Men's Soccer

2013 NWAACC Champions, Nationally Ranked

PIRATE NEWS

PORT ANGELES - Be prepared to “rumble” and cheer on some of the best soccer teams in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, April 25, when Peninsula College hosts the Rumble in the Rainforest Soccer Exhibition Extravaganza at Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. The Rumble benefits the Peninsula College Athletic Program, and helps to raise money to support athletic scholarships.

Events will kick off at 10 am on Sigmar Field with a match between the men of Olympic Force vs. Peninsula College. This will be followed at 11:20 by an exhibition match between the men of Saint Martin’s College and the Kitsap Pumas. At 12:40, the women of Saint Martin’s and Peninsula College will meet.

Men’s soccer dominates the rest of the day, continuing at 2:30 pm when the Peninsula College men’s team goes up against the Kitsap Pumas. At 3:50 pm, the Olympic Force will face off against St. Martin’s College.

In addition to world class soccer games, there will be other free events on campus. Soccer fans and car lovers are invited to visit a car show, hosted by the Peninsula College Auto Shop, Ruddell Automall, Price Ford and Wilder Auto. For children, there will be a special Kids’ Zone, featuring a bouncy house, sponsored Storm King Soccer.

Visitors and famished spectators are invited to try out some great food and drink options from Next Door Gastropub and the Pirate Cove Café, available at the field. 

Admission: 6-U free; 7 – 17$5 ($2.50 if in Academy or local club soccer jersey); 18 and older $10; Seniors & current Military $5; Family of 5 or more $30.

PORT ANGELES – Cale Rodriguez of Redlands, California this week became the fourth head coach in the storied history of Peninsula College men's soccer.

The Pirates, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships and six West Division titles, will now be guided by Rodriguez, who brings significant soccer experience to the program.

“We are very pleased to have Cale in our Pirate family,” said Athletic Director Rick Ross. “We had a lot of interest in this position, 35 applicants from eight countries, and we liked Cale’s experience, his passion for soccer, and his fit for our college and for this community.”

PORT ANGELES – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College men’s soccer team, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships in the last five years, will have a new head coach in 2015.

The College began a national search for a head coach this week, with a goal of filling the position by Feb. 1.

Head women’s soccer coach Kanyon Anderson and his staff helped the college through the transition following Andrew Chapman’s departure last July by coaching the men’s team this fall. He will return his focus to the women’s program, which is also nationally ranked and winners of two NWAC titles in five years of existence.

“We have a tremendous opportunity for someone to walk in to,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “Coach Chapman and Coach Anderson built a world class college soccer program and took the NWAC by storm. We have every intention of continuing to grow that program and win more championships.”