Kibunguchy ranked No. 17 among nation's top freshmen; Five others among Big West's best
UC Davis welcomes Cal State Fullerton on Saturday (Nov. 11) at Noon
UC Davis hosts either CSUN or Sacramento State in semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Shaffer earns second coach of the year honor, Boateng named defensive player of the year
UC Davis wins its second Big West North Division title
HONORS & AWARDS
• 2017 All-Big West Conference Second Team
2017: Started all 21 matches on the back line for the Aggies... Scored his first career collegiate goal in a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 11... Added an assist in a 5-0 win against the Gauchos on the road on Oct. 21... Finished with 10 shots on the season, including a season-high two at Cal Poly on Oct. 25... 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... Ranked second on the team with 1,782 minutes played.
2016: One of eight Aggies to appear in all 20 matches and one of three to start every contest... Finished tied for fifth on the team in scoring with four points, coming on four assists... Ended the year ranked tied for 10th in the Big West Conference in assists... Helped on goals in wins over Saint Mary's (Sept. 22), UC Irvine (Oct. 1), Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 8), and Sacramento State (Oct. 15)... Placed five of his 12 shots on goal for the year, tying a career high with two shots in three different matches.
2015: One of eight Aggies to appear in all 21 matches, making 19 starts on the back line for the Aggies... Finished with his second career point, tallying an assist at UC Riverside on Oct. 1... Took his only shot of the season in a 6-0 win over Pacific on Sept. 20.
2014: One of five Aggies to appear in all 20 matches, making 15 starts... Started the first 10 matches of the regular season... Tallied his first career Division I point in only his second career match with an assist on Ian Palmer's goal against Canisius on Aug. 31... Finished with six shots on the year, including a career-high two attempts (both on frame) against Air Force on Sept. 19.
CATHEDRAL HS '14: Played three varsity seasons for the Phantoms after spending his freshman year at Wilson HS in Long Beach... Helped lead the Phantoms to the CIF Southern Section Division IV title as a senior and a berth in the CIF State semifinals... Three-time All-Del Rey League First-Team honoree his sophomore-senior seasons... Earned All-CIF Division IV First Team honors as a senior and third-team laurels as a junior... Helped the Phantoms to three consecutive Del Rey League titles... Cathedral HS finished 21-5-1 overall during his junior year, advancing to the CIF Southern Section semifinals.
PERSONAL: Born in Whittier, Calif... Parents are Jose and Yanet... Has a younger brother, Edward... Undeclared major... Advanced to the finals of the Dallas Cup with his club team FC Golden State... Four-year honor roll member and Cathedral High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior.