Congratulations to Starz ’20 midfielder, Sergio Pelayo, on his commitment to NCAA D2 Colorado Mesa University. This past season Pelayo, a Lake Stevens HS middie, was named to the Region 1 – All-Wesco D2 team. In his sophomore year, while playing for Snohomish, he received second team all-conference honors. 2019 marked the fourth season in a row that the CMU Mavericks reached the RMAC championship game. Four of their athletes were named to the All-RMAC tournament team, to include their RMAC midfielder of the year recipient. The Mav’s went 10-8 overall and 4-2 in conference play.
“I am super excited and blessed to say that I’ve committed to Colorado Mesa University where I will further my education and play college lacrosse at the Division 2 level,” stated Pelayo. “This is something that kids dream about the first time they buckle up their helmet or step on the field. I want to give a special thanks to the entire Starz family, especially Coaches Scott, Rich, Lewis, Matt, Larry, and Jack. Guys, I really can’t thank you enough. This opportunity wouldn’t be possible without you guys – from taking me to the east coast to the tough love in pushing me and seeing the potential in me to get noticed. I also want to thank Holly and Allen Johnson for making sure that each one of us on the 2020 team was always taken care of. You guys really do fill out parents spots. But most of all – my mom. She’s the one who has made countless sacrifices taking me to and from practices and believing in me and making this process run easy and smooth. We did this together Mom. Thank you again Starz, Go Mavs!!!”
“Congratulations to Sergio on his commitment to play at CMU! While Sergio’s speed is what jumps off the page when you watch him play, his ultra-competitive, hard working, and team-first approach to the game is what underscores him as one of the most exciting players I have ever coached,” explained Jack Pruitt. “Seattle Starz is better having had him in our program, and we cannot wait to see the impact he has on the CMU program in the years to come. Go Mavericks!”