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Change for the Better in Moorpark Soccer

September 11, 1998

Moorpark College, which struggled last soccer season before Coach Frank Parodi was fired, appears to be on the right track with first-year Coach Sean Roche.

Roche, boys' soccer coach at Buena High and a Cal Lutheran men's assistant for 16 years, had 58 players try out for his team, which was 1-1 after a 6-1 nonconference victory Tuesday over Cypress.

Roche said he didn't recruit a specific number of players, but simply spread the word that the team was under new leadership.

"I just let people know that I was there and there would be a new start and that everyone would have a chance," he said.

Only Jason Leonard and Kevin Bonilla are returnees from last year.

Top newcomers include Sean Miller, a recent graduate of El Camino Real High, and Mustafah Sarwari, a member of The Times' 1997-98 all-area team and 1998 Simi Valley High graduate.

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