Lisa Cote-Luengo has been a part of our local community for a large majority of her life. After moving from Southern California to Danville at the age of 8, she spent her youth playing Al Caffodio Soccer, the previous name for the competitive division at Mustang SC. Lisa has 12 Varsity letters competing in four varsity sports at Monte Vista High School; Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, and Tennis. She went on to play collegiate soccer at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated in 1994. After graduation, Lisa’s career path took her to Atlanta, GA, then San Francisco, but she later returned to Danville in 2005. It was in 2005 that she reconnected with her now husband, Chris Luengo, also a Danville native, San Ramon Valley High School alum, and fellow Al Caffodio alum. Chris and Lisa met in 1980 while at a soccer tournament in Sacramento but it was not until she returned to the East Bay that they started dating in 2005.
Lisa’s fondest memory of playing Mustang Soccer is “traveling to all the away tournaments and spending time with my teammates. I also remember watching the parents and noticing they were having just as much fun as us. My life has come full circle as I now get to
enjoy attending out-of-town tournaments with my children. I absolutely love watching them have fun with their teammates and in turn, I enjoy having fun with the parents as well.”
Lisa and Chris continue to live in Danville and are parents to two lovely children, Lucas, age 15, a freshman at Monte Vista High School, who enjoys playing football and baseball, and Hayley, age 13, an 8th grader at Diablo Vista Middle School, who enjoys playing Mustang SC on the 09G ECNL Team. Lisa is currently the JV Girls Soccer Coach at Monte Vista High School and has enjoyed coaching at MV on and off since 2007.
Because of her numerous accomplishments and contributions, Lisa Cote-Luengo was inducted into the Monte Vista High School Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Please join us in congratulating her on this prestigious honor!