Duo becomes the first all-region selections for the Aggies since 2014
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
Senior becomes the fourth UC Davis honoree this season
2016: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... One of eight players to appear in all 20 matches and one of three to start every contest... Placed six of his 12 shot attempts on frame... Tied a career high with three shots against UC Riverside on Oct. 6.
2015: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Named as one of the top 100 freshmen (No. 92) in the nation according to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com at the end of the season... One of only seven first-year players to make one of the three All-Big West squads and only the fourth UC Davis player to be named to the league's all-freshman team... One of eight Aggies to appear in all 21 matches, playing every minute of 20 starts on the back line after coming off the bench for 13 minutes in the season opener against Seattle on Aug. 28... A force in the air on set pieces, finished third on the team in scoring with nine points on four goals and an assist... Scored his first career goal as part of a 6-0 win over Pacific on Sept. 20 and, later, added the game-winner win a 2-0 shutout at UC Riverside in the Big West opener on Oct. 1... Added a brace against Cal Poly on Oct. 14, scoring twice in a 3-2 win over the Mustangs... Tallied his lone assist at home against Sacramento State on Oct. 17 in a 1-1 draw... Finished with a season-high three shots against CSU Bakersfield on Sept. 4, and put eight of his 14 shots (.533) on frame for the year.
RANCHO COTATE HS '14: A four-year varsity letter winner for the Cougars, who had his senior season cut short due to injury... Helped the Cougars to a berth in the North Coast Section quarterfinals and a 14-5-3 record in 2012... Named to the All-North Bay League First Team and the Press Democrat All-Empire Large Schools Second Team as a junior... Three-time all-league first-team selection... Also played basketball and football as sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born in Accra, Ghana... Parents are Botwe and Princella... Has three siblings: Benedicta, Keziah, and Davlyn... Helped his club team, Santa Rosa United, to a Cal-Cup title and a State Cup in 2013.