Last year at this time, Pastor Guzman was talking about his Menlo Park Atherton AYSO Under-19 girls' championship team in the AYSO Silicon Valley League.
Well, he's back for more. Guzman, with assistant coach Rudy Medina, coached Team United to another title this year. The team finished 8-1 overall, and outscored opponents by a 28-8 margin.
Guzman had the help of five returning players from last year's team, which included Menlo-Atherton High's Katie Doherty, Rubi Guzman, Kimberly Medina, King's Academy Hannah Lawry and Foothill College's Becca Kaplan.
Menlo-Atherton's Meghan Hom played with Teram United this season, replacing older sister Lindsay Hom.
Other newcomers included M-A's Chloe Green, Rosemary Hernandez, Capri Zelaya and Lexie Kemp-Dahlberg. M-A grad Shelby McDonald was also on the squad.
Woodside junior Kasey Inglis, Sequoia's Lizbert Gomez and Elisa Solis, Everest's Sofia Alcazar and Jocelyn Aledo, and Castilleja's Becky Abramowitz.
Team United opened its season with a loss to the San Jose Destiny before rattling off eight consecutive victories. As it turned out, Team United beat the Destiny, 2-0, in the championship game at Kelly Park in Menlo Park.
Guzman was also responsible for Menlo Park Atherton's Green02 Under-19 girls' team. With assistant coaches Sandra Horowitz and Adrienne Wong, the team finished sixth in the league.
--- Information provided by Regional Publicity Coordinator Tricia Teason
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