# 1 Austin Mansker--
Entering his Junior season, Austin has established
himself as the Central Coast Sections' top goalkeeper, and one of the
best in the country at his age. A two-time 1st team All-WCAL selection
already, Austin was also named the WCAL's Defensive Player of the Year
As a 16 year old, Austin is a very solid 6'1" 200 lb
'keeper, and still growing. His superb, size 11 hands, and
great size make him nearly unbeatable. Knowledge of the
position, earned through years of 1 on 1 training and great coaching, makes
him fundamentally sound in every aspect of goalkeeping.
Distribution continues to improve as he gets older, with his punts
traveling 80 yards consistently.
Austin's leadership in the defense have earned him the
captain's armband for his Junior season. The coaches will look for
him to continue his positive leadership.
Austin will lead the Warriors' defense, and is poised to
have another great year.
Austin plays his club soccer for the De Anza Force
Academy team (US Soccer),
coached by Shaun Tsakaris. He has also enjoyed success with the
Olympic Development Program (ODP) California State Team.
Austin has routinely been called in to tryout for the U-17 US National
team, with the latest tryout being at the Bradenton residency program.
For a list of the players who
participated in Super Y League ODP National Camp, click here.
Austin lives in South San Jose, and has
two sisters. He hopes to play Division I soccer after high school.
His interests include UCLA, Maryland, Santa Clara, Creighton, Virginia, and
High School Awards/Accolades
Sophomore Year (07-08)
- Named 1st Team Goalkeeper for the CCS by the
'San Jose Mercury News.'
- Named CCS 'Sophomore of the Year' by the San
Jose Mercury News' in 2008
- Named to the ALL Bay Area First Team by Rise
- Named the WCAL's Co-Defensive Player of the Year
in 07-08 as a Sophomore.
- Voted to the ALL-West Catholic Athletic League
First Team as a Sophomore in 2008
- Awarded Valley Christian's 'Defensive MVP' as a
Freshman Year (06-07)
- Named the Central Coast Section's (120 schools)
'Freshman of the Year' by the San Jose Mercury News in
2007. Click here for a link to see
- Named 2nd Team All Central Coast Section
Goalkeeper by the San Jose Mercury News as a freshman in
to the ALL-West Catholic Athletic League First Team as a Freshman in
- Named one of the Bay Area's Top Players by Rise
Magazine as a 2007 Freshman (only Freshman mentioned).
Click here to see the page.
- Awarded Valley Christian's 'Impact Player of the
Year' as a 2007 Freshman