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 see below.
More Than Just a PDL Team
Playing for the Seahorses’ PDL team is a different experience from all other PDL teams. Our players compete in one of the toughest divisions of this semi-pro league. Our program is led by A license head coach and assistant coach. While competing at this level our players are trained in sports ministry. This is something new for most. It’s a time of learning that soccer is a great platform to go and use it to be an influential player or coach. This is done with teaching in theory and in a practicum way through clinics, camps, trip to Mexico and other opportunities that the platform of soccer offers. We like to say that we bring soccer players who happen to be Christ-followers and send them out at the end of the season being Christ-followers who happen to play soccer.
2018 COACHING STAFF
Coach Elkins comes with a formidable record as a player and as a coach. His playing days had him at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he earned All-American honors. Post college days had Todd playing for the Charlotte Eagles USL winning the championship in 2000. He then helped get the PDL program started for the Seahorses as a player from 2001-2004. He then took over the head coaching position from 2005-2013. Todd has been to 25 countries on mission’s trips which brings with
Coach Martinez comes with a rich playing and coaching background. Dylan played at from Biola University from 2000 – 2004 and is one of our very own Seahorse Alumni from 2003-2005, with an "out of retirement season in 2013. At BIOLA Dylan is the All-Time Point Leader with 122pts (51 goals, 20 assists), and helped in leading BU to first GSAC Conference Championship in school history. He was also a USL Player of the Week 2005 with Seahorses, and played professionally in the Bolivian Premier League with La Paz F.C. (2006). He is currently the Assistant Coach at Biola University and has a total of 16 years coaching experience at youth, HS, and college levels.
Mark Schrock is an Alumni of BIOLA University (or as it was known then, BIOLA College, but we won't talk about that) and was the first All American Soccer player from BIOLA. Born and raised in Argentina-soccer is in his blood. Mark was also on the founding board of Missionary Athletes International (Seahorse Soccer's father organization) and has been on staff with MAI since 1993. This will be Mark's 5th year as GM.
GOAL KEEPER COACH
Cody was a standout goalkeeper for UCR. Cody is also a standout alumnus of the Seahorse Soccer Team. After "hanging" up his boots Cody has become a successful entrepreneur and businessman. In spite of his busy schedule he still finds time to help coach the Seahorse goalkeepers.
ALL HOME 2018 GAMES PLAYED AT
All home games are played on the BIOLA University soccer turf field located on the east side of campus.