Alpine Strikers FC is a competitive youth soccer club serving the greater Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Woodside communities. We have over 700 players in the club, playing on teams ranging from U8 to U19, at all levels of competition including the National Premier League (NPL), Norcal Premier, and Central Coast Soccer League (CCSL).

Formal ASFC team tryouts are held in late May-June of each year.  If you are new to competitive club soccer (for example, curently playing AYSO) or have moved from outside the area and would like to join a team for the Spring season, your child can be evaluated at open practices held each November in combination with existing team practices.  Roster openings vary from team to team and placement is at the discretion of the coaches.  If you would like to transfer from another competitive club to Alpine Strikers outside of the May-June tryout window, please contact our technical directors Gino Pucillo ( - 7v7 and 9v9 teams) and Keith Lambert ( - 11v11 teams).


Open Practice Registration for Spring 2018 Team Placement

Open Practice Schedule: 7v7 and 9v9 Teams

2010BNovember 2 4:00 - 5:15pmWoodside Elementary
November 35:15 - 6:30pmUpper Laurel
2010GNovember 14:00 - 5:15pmHillview
November 34:00 - 5:15pmUpper Laurel
2009BOctober 265:15 - 6:30pmUpper Laurel
November 2tbd by team placementtbd
2009GOctober 304:00 - 5:15pmRossottis
November 1tbd by team placementtbd
2008BOctober 265:15 - 6:30pmUpper Laurel
November 2tbd by team placementtbd
2008GOctober 305:15 - 6:30pmBurgess
November 1tbd by team placementtbd
2007BOctober 265:15 - 6:30pmPVTC
November 2tbd by team placementtbd
2007GOctober 305:15 - 6:30pmRossottis
November 1tbd by team placementtbd
2006BOctober 264:00 - 5:15pmRossottis
November 2tbd by team placementtbd
2006GOctober 304:00 - 5:15pmBurgess
November 1 5:15 - 6:30pmRossottis

Open Practice Schedule: 11v11 Teams

Alpine Strikers will have open practices for all 11v11 teams through the Fall season and again in the Spring.  

Please contact our 11v11 Technical Director, Keith Lambert for further information at or 661-317-8738.

The following teams are actively looking for players now:

2005GBronze Team
2004GNorCal Premier Team
2003BPremier Team
2003BSilver Team
2002/3GPremier Team
2002BPremier Team is seeking a Goalkeeper


Age Group Age Group Coordinator Team Coach Coach Email Playing Level/League

7 v 7 Teams

10G   10G Pride Jason Luce Copper/CCSL
09G Polly Hey Panos
09G Red Rachel Lassman Silver 1/Norcal
09G White Guillermo Talancon Silver 2/Norcal
09G Blue Ernesto Cruz Copper/CCSL
09G Cardinal Erik Michon Copper/CCSL
08G Sara Filipek
08G Red Mike Patrick Gold/Norcal
08G White Tulin Mendoza Bronze/Norcal
08G Blue Guillermo Talancon Copper/CCSL
08G Cardinal Chris Bobb Copper/CCSL

9 v 9 Teams

07G Laura Paul
07G Red Erik Michon Silver 1/Norcal
07G White Amar Patel Bronze/Norcal
07G Blue Aidan O'Flynn Copper/CCSL
07G Cardinal Ernesto Cruz Copper/CCSL
06G Bob Ridenour
06G Red Mandy Pochobradsky Gold/Norcal
06G White Rachel Lassman Silver/Norcal
06G Blue Chris Bobb Copper/CCSL

11 v 11 Teams

05G Julie Clugage
05G Red Mandy Pochobradsky Premier/Norcal
05G White Tulin Mendoza Silver/Norcal
05G Blue Jason Luce Copper/CCSL
04G Karim Younes
04G Red Corey Edden State Premier/Norcal
02/03G   02/03G Red Corey Edden State Premier/Norcal​


Age Group

Age Group Coordinator



Coach Email

Playing Level/League

7 v 7 Teams


10B Arsenal Sergio Avina Copper/CCSL
10B Chelsea Erik Michon Copper/CCSL
10B United Jason Luce Copper/CCSL


Vicky Trevor 09B Red Guillormo Talancon Gold/Norcal
09B White Aidan O'Flynn Silver/Norcal
09B Blue Andrei Kholopatine Bronze/CCSL
09B Cardinal Mandy Pochobradsky Copper/CCSL
09B Black Tom Flannery Copper/CCSL


Jen Sweeney

08B Red Mike Patrick Gold/Norcal
08B White Ray Kellem Silver 2/Norcal
08B Blue Aidan O'Flynn Bronze/CCSL
08B Cardinal Aidan O'Flynn Copper/CCSL
08B Black Guillermo Talancon Copper/CCSL
08B Royal Tom Flannery Copper/CCSL

9 v 9 Teams


 Jill Hessler
07B Red Erik Michon Gold/Norcal
07B White Ray Kellam Silver 2/Norcal
07B Blue Ernesto Cruz Bronze/CCSL
07B Cardinal Jason Luce Copper/CCSL


Christine Orr

06B Red Chris Bobb Silver 1/Norcal
06B White Ernesto Cruz Silver 2/Norcal
06B Blue Tulin Mendoza Copper/CCSL
06B Cardinal Travis Myernick Copper/CCSL

11 v 11 Teams


Lisa Dunlevie

05B Red Paul Moran Premier/Norcal
05B White Amar Patel Silver 1/Norcal
05B Blue Sergio Avina Bronze/CCSL


David Lezi

04B Red Amar Patel Gold 1/Norcal
04B White Chris Bobb Copper/CCSL


Cristina Tato

03B Red Jeff Panos State Premier/Norcal
03B White Corey Edden Silver 2/Norcal


02B Red Jeff Panos State Premier/Norcal
02B Cougars Carlos Perez Gold/CCSL


01B Jaguars Carlos Perez State Premier/Norcal
01B Leopards Carlos Perez State Premier/Norcal


Paul Moran/Bret Simon

00B Red Paul Moran National Premier League/CRL
00B White Tulin Mendoza Silver/Norcal​


Current 99B Players Committed

Alex Caceres - Oberlin College (NCAA DIII)
Jamie Holland - Williams College (NCAA DIII)

Current Collegiate Players


Name Alpine Strikers Team College Attending
Sergio Lopez 97B Elite NPL Azusa Pacific University (NCAA DII)  
Matthew MacFarquhar 97B Elite NPL Johns Hopkins University (NCAA DI)  
Alex Gallo 98B Red State Premier Case Western Reserve University (NCAA DIII)  
Dro Avetian 97B Elite NPL

98B Red State Premier

Holy Names University (NCAA DII)  
Hernan Mercado 97B Elite NPL Holy Names University (NCAA DII)  
Brett Fitzpatrick 98B Red State Premier Menlo College (NAIA)  
Austin Loapacinski 98B Red State Premier Canada College  
Will Jordan 97B Elite NPL Canada College  
Patrick Quinn Alpine 97B Elite NPL

98B Red State Premier

Chapman University