TACOMA, WA— South Sound Football Club of the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) is making plans to reunite two Australian soccer players who grew up playing together and have since come to the States to play college ball. As a part of the process, the Shock are also looking for host families for the Aussie pair and other possible spring-summer visiting players.
“We are excited to bring Thomas (Tommy) Torzsok and Rhys Lambert to Tacoma this summer to play with South Sound FC,” says Shock Head Coach Adam Becker. “They both have played at a very competitive level in the NCAA’s, and we look forward to seeing how they might blend in with the local players on and off of the pitch.”
(Cover photo: Rhys Lambert with MSUB; Tommy Torzsok with Lewis & Clark.)
Host Families Needed
The Shock are looking for host families to house and provide meals for the Aussies. If you are interested you can email Coach Becker directly at email@example.com. The club will work with host families to integrate the lads into the local soccer scene. Families may or may not need to provide transportation to training and matches. The club will make sure host families get in free to matches and receive some Shock gear as well. The EPLWA season runs from May through July.
About the Guys
Tommy Torzsok plays his college ball at Gardner-Webb in North Carolina where he is listed as a defender. He’s from Gold Coast, Australia. There he came up through the youth soccer ranks in part via his home club in the A-League, the Brisbane Roar. He was part of the Lewis and Clark College national playoff team in 2015.
Rhys Lambert is listed as a Defender-Midfielder on the Montana State University Billings website. He’s also from Gold Coast. He’s featured in this October 2016 story. Lambert was a member of Gold Coast City FC a couple of years back when they won the Queensland National Premier League title. Rhys was the Team Captain for MSUB his junior and senior seasons.
About the Evergreen Premier League
The Evergreen Premier League is an elite adult men’s amateur soccer league for college and post-college age players to feature their skills on hometown clubs throughout the state of Washington. The league’s mission is to cultivate “football club” culture while providing opportunities for coaches, owners, supporters, players and towns to enjoy the sport and all of the community-building it can bring. The EPLWA is a USASA Premier League – 4th Division USA status. The EPLWA is affiliated with the Washington State Adult Soccer Association, US Adult Soccer, US Soccer, the Washington State Referee Committee and FIFA.