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Aidan Holmes ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Corona Del Mar High School
  • Newport Coast, CA
  • Men's Soccer
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Aidan Holmes's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
OC Surf
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Mile Time
2 Mile Time

Personal Statement

    I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. I was eleven years old, and I was invited to suit up with West Ham United Academy in England and play a friendly against Luton Town. All the nerves disappeared as soon as the ball touched my feet and I connected with boys halfway across the world through the common language of soccer. I somehow managed to give two assists that day, and I even scored a goal. The boys chanted “the power of America” as we celebrated together just as you might imagine little boys would do. It was the greatest feeling in the world. Though I had played since I was five, from that day forward I knew I was a footballer. It changed me. I actually believed it. I felt it.  

    Playing this sport throughout the years has taught me so much about myself. Personally, I’ve learned how to tackle the ups and downs that come along with playing at the highest level in uber competitive Southern California. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but I am a stronger person and player because of the challenges along the way. In soccer and life, there are things that you have no control over, but you can always control your attitude and how hard you work. The kind of person you want to be is always in your own control. And if you believe in yourself, no one can take that away from you. Being a strong student is truly as important to me as being a strong player. In college, I know I can balance the rigorous demands of being a student athlete. This balance is all I’ve ever known for as long as I can remember. It is me. It grounds me as a person. What grounds me as a player comes from within: it’s that feeling of having a ball at my feet and connecting with my fellow teammates who share a passion for the same game. It brings me back to that feeling I first had as an eleven year old boy. I can still feel it. I always want to feel it for as long as I play.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Co-Captain, MVP; Dream Team; 1st Team All-Conference Division One Southern California Sunset League; 5 Goals; 16 Assists - led team in combined points for goals and assists
  • Team Awards:
    , Conference 2nd Place
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, Division One All-Confernce Southern California Sunset League (only junior); 6 goals; 6 assists
  • Team Awards:
    , Conference 2nd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards:
    Led team in points (combined goals/assists) over the season. Designated corner kicker. Started all games.
  • Team Awards:
    , Conference 2nd Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2019 OC Surf (ECNL)
  • Notes: Formerly called West Coast FC (merged summer 2018). Finished 2017-18 season second in Southwest Conference and advanced to Western ENPL Playoffs.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 West Ham United International Academy (EPL Academy)
  • Notes: PERSONAL LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM WHUFC FOUND IN PRESS LINKS. 2012-2018: Trained by invitation with the West Ham United Football Club (WHUFC) Academy in England, including training directly with long-time (34 years) WHU International Academy and Assistant Academy Director Paul Heffer who has developed legends such as Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand.
  • 2017 Strikers FC (U14 USSDA)
  • Notes: Full-time player
  • 2016 Pateadores (U14 Flight 1 SCDSL)
  • Notes: Co-Captain; Named to USSDA 2002 Pre-Academy Pool; Rostered to represent Pateadores in elite Madrid Football Cup for 2002 Players (Madrid, Spain); Named to 2002 Elite/A.C. Roma Talent Pool; Trained with Pateadores B14USSDA Team (2001s); SCDSL Playoffs Quarter-Finalist
  • 2015 Pateadores (B13 Flight 1 SCDLS)
  • Notes: Co-Captain; Named to 2002 USSDA Pre-Academy Pool; Vegas Cup Champions
  • 2014 Pateadores (B12 Flight 1)
  • Notes: Captain; Named to 2002 Pre-Academy Talent Pool; Co-Captain of Select Pre-Academy Team to participate in elite Volkswagen Tournament for B12 Players; Named to Elite Select B12 Team for Dallas Super Copa; Named 2002 Regional ODP Player Pool; Named as Guest Player for Surf SC National Cup Champion Team on their 14-man roster for Iber Cup (Portugal) & Donasti Cup (Spain)
  • 2013 Pateadores (B11 Flight 1)
  • Notes: Captain
  • 2012 Pateadores (B10 Flight 2)
  • Notes: Captain

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Paul Heffer, West Ham United International Academy Director
  • High School Head Coach
  • Damien O'Brien
  • Club Coach
  • Matt Edwards
  • Club Coach
  • Didier Crettenand
  • Club Coach
  • Ian Yuill, West Ham United FC Academy Coach
  • Private Coach
  • Dan Tobias, TOCA
  • Club Coach
  • Kevin Watson



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High School Information

High School:
Corona Del Mar High School
(949) 515-6000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Chemistry (2017-18) Honors Enhanced Math 3 (2017-18) Honors Biology (2016-17)
AP Classes:
Yes. CURRENT AP SCHOLAR WITH HONORS DESIGNATION AP Physics (2019-20) AP Statistics (2019-20) AP Biology (2018-19: Scored 4 on AP Test) AP Calculus (2018-19: Scored 5 on AP Test) AP Spanish (2018-19: Scored 3 on AP Test) AP World History (2017-18: Scored 5 on AP Test)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • California Scholarship Federation Member (2019-20) California Scholarship Federation Member (2018-19) California Scholarship Federation Member (2017-18)
  • Activity
    • Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) - 2019-20 elected senior PAL officer Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) - 2018-19 elected junior PAL leader Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) - 2017-19 elected sophomore PAL leader Nominated by the high school leadership groups to the 2017-18 Homecoming Court & elected by my peers as Sophomore Homecoming King representing my class for school leadership and overall character.

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Statistic 2020 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Strikers F
Goals 5 6 3
Assists 16 6 4 6
Games Played 10 25
Record 7-2-1


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