Irvine Valley men's soccer coach Martin McGrogan announced that Max Kleinhammes, a star striker from the 2019 team signed earlier this year and will play at Division I Cal Poly this coming fall.
Kleinhammes, out of JSerra High, had a spectacular freshman season for the Lasers in 2019.
The freshman played in 23 matches and scored 11 goals, which was tied for the tops on the team.
The dynamic striker scored four game-winners.
Kleinhammes was named first team all-Orange Empire Conference after the 2019 campaign. He had two goals in the team's opening match against Rio Hondo on Aug. 27, 2019 and kept on going.
Kleinhammes also scored two goals in a match against Fullerton (Oct. 4, 2019) and recorded game-winning goals against San Diego Mesa, Norco, Fullerton and Santa Ana.
He finished with 22 points for the Lasers.
Irvine Valley ended with a record of 8-8-7 overall in 2019 and made the Southern California Regional Playoffs.
The Lasers 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
Kleinhammes is headed to a Cal Poly team that had a record of 7-9-1 in 2019.