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.
â€śChuy is someone we hoped to bring in for the 2010 season, but things didnâ€™t quite work out the way we planned,â€ť said Ancilla menâ€™s soccer coach James Drzewiecki.Â â€śWeâ€™re very happy to finally welcome him to the Charger family.â€ť
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 â€“ 11 of them coming in his final two seasons.
During Floresâ€™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.
â€śI 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,â€ť said Drzewiecki.Â â€śSince heâ€™s been at Ancilla, heâ€™s gotten along very well with the guys here as well.Â Heâ€™s the kind of player whoâ€™s going to put in the work necessary to get the job done, and a guy like that is very important to any lineup.â€ť
According to Flores, heâ€™s looking forward to resuming his playing career with the Chargers.
â€śAncilla has a great team, and I want to help them out by doing my best and trying to score for them,â€ť said Flores.