UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Juan Cervantes
Player Profile:
Juan Cervantes 1263744
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Gardena, Calif.
High School: Animo Leadership Charter HS
Club: LA Galaxy Youth Academy
Experience: 2 Letters

2015 -- Appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts at goalkeeper, compiling a record of 8-6-1 … posted a team-low 1.22 GAA, making a team-high 31 saves in 1,398 minutes … logged a team-high .620 save percentage … finished third in the Pac-12 in GAA and sixth in saves … tallied a career-best four shutouts (New Mexico, San Diego State, California, Cal Poly) … allowed one goal or less in his final six starts, posting a 0.76 GAA with 12 saves … made three saves in a 1-0 shutout of New Mexico on August 29 … made a season-high five saves in a loss at Maryland on September 4 … started both postseason matches for UCLA … made four saves in a 2-0 shutout win over Cal Poly in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2014 -- Did not play.

2013 -- Redshirted the season.

2012 -- Played in five games, making four starts ... logged a 0.91 GAA and made 16 saves on the year ... Earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2 after making five saves in a 2-2 tie at Maryland and earning his first career shutout in a 1-0 overtime win at Virginia ... also earned a shutout against Tulsa on Sept. 7, making five saves in a 1-0 win ... went undefeated on the season with a 3-0-1 record.

U.S. National Team -- Member of the U-17 U.S. Residency Camp in Bradenton, Fla.

High School/Club -- Attended Animo Leadership Charter High School (Inglewood, Calif.) for four years ... Played under head coach Sergio Medrano and recorded 18 shutouts in 35 games for Animo ... Earned second-team All-Harbor Area League honors and was an All-CIF-South Section Regional finalist in both his freshman and sophomore years ... Captain for South Bay Force club team from U-12 to U-18 ... Member of Pateadores Club team that won the 2010-2011 U.S. U-17/18 Development Academy Championship ... Ranked No. 34 recruit in the nation according to ESPN HS and No. 71 recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer ... Also played on L.A. Galaxy U-18 Academy Team.

Personal -- Decided to attend UCLA because of its well-recognized academic and athletic programs ... Admires Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea ... Describes his biggest thrill as being able to come play at UCLA ... Parents: Juan and Sonia Cervantes ... Has a younger brother, Jonathan, and two younger sisters, Diana and Johanna ... Full name is Juan Steven Cervantes ... Born February 21, 1994 ... Sociology major.

Career Statistics

2012 5 4 394 16 2 4 0.91 3-0-1
2015 16 15 1398 31 4 19 1.22 8-6-1
Totals 21 19 1792 47 6 23 1.15 11-6-2
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