Kibunguchy ranked No. 17 among nation's top freshmen; Five others among Big West's best
Cal State Fullerton wins shootout, 4-3, after the two teams battle to a scoreless draw
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
2016: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 19 of the team's 20 matches, starting 14 of them... Tied for fifth on the team in scoring with four points on a goal and two assists... Scored his only goal of the season as part of a 3-0 win over Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 8... Finished with assists in back-to-back matches at Sacramento State (Oct. 15) and at home against UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 19)... His 17 shots ranked fifth on the team, including a season-best two on five different ocassions.
2015: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... One of eight players to appear in all 21 matches for the Aggies, making four starts... Scored his first career goal in a 1-1 draw with Causeway rival Sacramento State on Oct. 17, placing is only shot of the match in the back of the net, putting home a rebound in the 27th minute to give UC Davis an early lead... Also finished with an assist in the Aggies' shutout of Pacific on Sept. 20... Finished with 14 shots overall and put five of those on frame... Added a season-high three shots off the bench at Saint Mary's on Sept. 24.
2014: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Appeared in 19 of the team's 20 matches, making 13 starts... Did not tally a point, but finished fourth on the team with 24 shots for the year, including a career-high four twice against CSUN (Oct. 11) and Cal Poly (Oct. 22)... Also finished with a trio of shots against Ohio State (Aug. 29) and Sacramento State (Oct. 25)... Made his first career start in the season opener against the Buckeyes and started nine consecutive contests over the span of a month from Sept. 28-Oct. 29.
BISHOP ALEMANY HS '14: Played his final two prep seasons with the Warriors after spending his freshman and sophomore years at Community Charter Early College in Lakeview Terrace... Named to the All-Mission League First Team and the league's Offensive MVP as a senior, scoring 10 goals and assisting on six others... Helped the Warriors to a CIF Southern Section Division I playoff berth after finishing 9-7-4 overall and 7-3-2 for second place in league play... Named team MVP as a freshman, finishing with 19 goals.
PERSONAL: Parents are Miguel and Angeles... Has a younger sibling, Jimena... Undeclared major... Member of the Cal South Olympic Development Program pool from 2010-13... Helped his ODP side to a regional and national championship in 2013, scoring the game-winner in the championship match... Helped his club team, CZ Elite, to a Surf Cup title in 2013 as well as a National Premier League crown and a 2010 state title.