San Jose State University men's soccer coach Gary St. Clair has announced the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intent and the addition of a walk-on player to the team.
Signing letters of intent are Francisco Martinez and Vincent Matteoli, both midfielders. Eric Rodriguez, a midfielder/forward, will walk on to the team this fall.
"They're good solid players," commented St. Clair. "They certainly fall in line with the good players we already have. Down the road they're going to be impact players for us."
Martinez, a senior at Prospect High School in Saratoga, is a four-time Blossom Valley Athletic League first team all-league selection and was twice named to the all-sectional first team. He scored 29 goals and had 35 assists during his high school career. The team won back-to-back BVAL titles in 1999 and 2000 for the first time in school history, including a 1999 championship with no seniors on the roster. He also competed in cross country for two seasons.
Matteoli is a senior at Woodcreek High School in Roseville. A four-year performer on the varsity soccer team, Matteoli led the team its first Sac-Joaquin Division II section last year and was named to the Sacramento Bee's 1999 all-city team. He was an all-league pick in 1996, 1998 and 1999 and was the Sierra-Foothill League's Most Valuable Player in 1999.
Rodriguez is a senior at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose. He was first-team all-league pick in the Blossom Valley Athletic League his junior and senior seasons. Rodriguez led the team in scoring his senior season with 12 goals and seven assists, and was the second leading scorer as a junior with 10 goals and nine assists. He was also the leading scored and team MVP for four straight years on the M.V.L.A. Earthquakes club team.