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Joel Carusso

2014B Head Coach, 2011G Peak, 2011G Ridge, 2009B Peak

My mantra is Live, Believe, Achieve. Never give up. Nunca te rindas. Teach what you know, learn as a team. 

College Attended:

New Mexico State University 

High School Attended:

Las Cruces High School 

Coaching History:

  • Las Cruces High Girls Soccer - Assistant - 5 years
  • U-12 Girls, Club Rio – 2 Years
  • Adult Men, Mesilla Valley Soccer League – 4 Years
  • Adult Women, Liga de las Estrellas, Colorado – 2 Years
  • HS Age Boys, Liga de las Estrellas, Colorado – 1 Year
  • U-12 Boys, Liga de Campeones  – 2 Years
  • All Ages private training sessions - 2 Years
  •  International Scouter, talent seeker for Club Santos Laguna FC
    Colorado Elevation FC 2011G Peak, 2011G Ridge, 2009B Peak (Present)

Playing History:

  • Childhood Street Soccer
  • Strikers F.C - Las Cruces, NM
  • Men’s League - El Paso, TX (14 y/o)
  • Mesilla Valley Soccer League - Las Cruces, NM
  • Las Cruces High School
  • Club Santos Laguna - Mexico
  • Colorado Liga Latina


  • D License
  • Grassroots 7v7 License
  • Grassroots 9v9 License
  • CDC Concussion trained
  • Safesport trained
  • United Soccer Coaches "Get ahead Safely in Soccer" License

Fun facts:

  • Favorite international team
    Club Santos Laguna
  • Favorite International Soccer Club
    Juventus F.C.
  • Favorite international soccer player or coach
    Diego Pablo Simeone
  • Soccer position(s) you played
    Right fullback, Left mid, Center mid
  • How or who got you started up in soccer
    Family… Almost all of my family have played soccer, newcomers start playing once they can walk, and the generation keeps going
  • Favorite before game meal/snack
    Mini Snickers
  • Favorite soccer player
    Andres Iniesta

  • Favorite aspect of youth soccer
    Tournaments, summer camps, soccer fundraisers 
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