Benny Feilhaber
Benny Feilhaber

Player Profile

Irvine, CA

High School:
Northwood HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150



2005 -- Starting midfielder on U.S. Under-20 National Team at the World Youth Championships ... Assisted on game-winning goal against Argentina in the WYC opener ... Signed a professional contract with Hamburg SV after the WYC.

2004 -- Second-team All-Pac-10 ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with five goals and 13 assists ... Scored two goals, including game-winner against UC Davis ... Played in all 20 games with 16 starts ... Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals, (at Stanford, at Washington to clinch the Pac-10 title, UC Davis) ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for Nov. 2-8 after the game-winner against Washington ... Assisted on the game-winner in the opener against Oakland with a crafty spin move to get free and make a perfect pass to Mike Enfield for the golden goal in double overtime.

2003 -- Walk-on who played in 16 games with three starts ... Had two goals on the year, both game-winners ... Scored the first against Portland and then had the game's only goal at Washington ... Also had an assist against Cal State Fullerton ... All 10 shots taken were on goal.

High School -- All CIF and all-league selection in 2003 at Northwood HS under coach Barry Bandaruk ... Scored 15 goals with eight assists ... Also earned all-league honors in 2002 while scoring nine goals with six assists ... Led his team to the 2002 Div. IV CIF championship ... Totaled six goals and five assists as a sophomore and 15 goals and nine assists as a freshman ... Played club soccer with the Irvine Strikers, which won the national championship in 2002 and the regional championships in 2001 and 2002.

Personal -- Admires Brazilian legend Garrincha ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning the national championship with his club team ... Hobbies include television and cards ... Full name is Benny Feilhaber ... Born January 19, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Mechanical Engineering major.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
2003 16 3 10 2 1 5
2004 20 16 33 5 3 13
Total 36 19 43 7 4 18