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MSOC 2014 Team Days

  DJ Countess
DJ Countess

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fair Oaks, CA

High School:
Bella Vista HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
01/09/1982

Experience:
HS

High School -- Current member of the U.S. U-20 National Team ...Starting goalkeeper of the U-17 National Team which finished a national-best fourth at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championships ... Recorded a goals against average of 1.33 in six games at the World Championships and posted a 3-1-1 record while playing every minute of every game in the tournament ... Shut out Uruguay in the third round of the Championships ...Recorded a 0.60 GAA with three shutouts at the 1999 FC Qualifying Tournament ... In 19 international games with the U-17s in 1999, he posted a 1.21 GAA with six shutouts and a 13-1-5 record ... U-17s No. 1 goalkeeper in 1998, starting 25 matches and posting 10 shutouts and a 1.16 GAA ... Stopped two penalty kicks against Greece in 1998 to preserve a 1-0 USA win ...Tallied an assist against the Solomon Islands in 1998 ...Claimed 44 career caps with the U-17s and three with the U-20s ... Alternate for the 1999 Pan American Games ...Made his international debut with the U-16s in May of 1997 ...Played at Jesuit HS as a freshman and at Bella Vista HS under coaches Kevin Anderson and Derek Evans as a sophomore and junior (did not play as a senior due to national team commitments) ...First-team Parade All-American and Goalkeeper of the Year in 1999-2000 ...Two-time NSCAA All-American ...California State Player of the Year in 1998 ...Helped his high school team to an undefeated record and the No. 5 national ranking in 1998 by conceding only two goals in 17 matches ...High school teammate of fellow Bruin Jimmy Frazelle at Bella Vista HS ... Earned the Sportsmanship Award in baseball ... Played club soccer for San Juan.

Personal -- Describes his greatest athletic thrills as participating in the 1999 World Championships and training with the U-23 National Team ...Hobbies include playing ping-pong and volleyball ...Admires U.S. National Team and former UCLA goalkeeper Brad Friedel ... Sister Crista also attends UCLA ...Full name is Delvin DJ Countess ... Born January 9, 1982 in Bakersfield, CA ... Undeclared major.


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