David Estrada
David Estrada

Player Profile

Salinas, CA

High School:
Alisal HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160




UCLA vs. Oregon State Oct. 1, 2006

UCLA vs. Oregon State, Oct. 1, 2006 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)


UCLA at Loyola Marymount Photo Gallery

UCLA at Loyola Marymount 8-20-06 (Exhibition)

U.S. National Team -- Called up for a U.S. Under-18 National Team camp in January of 2007.

2009 -- Earned third-team NSCAA All-Far West honors and first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim ... Finished his career as a four-time all-conference honoree ... Tied for the team in lead in assists with seven and ranked second in total points with 13 ... Scored three goals on the season - two of which were game-winners (vs. Cal and vs. Washington) and the third being a game-tying goal in a game that ended in a tie ... One of just four players to start and play in all 20 games ... Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week for Nov. 8 after scoring the game-winning goal in the Pac-10 title-clinching win over Washington ... Led the nation in assists for the last two weeks in September and assisted on five of UCLA's first eight goals of the season.

2008 -- Received All-Pac-10 honors for the third time in his career, being named to the honorable mention team ... Played in all 21 games and had 19 starts ... Ranked third on the team in goals scored with four and also added three assists to rank fourth on the team in scoring with 11 points ... Recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in the team's 6-1 win at San Diego State ... Also scored against UCSB and at California ... Assisted on the game-winners vs. Washington at home and against Stanford at home.

2007 -- Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Missed the first month of the season after undergoing surgery for a fractured metatarsal on Aug. 20 ... Did not make his first appearance until Sept. 29 at Cal State Northridge ... Scored his first goal of the year, the game-winner, against San Diego in his second game back ... Recorded a goal in both games against Oregon State ... Was 1-1 in penalty kicks on the year, having scored at Oregon State ... Pre-season All-American by MLS Magazine.

2006 -- Went from unheralded walk-on to Soccer America's National Freshman of the Year ... Led UCLA in scoring with a UCLA freshman record 12 goals, four game-winning goals and 28 points ... Second in the Pac-10 in points and goals scored ... His 28 points were the most by a Bruin freshman since Joe-Max Moore scored 32 in 1990 ... Scored 11 of his 12 goals after being inserted into the starting lineup for the last 13 games of the year ... Recorded two goals to lead UCLA to a 3-0 victory over Clemson in the NCAA third round ... Scored the game's first two goals in a 4-0 NCAA semifinal rout over Virginia ... Had game-winning goals at Oregon State and against San Diego, Clemson and Virginia ... Named to the College Cup All-Tournament team ... Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Voted UCLA's Offensive MVP.

High School/Club -- A prolific goal scorer out of Alisal HS under coach Jesus Sanchez ... Scored a school-record and national-best 66 goals in his senior season, including 11 in one game, the second-most single-game goals in state history ... Also led his team as a junior with 36 goals and ranked second with 12 goals as a sophomore ... Two-time all-league, all-county and All-CCS ... Two-time league and team MVP ... Twice named Player of the Year by the Salinas Californian and the San Jose Mercury News ... Two-time Offensive Player of the Year for the Monterey County Herald ... Led Alisal HS to its first-ever CCS finals his junior season and to a 24-1-1 record and No. 2 national ranking his senior year ... Also played two years of football as a running back under coach Sunil Smith ... Played club soccer with Atlas ... Participated in the ODP camp in Florida, as well as the ODP Nationals.

Personal -- Admires Brazilian star Ronaldinho ...Hobbies include soccer and dribbling the ball in the air ... Parents: David and Irene Estrada ... Has a younger brother, Maximiliano ... Full name is David Estrada ... Born February 4, 1988 in Mexico ... History major with a minor in Chicano Studies.

Career Statistics

2006 23 13 40 12 4 28
2007 14 12 18 3 0 6
2008 21 19 35 4 3 11
2009 20 20 36 3 7 13
Totals 78 64 129 22 14 58