9 Gaby Okito
9 Gaby Okito
Birth Date: 09/01/1990
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Congo DRC
High School: Logan HS
Previous College: Yavapai College
Position: Midfielder
Honors : Yavapai College

2010: Played in seven games during his first season at UCSB…Recorded shots against Harvard (Sept. 17) and UC Davis (Oct. 2).

Played at Yavapai College where he helped the Roughriders to the 2008 National Championship...Served as the team captain in 2009...Was an All-Tournament Team honoree at the 2009 National Championship Tournament...Earned Second Team All-American honors in 2009.

Played with the Region IV ODP team...Also served as team captain for the Real Salt Lake Youth U-17 team, Inter FC and the Utah Rush...In 2007, he was a finalist with the Region IV team at the Disney Showcase...Won the Utah State Cup in 2004 and reached the Semifinals of the Far West Regionals.

Played at Logan High School in Utah...Captained his team to the 2007 Utah State Championship...In his one season playing high school soccer, he was named First Team All-State.

Gabriel Lutuku Okito was born on Sept. 1, 1990 in Abidjan in Ivory Coast...Son of Pungu Okito and Muadi Tumba...Has a brother, Tim, and a sister, Claudine...Majoring in sociology at UCSB...Aspires to pursue a career as a counselor or therapist...Enjoys hanging out with his friends, listening to music and watching videos on YouTube...Can't do without his family or soccer...Before games, he prays, relaxes and takes time to focus on his performance...Can best be described as "humorous, welcoming and friendly"...Most memorable sporting moment was winning the 2008 National Championship with Yavapai College...Would love to play on the same pitch as Salomon Kalou and Robinho...Cheers for Chelsea FC...Favorite athlete is Didier Drogba...Favorite movie is "Next Friday" while his favorite show is "House of Payne"...Names "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway as his favorite novel.