Alfaro to continue soccer career at Dominguez Hills

Santa Barbara's Tony Alfaro

Santa Barbara’s standout senior center back Tony Alfaro has accepted an offer to play at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Dons’ soccer coach Todd Heil said on Monday.

Alfaro was a key member of the Dons’ team that reached the CIF-SS Division 1 final and won the CIF State Regional Division 2 championship. He also was part of the 2010 team that won the CIF-SS Division 2 title. Alfaro was the Division 2 Defensive Player of the Year that year as a junior.

Alfaro, an All-CIF first-team selection, will join former Dons star Alain Rangel at Dominguez Hills, a perennial NCAA Division 2 power. Alain’s brother, Hiram Rangel, played on the Toros’ NCAA national championship team in 2008.

Alfaro scored one of the most memorable goals in Santa Barbara soccer history, beating the JSerra goalkeeper on a 60-yard free kick to win in a quarterfinal game in the final seconds of double overtime.