JSerra Cathlic High senior Andres Mendoza has commited to play soccer for UC Irvine, the school reports.
Mendoza is a center midfielder for the Lions and has always dreamt of playing at the collegiate level.
"Now that all my hard work has paid off to meet my goal, I'd like to aspire to play professionally," Mendoza said. "Continuing my success in soccer and my education is a big focus, and I believe I can continue this at UCI."
Boys soccer coach Davor Fabulich's said UCI offers a competitive soccer program.
"Andres is one of JSerra's top players and works hard as captain of the team. I couldn't be more proud of Andres," Fabulich said.