Boys Soccer: SIerra Canyon hoping to grab an automatic playoff bid this year

Sierra Canyon hoping to compete in the Mission League

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon boys soccer program is hoping to improve and make strides toward a playoff berth this year.

The Trailblazers compete in the rugged Mission League and have to deal with juggernauts Harvard-Westlake and Loyola.

Chaminade, St. Francis and Crespi aren’t too bad either.

“We are young and inexperienced,” Sierra Canyon coach Chris Bonawandt said. “But we are talented and have a plan.”

Bonawandt will look to Jaeden Pugh, Daron Agopian, Evan Kwok and freshman Marley del Cid.

Pugh is the team captain and controls the center of the field.

“Daron is a strong, attacking player for us,” Bonawandt said. “Marley is talented and mature for his age.”

The team is currently 2-3, 1-1 and has a huge showdown with Harvard-Westlake this week before a nice break until the new year.

“We have some pieces, we have a plan, we know what we want to do,” Bonawandt said. “We just need more experience to make things happen.”