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COACHES' BREAKDOWN: "Approach and mentality around the game is truly professional. No one works harder, no one pushes himself harder than Carlos. Great engine - can run all day with great intensity. Good in possession. Not super explosive athletically, so it's more about moving the ball than breaking defenders down. Tactically, he's good, but not exceptional. Solid technically. Good all-around player... Has the best shot of the guys at Santa Clara. Has best chance to stick. Played a bit as kind of No. 10 and then at No. 8. At times he's played on wing for them in different games in different years. I think he's techincally good. He's elusive. Not sure about his overall engine. He needs some work in terms of overall fitness but I like him as a player. He's good. Good passer. Serves a good ball. But more of a forward thinking player. Looking to be final ball guy ... Was decent. I worry about athleticism... One of his parents is a Mexican citizen, and he's trialling with a few clubs down there."
COLLEGE: 2013: Played and started in 17 of the Broncos’ 20 matches … named to the WCC First Team... Second on the team with four goals... 2012: Undoubtedly one of Santa Clara's top players and was named an All-WCC Honorable Mention award-winner ... played in all 19 games, starting in 16 of those contests ... scored three goals, had three assists... 2011: Was once again a key part of Santa Clara's side in 2011 ... played in 18 of the team's 20 games and started 15 times, helping the Broncos post the WCC's best overall record (11-5-4) and earn a national ranking of No. 18 ... Montes scored twice, had three assists... his first-ever collegiate goal came during a 4-0 rout over Nebraska-Omaha (Sept. 9) ... 2010: Part of an outstanding first-year class that helped Santa Clara win the 2010 West Coast Conference Championship ... one of just four players to start in all 21 games, including the NCAA tournament match at Sacramento State (Nov. 18) ... one assist on the year... played a total of 1,126 minutes, which was among the most by any Bronco in 2010
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 2010 graduate of James Lick High School in San Jose, Calif. … played for the De Anza Force in the US Soccer Development Academy … coached by Raymond Iniguez … was a 2009 US Soccer Academy Select Team/Showcase selection … coached by Santa Clara staff while playing with De Anza Force Academy … was a 2010 Northwest Division Market Training team honoree … also played golf and ran cross country.
PERSONAL DATA: Born in San Jose, Calif. … parents are Carlos and Dora Montes … has one younger brother, Anthony … hobbies include soccer, golf, and playing all sports …