Boys College Liason
Coach Pulvers has over 20 years of coaching club, Olympic Development, high school and college soccer. Coach Pulvers is currently the Director of Soccer and Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Pulvers arrived at CSUSM in 2006 and quickly built both the men’s and women’s teams into nationally recognized programs with over 200 college victories on the men’s side and 84 wins on the women’s side. The men have an overall 76-48-13 record, and in 2011 won the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) Conference Championship and advanced to the NAIA National Championship. The 2013 Cougars were nationally ranked in the top 25 for the first time in program history. Pulvers has coached 3 All Americans, 3 All Region players, 29 All Conference players and 10 Academic All Americans at CSUSM. Pulvers was named the AII coach of the year in 2011. On the ladies side, Pulvers has an overall record of 84-42-24 record in eight seasons. The CSUSM Women have won the AII Conference four times in six attempts and have been consistently ranked in the top 15 nationally, rated as high as #7 in 2012. The 2008 and 2013 teams advanced to the sweet sixteen of the NAIA National Tournament. Pulvers has coached 8 All Americans, 9 All Region players, and 35 All Conference players and 11 Academic All Americans. Pulvers has been named AII coach of the year in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Prior to arriving at CSUSM, Pulvers was the head men’s coach at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., compiling a record of 126-70-14 in ten seasons. Pulvers led the Wildcats to five Heart of America Athletics Conference (HAAC) championships, two Midwest Region titles, and three consecutive appearances at the NAIA National Tournament. While at BU, Pulvers coached 35 All Conference players, 13 All Americans, and 14 Academic All Americans. Pulvers was named the HAAC Coach of the year in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. Pulvers was also named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2002. Coach Pulvers played collegiately at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Kinesiology. Pulvers earned a M.S. in Kinesiology at Midwestern State University, Tex. in 1996. Pulvers holds a USSF “A” License and an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA. Pulvers resides in San Marcos and is married to Dr. Kimberley Pulvers. They have two boys, Miles (10) and Max (7), who are members of Carlsbad United Soccer F.C.
Girls College Liason
Adam is a USSF A license soccer coach with over 10 years of club and high school coaching experience and during that time he has been actively involved with supporting student-athletes and their families with college selection and placement. A graduate of Cornell University with professional soccer playing experience in Germany and the Premier League in Norway, Adam works extensively with the Elite girls program as it relates to recruiting, college exposure, and communication with college coaches to mention a few. His wife, Jennifer, a high school guidance counselor provides support to the Elite program by working with players on academic eligibility, course selection, admissions and goal setting. Adam is also a Certified College Funding Specialist and works with families on an individual level to help organize their comprehensive family plan.
Do Elite players get equivalent exposure as exists in ECNL?
Yes. By participating in the highest level of league competition locally and nationally, our Elite players routinely communicate with dozens of coaches. Elite players successfully compete in Surf Cup and November Nights College Showcases which, combined with league play, provide college exposure equivalent to ECNL.
Does the College Liaison call coaches on my behalf?
Where appropriate, yes. The education and direction our Elite players receive allows the player and parent to engage in the college process so that they can communicate directly with college coaches. It is critical in our process, that the player research and connect with the schools he/she is interested in so that they can narrow down their options and be clear to the college coaches that they are specifically interested in them.
Can I get a full ride scholarship to play soccer?
While not very common, it is in fact possible. Our Elite program consistently develops and places scholarship student-athletes at the collegiate level. In addition to athletic scholarship, our Elite program prides itself in the significant amount of academic scholarships our players receive on way to earning their 4-year degree. We are committed to developing the complete student-athlete and academic success is of the utmost importance.