Carl Carrwik -
Hello my name is Carl Carrwik and I am from Onsala Sweden. I have had two
wonderful years at Foothill, which has given me the unique possibility to
represent a NCAA Division 1 school in form of Santa Clara University.
Coming to Foothill has been the best decision I have ever made and I have
grown both as a person and a player. Since arriving two years ago, I have
made life long friends from all over the world, which created the perfect
start of my college carrier. One thing I never will forget is the feeling
and atmosphere Head Coach Tom Liner creates year after year. Alongside the
beautiful facilities, helpful staff and great teammates, Foothill Soccer
becomes a family, you always will remember and care for.
It is hard for me to pick my most memorable moment at Foothill because there
are many good moments to choose from. But one that immediately comes to mind
is when we, ranked #2, played Hartnell #1. From a 0-2 deficit early in the
second half we pulled through as family and worked for each other. After
the final whistle, Kramer Runager had scored a hat trick and the last goal
came in the 93rd minute through a sweet diving header!
Foothill College was the perfect start for my college carrier providing great
academics, great possibilities to develop as a soccer player and most
importantly grow as a person. Without Coach Liner and Foothill, I would
never be playing for one of the finest institutions, Santa Clara University.
Kramer Runager -
What is Foothill Soccer all about? The first thing that comes to mind when
I hear Foothill Soccer is what it provided me in terms of skill level and
experience on the field. Welcoming all walks of life, Foothill soccer brings
together players from all around the world who are given a high quality experience
with former San Jose Clash goalkeeper, Tom Liner as head coach. Playing for the
Owls means more than just playing for a team, it means playing for your Foothill
Family. The amount of support given by the players, coaches, and entire school
is unrivaled at Foothill and provides a professional like atmosphere with a
brand new natural grass field set in the beautiful Los Altos Hills. Also, it
is a great place for players/students who are interested in moving on to play
and study at another school. The environment and location of foothill allows
players many opportunities to showcase their talents. It is a privilege being
a part of the Foothill Family and I greatly recommend it for anyone who is
looking for the experience of a lifetime.
Most memorable moment at Foothill was scoring a hat-trick against Hartnell #1 after a 0-2
deficit and beating them 3-2. Transferred to Chico State in 2012 to play
two years for the wildcats. Virginia State Player of the Year DII 2008, First team
all District, Region, and State. Foothill College All-American in 2011 with
19 goals and 15 assists at number 3 in the state in scoring.
Peter Davies - Hi my name is Peter Davies, I am from
England and I have just finished my sophomore season here playing football
(soccer) at Foothill. First of all it has been the best decision I have ever
made to come to America and to Foothill, where my goal has been to earn a
scholarship to an NCAA school which I achieved when I accepted a Full
Scholarship to Montana State University to play in 2010.
In the time I have been here I have learnt such a great deal not only through
being pushed in the classroom but life in general and have grown as a person.
I have become lifelong friends with my teammates who are from all over the
world and also with the people around college which has made my experience
here so special. There are so many things here that I would have never dreamt
of doing before in my life, not just in soccer but so many other parts of
my life. Whether it was a fun birthday celebration with room mates or a
memorable team weekend to play NCAA Chico State where we won 1-0 and I
scored an English crafted goal to win the game.
This past 2009 season has been one of the most enjoyable seasons I have
ever had and if we had a bit more luck on our side we could have gone all
of the way. I have played with fantastic players and with our coach Tom
Liner's passion and enthusiasm for the team we have become good mates and
a real team. Foothill has to be the best Community college to be at and if
you work hard enough and things go well there are so many opportunities as
well as being part of a close team.
I will truly miss being part of the Foothill team but it will always be
part of me for the rest of my life!
Ashkan Parpinchee - My name is Ashkan Parpinchee and I
am an international student from Roma, Italy. I have been a member of the
Foothill Soccer Team for two years now, that is, since I arrived to America.
These last two years have been an amazing life experience that I would not trade for
anything in the world. Not only have I been working hard as a soccer player, but I
have enjoyed playing in my team thanks to my mates and our strong team spirit. My
teammates and I are like a big family that take care and care for one another as brothers.
Our coach, Tom Liner, is like the head of our family who makes sure we all perform
well and enjoy playing. The strength of our team derives from the great communication
on the field between us as team players and the love for one another is what gives us
the extra energy to do well. Unfortunately, I got injured the previous two seasons and
have not had the chance to play as often as I would like to. I have suffered a great
deal due to the injuries, yet thanks to the support from my team players and coach,
I have not given up on soccer.
My dream for next season is to regularly play with Foothill Soccer Team and to win
each and every game during the season. I know that with our strong communication,
will and energy we will win them all! Go Owls! FORZA FOOTHILL!!!
Shane Clark -
My name is Shane Clark, I'm one of the only local guys on the team. I must
say, I was shocked to see such diversity in the group of players that came out
to the field on the first day. More than anything else, the combination of so
many nationalities helped shaped our team and define who we are. As you can see,
thats something almost any Foothill soccer player will mention, so it obviously
played a huge role in how we meshed together as a team and as friends.
