Compton Soccer

PREVIEW: Compton Girls’ Soccer

Compton also has a first-year coach who took over the program in August. Marlene Lopez-Gonzalez has only coached her own daughters soccer teams, but the Compton teacher wanted to step for the players when the school didn’t have a coach.

“We’re just going to bring our A-game to the best of our ability,” Lopez-Gonzalez said. “It’s about building these players up with positive feedback and reinforcement. We can’t promise a win, but it could happen.”

With just 23 girls in the program, and only a varsity team to play on, Lopez-Gonzalez will rely a lot on returning team leaders Monique Naranjo, Estrella Banuelos, Marlen Bravo, Deserae Garcia and Jessica Lora.



JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.