COACHES' BREAKDOWN: "I don't rate him ... Not quick enough on the turn, not quick enough to deal with the kind of players he'll face in MLS ... Left footed, good in air. Good feet, dangerous on set pieces. Question is speed and durability. He was injured a lot in college career ... Good long ball service.... Left footed. He can smash it, and accurately. Good distribution/service to the forwards. Better feet than you might expect for a dude that big. Not fast. Absolutely a system player - needs organization and clear instructions, but has a good understanding of the game and is easily coached. Doesn't have great pace, so if you put a lot of space between backline and midfield he can get run down. Can bring it down well and then put it anywhere on the field. ... Very solid player. Best centerback."
COLLEGE: 2013: Despite injuring his hand in the first game of the season and sporting a cast for the rest of the year, was the anchor of a back line that produced a goals against average of 0.89, second best in the conference ... Scored three goals on the year, the most among UCSB's defenders ... Started in all 16 of his appearances ... Missed the final five games of the season due to a knee injury suffered at Cal Poly on Oct. 25 ... UCSB allowed two goals or fewer in each of his apperances, and allowed multiple goals just three times over that span ... Picked up a litany of postseason honors, including All-Big West First Team, College Sports Madness Big West Defender of the Year, and NSCAA All-Far West Region Scond Team... 2012: Injuries limited the defender to just eight games for the Gauchos ... 2011: Started all 23 games for the Gauchos… Scored in his first game with the Gauchos, a 3-1 victory over Seattle University (Aug. 27)… Led the team with 2,134 minutes played, which ranks as the fourth most in a single season by a Gaucho… Garnered All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades... 2010 (at Westmont College): Started all 18 games for Westmont during his freshman year… Scored the game-winning goal against William Jessup… Recorded an assist against Cal State San Marcos.