UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Michael Stephens
Player Profile:
Michael Stephens 1266662
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naperville, IL
High School: Edison Academic Center
Experience: 4 Letters

U.S. National Team -- Member of U.S. squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup ... Scored a goal in consecutive games against Costa Rica with the Under-20s in May ... Saw action with the U-20s in two matches in 2008 ... Scored the game-winner and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Honduras' CD Victoria in the New Orleans Tournament ... Trained with both the U-20s and U-18s in 2007 ... Starting forward in three games at the 2007 Pan American Games and also played with the U-18s at the SBS Cup in August ... Starting midfielder for the Under-18 National Team in 2006 and scored one goal with three assists ... Played with the U-18s in the Slovakia Cup and the Lisbon International Tournament ... Member of the U-17 National Team Residency Program from 2004-06 ... Previously played with the U-15 and U-16 National Teams.

2009 -- First-team All-Pac-10 and second-team NSCAA All-Far West honoree ... Tied for the team lead in assists for the second-straight season with seven ... Played and started in 15 games after missing five games in September while playing with the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup ... Wrapped up his career with 11 goals, 20 assists and 42 points ... Named to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List ... Preseason All-American by Soccer America and College Soccer News.

2008 -- Named to the Soccer America MVP second-team ... Third player in Bruin history to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year honors ... Earned first-team NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Region and Pac-10 honors ... Selected to Top Drawer Soccer.com's National Team of the Season (first team) ... Made history by becoming the first player ever to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times in one season ... Led UCLA in scoring with 23 points and tied for the team and Pac-10 lead with nine assists ... Second on the squad in scoring with seven goals ... One of just three players on the team to start and play all 21 games ... Tied the 17-year old school record with four assists in a game at San Diego State on Nov. 15, recording assists on UCLA's first four goals in a 6-1 win ... Dominant in Pac-10 play, scoring 16 of his 23 points and eight of his nine assists in conference games ... Had a two-goal, one-assist game in a 3-3 tie with San Diego State ... Scored the game-winning goal at Cal, knocking in a penalty kick in overtime to give UCLA the upset win over the fifth-ranked Golden Bears ... Also scored the game-winner against Oregon State ... Was 4-for-4 in penalty kick opportunities ... Assisted on the game-winning goal for the Chicago Fire Super-20s in the championship game of the North American National Championship.

2007 -- Starter in 20 of 21 games ... Scored both of his goals off penalty kicks and was 2-2 on the year in PKs ... Penalty kick goal against Ohio State was the game-winner, and he also had an assist on the Bruins' first goal.

2006 -- Honored as UCLA's Rookie of the Year ... Selected to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman first team and to Soccer America's All-Freshman second team ... Started the last 22 games of the season and played in all 24 ... Scored his first collegiate goal at the one minute mark at UC Santa Barbara ... Also scored a goal in the NCAA semifinals against Virginia ... Totaled three assists on the year, all on game-winning goals (against San Francisco and at home against Oregon State and Harvard).

High School/Club -- Parade All-American in 2004 and a NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American in 2005-06 ... Chosen to the 2005 All-Star team at the ODP Regional Team Tournament in Argentina ...Attended the 2005 adidas ESP camp and was chosen for the all-star team that travelled to Germany in the Spring of 2006 ... Played on the Illinois '89 State Team that won the 2005 National ODP Championship ... Played club soccer with Sockers F.C. Chicago from 1999-2006 and led the U-19 team to the 2006 Region 2 finals.

Personal -- Lists his biggest athletic thrills as representing the United States on youth national teams ... Admires tennis player Rafael Nadal ... Parents: John and Joann Stephens ... Older brother John played soccer at Notre Dame from 2002-05 and was team captain and an Academic All-American his senior season ... Another brother, Jimmy, is a senior soccer player at Colgate ... Has an older sister, Kelly ... Full name is Michael Francis Stephens ... Born April 3, 1989 in Hinsdale, IL ... History major.

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