“Sacrificing Soccer” – A Player to a Marine

“Sacrificing Soccer” – A Player to a Marine

Meet Trevor Prause, a player turning Marine.

Trevor is an Orange County native, born in Huntington Beach but grew up in Irvine.  Like most young boys, he loved sports and was an avid athlete, playing both soccer and baseball.  He played club soccer for FC Blades, Irvine Slammers, and LA Galaxy OC for many years.  Trevor is also a product of our youth referee program, officiating games in our recreational programs from the time he was in middle school through high school.  

Trevor is a recent graduate of Northwood High School in Irvine, and unlike most students who are making plans for college, Trevor had a different calling.  Next week, Trevor will be heading to Boot Camp Training with the US Marine Corps.  We had the privilege to interview Trevor and get to know him, as well as learn about his experience playing for our club:  

What are your hobbies? Working out, riding my motorcycle, training for the Marines, spending time with my friends, going on hikes, cooking, eating and going to car shows.

Who inspires you?  My girlfriend, my brother, my recruiter, my mom and dad, and my coaches

What did you enjoy about playing soccer?  The camaraderie, the coaching staff, new opportunities the club provided, and the team environment.  

What did you learn from your club playing experience?  Hard work pays off (the harder you work in practice, the easier and more fun the games are), the way you train your mind allows you to overcome obstacles that are greater than yourself, and you always have to strive to be the best for your buddies to the left and right of you.  

Why did you decide to join the Marines?  To fight for something greater than myself, and to make my family (my dad) proud. I find motivation through my brother and am driven by wanting to succeed like him. My goal is to be a Critical Skills Operator within the US Marine Corps. 

What are you looking forward to?  The brotherhood (camaraderie), to fight for the buddies to my left and right,  learning how to be disciplined and bettering myself physically and mentally.

Can you share a memorable soccer experience?   My favorite positions to play were right and center back.   One time my team was playing in a showcase at Silver Lakes and it was over 100 degrees.  We were playing Strikers, losing 2-3.   I guess we were a little intimidated; the other team looked bigger and stronger.  A lot of us were tired and defeated, but that changed at half time.  Coach said that heat was zero excuse for losing a game, because the other team was playing in (the) same conditions.  (We) Just had to play harder, had to want it more.  (We) ended up winning  the game 4-3!  That was a good lesson for all of us.  

As you can see, Trevor exemplifies all of our core values (AMBITION, COMMITMENT, DIGNITY, UNITY) on so many levels!   We are excited to share his story with you and we hope he inspires you to be the best you can be.  We are extremely proud to wish Trevor all the best in his next adventure; You’ll Never Walk Alone.  

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