Eight BUSC members to play in collegeThe Ballistic United Soccer Club has announced that eight U18 Premier players will be playing soccer in college in the fall. The players continuing their playing careers in college include Tyler Hoffman (Cal State Los Angeles), Brandon Brown (Chico State), Seth Niermeyer (Chico State), Duke Driggs (Cal State East Bay), Collin Hartland (Colorado College), Nandor Krause (Sonoma State), Dane Shaffar (Sonoma State), and Jason Chow (St. Mary's).
Hoffman was named to the All Conference team and voted Most Valuable Player as a goalkeeper for the San Joaquin Athletic Association. Shaffar, two-time Amador high school MVP, was named first team all-league in the East Bay Athletic League and will be playing alongside fellow teammate and team captain Krause. Dane and Nandor have played together for BUSC since U9 and were both three-year varsity starters at Amador.
Niermeyer has also been playing competitively for BUSC since U9, joining Shaffar and Krause at U11. Niermeyer was a three-year varsity starter at Foothill high school. Chow, another lifetime BUSC competitive player was a four-year varsity player at Amador High School. Brown and Driggs, both of Cal High, joined the club a few years back.
Driggs was also named first team all-league in the East Bay Athletic League and was Cal High's defensive player of the year. Hartland came to the club at U14 and was Dublin High's offensive MVP two years in a row. The U18 Premier team took first place in the Nor Cal Premier 2 division, a fine way to end the boys' playing career with the club.