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  Luis Ayala-Padilla

Luis Ayala-Padilla

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 155

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
05/31/1992

Experience:
HS

Major:
Cellular and Molecular Biology

2011

2011 will be the first season for Luis Ayala-Padilla as a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

Mater Dei Catholic HS

Ayala-Padilla played three seasons of varsity soccer for the Crusaders as a goalkeeper, starting and captaining in his junior and senior seasons. He was a part of the 2009 CIF and State Championship team and was named that year to the All-Mesa League Second Team. As a junior, he was named goalkeeper of the year, put on the Top 25 to Watch list and was named to the All-CIF First Team and a All-League Scholar Athlete. He duplicated those honors as a senior, adding an MVP and player of the month award to his collection. Ayala-Padilla was a member of CSF at Mater Dei and graduated with a 3.8 GPA in 2011.

Personal

Luis Ayala-Padilla was born in Chula Vista, Calif. to Janeth Padilla and Juis Carlos Ayala and has one sister, Giorgianna (15) ... lists his favorite professional team as Barcelona and his favorite athlete as Iker Casillas ... his favorite TV show is "Entourage" and his favorite movie is "Spread" ... chose CSUN because of the level of academics and athletics ... his greatest sports moment was winning the CIF and State Championships ... his most embarrassing moment came when he stuttered in front of the whole school ... says the best thing about being an athlete is being in great shape, while the worst part is the time commitment ... the best athlete he has played against is Alejandro Guido and the most famous person he has met is Iker Casillas ... the best advice he has been given is, "Never back down."