Nick Rimando
Nick Rimando

Player Profile

Montclair, Ca

High School:
Montclair HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 181



1999 - Finished his UCLA career ranked No. 2 all-time in UCLA's record books for career goals against average (0.67) ... Broke the school record for single-season goalkeeping victories with 19 ... Fifth in UCLA's career victories list with 39 ... Shut out nine opponents (eight solo shutouts) ... Tops in the MPSF and 16th nationally with a 0.78 GAA ... Honorable mention All-American by College Soccer Online ... Second-team NSCAA All-Far West selection ... Earned first-team All-MPSF Pacific Division honors ... Named the Defensive MVP at the UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic and the MPSF Player of the Week after leading the Bruins to two shutouts against Air Force and Virginia ... Also that week, he was selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week for the second time in his career ... Held a scoreless streak of 444 minutes from Oct. 17-Nov. 7 ... Tied his career high in saves with six against FIU, UCSB and Indiana ... Stopped a penalty kick to help shut out Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... Selected a second-team pre-season All-American by College Soccer Online ... Pre-season second-team All-America selection by College Soccer Online ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team which won two games at the FIFA World Youth Championships.

1998 - NSCAA second-team All-American and first-team All-Far West ... Second-team All-MPSF ... Team Co-Defensive MVP ... Recorded 11 total shutouts, the fourth-most in UCLA history ... Selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week Sept. 21-27 after shutting out USF and USD ... Made a career-high six saves three times ... Recorded an assist on a goal vs. Fresno State ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team which did not give up a goal in the Croix Tournament in France ... Made six saves in the championship game against Sao Paulo of Brazil.

1997 - Earned honorable mention All-MPSF honors despite playing just seven games and starting five as the backup keeper ... Held a shutout streak of 450 minutes to begin the season ... Gave up just one goal the whole season ... Had a season-high four saves and faced eight shots in a shutout over San Jose State ... Faced a season-high nine shots on goal and made two saves in a shutout against UC Irvine ... Shared shutouts against Fresno State and Cal State Northridge ... Was perfect in three conference games, giving up zero goals in 190 minutes while making four saves and 1.5 shutouts ... Played with the U.S. Under-18 National Team at the Paolo Valenti Tournament in Italy and at the U.S. Soccer Festival ... Also a member of the Under-20 national team pool.

High School - Four-year soccer and three-year football letterman at Montclair HS ... Played goalkeeper and midfielder for coach Gerard Solorzano ... Earned 10 shutouts as a freshman and earned NSCAA All-American honors ... Had limited playing time at Montclair his sophomore year due to U.S. National Team camps ... Earned 1996 Parade All-American and NSCAA All-Far West honors ... Scored 11 goals and 16 assists and recorded three shutouts as a senior ... Named State Player of the Year his senior year ... Two-time all-league selection ... Selected to the 1997 Senior All-Star Team ... Played running back and linebacker for football coach Richard Sanchez ... All-league selection in 1995 and 1996 ... Named to the 1996 All-Inland Valley team and was named the Team MVP ... Played club soccer with the R.C. United ... Has played with the U.S. Under-17, U-18 and U-20 National Teams ... Played in the Under-17 World Cup.

Personal - Lists his biggest athletic thrill as playing the opening game of the 1995 Under-17 World Championships against Ecuador in front of 50,000 Ecuadorians ... Admires France's Eric Cantona for his skill and knowledge of the game ... Enjoys playing Nintendo 64 ... Full name is Nicholas Paul Rimando ... Born June 17, 1979 in Fontana, CA ... Undeclared major.

Career Statistics

Yr     GP   GS   Min   Sv   Sho   GA  GAA   W-L
1997   7    5    485   12   2(2)  1   0.19  5-0
1998   19   19   1640  62   8(3)  12  0.66  15-4
Totals 26   24   2125  74   10(5) 13  0.55  20-4