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Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Octavio Guzman, left, battles for the ball against a player from the Charleston Battery team last year. Photo courtesy of Octavio Guzman

Lars Gustafson

April 15, 2015

From the pitch in the University Soccer Stadium at Chico State to Bonney Field in Sacramento, former midfielder Octavio Guzman has worked his way into the United Soccer League playing for the Sacramento Republic. Guzman played forward for the Wildcats and was part of a squad that reached the N...

Ex-Wildcat helps soccer team to title run

Angelo Boscacci

October 12, 2014

Octavio Guzman accumulated 14 goals, 14 assists and combined for 28 shots on goal as a Chico State soccer player.Guzman is now a member of Sacramento Republic FC, which won the United States League championship game 2-0 on Sept. 27. The ex-'Cat scored the go-ahead goal in the game, giving Sacramento t...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Octavio Guzman. The Orion file photo.

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

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