After a very successful 2021 in the role of Operations Manager, Jose Diaz Mercado has been promoted to a larger role for 2022 - Director of Operations. He will work directly with the club's Executive Director, Club Administrator, and coaching staff to ensure the club's operations continue to run smoothly and constantly improve. Jose was a three-year varsity soccer captain for Alhambra High School. During his time there, he was named to the All-DVAL First Team in 2015-16. He also played club soccer locally for 12 years. He began his coaching career running soccer camps and clinics for his church. He ran the Campolindo High School Boys Soccer Program for a season and is currently back coaching their JV team and assistant coaching varsity. Outside of the soccer world, he worked for Las Lomas High School as a Campus Supervisor. This is his fourth year with Eclipse.
Jessica Grilli joins us in a new club position as the Club Administrator. She will provide logistical and administrative support throughout the club's operations. She will also oversee and support our team managers. She has been involved with Eclipse for 11 years when her daughter joined the club in the Future Eclipse program. Jessica has four children actively involved in youth sports, all of whom have grown up playing soccer for Eclipse. Prior to joining us, she had extensive experience in Operations Management and Client Services, as well as, sat on the Orinda Baseball Association board from 2017-21. Jessica has been a team manager for over a decade and has actively served on the Eclipse board since Fall 2019.