Men’s Soccer Begins the Season with a Shutout


Courtesy of J. Emilio Flores

Cal State LA men’s soccer team kicks off the season with a victory game against Northwest Nazarene with a score of 4-0.

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

The Golden Eagles kicked-off their season with a 4-0 win against the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks. 

Forward Cyrille Njomo wasted no time getting a shot in, scoring in the first four minutes of the game. He was assisted by midfielder David Elizaga. 

Last year, Njomo earned All-Conference honors at Santa Monica College and led them with 15 goals. He was also named Offensive Player of the Year for their team. 

Golden Eagle midfielders Eduardo Castellanos and David Elizaga and forward Aidan Wait joined in on the action, scoring in the second half of the game.

“It’s one of the best feelings to score and it makes me happy that I get to help the team,” said Elizaga postgame. Elizaga is in his third season with the Golden Eagles and put up 15 assists over the past two seasons.  

“We bond like a family, we play like a family and we fight for each other,” said Wait.   

Although, Wait and his teammates won decisively, head coach Chris Chamides saw room for improvement: “The win is what’s most important, but we have so many things to get better at and a lot of progress to make.” 

This will be Chamides seventeenth season with the team. In his tenure, he has earned seven Coach of the Year awards and taken the team to the NCAA tournament each of the past eight years. He has also led the team to back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament titles in the past two years. 

Cal State LA men’s soccer will take on Concordia University Irvine at home on Monday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m.