UCLA defender to compete for U.S. U-20's in final tournament before FIFA U-20 World Cup.
UCLA defender plays in three of the U.S.'s five matches, helping the team earn one shutout
UCLA defender will compete for U.S. U-20's at CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA
Freshman defender to train with U.S. U-20 in preparation for the 2013
Introducing the 2012 UCLA men's soccer freshmen
UCLA Men's Soccer vs. Stanford; Nov. 1, 2012; UCLA 2, Stanford 1
U.S. National Team -- Competed for the U.S. U-18 National Team at the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, helping the team to a third-place finish ... Trained with the U.S. U-20 National Team in the winter of 2012.
High School/Club -- Played for two years at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Rated No. 23 recruit in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... Member of Pateadores Club team that won the 2010-2011 U.S. U-17/18 Development Academy Championship ... Named to the 2010-2011 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Starting XI ... Member of LA Galaxy U-18 Youth Academy team, playing in two reserve games with the club.
Personal -- Decided to attend UCLA because it was close to home and because of the good weather and great soccer program ... Lists his biggest thrill as winning the Development Academy National Championship with Pateadores in 2011 ... Parents: John Howell and Michelle Torre ... Mother Michelle attended UCLA ... Full name is Javan Rene Torre Howell ... Born October 20, 1993 ... Undeclared major.