2015 Southern California Seahorse PDL Team
Joe Lurker becomes the new Head Coach for the So Cal Seahorse PDL team

The Southern California Seahorses are please to introduce Joe Lurker as their new PDL coach. Coach Lurker is not new to the Seahorse program. Joe goes all the way back to being a Seahorse camper at the age of 10. Joe played on our amateur league team and in 2001 went on one of our Japan trips. Not only was he a camper, he also during college worked our camps. Joe also spent a couple years honing his coaching skills as a volunteer coach with our PDL program. 

Coach Lurker comes to the Seahorses having coached six years at Hope International University. He led his team this past year to the GSAC regular season championship with an 11-5-1 record and was honored as coach of the year for the GSAC.

Joe grew up playing club soccer with West Coast and Pateadores. He attended Santa Margarita H.S. and played there while they were ranked in the top three in high school soccer in the nation. Joe attended Biola University where he played all four years.

The Seahorses are excited to have Coach Lurker not only for his history with us and his success as a coach at Hope but for his heartfelt desire to use the platform of soccer to be an influence to his players.

Joe has been married to Emma for three years and they attend Mariner’s church.

Mark Schrock

General Manager

PDLPremier Development League

The Seahorses PDL team is part of the United Soccer League (USL), and competes from May to July with playoffs ending in August.  Tryouts are typically in February and March. This team not only competes at the highest level of soccer, but also provides a platform for players to step onto the professional soccer stage of the MLS.  We have sent players to various MLS teams and other professional clubs around the world. For the most up to date information about schedules, stats, and game locations, please go to  "Roster and Schedule."