Kramer was 4th in California in scoring. He scored 19 goals and 15 assists in 20 games. Coach Liner said, "Kramer is one of those players you see once in a decade. He has power, speed, agility, size that are important physical attributes. What set him apart from others is his ability to take over a game".

On Tuesday, October 25th, the fans at the Foothill Soccer Complex witnessed something they won't soon forget. Foothill, ranked #8 in the nation was hosting Hartnell College, #7 in the nation and #2 and # 1 in Northern California. "Matchups like this don't happen often during the regular season", commented Liner. Both teams were up to the challenge but Hartnell took a 2-0 lead going into halftime. 15 minutes into the second half Runager, elevated above the Hartnell defense and snapped a header past the opposing keeper making it 2-1. 12 minutes later, freshman Giovanni Luna, broke through their defense and was taken down for a penalty kick. Runager stood over the ball and seconds later, buried the pk. The game was now tied 2-2 with just over 18 minutes left. Foothill keeper, Calle Carrwik came up with a huge save in the 41st minute keeping the score deadlocked. With 30 seconds left in injury time, freshman defender, Brad Sorensen pinged a ball 45 yards across the field into Hartnell's penalty area. Out of nowhere came Runager, sprinting, and then diving to head the ball past the keeper at the near post. 9 seconds later the final whistle blew capping off a stunning team and individual performance. "This was the finest game I have been involved with in years," replied Liner.

The Foothill College Men's Soccer Team finished the regular season ranked #2 in Northern California and earned a first round playoff bye. In the second round they hosted Evergreen Valley College. Again, the Owls found a way to keep this successful season alive winning 4-1. The following game in the third and final round of Nor Cal Playoffs had everything on the line. The winner would play in the State Final Four. Foothill faced CCSF, a team they beat 4-1 in conference play. On this day the season ended for the owls. "What a great season it has been", commented Liner. The Men's Soccer Team only lost one game during the regular season and only four in the past two years.

"We can measure our success in terms of wins and losses but I like to focus on the friendships that have been formed by players with such different back grounds. These players loved competing together and made Life Long Friendships. I know in years to come, we will all look back on the 2011 seasons and think about how special this team was", said Liner.



Player Enrollment

Interested in trying to play for Foothill College Soccer in the fall of 2012? Please make contact with Coach Liner as soon as possible. Send him an email, give him a call or complete the online Recruiting form.



Coach Tom Liner
c/o Athletic Department
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 949-7464
LinerThomas@foothill.edu


Top of page July 07, 2014