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  Rafael Garcia

Rafael Garcia

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Canoga Park, Calif.

High School:
Canoga Park HS

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 150

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
12/19/1988

Experience:
3V

2010

Rafael Garcia completed his junior campaign for Cal State Northridge as a team captain ... competed in 17 out of 19 matches in 2010 ... scored two goals on the season, which tied for second on the team ... led the team with six assists and 10 points ... took the most shots of any member of the squad (49) and also tallied the most shots on goal (26) ... finished tied for third in the conference in shots and assists, fourth in shots per game (2.88) and tied for third in assists per game (0.35).

2009

After missing the previous season due to an injury, Garcia returned to the pitch and competed in every game throughout the season ... earned a game-winning assist vs. SMU at the Prego Italian Express Tournament (9/20) ... finished the '09 campaign with the third-highest number of shots taken with 28 ... 13 shots were on-goal.

2008

Garcia suffered a season-ending injury in the first match of the season against Georgetown (8/29) and redshirted the rest of the season.

2007

Garcia started 14 of the 17 matches he played, including his first 14 collegiate contests ... each of his two goals went as game-winners, at UNLV (9/16) and against Cal St. Fullerton (10/24) ... both goals were scored in 1-0 wins ... also had two assists on the season ... Northridge was 4-0 when he scored a point ... six of his 16 shots were on goal ... played every minute of the match on five occasions ...earned All-Big West Second-Team honors.

CANOGA PARK HIGH SCHOOL

Garcia played in the midfield as captain for the Hunters in 2006, leading the team to a 24-0-1 record and a state championship ... garnered All-Area Player of the Year and Sunset Six League MVP honors.

PERSONAL

Born on December 19, 1988 in Granada Hills, Calif. ... parents are Rafael and Elvira Garcia ... favorites include the movie "40-Year Old Virgin," Denzel Washington, pizza, Mandy Moore, and YouTube.com ... roots for Barcelona F.C. and the L.A. Lakers ... has wanted to attend CSUN since he was 11 ... likes to watch movies when he has time to relax ... one person in history he would most like to meet is Pele ... would buy a house with a million dollars ... advice to young people is "stay focused" ... heroes are his parents and he likes to spend as much time with his family, especially his nephew Andrew ... undecided on a major.