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  Diego Barrera

Diego Barrera

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Last College:
Loyola Marymount

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 155

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
03/25/1987

Experience:
1L

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  • 2007 2nd Team All-MPSF

    GENERAL INFORMATION/CAREER
    Transferred to UNM for his senior season after playing three years at Loyola Marymount...Two time All-WCC selection and All-Region honoree at LMU.

    SENIOR SEASON (2007)
    2nd Team All-MPSF selection after finishing third on the team in scoring with 12 points...both goals scored were game-winners against Cincinnati and UC-Santa Barbara...eight assists on the year led the MPSF and ranked 35th in the NCAA...MPSF Player of the Week on Sept. 18...Westfield Insurance Cup All-Tournament team...TLC Plumbing & Utility All-Tournament team...Crescent Financial Solutions Invitational All-Tournament team.

    AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (2004-06)
    Earned 3rd team All-Far West Region and 2nd team All-WCC in 2006 despite still overcoming a serious knee injury suffered as a sophomore...Scored three goals and an assist...Played in six games in 2005 before suffering a season-ending knee injury but still managed a goal and four assists...Freshman All-American and 2nd team All-WCC, scoring five goals and two assists in 2004.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Led Thousand Oaks High School to CIF Championship as a senior in 2004...2004 McDonald's All-American, All-CIF Division II and All-State selection as a senior... was a three-time all-league and all-area selection.

    CLUB
    Played with Southern California United Soccer Club where he won the 2003 U.S.Y.S.A. U-17 national championship...Won the Golden Boot award as the tournament's top scorer...Named 2004 NSCAA Youth All-American.

    OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
    Played with the U-18 National team in 2005, helping the US win its first ever Milk Cup trophy.

    PERSONAL
    Diego Alejandro Barrera was born in Bogota, Colombia on March 25, 1987...Son of Sandra and Blake Upton and Alejandro Barrera...Mother played basketball at Los Libertadores in Colombia...Has a brother, Daniel Barrera, and a sister, Sarah Upton.

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