Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez

Player Profile

Santa Barbara, CA

High School:
Santa Barbara HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160



2004 -- Named to the 2004 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy watch list for the second consecutive year ... First-team NSCAA All-Far West and All-Pac-10 ... Soccer America pre-season All-American ... Scored two goals, one off a penalty kick and the other off a missed penalty kick ... The latter goal was an overtime game-winner against Cal.

2003 -- Candidate for the 2003 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy ... Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Starter in 21 of 23 games ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 11 after scoring the game-winner against Washington, recording an assist against Oregon State and helping to shut out both teams at home ... Sprained the MCL on his left knee in the opening minutes of the NCAA third round game but came back to play 29 minutes in the quarterfinals.

2002 -- NCAA College Cup Offensive MVP after scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game with 1:02 remaining ... Voted UCLA's Team MVP ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Starter in 23 games, with his only missed start being due to a red card suspension that occurred in the St. John's game ... Scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Cal on Oct. 20 ... Recorded the go-ahead goal late in the first half during UCLA's 4-2 win over Loyola Marymount in the NCAA second round and the first goal in the 3-2 win over Cal in the third round ... Helped lead a Bruin defense that posted nine shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.76.

2001 -- Voted UCLA's Rookie of the Year ... Starter in seven of 17 games played ... Scored goals against San Francisco and San Diego State ... Ranked second on the team in shot percentage, scoring 20% of the time he took a shot (10 shots, 2 goals) ... Led all Bruin freshmen in games played, games started and goals scored.

High School -- Played on two CIF Championship teams at Santa Barbara HS (2001) and Carpinteria HS (1999) ... Led his team to the 2001 Championships after scoring the tying goal and a penalty kick goal in the semifinals to upset the No. 1 seed ... Selected the CIF Div. III Defensive Player of the Year and the Channel League MVP as a senior ... Scored 10 goals and six assists at the sweeper position in 2001 and named the Athletic Round Table Soccer Player of the Year ... Student Sports All-America selection ... Also earned All-CIF Div. V and all-league acclaim in 1999 at Carpinteria HS ... Played under coach Todd Heil at Santa Barbara HS and under Mike Jeremiah at Carpinteria HS ... Kicker on the football team in 1998 and 2000 ... Member of the ODP Region IV Team ... Won the national championship with the State ODP team along with Bruin teammates Mike Enfield and Ahmed Khalil. Personal -- Admires Brazil's Dunga and Spain's Puyol ... Full name is Rogelio Aaron Lopez ... Born February 28, 1983 in Mexico ... Spanish major.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
2001 16 7 10 2 0 4
2002 23 23 20 4 0 8
2003 23 21 19 1 1 3
2004 18 18 17 2 0 4
Totals 80 69 66 9 1 19