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  Ryan Valdez
Ryan Valdez

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Placentia, CA

High School:
El Dorado HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Experience:
4V

2005 --- Team co-captain ...Played in 19 games with seven starts.

2004 -- Team co-captain ...Scored his first goal of the year against LMU in the NCAA second round ...Played in 14 games with 10 starts ... Took seven shots.

2003 -- Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ...Started 12 games and played in 19 games total ...Scored his first career goal as UCLA came from behind to tie San Diego ...Scored the go-ahead goal in the NCAA second round against Tulsa ...Assisted on the game-winning goal at Washington and also had an assist in UCLA's win over Stanford ... Selected UCLA's Most Improved Player.

2002 -- Played in five games and earned one start at home against Fresno State ... Also played against Cal State Fullerton, San Diego State, Rutgers and St. John's.

2001 -- Did not compete and redshirted the season ... Voted the team's Most Improved Player.

High School -- Four-time All-CIF and all-league selection at El Dorado HS under coach Marc Smith ...Earned second-team all-county honors as a junior after scoring 21 goals and 19 assists ... First-team all-county honoree as a senior after totaling 10 goals and 14 assists ...Ended his prep career with 53 goals and 57 assists ...Led his team to four league championships, two CIF semifinal berths and one CIF finals berth ...Two-year team captain ... Student Sports All-America selection ...Lettered for two years in baseball ...Played club soccer with JUSA, which won the Surf Cup and the Nomads Tournament twice ...Scored 19 goals and 13 assists in 1999-2000 and 25 goals and 15 assists in 2000-2001 for JUSA.

Personal -- Full name is Ryan Anthony Valdez ...Has a brother, Casey and a sister, Andrea ...Born September 16, 1982 in La Mirada, CA ... Sociology major.

Career Statistics

YrGPGSShGlAPts
2002510000
2003191210226
200414107102
Totals382317328

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