From here at home to Greece, India, and points beyond, former UC Davis standouts carry the flag in professional and international competition
Ahmad Hatifi and his national men's soccer teammates capture Afghanistan's first-ever international title
Former Aggie currently competes with the Afghanistan men's national team
Catch up with former men's soccer player and current Afghanistan national team member, Ahmad Hatifie.
2007: Started 18 of 20 games played... Posted 2 goals with an assist for 5 points... Took 25 shots (6 on goal)... Both goals were equalizers: the first gave the Aggies a 3-3 tie vs. Portland (9/9), the second was in 89th minute vs. Cal State Fullerton (11/16), keeping UC Davis alive in NCAA postseason hunt... Named to Copa de Causeway Classico all-tournament team (9/23).
2006: Played in all 18 games, starting 13... Scored one goal for 2 points on 13 total shots... Lone goal, his first as an Aggie, came off Paul Cain's throw-in in final minutes of 1st half vs. UC Irvine (10/4).
2005: Appeared in 17 games, starting 10 (and first 7 of season)... Took 18 shots without a goal.
ALAMEDA HS '04: Twice earned All-Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League honors... Led team in goals and assists each year... Selected as team captain as a senior... Played eight years of club ball for Bay Oaks... Member of State Team ODP from 2003-04.
PERSONAL:Born in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Abdul & Hamida Hatifie... Hopes for career in sports medicine... Lists his sports highlight succinctly: "All of it."... Sports hero is Zinedine Zidane.