Joe Sofia
Joe Sofia

Player Profile

Dove Canyon, CA

High School:
Mission Viejo HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180




Bruins Honored at 2012-13 UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet

Ryan Deeter, Liz Goodrich named Scholar-Athletes of the Year.


324 UCLA Student-Athletes Named to Fall Director's Honor Roll

Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA


Sofia and Hollingshead Named to Capital One Academic All-America Team

Sofia earns first-team honors while Hollingshead receives third-team accolades.


Sixth-Seeded UCLA to Host San Diego in NCAA 2nd Round

Bruins will take on Toreros on Sunday night at 5 pm at Drake Stadium.


Five Men's Soccer Players Named to Pac-12 All-Academic Team

Hollingshead and Sofia named to first team while Raynr named to second team.


2012 UCLA Men's Soccer Juniors

Introducing the 2012 UCLA Men's Soccer Juniors


Men's Soccer vs. San Diego State

Men's Soccer vs. San Diego State; Nov. 9, 2012; UCLA 2, SDSU 1; Senior Day


UCLA Men's Soccer vs. Stanford

UCLA Men's Soccer vs. Stanford; Nov. 1, 2012; UCLA 2, Stanford 1


Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State

Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State; October 5, 2012; UCLA 1, Oregon State 0


Men's Soccer vs. North Carolina

Men's Soccer vs. North Carolina; UCLA 2, UNC 2 (UNC wins 3-1 on PKs); Dec. 9, 2011


Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State

Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State; UCLA 1 Oregon State 0; Oct. 30, 2011

2012 -- Second-team All-Pac-12 selection ... Earned first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive year ... Also earned first-team Capital One Academic All-America and All-District honors ... Was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 2 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime at Virginia ... Also scored UCLA's first goal in a 4-3 win at San Diego State on Oct. 12 ... Recorded a single-season best four assists and two goals, logging assists against UC Irvine, at UCSB, at Oregon State and vs. Stanford ... Helped lead UCLA to six shutouts in 19 games ... Started all 19 games and led the team in minutes with 1,789.

2011 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection ... First-team Pac-12 All-Academic ... Earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for Oct. 25-31 after scoring the game-winning goal against Washington and leading the team to shutouts over the Huskies and Oregon State ... Selected to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for Sept. 26-Oct. 2 after helping the Bruins post shutouts over Cal and Stanford ... Starter in all 24 games, recording one goal and one assist ... Defensively, helped lead UCLA to 12 shutouts, the third-highest total in school history, including a school-record tying eight in a row.

2010 -- First-team All-Rookie selection by Top Drawer Soccer ... Second-team All-Freshman pick by ... Started in 19 of 20 games played ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Washington (Oct. 1) ... Had three assists off long throw-ins - at Cal State Northridge, the game-winner with eight seconds left in the second overtime against Dartmouth in the NCAA third round, and in the NCAA quarterfinals at Louisville that tied the score in the 81st minute ... Central defender who helped lead the Bruins to nine shutouts, the team's most since 2005.

High School/Club -- Two-time adidas ESP All-Star (2008, 2009) ... Captained the 2008 adidas ESP Championship Team and 2009 adidas ESP Finalist Team ... Recognized by ESPN Rise Magazine as one of the Top 5 Defenders attending the 2008 ESP event ... No. 20 on Top Drawer Soccer's National Top 100 Players for the 2010 class ... NSCAA/adidas Region IV All American in 2008 ... Three year participant in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program, competing with the Irvine Strikers and serving as team captain since 2006 ... Member of the Irvine Strikers U14 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship Team in 2006 ... Named to the U.S.S.F. Development Academy Starting XI - Southern California Conference in 2008 ... Traveled and played with UCLA teammates Kelyn Rowe and Patrick Matchett on the 2009 U.S.F.C. Super Elite Discover Europe Showcase Team ... Played his freshman year at Mission Viejo HS and earned all-league honors ... Recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award.

Personal -- Describes his biggest athletic thrills as playing alongside Zinedine Zidane in the 2009 adidas ESP All Star game and achieving his long-time dream of competing for UCLA ... Graduated from Mission Viejo HS in the Top 3% of his class ... Admires Spanish defender Carles Puyol and Argentinian Youth National Team player and good friend Mike Hoyos ... Hobbies are fishing, body boarding, and going to the beach ... Parents: Joseph and Pamela ... Has a younger brother, Evan ... Mother Pamela is a UCLA graduate, and cousin Brian Brown was a member of two NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship squads for UCLA in 1999 and 2000 ... Full name is Joseph Anthony Sofia Jr. ... Born October 8, 1991 in Mission Viejo, CA ... Communications major.

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