Winston Crozier is a sophomore student at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson Pennsylvania where he plays central midfield and center defense.
Winston's accomplishments over his years at Mount Aloysius College, last year he helped bring the college to their very first playoff appearance with NCAA All Conference play off. Mount Aloysius has never made it to All conference, this was history made for the school. In 2014 Winston helped the team to semi finals and was awarded "All Conference First Team" being awarded player of the week multiple times throughout the season.
Winston played in the Canadian Soccer League for 4 years, three years with York Region Shooters. He travelled to Chile in 2014 and had the opportunity to train with one of Chile's professional teams, Club Deportes La Serena.
Winston has been with YRSHOOTERS affiliate CR Soccer from the age of 10, training, playing and also travelled to South America and Europe during that time.
When CR Academy School went to Manchester, in August, 2014, Carlos Rivas was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Burnley FC team officials, which lead to them opening their doors to CR Soccer Academy and a trial for Winston. This is a great opportunity for Winston to further his goal to be a professional soccer player. Winston is very excited but on top of his excitement, he is committed and determined to train and prepare himself for this opportunity in order to reach his dream and play professionally. He is going to a trial at Burnley around mid July 2015. His future goals are to play the highest level possible, and to obtain a degree in the physical therapy field. YR Shooters wish him all the luck as he prepares for the next level.
Carlos Rivas Soccer Academy
Carlos Rivas is the founder and director of CR Soccer Academy. After arriving to Canada in 1984 he established the the 'Carlos Rivas Soccer School' which has now been renamed to 'CR Soccer Academy'.
Carlos Rivas his professional debut in 1970, at the age of 17 with a first division club in Chile called Audax Italiano. In 1978, Carlos Rivas signed with the biggest soccer club in Chile – Colo-Colo, where he played until 1982. Carlos played 136 official games over five seasons, and he scored 40 goals during that time. While he was on the team, the team won two national championships (1979 and 1981) and two Polla Gol championships (1981 and 1982).
Carlos Rivas was on the national team of Chile from 1975 – 1982. He made 42 appearances and scored 8 goals for his country. He also was a finalist in the Copa America in 1979. His most memorable goal was a free kick during World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador. This goal clinched Chile a spot into the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
Carlos Rivas was known and remembered for being an explosive midfielder, his strong technical ability, his intelligent vision of the game, and above everything else his strength in every shot. He scored many goals during his career as a professional soccer player at the club level and at an international level. Carlos was a specialist at free kicks "tiros libres" as they call it in Spanish where he scored many goals this way. Rivas was a key figure in the development of a style of soccer involving 'prejugadas' and creative offensive strategies