18 Jan Defender Aleks Berkolds Drafted by the Seattle Sounders
Aleks was part of our ASC San Diego team, Ziggy Korytoski and his coaching staff did a great job growing him for the whole season. Yesterday we got the news he was part of the Super Draft and moving to Seattle very soon. We believe it’s a nice story to push, ASC San Diego was at the beginning of his soccer career and we are proud !
“It was a great experience getting the chance to play with ASC San Diego as the level of play and preparation was extremely high. I want to thank the amazing coaching staff at ASC for developing me into the player I’ve become. The culture day in and day out was second to none. I couldn’t thank them enough. It’s been a great honor to represent a team that does so much to impact the community on and off the field.”
Aleks Berkolds, Defender ASC San Diego
“I am very proud of Aleks and the work he has put in over the last year to earn the respect of a team such as the Seattle Sounder to draft him. He continued throughout our time together in preparing for his future, while being humbly committed to serving ASC and the San Diego community. His commitment to our culture lived up to all expectations and I expect him to be a household name around the country in the future.”
Ziggy Korytoski, Head Coach of ASC San Diego
I am proud to see a player come through the system and be recognized by the MLS. We have built a system to push players on to the highest level. We now have produced players to the MLS, Spain, and Mexico professional leagues. We wish Aleks the best and look forward to supporting him on his journey.
Noah Gins, Co-Owner and CEO of ASC San Diego