Diego Fontes

NC Battalion
1 | Center Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5’10” - 170 LB
Age: 24
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hometown: San Marcos, CA

Playing Experience

Club Experience: Simi Valley Eclipse, Conejo Valley United, Rampage FC
High School: Simi Valley High School
College: La Sierra University, CSU San Marcos
NPSL: Deportivo Coras, San Diego Flash (Training)

 


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Player Background

Diego was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay until the age of 11 when he moved to Ventura County, CA. He began his soccer career with the Simi Valley Eclipse before transitioning to Conejo Valley United and Rampage FC. A four-year varsity player at Simi Valley High School, Diego twice earned All League First and Second team honors. As a senior, his team won the league for the first time in ten years.

Following graduation from high school in 2010, Diego briefly played with FC Hasental’s second team before attending La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. During his first two years, he made 34 total appearances and was credited with four goals and eleven assists. Diego transferred to CSU San Marcos where he continued to play soccer while completing his remaining two years of college. His senior year was highlighted by setting the school record for most wins in a regular season.

Diego went on to play his first season in the NPSL with Deportivo Coras and later trained with the San Diego Flash before being signed by NC Battalion.