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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

Yr GP GS Min Sv So GA GAA W-L-T
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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