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As a Senior (2012) - NSCAA All-America Third Team ... Incredible senior season ... Finished his final season in a Sunbird uniform with 22 goals and 12 assists, the highest single season total of his career. Finished his college career with 56 goals.
As a Junior (2011) - One of the most lethal strikers in the nation at any level....earned First Team All-American and GSAC Player of the Year honors despite battling injuries for much of the season....either scored or assisted on a goal in 16 of FPU's 18 matches....led the GSAC champion Sunbirds with 16 goals and 12 assists for a total of 44 points on the season, including five game-winning goals....scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute of FPU's playoff win over Westmont (11/2)....scored twice in FPU's 4-3 win at #8 Concordia, including the game-winner to clinch the conference title.....had both goals in 2-0 win at Point Loma Nazarene (10/8)....scored all three goals in 3-1 win over #5 Azusa Pacific (10/5)....scored the golden goal in overtime to beat UC Santa Cruz (10/1)....had two goals and two assists in 6-0 win over San Diego Christian (9/24)....had a goal and an assist in wins over Menlo and Corban....finished with a goal and two assists in 5-1 win over #16 Holy Names (8/30)....scored a goal against NCAA D1 San Jose State to tie the game in the second half (8/26).
As a Sophomore (2010) - Established himself as the Sunbirds' most feared striker, leading the team with nine goals and five assists (23 points) while earning All-GSAC and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors....Started all 18 games for FPU....scored two goals and assisted on two others in a 5-1 win over Point Loma Nazarene (10/30)....scored a goal and had two assists in 4-1 road win at Westmont (10/13)....assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime vs. nationally-ranked The Master's (9/29)....scored goals in five straight games from 8/28-9/18, including FPU's lone goal against NCAA D1 Sacramento State and against eventual national champion Hastings.....Also scored to give the team a 2-0 lead on nationally ranked NCAA D2 Sonoma State and netted a crucial goal in 2-1 overtime win over Holy Names (9/18).
As a Freshman (2009) - Put together an excellent first season with the Sunbirds, finishing with eight goals, four assists and 20 points....He appeared in 14 games, starting 10 of them, and took 48 shots, 20 on goal....Had a goal and an assist in win over CSU-San Marcos (9/19)....Recorded both assists in a 2-0 win over Cal Baptist (10/10)....Scored two goals in 5-4 win over Westmont (10/14) and scored the lone goal in national tournament loss vs. Embry Riddle (12/1).
Prior to FPU - Paul garnered numerous soccer honors, including Valley Player of the Year, while playing for Bullard High School.
Personal - Paul was born and raised in Fresno...He is the son of Paul and Teressa Islas...He is a Kinesiology major...His career goal is to become a professional soccer player or physical therapist.