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Coaching Staff

Cesar Plasencia (Director of Soccer)





  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Sacramento State
  • Master's degree in Sports Science from USSA.


  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advance National Diploma
  • Currently Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Cosumnes River College
  • Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Sacramento State from 1998 - 2004
  • Member of the California Community College Soccer Coaches Association (CCCSCA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)

Playing Career:

  • Atlas 1986-1989 (Mexico First Division)
  • Sacramento Senators 1989 (Western Soccer League)
  • Real Santa Barbara 1990 (American Professional Soccer League)
  • Salt Lake Sting 1991 (American Professional Soccer League)

DIRECTOR of Goal Keepers and DIRECTOR of Futsal

Sanaldo Carvalho was born in Brazil, and began playing the national sport soccer when he was a young child.  In his youth, he developed his skills by playing for a number of organizations.  By the time he was 17 years old, Sanaldo was playing soccer professionally. 



Wichita Wings (2011-2013)
Philadelphia Kixx (2009-2010) 
Rockford Rampage (2008-2009) 
California Cougars (2007-2008)
Detroit Ignition (2006-2007) 
Baltimore Blast (2005-2006) 
Kansas City Comets (2004-2005) 
Larges F C (2003) 
Umuarama (2002-2003) 
Santo Andre (2000-2001) 
Sao Paulo F C Sub 20 (1998-1999) 
A Portuguesa de Desportos (1992-1998)
River City United (CA) Goal Keeper coach and foot skills coordinator (2013-2014)
San Juan (CA) Goal Keeper Coach (2013 to present)
River City United (CA) Goal Keeper Coordinator (2011-2012)
River City United (CA) U14 Girls U15 Boys U11 Boys (2012)
River City United (CA) U10 Boys U9 Boys (2011)
Cherry Hill Storm (PA) U18 Girls (2010)
SJ Elite U16 Girls (2010)
Cougars FC U12 Girls (2008)
Nike Rush MI U15 Girls (2007)
Our Lady of Fatima Strikers U12 Girls (2006)
Tornados KC U13 Boys (2004)

Brynne Konkel







  • Coaching competitive since 2014
  • Oregon Ducks 2010 through 2013
  • Most goals in conference history (Delta)
  • Three time Delta League “All-Delta” Selection (Franklin H.S.)
  • 2006 and 2007 U.S. Club Soccer National Champion (Boca Juniors)

Brynne excelled throughout her playing career, having earned herself a scholarship to the University of Oregon and now looks to bring her experience to the coaching ranks.



Devlyn Jeter

  • Coaching competitive since 2014
  • Moreton Bay United (Australian National Premiere League)
  • Four year starter at the University of Portland (2012 through 2016)
  • 2015-2016 Nike Classic Defensive MVP
  • 2012 All-Freshman Team (WCC)
  • Two-time Sac-Joaquin Section All-City First Team
  • Three consecutive State Playoff appearances (Rosemont High)
  • U-18 National Pool Member (2011)
  • ODP Regional squad (2010-11)
  • ODP State Team (2009-10)

Devlyn graduated from the University of Portland in December of 2016 with degrees in Sociology with Criminology and Communications with Media and Rhetoric. Devlyn brings a wealth of experience to the club, highlighted by a stint in the Australian National Premiere League.


Eduardo Lopez

Within my 10 years of coach I aspire to see kids grow & enjoy playing the game. Soccer helps kids become more accountable, responsible and have fun at the same time. I take pleasure in the bonds I have with kids over the years. At Blackhawks we are a family & extend this during daily interaction on and off the field. 

Emmanuel Vega

I have been coaching for 8 years and obtained my D License in addition to LaLiga Formation Methodology (Level 1-3).  I enjoy teaching players “possession soccer” in which players become comfortable & love to have the ball. My zest for the game inspires me to develop young players.  One of my proudest accomplishments is my 99 Boys winning the State Cup 2016-2017 season. I chose Blackhawks because our club has the same beliefs in soccer & style of play. 

Erika Anguiano

What has inspired me to coach for 5+ years is watching kids grow as not only players but individuals. It’s rewarding to see them improve daily.  I believe that soccer teaches kids growth in many areas of their lives. The correlation from the field to daily life experiences is something they can carry forever. I enjoy coaching as I am able to instill in each player the lessons, fundamentals & education that I have learned over the years. I chose Blackhawks as it’s all about the kids & community. We don’t just “walk the walk”, we care about our youth. 

Niko Brioso

Born in Uruguay, South America, Niko has been playing soccer since he started walking. From the start he has always played competitively and shown a fierce passion for the game. In Uruguay, he played youth competitive, high school, and semi pro. He was also National Futsal Champion playing for club Penarol, when he was 14 years old. Once he arrived in the United States, he continued playing at a very high level, representing Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, playing and earning a West Regional Championship for the Semi-Pro Sacramento Gold, and being part of the Professional Indoor Soccer Team Sacramento Surge since their start in 2012.

In 2011 he started training youth players. Ever since, he has trained and coached over 600 players of all levels (Recreational, Select, Competitive, High School, College). He quotes: "having trained all levels of players has helped me understand the needs each player has in order to succeed and get to the next level. What has helped me along the way is the relationships that I create with each player I train. I don't just go and train them; I try to relate to them, to understand where they are coming from, how they feel about the sport, and that helps me at the moment of executing a perfect training plan."

In 2017 received D License.

Biggest achievement to date: *National Futsal Champion in Uruguay (2002) // *West Regional Champion with Sacramento Gold (NPSL 2014)

Favorite quote: "Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard"

Rafael “Rafa” Ramirez

 I have been coaching soccer in Sacramento area for over 25+ years.  What inspires me to coach is the constant passion to develop players and make them fulfill their potential.  I chose Blackhawks because I believe that the philosophy is the best for the community and player development

My coaching experience includes Off the Wall Sacramento FC- PASL Semi Pro Indoor Soccer- 3 time National Champions, Assistant Coach- Sacramento Knights- NPSL 2005-2008- National Champions. Director of Coaching- Girls U13-U19 FC Elk Grove- 2014-2016. CCSL- Assistant Coach Cruz Azul- 2006 California Rush & Elk Grove Everton.  I’ve had the pleasure of playing in Colombia, South America, University of North Texas, American River College & CCSL- Cruz Azul.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree – Molecular Biology, California State University, Sacramento &NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

My Favorite Quote: “The fastest player is not the one who runs the fastest, but the one who solves the game problems the fastest” – Cesar Luis Menotti (Head Coach of World Class Champion Argentina-78)

Rich Moorhouse

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