Flores, a 2010 graduate of LaPorte High School, is currently enrolled full-time at the Donaldson-based campus and is expected to provide extra strength to a Chargers midfield that is undergoing a significant makeover in preparation for the 2011 season.
“Chuy is someone we hoped to bring in for the 2010 season, but things didn’t quite work out the way we planned,” said Ancilla men’s soccer coach James Drzewiecki. “We’re very happy to finally welcome him to the Charger family.”
Flores played three years of varsity at LaPorte under Chris Buresh where he split time between the center forward and right midfield spots for the Slicers, scoring 13 goals – 11 of them coming in his final two seasons.
During Flores’s junior year, the Slicers won both the sectional and regional championships before bowing out to eventual state finalist Mishawaka Marian.
His senior year, Flores served as a team captain and was selected to the Western All-Star team at the annual Sports Fest games in South Bend.
He has spent time at the club level with Northwest Indiana-based Millenium and has also been actively participating in Mexican adult league play in South Bend.
“I had the pleasure of working with Chuy several years ago as a trainer for his club team, and he was always a good, hard working player that his teammates respected,” said Drzewiecki. “Since he’s been at Ancilla, he’s gotten along very well with the guys here as well. He’s the kind of player who’s going to put in the work necessary to get the job done, and a guy like that is very important to any lineup.”
According to Flores, he’s looking forward to resuming his playing career with the Chargers.
“Ancilla has a great team, and I want to help them out by doing my best and trying to score for them,” said Flores.