2020 SnoCo FC Roster John Troka (Kingston HS) returns to the Steelheads in 2020 as the reigning Defender of the Year and Most Inspirational Steelhead. Nicknamed “Ginger Jesus,” Troka was on the first-ever Snoco FC side to play a match back in 2017. After spending a couple of summers on fishing vessels in Alaska, John returned to the Fish in 2019 and led the Steelhead defense to a WWPL record of only 6 goals allowed in 10 matches as the club won the 2019 Championship. Andrew Escalante (Lakewood HS, Everett CC) grew up just minutes from Smokey Point and is a graduate of Lakewood High School where the Steelheads play their home matches. “Eskee” helped found SnoCo FC back in 2017. Since then he has played for the club and also been active behind the scenes. Eskee is a versatile player with the speed to play up top and the jumping and marking ability to be reliable in the back. He displayed both talents in 2019, scoring a crucial goal in a win over Federal Way and later going into defense during the stretch run to the 2019 WWPL Championship. Rio Alcorta (Inglemoor HS, PLU) is a stand out at every level on the soccer pitch. He won a national title with Snohomish United in 2015. The Inglemoor Viking grad attended and played at Pacific Lutheran University. In 2019 he was voted Steelhead MVP as he led the club in goals on the way to winning the WWPL title. Rio’s 89th minute match-winner against Federal Way in May of 2019 has become the stuff of legend. An amazing solo effort from midfield to the endline to a sharp angle shot placed perfectly into the upper V. Gunnar Stohl (Marysville Pilchuck HS, Everett CC) is the epitome of an unsung team player. His work on the Steelheads back line makes SnoCo FC a very tough club to break down. The Marysville Pilchuck grad was All-Wesco before moving on to Everett CC Trojans and then the Fish. Gunnar scored the first goal for the 2019 season for Snohomish, a late strike that earned a draw at Wenatchee. Stohl played in the first-ever match for the Steelheads back in April of 2017 and has been a pillar of the squad ever since. Carlos Rodriguez (Mariner HS, Everett CC) creates in the SnoCo FC midfield. The Mariner HS grad, Wesco All Team honoree and Everett CC Trojan alum led the club in assists in 2019 with 6. He also scored 5 goals, making him the overall points king in the Championship season. When he’s not dishing out assists or scoring goals for the Steelheads he’s also a youth coach at Gala FC. Hector Palomera (Bothell HS, Edmonds CC) became a reliable outside defender for Dagi Kesim in 2019. The Bothell HS and Edmonds CC Tritons alum is projected to be one of the most improved Steelheads in 2020. Hector spent much of the offseason working on his technique and training while also coaching kids at Gala FC. He’s ready to show just how far he has come. Jacen Stein (Redmond HS, Gala FC, Whatcom CC, WWU) is headed to Western Washington University after a year with Whatcom CC and a strong debut with the Steelheads in 2019. The talented striker showed a knack for finishing in the stretch run to the 2019 WWPL Championship. Last summer he was also instrumental in helping Gala FC take several tournament titles. He returns to the Fish even as he trains to jump up to the NCAA 2 level with the Western Washington Vikings this Fall in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC.) Cade Cooke (Kamiak HS, Everett CC, SPU) came out of the Mukilteo area to earn Newcomer of the Year honors for the Steelheads in 2019. He has great throw-in skills, providing his clubs with long-range attack options. He was the Captain for the EvCC Trojans before being recruited to the Seattle Pacific Falcons where he will play this Fall in the GNAC. His poise and positioning are veteran-level already. He was an important part of the record-setting 2019 SnoCo FC defense. Dorian Lair (Shorewood HS, Warner Pacific, IPS / Marathon Taverna, FCM Portland, Team Cascadia) came home to the Steelheads for the second half of the 2019 season and helped lead the club to the WWPL title and a new defensive benchmark. His communication skills, athleticism and experience were also noticed by Team Cascadia (CONIFA). Lair started for “The Dougs” in their local debut (an 8-1 win) in Kent in July 2019. Dorian was named “Goalkeeper of the Year” for the Fish last season. Blake Camilleri (Sydney, Australia) has found a new home in Washington state, and the Steelheads are all the better for it. Blake was named “Most Improved Player” on the team in 2019 after he assisted on a match-winner (Lacey) and on a goal in a valuable away match point (Kirkland.) Camilleri’s hard work and dedication have made him a player favorite and an important team member who inspires by example. Fabian Panduro (Marysville Pilchuck HS, Everett CC) is an important all-around contributor to the Steelheads. A natural forward, Panduro slips easily between roles in the middle and even the back as needed. Fabian notched 4 goals and 4 assists during the 2019 Championship season. 2020 will be his third season with SnoCo FC. Daniel Luna (Inglemoor HS, Highline College) has a history of success with Inglemoor (State semifinals 2015) and Highline College (NWAC). His diving header goal in 2019 against Lacey FC was one of the highlights of the season for the Steelheads. Daniel’s presence provided attacking options for the Fish in their Championship run. Randy Galvan (Marysville Pilchuck HS, Everett CC) was a prolific scorer in high school for the Tomahawks. He joined up with the Trojans at Everett Community College for the 2019 Fall season. Inbetween Galvan helped the Steelheads win the WWPL as he scored a goal and added in 2 assists. Luke Brezak (Overlake HS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) jumped right into the Steelhead defense at the start of the 2019 season. He was second on the club in total shutouts last season and then led his college – RPI – into the elite eight in the 2019 NCAA D3 Tournament, collecting personal accolades along the way. Alexis Reggis Viteri Bohorquez (Ecuador) is veteran stopper for the Steelheads who takes on added responsibilities as a coach for the goalkeeper group. He stands out with fundamentals and knowledge of the position. Alexis was credited with one shutout for the Fish in 2019. Steven Moseley (Granite Falls HS, Shoreline College) is a true team player, willing to step up in front of goal or anywhere else on the pitch when called upon. “Mose” trains hard, works hard and builds team spirit with his love for the Fish. All-Time Roster here.