|Hometown:||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|High School:||San Marcos HS|
|Previous College:||Santa Barbara City College|
|Honors :||Santa Barbara City College|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 ALL-FAR WEST REGION FIRST TEAM
2011 ESPN LA ALL-AREA TEAM
2011 BIG WEST DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
2011 ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM
2011: The senior garnered Big West Defender of the Year honors after playing in 22 games and scoring two goals to go along with six assists for the Gauchos…He was also an All-Big West First Team honoree, an ESPN LA All-Area Team pick and an All-Far West Region First team selection…Selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS Supplemental Draft Fourth Round (63rd overall).
2010: Played in 20 games, starting 12 for the Gauchos…Scored in a 3-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 6)…Dished out assists in wins over Buffalo (Sept. 19) and Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 6)…Assisted both goals in a 2-1 win over UC Davis (Oct. 2).
2009: Played in three games during his first season at UCSB...First appearance was in the season-opener against Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 1)...Played a season-high 14 minutes against Loyola Marymount (Sept. 13)...Assisted Martin Hedevag's goal in the 87th minute of that game.
SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE
Played at Santa Barbara City College in 2007...Is ranked second in the record books after tallying 15 assists during the 2007 season, also had nine goals...Earned Second Team All-Western State Conference honors...Was named to the Academic Honor Roll...The Vaqueros were the Western State Conference runners-up in 2007.
Played for Santa Barbara Soccer Club.
Played at San Marcos High School...Was a four-year varsity letterwinner for the Royals...Was a four-time All-Channel League selection...Earned All-CIF honors as a junior...Tallied 53 career goals and dished out 32 assists during his prep career.
James Alexander Kiffe was born on Jan. 24, 1989 in Santa Barbara, Calif....Parents are Joe and Deborah Kiffe...Has two sisters, Sandra and Claire...Is majoring in political science at UCSB...Enjoys surfing...Prior to games, he likes to listen to music...Can best be described as "driven"...Most memorable sporting moment was beating Crespi High School in CIF...Would like to play with Clarence Seedorf...Favorite team is Liverpool...His favorite athletes are Lance Armstrong and Steven Gerrard...Favorite movies are "The Matrix" and "Army of Darkness"...Enjoys watching "Scrubs"...Names the "Harry Potter" series as his favorite books.