As for the game itself, I'v never been so proud to walk out onto the field.
We worked together so well as a team, and with so many different types of players,
we deloped many different strengths on the field, which many teams had trouble coping
with. Soccer is also something that everyone on the team takes very seriously. We all
want to win and be successful, so it makes it easier to push ourselves to the limit.
And coach Tom Liner is always there to push you harder and help you improve in every
aspect of the game. He is very easy to approach regarding soccer questions, or even
issues that don't involve soccer.
If you're looking for a truely dedicated and hard working team to play on,
Foothill College is a great choice. Not only do we work hard on the field, we all
relax and have fun together, as a team, off the field
Regis Kouassi -
I have played my 2 years of community college in Foothill. Honestly, I
wanted to quit after my first year, until I heard that Tom Liner was going
to be the head coach for the following year; then everything changed.
We became a BIG FAMILY, and as members of that family, it became easier for all
of us to express ourselves better. I had the chance to learn more about life
through soccer. We had 13 straight wins for our first games, finished top 15
in the nation, and were supervised by at least 5 NCAA coaches.
There is no winner if there is no fight: In Foothill, we want to WIN!
Regis Kouassi Ivory Coast U.C Davis 08
Andreas Mokos -
Hi my name is Andreas Mokos and I am an international student athlete from
Sweden. I came to Foothill college to play soccer and get a better education in
the United States. Studying here has given me many options in where and what to
study after I finish at Foothill College.
European soccer is very different from the way people in the United States play so
playing here has helped me develop my skills and learn a whole new game of soccer.
Tom Liner was also a great influence because he had a different way of coaching and
teaching us the game. He is a very creative coach and makes practice fun. Not only
was Tom a great coach, he truly cares about his athletes.
When I got here he helped me find an apartment and pretty much everything
else that I needed. It has been really fun traveling around to different colleges
to play and even practicing on the beach. The friends I made playing soccer were
so helpful in finding the things I needed or helping me understand what I had
trouble with. There are many other activities and sports offered here at Foothill
and I highly recommend, as an international student, to get involved in one or
the other if you are insecure about your English. It will really help you out
and you will also make some really great friends.
The campus is very rural and surrounded by the beautiful Los Altos Hills
community where you can always expect the sun to be shining. Foothill is a
very diverse campus and is home to many international students. You will be
sure to find people that share your common interests. In comparison to Sweden,
California is the place to be if you are looking for great weather, a good
education and a bit of fun on the soccer field
Elisabeth Hagman-Jorgensen -
Hello everybody. My name is Elisabeth Hagman-Jorgensen and I am the mother
to Christian, that had the opportunity to study at the Foothill College and play
in there Soccerteam last year. We come from Sweden.
It was a fantastic period in his life and he learned so much. The school lies
wonderfully in Silicon Valley, that is so beautiful. All the houses are built so
that they are in harmony with the nature.
He learned booth skills from school, but also life wisdom from all the wonderful
leaders. My favorite is Tom Liner, the Soccerteam coach. We felt so safe to have
Christian in his team. He take care of the boys in all way. He is a true friend
and now when Christian is home we feel that Tom is still one of our best friends
Robin Söderblom, Norrköping -
Coming to Foothill College is one of the best choices I've ever made in my life!
Foothill College is a beautiful college located in the hills of Los Altos. Here I've
experienced high quality education with some of the best teachers in the area, and a
wonderful soccer program led by Coach Tom Linér and his assistants.
Coach Tom Linér is not only our coach, but also a great guy outside the
field! With his knowledge about the game and personality he manages to make the
players perform that extra percent every game.
When I first got here I was all alone and didn't know anybody, after one week
of practice I had 35 new friends from nine(!) different countries, friends that I
will have for life. We managed to create a good feeling in the team even though
we all come from different cultures. Accepting and respecting each other outside
the field gave us advantage on the field. If you want to be a part of a TEAM,
you've come to the right place. I'm proud to say that I study at Foothill College,
and even more proud to represent Foothill Soccer
Robin Söderblom, Norrköping, Sweden. Freshman Goalkeeper at Foothill Soccer
Alexander Dellstrand -
I am so happy that I choose foothill. It's a wonderful school in a beautiful
area. In our team there are guys from all around the world like Mexico, Somalia,
Ivory Coast, Sweden, Japan and a bunch of other places. Everyone is different, but
still the same. Everyone knows each other's and it's a great atmosphere in the team. In foothill it's all about the team spirit. 1, 2, 3 Foothill!
Our coach Tom is a really good friend and a funny guy. At the same time
he's a really good coach that gets the best out of every player. I feel
so proud when I put my foothill jersey on. I got so many new friends here
at foothill and that's a friendship that is going to last forever.
Alexander Dellstrand 2007
Coach Tom Liner
c/o Athletic Department
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 949-7464