In 1993, Michael Squellati was rewarded for all the years of hard work and commitment he dedicated to soccer. His CYSA (California Youth Soccer Association) soccer team won the United States Youth National Championship and was featured in countless publications, including USA Today. Here, Michael Squellati learned the importance of hard work and commitment to achieve a goal. He utilized these important lessons in athletics in achieving a four-year soccer scholarship at the University of California at Santa Barbara and selection to the Olympic development team. Michael Squellati also succeeded in running the New York Marathon and winning the Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
When it comes to hard work and dedication, nothing matters more to Michael Squellati than his family. Michael hopes that his 3-year old son, Matias, will learn what it takes to achieve one’s dreams. Michael Squellati will be there every step of the way to serve as an example. In addition to that, Michael Squellati is dedicated to charity and volunteerism. He volunteers his time working with children from A Place Called Home (a safe haven for underprivileged youth in South Los Angeles) and coaches local AYSO soccer teams, paying forward the lessons taught to him when he was a young man who had a dream of winning a National Championship.