Former Nordhoff Ranger Augie Andrade — pictured here celebrating with his teammates — helped lead his Santa Barbara club team to a national championship last week. Another Ranger, Jules Pasco, also played in the national tournament, but his team fell in the semifinals. (photos submitted)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
Former Nordhoff standout Augie Andrade and the Santa Barbara FC White soccer team claimed the Under-18 Boys National Championship at the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships Sunday. The national championship was the first of Andrade’s young soccer career. “Last year my team made it to the semifinals of the first tournament, so this is by far the furthest I’ve gone,” he said.