Nate Pena
Nate Pena

Player Profile

Yorba Linda, CA

High School:
Mater Dei HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175



2005 -- Began the season as the starting goalkeeper for the second consecutive year ... Made five saves in the season opener against Santa Clara ... Shut out Cal State Northridge for 110 minutes and recorded three saves ...Suffered a season-ending leg injury during warm-ups on Oct. 20 ... Named the PDL Goalkeeper of the Year and selected to the PDL All-Conference team ... Led the league in goals against average (0.47), shutouts (seven) and wins (13).

2004 -- Started four games before being sidelined with an injury ... Recorded a 3-1 record in five games played with one shutout (against UNLV) and a 1.16 GAA ... Earned an assist in the 4-0 win over San Diego ... In the Bruins' spring season, he shut out the LA Galaxy in February and held them to one goal in a 3-1 win in April.

2003 -- Did not allow a goal in four games and 93 minutes of action ...Faced seven shots and made three saves ... Saw action against Cal State Fullerton and Oregon State and played in both Fresno State games.

2002 -- Saw action in four games for a total of 124 minutes ...Recorded a goals against average of 0.73 ... Made his first career start in the 2-1 win at home over Fresno State ... Faced 12 shots and made three saves ...Allowed zero goals in nearly 23 minutes against San Diego to earn his first shared shutout ...Faced one shot in five minutes of scoreless play against Boston in the season opener ...Kept Penn State scoreless in six minutes of play in the NCAA Quarterfinals

High School -- Two-time All-CIF performer at Mater Dei HS ...Led his team to back-to-back CIF titles in 2000 and 2001 ...In his senior season, he tied the school single-season shutout record of 16, which was held by Bruin assistant coach Peter van de Ven ... Also made 154 saves and recorded a goals against average of 0.70 ...Named league Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-county by the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times ...As a junior, posted 15 shutouts with 175 saves and a goals against average of 0.67 ... Holds the Mater Dei record for career shutouts with 35 ...Played club soccer with Jusa Select, which won consecutive championships at the Nomads Tournament in 2001-02 ...Member of the State ODP team.

Personal -- Describes his greatest athletic thrill as winning back-to-back CIF Championships ... Hobbies include listening to music, snowboarding and hanging out with friends ... Full name is Nathan Scott Pena ... Born October 20, 1984 in Los Angeles, CA ... Sociology major.

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