UCLA vs. Oregon State, Oct. 1, 2006 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
U.S. National Team --Team captain for the U.S. at the 2007 Pan American Games ... Played with the Under-18 National Team at the 2005 Lisbon International Tournament and at the 2005 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland ... Played in all three games and started in two games at the Milk Cup to help lead the U.S. to the tournament victory ... Part of the U.S. Soccer Residency program in Bradenton, FL ...Member of the U.S. National Team program since 2001.
2007 -- Team co-captain ... Played in every minute of every game for the second-straight season ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Academic All-Pac-10 selection ... Nominee for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
2006 -- One of UCLA's most consistent and versatile players, he played in several different positions at midfield and defense and was one of three players to start in all 24 games ... Played every minute of every game ... Recipient of the Coaches' Award at the team's year-end banquet ... Scored his first career goal in the season opener against Cal State Northridge ... Assisted on the game-winner at New Mexico and picked up another assist against Santa Clara ... Saved a goal with a great backline save in the second half of the 3-1 win over San Diego ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second-straight year.
2005 -- Started in 19 of 20 games played ... Defensive midfielder who helped the Bruins record 14 shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.67 ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors.
2004 -- Played in seven games and recorded two shots.
High School -- Graduated from Edison Academic Center a year early to start college ...Played prep soccer at Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks under coach Rene Velado in 2001 and 2002 ...Lettered in football in 2002, earning first-team all-league honors as a kicker ... Helped lead his football team to the CIF Division III championship ... Earned a letter in track and field in 2002 ...Played on the 2003 ODP National Championship squad ... Parade All-American and McDonald's All-American in 2004 ...NSCAA/adidas All-American in 2003 ...ODP State Team member from 2000-2004 and a Regional Team member from 2001-2004 ...Member of the 2003 National Champion So Cal United team ...His team also won the 2001 and 2002 Coast Premier League, the 2002 Pateadores Cup and NHB Cup and the 2003 League Cup.
Personal -- Greatest athletic thrill was being invited to join the U.S. Soccer Residency program ...Admires Germany's Franz Beckenbauer ...Hobbies are fishing and skiing ... Older brother Nick was a kicker on the University of Arizona football team and is now with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL ...Younger brother Erik is a kicker at the University of Washington ... Full name is Gregory Michael Folk ... Born April 10, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA ... Economics major.
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