6 - Daniel Welsh
Daniel Welsh
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fife, Scotland
High School: Stewart's Melville College
Previous College: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Position: Defender
g 0
a 1
sh % .000
gw 0

UC Santa Barbara
2012 All Big-West Second Team
2013 College Sports Madness All-Big West First Team

2013: For the second straight season, Welsh anchored the UCSB center back pairing after dealing with injuries to Peter Schmetz ... Appeared in all but one game for the Gauchos, starting 18 ... Picked up an assist in a 2-0 win against UC Riverside on Oct. 6 ... Allowed one goal or less in five of six games to close the season after pairing with Nick DePuy in the back ... Named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Nov. 12 after shutting down Cal Poly's Mackenzie Pridham in a nationally televised 2-0 win over the Mustangs ... Saw time at right back for short spells in the middle of the season ... Named to the College Sports Madness All-Big West First Team after the season.

2012: Started 17 games on the backline for the Gauchos, tied for the most among the team's defenders ... Picked up assists at Loyola Marymount on Aug. 26 and at Seattle on Sep. 16 ... Contributed to four UCSB clean sheets ... Named to the All-Big West Second Team.

UMBC
Attended University of Maryland Baltimore County for his first two years of college…Garnered 2011 NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team, 2011 All-America East Second Team, and 2010 America East All-Rookie Team honors while playing with the Retrievers…Scored two goals during his freshman campaign and made a total of 29 starts in two seasons with UMBC…Helped his team to an America East Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament Second Round appearance in 2010…Was named to the 2011 America East All-Tournament Team and the BWI Classic All-Tournament Team.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played for and served as the captain for the Scotland U18 National Team…Played with Livingston F.C. and won the National U19 League Championship as his team set a record with 94 goals scored across 20 games…Also won the National U19 League Cup Tournament and made a National SFA Youth Cup U19 Semifinals appearance, losing to eventual-winners, Celtic F.C.…Advanced to the National SFA Youth Cup U19 Semifinals while playing for Inverness F.C.…While playing for Cowdenbeath F.C., he won the National U17 League Championship, the National U17 League Cup Tournament and the Manchester International Cup…Also played for Hearts F.C.…Noteworthy opposition includes Galtasaray, Udinese, Parma, Aresenal, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon, Celtic and Rangers. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Stewart’s Melville College…Competed in track and field, winning Edinburgh District Gold in the 800 meter and 400 meter…Also won Edinburgh District Gold in cross country.

PERSONAL
Daniel Welsh was born on March 25, 1991 in Dundee, Scotland…Parents are Brian and Susan Welsh…Has two younger siblings, Michael and Christopher…Is majoring in sociology at UCSB…Has aspirations of playing professional soccer…When he is not playing soccer, he enjoys relaxing, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends…Can’t do without his phone…Listens to music before each game…Can best be described as “easygoing” and “dedicated”…His most memorable sporting moments include captaining his country and winning his first national title…Wants people to know that he is, “proud to be a Gaucho”…Would love to play on the same pitch as Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta…Cheers for Manchester City and his favorite athletes are Lionel Messi and Vincent Kompany…Favorite movie is “Braveheart”…Enjoys watching FOX Soccer…Favorite read is George Best’s autobiography. 

Recent Games
Oct 25 at Cal Poly T, 1-1
Nov 2 UC Davis T, 1-1
Nov 6 at Sacramento State T, 0-0
Nov 9 Cal Poly W, 2-0
Nov 15 Cal State Northridge L, 3-2
Nov 24 Penn St. L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 20 9
Games started 18 7
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 1
Points 1 1
Shots 4 3
Shot Pct .000 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 24 Westmont W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 30 at Northwestern W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 1 at Ill.-Chicago W, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 6 Gonzaga L, 2-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 13 at UCLA L, 1-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 15 Penn W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 20 Yale W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 23 New Mexico L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 27 Stanford L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 Loyola Marymount W, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 4 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 6 UC Riverside W, 2-0 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 11 at Cal State Northridge W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 13 at UC Irvine W, 2-1 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 22 Sacramento State W, 2-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 25 at Cal Poly T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 2 UC Davis T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 6 at Sacramento State T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 9 Cal Poly W, 2-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 15 Cal State Northridge L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 24 Penn St. L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2012-13 17 17 .00 .12 .12 .29 .000 .12 .400
2013-14 20 18 .00 .05 .05 .20 .000 .05 .250
Total 37 35 .00 .08 .08 .24 .000 .08 .333
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2012-13 17 17 0 2 2 5 .000 2 .400 5 1 0-0 0
2013-14 20 18 0 1 1 4 .000 1 .250 5 0 0-0 0
Total 37 35 0 3 3 9 .000 3 .333 10 1 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 20 18 .00 .05 .05 .20 .000 .05 .250
Conference 9 7 .00 .11 .11 .33 .000 .11 .333
Exhibition 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -

Home 13 13 .00 .08 .08 .23 .000 .08 .333
Away 7 5 .00 .00 .00 .14 .000 .00 .000
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 9 .00 .09 .09 .27 .000 .09 .333
Losses 6 6 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000

August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 8 8 .00 .00 .00 .12 .000 .00 .000
October 6 4 .00 .17 .17 .33 .000 .00 .000
November 5 5 .00 .00 .00 .20 .000 .20 1.000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 20 18 0 1 1 4 .000 1 .250 5 0 0-0 0
Conference 9 7 0 1 1 3 .000 1 .333 2 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0

Home 13 13 0 1 1 3 .000 1 .333 5 0 0-0 0
Away 7 5 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Wins 11 9 0 1 1 3 .000 1 .333 3 0 0-0 0
Losses 6 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0

August 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
September 8 8 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
October 6 4 0 1 1 2 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
November 5 5 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 1 0 0-0 0