Preparation pays off

Cal State LA men’s soccer looks to continue success after repeat conference tournament crowns

“It wasn’t so much a matter of who we played, but a matter of focusing on ourselves and our preparation and making sure that we understood what it was going to take.”

Daniel Simonis (7) celebrating with Morten Bjoershol (22) and Robin Lindahl (9) in the background.

“The message we give to the players is trust the process, prepare, do all that you can to be ready for each game.”

Soccer players and coach

“When we come [to play], we know we don’t come here to just have a good time, we are coming here to win championships—you can see it in training every day. There’s a goal we have in mind.”

Photo 1: The men’s soccer team celebrates after winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship at UC San Diego. (Photo by Mike McGinnis) Photo 2: Daniel Simonis (center) celebrates alongside teammates Robin Lindahl (left) and Morten Bjoershol. (Photo by Robert Huskey) Photo 3: Coach Chris Chamides celebrates with players during a game. (Photo by Robert Huskey)