What Scouts Say: "Good left-footed attacking player who's good around the box ... Can beat guys 1-v-1 and has the ability to score goals ... Good finisher ... Can strike a great ball with his left ... Great speed and quickness ... Pretty technical with both feet, but left foot particularly good ... Played mainly as point striker in a 4-3-3 but likely to be used as an outside midfielder or winger in MLS ... Good around the 18-yard box and finds himself in good spots on the field ... Work rate is good, but for MLS he's going to need to get stronger but also stronger on the ball ... He'll need to be able to hold off guys better ... Has improved in his defensive gave during his college career ... Has speed to get in behind defenses ... Rhythmic type player in sense that if game is going well, so is he."
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Posted a spectacular freshman campaign as team's leader in goals and points...earned second team all-Freshman honors by Soccer America and second team all-MPSF recognition...led the MPSF in scoring with 10 goals and 23 points...the goal total ranks in a tie for the second highest single-season mark in program history while ranking third in points in a season...scored one of the biggest goals in Hornet history in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against UCLA...connected on an equalizing goal in the 75th minute from nearly 30 yards out to tie the match at 1-1...he totaled two goals in a game on three occasions which included both Sacramento State goals in a 2-1 upset of then No. 15 San Francisco...appeared in all 21 matches, making 18 starts.
A 2009 graduate of Napa HS in Napa, Calif...was a four-year letterwinner for the Indians...three-time all-Monticello Empire League and all-Napa County...2008 Napa County Player of the Year after scoring 42 goals, leading Napa to a 15-9-2 record and the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs...scored 108 goals during the final three years of his career...also a standout on the football field, being named Napa County Special Teams Player of the Year after converting on 39-of-41 PAT's, five field goals and registering 23 touchbacks...also earned all-league honors in golf...
CLUB: Competed for Davis Legacy '91 at the club level...led the Legacy to the Disney Soccer Showcase championship in 2009, while earning tournament MVP honors.
Parents are Sal and Antonia Alvarez...majoring in business administration.