UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Aaron Simmons
Player Profile:
Aaron Simmons 1508739
Position: Defender
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 166
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
High School: Mansfield HS
Club: Dallas Texans
Experience: 3 Letters

Professional -- Selected in the third round (51st overall pick) by the Philadelphia Union in the 2015 Major League Soccer Super Draft.

2014 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection … selected to the 2015 Adidas MLS Combine … appeared in all 24 matches, making 16 starts … split time between defensive midfielder and center back, logging 1,327 minutes … scored two goals on the season to give him four points … scored the Bruins’ only goal in a draw at Stanford on Oct. 12 … scored the first goal in a win at Washington on Oct. 23 … contributed to all eight shutouts (at North Carolina, Santa Clara, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, CSUN, at San Diego State, Oregon State and Virginia).

2013 -- Second-team All-Pac-12 selection ... split time between center back and defensive midfielder, playing in 19 matches with 17 starts ... ranked as the No. 94 player to watch in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... scored three goals on the season to give him six points ... scored the game-winning goal vs. Stanford on Oct. 10 with just over a minute to go in regulation ... added another goal against Oregon State on Oct. 25 ... defensively helped the Bruins earn shutouts vs. Notre Dame, at Indiana, vs. UC Santa Barbara, vs. Stanford, at San Diego State and in the NCAA Second Round vs. Elon ... scored his third goal of the season in the NCAA Second Round vs. Elon on Nov. 24.  

2012 (SMU) -- Started all 20 games... Played every minute (1920) on the season for the Mustangs... Scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in regulation 9/16 against UC Davis.

2011 (SMU) -- Started all 21 games for the Mustangs... Played 1931 of a possible 1950 minutes on the season... Had an assist 11/20 vs. Akron in the NCAA Second Round... Netted a goal 11/13 against No. 17 UAB in the C-USA Championship game...Earned an assist on the overtime game-winning goal 9/16 vs. Dartmouth... Scored his first career goal in his first collegiate start 8/27 against No. 13 William & Mary.

High School/Club -- Named the 2011 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year... 2010 ESPN Rise Texas All-State selection... Was a member of the USSF U18 men's player pool... Played club soccer for the Dallas Texans... Captained the U18 and U16 academy teams as well as the Dallas Texas 93 Boys Red squad... Led team to the 2009 USYSA National title, the 2009 USYSA National League title and the 2008 USYSA Region III title... Team was North Texas State Champions from 2006-09... Captained high school team his junior and senior seasons... Made the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star-Telegrams' All-Area teams... Named First Team All-District all four years... All-State Academic 2010-2011... Impact Player of the Year as a freshman; Utility Player of the Year as sophomore; Midfielder of the Year as junior; Offensive MVP as senior.

Personal -- Enjoys playing soccer on the Xbox... Lists Michael Vick as his favorite athlete because of his ability to overcome his mistakes and rise above adversity in order to succeed... Parents are Reginald and Bonnie Simmons... Father was team captain of the New Mexico State football team... Has one brother and one sister... Sister plays soccer for Rice.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
2011 (SMU) 21 21 7 2 2 6
2012 (SMU) 20 20 8 1 0 2
2013 19 17 7 3 0 6
2014 24 16 4 2 0 4
Totals (SMU) 41 41 15 3 2 8
Totals (UCLA) 43 33 11 5 0 10
Totals 84 74 26 8 2 18
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