Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm is proud to announce that Jayro Martinez has signed a professional contract with the Anaheim Bolts of the PASL.
Martinez, one of the Storm’s starting midfielders in their successful 2012 season, signed to play indoor in one of America’s two professional leagues. He joins two other United Sports International Organization players in the professional ranks. Carlos Aguilar was the first player when he played with the Lancaster Rattlers in the PDL before eventually signing with the Rochester Rhinos of USL PRO. Miguel Ibarra, who went in the 2nd round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft to the Portland Timbers, signed with the Minnesota Stars of the NASL.
Martinez started playing at the youth level with some of the most competitive club teams in the San Fernando Valley. He played in the Surf Cup, the Dallas Cup, and the National Cup before going on to a successful college career at L.A. Mission College, Kansas Wesleyan University and California State University of Los Angeles. While at L.A. Mission, Martinez won MVP and First Team All-Conference honors as his team won the Western Conference title. He also won a conference title at Kansas Wesleyan.
Martinez continued his pursuit of a career in soccer as he spent time with the Southern California Seahorses and the Ventura County Fusion of the PDL. He also spent some time playing with the El Salvador U-21 National Team before once again returning to the PDL with the Rattlers, who rebranded to play as the Storm in the NPSL. Martinez spent the 2012 season with the Storm and helped his team to a successful inaugural year in Santa Clarita.
Jayro, who has a good sense of the game both on and off the field and the ability to execute quick and efficient play, should be an excellent addition to the Bolts.
Bolts head coach Bernie Lilavois was quick to agree.
“Jayro really stood out in training camp as a hard worker in the midfield with his constant defensive pressure,” Lilavois stated. “He also has a quality offensive side to his game and fits well into our possession style of play. He has been a great pro for us early in our season.”
The Santa Clarita Storm will be holding tryouts January 5 & 6th in Santa Clarita. For more information contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their web site at www.fcscprosoccer.com
Photo Credit: Anaheim Bolts