10 - Machael David
Machael David
Birth Date: 07/03/1988
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Gig Harbor HS
Position: Midfielder

UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC
2011 GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER
2011: 
Played in 10 games during the year…Scored the game-winning goal and tallied an assist during a 2-0 victory over Sacramento State (Sept. 25)…Assisted goals against UCLA (Sept. 16) and UC Riverside (Sept. 28)…Had five total points on the season…Was hampered by injuries throughout much of the season…Honored for his strong academic performances with All-Big West Academic honors and his third-straight Golden Eagle Award. 

2010 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2010 BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC
2010 GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER

2010: Played in and started 21 games for the Gauchos…Led the team with 1,986 minutes on the pitch, which ranks eighth in the UCSB record books for minutes logged during a season…Was named to the Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team after helping lead the Gauchos to shutouts over Harvard (Sept. 17) and Buffalo (Sept. 19) at the tournament…Helped UCSB limit its opposition to 17 goals – 0.77 per game, which ranked second in the Big West…UCSB’s 0.73 goals against average was second in Big West as was its 10 shutouts…The Gauchos limited their opposition to 8.5 shots per game…Assisted Luis Silva’s game-winning goal against Cal Poly (Oct. 12) and also recorded an assist against UC Riverside (Oct. 17). 

2009 SOCCER AMERICA ALL-FRESHMAN SECOND TEAM
2009 BIG WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2009 SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2009 GOAL.COM FRESHMAN TEAM
2009 TopDrawerSoccer.COM ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM
2009 BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC
2009 GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER

2009: Played in all 24 games for UCSB, starting 23...Scored one goal and dished out four assists in his first season on the active roster...Assisted David Walker's game-tying goal in the 87th minute against Pitt (Sept. 6), helping send the game into overtime (the Gauchos won 4-3)...Scored his first career goal in front of the Fox Soccer Channel cameras when he notched the Gauchos' second goal in a 3-0 victory over Indiana (Oct. 2)...Assisted Luis Silva's game-winner in a Big West victory over Cal State Northridge (Oct. 28)...Also helped the Gaucho defense limit its opposition to 18 goals in 24 contests...Received a bevy of awards at the season's end, earning Big West Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-Big West, Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team, Goal.com Freshman Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie First Team...Not just a standout on the field, he earned Big West All-Academic Team honors and was the men's soccer Golden Eagle Award winner.

2008:
Redshirted his first season at UCSB.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played with Washington Premier's U-19 squad for the 2006-07 season...Played in the Premier Development League in 2007-08...Also saw time with Tacoma FC...In his lone year with Tacoma FC, helped the team win the PDL conference title...Finished with three goals and seven assists in seven games before injuring his right hamstring...Named MVP of the game in his final contest with Tacoma...Scored the PDL Goal of the Week in the season's second week.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Gig Harbor HS in Washington from 2006-08 after transferring from Tacoma's Lincoln HS...Played midfield and forward...At Gig Harbor, he scored six goals in his first three games...While a freshman at Lincoln, he was named the state's MVP and was the leading scorer, netting 13 goals...Was also named a captain and Rookie of the Year...Scored hat tricks in consecutive games at Lincoln, the first time in school history that had been achieved.

PERSONAL
Machael Ucheckukw David was born July 3, 1988 in Kwale, Nigeria...Grew up in Milan, Italy...Goes by the nicknames of "Oba" and "Armani"...When through with soccer, he plans on becoming an immigration lawyer...When not playing soccer he is reading his Bible, which he lists as his favorite book and also something he cannot do without...Before every game he sings African music to remind himself and motivate himself that he is playing for his home country of Nigeria...Best described as "merciful"...Wants people to know he's religious, goofy, funny, caring and optimistic...Would love to play as a forward with David Beckham as his midfielder...Lists Ronaldinho, however, as his favorite athlete...Roots for AC Milan and his favorite soccer stadium is Milan's San Siro...Favorite movies are "The Notebook" and "Troy"...Favorite TV show is "Entourage"...Loves to read the celebrity magazines...Favorite author is Jon Krakauer...Personal goal is to bring another championship to UCSB...Says he doesn't view every game as a win or a loss, but "that it is a game of unity, peace and love"...Son of Goodluck and Mariam David.

Career Statistics 

SeasonGPMinGAPtsShotsShot %SOGSOG%GWPK-Att
200924197414619.0534.21100-0
20102119860226.0003.50000-0
2011107711355.2002.40010-0
TOTAL554731291330.0679.30010-0


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