12 - Tim Pontius
Tim Pontius
Birth Date: 12/21/1989
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Servite HS
Position: Defender

UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM
2011:
Played in 21 games his final season with the Gauchos…Scored three goals and tallied an assist, which was the game-winning helper in the 1-0 win over NC State (Sept. 4)…Scored twice in the 3-1 win over UC Davis (Oct. 26), including a 60-yard shot…Was named to the All-Big West First Team and named the Gauchos’ Defensive MVP…Was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the Second Round (33rd overall) of the MLS Supplemental Draft.

2010: Played in 19 games, starting eight for the Gauchos…Scored the game-winner in a 4-0 win over Buffalo (Sept. 19)…Assisted David Opoku’s game-winner against No. 7 UCLA (Sept. 24). 

2009:
Played in 12 matches and started six...First career start was on Oct. 15 against UC Davis, the Gauchos won, 3-0...His first career goal clinched a 1-0 double overtime victory for UCSB at UC Irvine (Oct. 31)...Notched the lone Gaucho goal in a 4-1 loss to UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament final (Nov. 14)...Started the NCAA Tournament First and Second Round games against Wofford (Nov. 19) and San Diego (Nov. 22), logging 180 minutes of postseason play.

2008:
Made 10 appearances off the bench in his first year as a Gaucho...Took one shot during the season...Played the most minutes of the year in the 2-1 win at UC Irvine (10/4)...Participated in six of the Gauchos' victories against Air Force (8/29), Kentucky (9/05), Loyola Marymount (9/07), Indiana (9/27), UC Irvine (10/4) and UC Riverside (10/14).

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played club for West Coast Premier.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played center back for nationally-ranked Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif....A First Team All-CIF and All-Orange County selection as a senior in 2008...A two-time Trinity League Defensive MVP (2007 and 2008) and the Friars' MVP in 2008...As a senior, tallied 10 goals and three assists for 23 points...Team captain in 2008...Servite posted a school-record 17 shutouts in 2008...Winner of the "Team" award in 2007...Helped lead the Friars to the 2007 CIF Quarterfinals as well as titles at the Upland and Western Christian tourneys...In 2006, Servite won the San Marcos High School Tournament as well as the Western Christian Tournament...Friars were CIF quarterfinalists in 2005...Also played baseball at SHS...A vicar in Servite's Formation Program, which prepares young men for success in college and in life... A member of the Principal's Honor Roll...The fourth Gaucho player from Servite in the last ten years.

PERSONAL
Timothy George Pontius was born Dec. 21, 1989 in West Covina, Calif....Prefers to go by Tim...Majoring in economics and accounting...Listens to music before every game...Can best be described as "loyal and humble"...Favorite sports team is Chelsea FC and he admires the play of Chelsea defender John Terry...Top movie is "Superbad", while "The Office" is his most-watched TV show...Son of Richard and Mary Ellen Pontius...Has two older brothers, David and Chris, and a younger sister, Sarah...Chris played with the Gauchos from 2005-08 and now plays for DC United.