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 scores twice in final 22 seconds after second-half CSUN rally
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: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... One of eight Aggies to appear in all 20 matches, making 17 starts... Led the team in scoring with 17 points on seven goals and three assists... Ranked among the top 10 in the Big West in points (T5th), points per game (7th), goals (T3rd), goals per game (T5th), shots (T10th), and shots per game (10th)... Scored his first career goal as part of a three-point performance in a win at CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 15)... Also had a three-point night at UC Irvine on Oct. 1 in a 3-2 win... Finished with goals against Saint Mary's (Sept. 22), CSUN (Sept. 29), and Cal Poly (Oct. 26), adding the game-winner at UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 30), and scoring in the Big West Tournament match against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 5... Finished with goals in each of his last three matches... Two of his seven goals came on penalties against Saint Mary's and CSUN... Added his third assist of the season at home against UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 19... Finished with 37 shots to end the year second on the team, including a career-high four against both UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara on the road... Put 16 of his 37 shots on frame for the season.
2015: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... One of eight Aggies to appear in all 21 matches, making five starts on the season... Finished with a pair of assists on the year in wins over Wisconsin (Sept. 6) and San Francisco (Sept. 27)... Placed eight of his 12 shots on frame (.667), finishing with a season-high two attempts twice against the Badgers (both on frame) and UC Irvine (Oct. 10).
2014: Appeared in 14 of the team's 20 matches, making three starts... Finished with a pair of assists on seven shots... Made his first career start against Loyola Marymount on Sept. 5, tallying his first career point with an assist on Matt Sheldon's goal... Also added an assist on teammate Dashiell MacNamara's game-winner against Cal Poly on Nov. 5... Finished with a career-high two shots against Sacramento State (Oct. 25) and the Mustangs.
CASA GRANDE HS '14: Three-year varsity letter winner for the Gauchos... An attacking midfielder who was named the Empire Large School Boys Soccer Player of the Year and North Bay League Player of the Year in 2013... Three-time All-North Bay League selection his sophomore-senior seasons... Three-time Offensive Player of the Year... North Bay League Player of the Year as a senior, finishing with 22 goals and nine assists... All-Marble Valley League honorable mention selection as a freshman at Hartford HS in Vermont... Finished with 45 career goals and 22 assists for the Gauchos... All-Empire selection as a junior... Helped the Gauchos to a section semifinal appearance as a senior and a trip to the quarterfinals as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Chapel Hill, N.C... Parents are John and Rebekah... Has four younger siblings, Jacob, Jenna, Phare, and Winifred... Cell biology major... Earned the Press Democrat Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior... Served as team captain of his Marin FC club team, helping his side to a second-place finish at the Northern California State Cup and the Surf Cup in 2013, while claiming the National Cup XII Western Regional title in 2013... Marin FC was the National Premier League Division Champions in three-straight seasons from 2011-13.