Intercollegiate Athletics bestows top academic and athletic awards at second-annual event
Coach led UC Davis to Big West Conference North Division title in 2017
Senior Chase Rhode and junior Matt Baringer named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team
UC Davis wins its second Big West North Division title
Torres scores game-winner, Wilson and Salazar pile on late in 3-0 shutout
• 2018 Co-W.P. Lindley Award Winner (UC Davis Top Student-Athlete)
• 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team
• 2017 Big West All-Academic Team
2017: Appeared in all 21 matches, making 18 starts on the back line... Scored his only goal of the season -- and the game-winner -- at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 5... Added an assist in a win at Cal Poly on Oct. 25... Finished with 10 shots on the season, including a season-high two in matches against the Titans and the Mustangs (Oct. 18)... Helped lead a defensive unit that allowed a league-low eight goals in 10 league matches and a conference-best 0.70 goals against average in Big West play, posting five shutouts.
2016: One of eight Aggies to appear in all 20 matches and one of three to start every match... Tied for fifth on the team with four points on a pair of goals, scoring the overtime game-winner against Saint Mary's on Sept. 22, and adding the game-winning score at UC Irvine as part of a 3-2 win on Oct. 1... Finished with 16 shots from his spot on the back line, including a season-high two in five different matches.
Appeared in 13 matches for the Demon Deacons over two seasons, helping Wake Forest to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including the top seed and berth into the "Elite Eight" of the 2015 tournament before falling to eventual national champion, Stanford… Helped the Demon Deacons post a 17-3-2 record in 2015 -- the program's highest win total in seven years -- and the Atlantic Coast Conference's division and overall regular season titles… Made his collegiate debut on Aug. 31, 2014, against then-No. 7 ranked California and was originally part of a recruiting class that was ranked No. 9 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com and No. 8 by College Soccer News.
CARDINAL GIBBONS HS '14
Three-year varsity letter winner for the Crusaders out of Raleigh, N.C… All-State selection as a senior in 2013… Earned spots on the NSCAA All-Region III and All-Piedmont Athletic Conference squads in his final two prep seasons… Helped the Crusaders to a total of 56 wins over his three varsity seasons, including a 3A state championship as a sophomore in 2011 (23-2-1 overall) and a state semifinal appearance as a junior in 2012 (17-5-4 overall)… Selected to the ODP Region III team as a senior and traveled with the team for matches in Costa Rica.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz… Parents are Scott and Erin… Has two siblings: Kye and Ally… Played club soccer for the NC Alliance, helping them to a pair of NCYSA Premier League (2012-13) and three State Cup (2011-13) titles, while also earning a pair of national top-25 rankings… Also spent two seasons with the NPSL's Carolina Railhawks' U-23 squad… Lists Wake Forest Jack Harrison (the No. 1 selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft) as the best athlete he's competed against… Lists his career sports highlight as scoring the winning goal in the State Cup championship match… Favorite movie the "The Wolf of Wall Street"… If he could play any other sport at UC Davis, it would be tennis.
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