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College: Played four years (2009-2012) at Ohio State University ... Played 13 games his freshman season, starting nine and tallying an assist ... Logged 1,222 minutes in 2010, starting 12 of the 18 games he played in. No goals or assists, but helped anchor a Big Ten-best defense that allowed just a 0.72 goals-against average with 10 shutouts ... Started 17 of the 18 games he played in 2011 and bagged his first career goal ... Started and played 19 games in 2012, no goals or assists ... Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010).
Prep: Graduated St. Louis University High School. Four-year starter for the soccer team, team captain in his senior year. Scored one goal and three assists from the center back position.
Club: Played with St. Louis' Scott Gallagher club team and academy team.
Personal: Fan of the English Premier League. Father, Luis, played professionally for Saprissa in Costa Rica. Great uncle, Larry Gagner, was an All-American football player at Florida and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL.