March 5, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Rio Grande Valley Flash
HIDALGO, Texas - Defender Damian Garcia was named to the PASL All-League Second team after a stellar season with the Rio Grande Flash.
Garcia ended the regular season in fourth place among all league defenders with 24 points on 16 goals and eight assists. He had two 4-point performances where he scored three goals and an assist which came on (9-10; L to Chicago on 12/28/12 and 21-3; W to Real Phoenix on 02/01/13)
The award came to a surprise to head coach, Mariano Bollella as he commented "I was a little surprised but glad at the end as I thought we would get more than one player nominated, as we had a very balanced team scoring wise. Now that the league awards have been given, we can concentrate on our next opponent (Detroit Waza Flo) as they will be difficult team to beat as they just won the U.S. Open Cup against another difficult team."
The PASL All-League Teams is listed below:
2012-13 PASL All-League First TeamF - Kraig Chiles, San DiegoF - Nestor Hernandez, Chicago
M - Brian Farber, San DiegoD - Costea Decu, Detroit
D - Eric Guzman, Las Vegas
GK - Sagu, Dallas2012-13 PASL All-League Second TeamF - Aaron Susi, San DiegoF - Enrique Tovar, Las Vegas
F - Ivan Campos, TurlockD - Kiley Couch, Dallas
D - Damian Garcia, Rio Grande Valley
GK - Joey Kapinos, Detroit2012-13 PASL Most Valuable Player
Kraig Chiles, San Diego2012-13 PASL Coach of the Year
The next game for the Rio Grande Valley Flash in the Ron Newman Cup will beÂ on Sunday, March 10Â when they take on the Detroit Waza Flo at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA with the kickoff set for aÂ 6:00 pm CST
For more information on the RGV Flash, visit rgvflash.com. Season and individual tickets are on sale at the State Farm Arena box office or by calling the front office at (956) 843-6688.
The RGV Flash are members of the Professional Arena Soccer League Central Division, with 19 teams located across the United States.