The Elsinore boys’ soccer team are announced as the CIF-California Army National Guard ‘Team of the Month’ for December 2021. Valley News/Elsinore soccer photo

The Elsinore boys’ soccer team, who are currently on top of the standings in the Sunbelt League, were the proud recipients of the CIF-California Army National Guard ‘Team of the Month’ for December 2021.

In addition to their substantial presence at CIF Southern Section, Regional and State Championships, the California Army National Guard prides itself on recognizing outstanding boys’ and girls’ teams through this unique ‘Team of the Month’ program. The goal for Army National Guard is to provide incredible opportunities to student-athletes and their families through their support of education-based athletics in California.

Elsinore soccer currently boasts an 11-4-2 record overall and are 4-0-1 in Sunbelt League play. The Tigers have wins over Heritage, Vista del Lago, Notre Dame and Canyon Springs. Their only tie game in league action came by way of Heritage Friday, Jan. 21, which ended at 2-2.

The team roster consists of Head Coach Landon Lloyd, Daniel Zarate, Adrian Robles, Jair Gonzalez, Oscar Garcia, Jesus Fierro (captain), Alexis Medina, Diego Garcia, David Bendiksen, Alexander Mosqueda, Francisco Araujo Falcon, Jonathan Sotelo (captain), Isidro Alvarado, Lester Salazar, Axel Cadena, Kevin Mejia, Bryan Rodriguez, Luis Hernandez, Alan Vega, Jovani Navarette and Ezekiel Medina.

Elsinore will wrap up their regular season with three games to go against Notre Dame, Vista del Lago and Canyon Springs. CIF Southern Section postseason brackets will be released as soon as the regular season has ended. More information can be found at

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JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.