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  Sunghyun Kim

Sunghyun Kim

Player Profile


Seoul, South Korea

High School:
Los Angeles HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160





Sunghyun Kim finished his collegiate career earning All-Big West Conference First Team honors ... was the only senior in the Big West Conference to earn All-Big West accolades each and every season as an undergraduate ... finished with a team-high seven assists ... took 61 shots, the second-highest total amongst all of his teammates ... finished tied with Cameron Sims for the team-lead with 27 shots on goal ... competed in all 20 games ... finished with four goals, the second highest total on the team ... earned his first assist of the season vs. LMU (9/6) ... took the only penalty shot earned during the season and scored vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (9/13) ... scored the game-winning goal at the Prego Italian Express Tournament vs. Tulsa (9/18) ... earned a point in his third consecutive game with his assist earned vs. SMU (9/20) ... earned his third goal of the season and earned a game-winning assist at UC Riverside (9/30) ... earned another assist at Cal Poly (10/24) ... earned another point against UC Riverside by earning an assist (10/31) ... earned an assist and scored a goal in the same game for the second time this season at UC Irvine (11/7).


Was one of two Matadors who earned All-Big West First Team honors for his performance on the pitch during the 2008 season ... received All-Big West honors for the third consecutive season ...named to their Far West-All Region Second Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... started in every game for the Matadors in midfield ... earned a team-high seven assists ... tied for the second-most goals scored ... tied for the team-high in total points with 17 ... 19 of his 48 total shots were on-goal, the second highest figure in each respective category ... scored his first goal of the season against Alabama A&M (8/31) ... earned his first assist of the season against Cal State Bakersfield (9/5) ... scored the first goal of the game and earned an assist on the second goal at UCLA (9/28) ... earned an assist at UC Santa Barbara (10/8) ... scored the first goal of the game and assisted on the game-winning goal against Cal State Fullerton (10/18) ... scored the go-ahead goal, the second tally of the game at UC Davis (10/22) ... scored the equalizing goal at UC Riverside (11/1) ... earned two assists, including the game-winning goal, at Cal State Fullerton (11/5) ... earned the final Matador assist of the season on the equalizing goal against UC Irvine (11/8).


Kim started 19 of 20 Northridge matches in his sophomore campaign ... led the Matadors with 30 shots and 14 shots on goal, and was tied for the team lead with four goals and 11 points ... scored and assisted in the Matadors' opening match, a 6-1 victory over Detroit ... collected the only Northridge goal in a 2-1 loss to Michigan ... scored in consecutive matchesat Cal State Fullerton (10/3) and at UC Irvine (10/6), a pair of 1-1 ties ... assisted on goals in the final two matches of the season ... played a season-high 91 minutes vs. Memphis (9/9).


Kim led the Matadors in points (14), shots (44) and was tied for first with six goals in his freshman season ... earned All-Big West Conference Second-Team honors ... tied for seventh among Big West players in goals and tied for eighth in points ... team was 5-0-2 when he had at least one point ... also added two assists ... had an assist in his first collegiate start against UCLA (8/26) ... scored his first career goal in his next match against Oakland (9/8) ... had a three-point match with a goal and an assist in a win over UC Irvine (10/11) ... also scored in wins over Santa Clara (9/17), UC Santa Barbara (9/27) and Oregon State (10/31) and in a tie against UC Davis (10/1) ... had at least one shot in 16 of his 18 matches and at least four shots in four matches, including a season-best six against UCSB ... started 15 times.


Kim played four years of soccer at Los Angeles High School ... earned All-CIF honors in 2003 and 2005 with the Romans ... was a member of the Korean U-15 National Team ... competed in the 2005 Scholastic Soccer Cup ... graduated in 2005 with a 3.0 grade point average.


Born on February 17, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea ... parents are Woo-Seob and Eok-Bong Kim ... brother is Ji-Hoon ... favorites include Manchester United, English soccer star Wayne Rooney, the movie "Ladder 49" and actresses Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman ... prays as a pre-game ritual ... person in history he would most like to meet is Bill Gates ... states the biggest obstacle he has had to overcome was having ACL surgery and not being able to practice for a year ... would want Pele to star in a movie about his life ... majoring in Graphic Design.