Derrick Thomas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winters, Calif.

High School:
Jesuit HS '01

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 140

Position:
MF

Major:
Political Science

2002: Appeared in 18 games, starting 12... Finished 3rd on team with 9 total points (3 goals, 3 assists)... Took 14 shots for .214 percentage... All 3 goals were game-winners, including a corner kick that crept into the net during the 80th minute vs. Seattle Pacific (9/14)... Earned first-team Verizon Academic All-District VIII.

2001: Played in 19 games on season, starting nine... Finished 3rd on team with 5 goals... Scored game-winners vs. Simon Fraser (8/31) and Stanislaus (9/16)... Only multi-goal game of season game in 4-1 win over San Bernardino (10/6)... Posted goal and an assist vs. Chico State (10/27)... Took 13 total shots, leading team with .385 success rate.

JESUIT HS '01: Led Jesuit to four Metro League titles, scoring team-best 25 goals and 17 assists in senior season... Named Metro League MVP and was an all-city selection... Played five seasons of club ball for River City United Rush, capturing California state title in 2000 and 2001 and reaching national finals in 2001.

PERSONAL: Born Apr. 30, 1982 in Woodland, Calif.... Political science major... Parents are James & Esther Thomas... Career highlight was advancing to the national final with his club team... Plans a career in law.