SPUYSC is proud to introduce this quarter’s Player Spotlight, Jonathon Ray Torres better known as JT. JT was born in San Francisco and is 21 years old.
JT began to play soccer and for SPUYSC when he was 4 or 5 years old in 2002. He has played with the Jaguars, Little Tigers, São Paulo, Earthquakes, and San Pablo United. He also played for Montalvin Elementary School Lions and Pinole Valley High School. He currently plays for the the Bay Area Adult Soccer League.
JT’s favorite soccer memory is traveling to different cities and playing teams in cities he and his teammates had never been to. He remembers being team captain because he was representing his city and team. Also, JT fondly remembers when he and his team payed homage with a special jersey to Vicente Perez, a teammate who passed away.
JT attended Montalvin Elementary School, Pinole Middle School, and Pinole Valley High School where he graduated in 2015. JT is currently enrolled at Contra County Community College and in the fall 2018 he will be studying abroad at London University studying on a full scholarship through the Benjamin-Cloe Study Abroad Scholarship. JT is majoring in Electrical Engineering and hopes to also pursue a Master’s degree.
In the future, JT would like to get involved with a mentorship program and give back to his community. He has had mentors and would like to offer the same support.
Though he wishes he could devote more time to our SPUYSC he does help his father, Club President Rafael Torres, behind the scenes. He assists with tactics and assisting coaching. In the future he would like to have his own team in the club.
JT is very thankful to the club for always being there. It has always been his outlet to keep him off the streets and out of trouble. He also thanks his mentors for checking up on him and making sure he was going on the right path with school. He would like to offer support to anyone needing it.
SPYUSC is proud to highlight Jonathon Ray Torres in our Quarterly Player Spotlight. JT is an example of dedication in both the field and with his academics. We wish him continued success.