Men's Soccer Bios

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Coach's Bio

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Salvador Acevedo

Head Coach
630-973-6875
sacevedo@elgin.edu

Salvador Acevedo is entering his second year as head coach at Elgin Community College. An ECC alumnus, Coach Sal aims to change the culture within the program and the community and wants his soccer players to dream big every year. Coaching experience includes Campton United Soccer Club U8-U23 Program, Elite Soccer Club of America U8-U13 and MidState Soccer Club. Coach Sal has extensive playing experience which includes various soccer clubs in the Chicagoland area, a stint in Estudiantes Tecos Mexico, St. Charles North High School, Elgin Community College and Millikin University.

Player Bios

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Aldair Dominguez

Aldair Dominguez, 5’10”, is goalkeeper for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. While playing for Larkin High School, he and his team won the regional championship twice as well as one sectional championship. Dominguez’ interests include collecting model cars, playing soccer, working and listening to classical music.


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Emmanuel Aguilar

Emmanuel Aguilar, 5’6”, is a center attacking midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. While playing for Larkin High School, he and his teammates won two regional championships. Aguilar has won a Disney Showcase and enjoys playing soccer, collecting medals and rare pennies.


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Eder Barajas

Eder Barajas, 5’8”, is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. While playing for Larkin High School, he and his teammates won two regional championships. Barajas listens to all types of music, enjoys comedy, likes cars and is especially fond of tacos.


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Javier Sotelo

Javier Sotelo, 5’6”, is a left-back and right-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. In his first year playing for Larkin High School, he and his teammates were back-to-back champions in the Huntley Tournament. Although Sotelo loves to play soccer, he doesn’t enjoy watching it. His interests include running, arts, photography and other creative pursuits.


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Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez, 5’6”, is a left-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Streamwood High School. Gonzalez likes soccer, movies and is especially fond of chicken wings.


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Braeden Frenette

Braeden Frenette, 6’1”, is a center-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and is a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Hampshire High School. Frenette’s interests include spending time with his friends, watching movies and taking dubs in Fortnite.


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Oscar Chavez

Oscar Chavez, 5’8”, is a right winger for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Streamwood High School. Chavez knows how to swing dance, and he enjoys playing soccer and scoring goals.


Aldo Lazaro

Aldo Lazaro, 5’9”, is a left winger for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Streamwood High School. Lazaro believes in the importance of being nice, and he knows how to build houses. His interests include soccer, eating and studying.


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Sam Epperly

Sam Epperly, 5’9”, is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Wheaton Academy. Before Epperly discovered soccer, he played baseball as a pitcher. His interests include soccer, music production and fishing.


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Rafael Gil

Rafael Gil, 5’8”, is a center defensive midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Streamwood High School. Gil’s interests include soccer, sleeping and spending time with friends.


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Uly Flores

Uly Flores, 5’6”, is a left forward for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. He previously played for South Elgin High School. Flores’ interest include models of skyscrapers, music and fashion.


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Eyoel Hailu

Eyoel Hailu, 5’8”, is a center midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. He previously played for Larkin High School. Proud to be Ethiopian, Hailu enjoys spending time with friends, singing and hitting soccer balls.


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Charlie Piazza

Charlie Piazza, 5’8”, is a center-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He attended Hampshire High School and transferred to ECC from Ohio Northern University, where he played soccer for one season. Piazza’s interests include soccer and music.


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Luis Angel Benitez

Luis Angel Benitez, 5’10”, is a right-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Guildford High School in Rockford. Benitez describes himself as a fast learner, and his interests include spending time at the gym.


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Amaury Gomez

Amaury Gomez, 5’7”, is a left-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Larkin High School and is a fan of FC Barcelona. Gomez’ multiple athletic talents include soccer, breakdancing and juggling.


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Hector Rebollar – Cortez

Hector Rebollar-Cortez, 5’6”, is a left-back defender for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Bartlett High School. Rebollar-Cortez is right-handed but has a dominant left foot in soccer. His interests include having fun with friends, and he likes just about everything, with the exception of sushi.


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Andy Zavala

Andy Zavala, 5’8”, is a center midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Elgin High School. Named after the central character in Toy Story, Andy enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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Johnny Andrade

Johnny Andrade, 5’11”, is a center midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Bartlett High School. Andrade is a man of many interests including fashion, soccer, working on cars, Fortnite and music.


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Ryan Wilmington

Ryan Wilmington, 5’9”, is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Burlington Central High School where he scored five goals and achieved 10 assists in his senior year. Wilmington is a fan of all vegetables and likes to take casual walks to any destination.


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Hector Salazar

Hector Salazar, 5’8”, is a right midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Dundee-Crown High School where he and his team were undefeated in the 2017-2018 season. He and his team were also champions of the Fox Valley conference, Hononegah Invitational and the Lake Forest shootout. Salazar regularly works on perfecting his techniques to cross the soccer ball. His interests include movies and Six Flags Great America.


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Antonio Turso

Antonio Turso, 5’9”, is a left midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for South Elgin High School. An avid traveler, Antonio has visited Italy several times, where he watched professional soccer games that sparked his love for the sport. He also enjoys turntables and playing pool.


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Hector Hernandez

Hector Hernandez, 5’6”, is a left midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Elgin High School. Hernandez has been an enthusiastic soccer player since he first discovered the sport at the age of 6. When not playing soccer, Hernandez enjoys listening to music.


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Moises Benitez

Moises Benitez, 6’0”, is a right midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Elgin High School. When not playing soccer or basketball, Benitez can be found playing FIFA or watching The Office.


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Oscar Realano

Oscar Realano, 5’10”, is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. He previously played for Schaumburg High School. Realano is proud to be Mexican and enjoys video games, music, soccer and spending time with the caritas.


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Sergio Cedillo

Sergio Cedillo, 5’8”, is a goalkeeper for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. He previously played for Elgin High School. Cedillo likes to go to music festivals and play Fortnite.


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Kyle Hayles

Kyle Hayles, 5’8”, is a goalkeeper for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. Kyle previously played for South Elgin High School and is happy to be a member of a collegiate sports team. His interests include cars and playing any sport.