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Omari Fontes - 2017 Commit

Valerie Meyer - 2017 (Spirits '98/'99 ECNL)

Omari Fontes

My first thank you goes to Coach Brandon Cavitt who taught me to love soccer, started me on the path to college and who continued to check on me throughout my career. I would like to thank the San Juan Soccer Club and Coach, Iain Fraser, my San Juan Academy coach for picking me up late in the year, having patience with me, teaching me discipline and pushing to the next level of play. A special thank you goes to Coach Dereck for always pushing me, believing in me and opening doors for me. I would also like to thank my Sac Republic Coaches Brain Williey and Rod Underwood for opening the door to college opportunities and helping me with my decision.

My last thank you is my biggest, it is to my family, especially my parents. I want to thank my sisters for always talking to me and keeping on the right path. My brother, aunt, and cousins for their love, patience, and support. Thank you, Mom, for being my biggest fan and always having my back and supporting me through my life, and thank you, Dad, for taking me to the academy and being the loudest dad on the sideline. I cannot wait to represent my family, San Juan and the University of California Santa Barbara. Go Gauchos!