We at Ballistic United take great pride in the development of our members. The competitive divisions’ greatest success is ultimately measured by how many players move on to the highest level of competition. As demonstrated by the number of Ballistic players who go on to play in High School and in the Olympic Development Program, as well as at the Collegiate and National Team level, we have a proven system of development that prepares players both physically and mentally for success. We take tremendous pride in having had over 150 club players move on to play collegiate soccer, as well as placing several members on US youth National teams and countless ODP State and Regional teams.
Below is a list of student athletes who have played here at Ballistic United and the schools they have attended. We are very proud of all our players and the way they have represented and continue to represent our club. Here are a few of our more outstanding former members.
Adam Sloustcher, formerly of Ballistic’s ‘86/’87 team coached by Lothar Osiander, is currently a Freshman at the University of North Carolina . In his first year, he started in 18 of the 21 matches in which he played at either the defensive midfielder spot or in the central defense. He helped the Tarheels to a NCAA playoff birth playing in arguably the toughest soccer conference in the nation (Atlantic Coast Conference). Following his successful first year at UNC, Adam earned all ACC Freshman honors. Adam came to UNC via the US Under 17 National team residency program in Bradenton , Fl. He played outside back, and central defender primarily for the US team. Adam left for Bradenton after his sophomore year and completed both his junior and senior academic requirements in a single year in order to come out a year early. Adam starred on a Ballistic United team that won three State Cup Championships and was a Regional runner-up and semi-finalist.
Former Ballistic player Kevin Crow graduated from Amador Valley HS in 1978. He went on to star on the San Diego State Men’s team, earning All-American honors in 1981. He was then drafted into the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) and played in San Diego for the Sockers. MISL League Champions 1984 1986 & 1987-1992 He has been named a part of the ALL-TI ME MISL team along with players such as Preki, Tatu and Steve Zungul. He was the league’s Defensive MVP in 85, 88, 89, 91 and 92. His soccer career did not end as a player, as he continued working in the sport as the General Manager, and ultimately the coach of the San Diego Spirit (of the now defunct WUSA).