James Stroud

NC Battalion
- | GK

Height / Weight: 6’3” - 199 LB
Age: 25
Birthplace: Encinitas, CA
Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Playing Experience

NPSL: San Diego Flash
College: California State University, Chico
Club: LA Galaxy Academy, San Diego Surf, and Albion Pros
High School: Torrey Pines High School


Player Background

A long-time Southern California resident, James was born in Philadelphia and moved with his family when he was in middle school. He is a 2009 graduate of Torrey Pines High School and helped the Falcons the CIF Championships. James was also a member of several competitive club teams including LA Galaxy Academy, San Diego Surf, and Albion. In 2008, he was named to the USSF Academy inaugural season SW Conference Best XI.

Following graduation from high school, James attended CSU Chico where he played for five seasons. During his time with Wildcats, he led the CCAA conference in goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts per game.

For the past two seasons, James played in the NPSL as a member of the San Diego Flash. An instrumental part of the team’s success last year, he led the SW Conference in goals against average and shutouts per game. James brings his impressive goalkeeping talent to NC Battalion for his first season with the team.

An interesting fact about James: his mom is from Hull City, England so soccer is in his genes!