Catch up with former men's soccer player and current Afghanistan national team member, Ahmad Hatifie.
2007: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERNCE SECOND TEAM... Played in 17 games, making 16 starts... Finished T2nd on team, T8th in conference with 5 goals (0.29 pg)... Led the team with 44 shots (17 on frame) and tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals... Added two assists for a total of 12 points... Scored the Aggies' lone goal in their first-ever NCAA Division I playoff game at California (11/23)... .
2006: Played in all 18 games, starting all but one... Led the team in goals (9), points (19), total shots (43) and shots on goal (19)... Scored a team-high three game-winning goals, which included the lone goals in 1-0 victories over Sac State and UC Riverside... One of only two Aggies (along with Paul Marcoux) to score two goals in one game, doing so against Cal State Fullerton (9/15)... Also recorded team season bests with 8 total shots and 5 shots on goal in that contest... Scored the final goal of the 2006 season against UC Riverside (10/25) off an assist from Chris Leer... Lone assist set up Paul Marcoux's game-winning goal against Cal Poly (10/7).
2005: Played in 19 games, starting 6... Tied for 2nd on team with 7 points, scoring 2 goals with 3 assists... Both goals came in comeback win over UC Irvine (11/5)... Tied game in 59th minute on assist from Nicholas Lind, then scored game-winner less than three minutes later (assisted by Mariano Arrua)... First Aggie assist went to Arrua in last-minute goal to beat Notre Dame de Namur (9/7)... Assisted on game-winner in overtime four days later vs. Dayton (9/11), sending pass to Lind in 109th minute... Drew foul in penalty box that led to Juan Hernandez' game-winning PK in overtime vs. UC Riverside (10/8)... Led team with 36 shots for the year, including 14 on frame.
LIBERTY HS '05: Two-sport standout, excelling in both soccer and track & field... Earned back-to-back South East Yosemite League MVP honors in soccer... Led the county in scoring to capture Offensive Player of the Year merit... Led team to SEYL title as a junior... Competed in pole vault for track & field team, setting school record of 14-3... Played club ball for Bakersfield Alliance.
PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif.... Majoring in biological sciences... Parents are Charles & Veronica Amarikwa... Hobbies include magic.