February 8, 2018
The Santa Monica College Athletics Department is proud to announce that the SMC Men's Soccer team's standout Carlos Rincon signed scholarship papers on Feb. 7 signifying his intent to transfer to UCLA and compete at the NCAA Division I level. This is a major accomplishment for Carlos and the SMC Men's soccer program. Rincon was the leading goal scorer on the 2017 team with 10 goals, was voted Team Offensive Most Valuable Player, and was selected by the conference coaches to the 1st Team All-Western State Conference Selection.
Rincon played high school soccer at Culver City High School before finishing his Associate of Arts degree in at SMC. "Signing at UCLA is an amazing feeling that words can't describe," stated Rincon. "I am immensely excited to start this new chapter in my life at the best university in the world!"
SMC Men's Soccer Head Coach Tim Pierce shares his thoughts on the signing:
"I am so proud of Carlos and all he has accomplished. Having him transfer to UCLA holds a special place in my heart being that I was a former member of that program and university. A big congratulations from he SMC soccer family to Carlos." Rincon will begin his career at UCLA in the Fall 2018.