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MEN'S SOCCER

COACHES

Get to Know Coach Joe: Well versed in the Arizona soccer landscape, Paulsen’s experience in the Grand Canyon State includes coaching at the youth, prep, and collegiate ranks alongside a decorated playing career. As a student-athlete, following a four-year varsity campaign at Gilbert High School, Paulsen earned Best Newcomer, Mr. Thunderbird, and team captain honors at Mesa Community College en route to Northwest Christian University (now Bushnell University) where as team captain he competed and earned his Bachelor’s in Exercise Wellness and Fitness. A proven program developer, Paulsen guided several turnarounds including at his alma mater Mesa Community College where in 2014 he helped propel the women’s soccer program to their best record since 2006 finishing at 9-6-5 as an assistant. At the prep ranks, Paulsen posted a winning record in 2014-2015 as head coach of the Chandler High School Girls Varsity Soccer team following the program’s 5-12 finish the year prior to his arrival. Building off the momentum, Paulsen went on to lead the Wolves to two state quarterfinals and one state semifinal appearance. Assuming the helm of Arizona College Prep Boys Varsity Soccer, Paulsen engineered the beginning of a powerhouse, improving the team’s yearly win total between 2013-2017 with the 2016-2017 season culminating in a 15-1 record and 3A Region 3 Championship with the lone playoff loss to eventual state champion Yuma Catholic.  Building a foundation at the youth level, Paulsen has developed more than 20 teams under the banner of Real Salt Lake Arizona. Familiar with the game’s global footprint as evidenced by early recruiting efforts at Justice College, Paulsen’s personal ties span international as his father James played soccer professionally in Germany. 

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2021 SEASON RECAP  (SOUTHWEST RESERVE LEAGUE)

The Justice College men's soccer team was apart of the Southwest Reserve League in 2021. After all league matches, Justice College finished the season 2-2-4.  The men's team did phenomenal in the playoffs, marching all the way to the Southwest Cup Elite 8, where they lost a hard fought match against ASU. This year the team looks to WIN the Southwest Reserve League before moving onto to the NCCAA. With a talented roster and a dedicated coaching staff, fans should expect to see another year of success from the Lions. 

SCHEDULE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

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September 24, 2022

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

AWAY

September 25, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

AWAY

October 23, 2022

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

AWAY

October 24, 2023

NEW MEXICO TECH

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November 2, 2023

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

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November 13, 2023

2022-2023 MEN'S SCHEDULE  (SOUTHWEST RESERVE LEAGUE)

Page 7 Mens Soccer.HEIC
Roster

2022-2023 MEN'S ROSTER

YAHIR ALCANTAR

MIDFIELDER

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#18

HOMETOWN: EL PASO, TX

JUAN BRIONES

MIDFIELDER

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#10

HOMETOWN: BROWNSVILLE, TX

ANGEL OROZCO

RIGHT BACK

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#22

HOMETOWN: EL PASO, TX

BAHATI NSENGIYUNVA

RIGHT BACK

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#20

HOMETOWN: PHOENIX, AZ

GEORGE GAMA

FORWARD

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#14

HOMETOWN: YUMA, AZ

RAMIRO ROCHA

DEFENDER

YEAR: FRESHMAN

#15

HOMETOWN: PHOENIX, AZ

JULIAN GARCIA

FORWARD

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#4

HOMETOWN: PHOENIX, AZ

ADRIAN BEJAR

GOALKEEPER

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#1

HOMETOWN: PHOENIX, AZ

ANGEL NEGRETE

MIDFIELDER

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#24

HOMETOWN: YUMA, AZ

EDGAR HERNANDEZ

MIDFIELDER

YEAR: FRESHMAN

#12

HOMETOWN: HORIZON CITY, TX

JEYSON PEREZ

MIDFIELDER

YEAR: FRESHMAN

#16

HOMETOWN: ST. GEORGE, UT

TOBI YESUFU

FORWARD

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#13

HOMETOWN: ATLANTA, GA

DAVID ORJI

DEFENDER

YEAR: SOPHMORE

#50

HOMETOWN: SNELLVILLE, GA

MARCOS RENTERIA

FORWARD

YEAR: FRESHMAN

#30

HOMETOWN: GOODYEAR, AZ

2777 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286

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