Hawks Alumni

The Hawks are very proud of every team in our club and the achievements of each of those teams. The Hawks teams have achieved many championships in tournaments, League, State, Regional and last season Carlos Basso and the National championship winning GU13 team. We are also proud of each players individual achievement and a goal of the Hawks program is to push all of our players to the top level that they are capable of getting to. This comes with proper training, exposure and guidance. Each and every coach and administrator in the Hawks program understands this and work tirelessly for the players. Many local clubs talk about this, but the Hawks club has a history of individual player promotion. 

The previous is a partial list of players who have worked hard for this success. This is a list that just encompasses the last few years! We congratulate all of these Hawks players, applaud the players who are not on this list as we only listed the last few years and look forward to adding to this list with several college commitments to be announced soon. Results not Promises!!! GO Hawks!!!



Dakota Collins Signs Professional Contract

Former Hawks player (and Hawks mentor coach) Dakota Collins has signed a professional contract to play with USL Pro side Sacramento Republic. Dakota is looking forward to playing for Coach Predrag  Radosavljević also known as “Preki”.  Dakota’s soccer has taken him all over the United States and world including Germany, Holland and Italy.  Dakota has won State, Regional and National titles along with numerous awards.  He says his most influential youth coach was Hawks coach David Halliday.  Dakota’s athletic ability is always the first thing people notice, but he says, “David forced me to learn the game of soccer, proper training on skills and techniques.  Lots of repetition; lots of hard work.  He knew I was able to outrun most people on the field, but even as a very young player he did not allow me to rely only on my quickness for which I am grateful”.  As Dakota prepared for his important trials he relied on Hawk coaches Carlos Menjivar and Ryan Halliday to help prepare him.  He also worked with Ryan’s teams and after long days of coaching, Ryan would stay the extra time to train Dakota to keep him sharp.  Dakota was also lucky to rely on former professional players to discuss the rigors of playing professionally, Hawks coaches Carlos Menjivar, Carlos Basso, David Halliday,  Omar Benjoud, Norman Piper and Jacques Ladouceur were there with invaluable advice and support.  He is grateful to each of these coaches and to the young Hawks players he has been training and playing with, seeing the game from the other side of the ball and hoping to inspire them to go to the highest level they can reach as he has been inspired.  When Dakota has time off he is eager to work again with these Hawks players. 

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