8 Lamar Batista
8 Lamar Batista
Height: 6-5
Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Ok.
High School: Heritage Hall HS
Position: Defender
g 0
a 1
pts 1
gw 0

UC Santa Barbara
2016 Big West All-Freshman Team 

2016: A true freshman, Batista appeared in 18 games for UCSB while drawing 11 starts ... Operated mostly as a center back and holding midfielder, playing a total of 1,127 minutes which was most among the team's newcomers ... Was one of the biggest reasons for UCSB's defensive turnaround in the second half of the season, starting in 10 of the final 12 games of the season and helping the Gauchos to a league-best 0.75 goals against average in Big West play ... After the season, was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team ... Made his NCAA debut in UCSB's season opener against Oakland on Aug. 26, starting the second half of an eventual 2-1 Gaucho win ... Team was 6-2-3 in his starts ... His only point of the season came on Oct. 8 at home against CSUN, perfectly threading a long through ball between the Matadors' center backs to set up a breakaway goal for Ahinga Selemani ... Also played a huge part in UCSB's win at UC Davis on Oct. 19, putting in a perfectly timed and hard tackle that started a counter for the Gauchos, ending in a partial-breakaway golden goal from Nick DePuy ... Started four of UCSB's five shutouts ... In conference play, played more mid than CB. 

Oklahoma FC / Heritage Hall HS
Played for Oklahoma FC at the club level and Heritage Hall High School ... Won five club state championships ... Took home three state championships in high school ... The one year Heritage Hall didn't win the championship, they finished runners up ... Batista had 25 goals and 15 assists in his high school career despite playing center back ... As a freshman, won Newcomer of the Year Award ... Was the Defensive MVP of his high school team his final three seasons ... Was an All-State player ... Member of the Region III ODP team ... In 2013, Heritage Hall went undefeated ... Also competed in basketball, football, and track ... In basketball, won a state championship his junior year and won the rebounding award as a senior ... Regional winner in the 4x4 relay.

Personal
Lamar DeShawn Batista was born on Mar. 7, 1998 to parents Tim and Liz McLaughlin in Waco, Tex. ... Has three siblings, Matthew, Garrett, and Libby ... Plans on majoring in psychology ... When not playing soccer, he is fishing, playing the piano, or playing ping pong ... Before a game he listens to music, prays for his family, friends, and an injury-free game for both teams ... Can best be described as very social and funny ... Most memorable sporting moment is scoring the first two goals in the state championship in his senior year ... Would love to play with the US Mens National Team ... Would like to play against Paul Pogba ... Roots for FC Barcelona and the Oklahoma City Thunder ... His favorite athletes are Russell Westbrook and Pogba ... Lists Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, and "anything scary' as his favorite movies ... Likes to watch National Geographic's Monster Fish

Recent Games
Oct 15 at Cal Poly W, 2-1
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 2-1
Oct 22 Cal Poly T, 0-0
Oct 26 at Sacramento State W, 1-0
Oct 30 UC Davis L, 1-0
Nov 9 Cal State Fullerton L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 8
Games started 11 8
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 1
Points 1 1
Shots 3 1
Shot Pct .000 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 20 Westmont W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Aug 26 vs. Oakland W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 28 at Ohio St. W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 2 San Diego W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 4 St. Mary's (Cal.) W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 9 vs. Butler L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 12 at Akron L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 17 UCLA L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 21 Loyola Marymount L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 24 Cal L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 at UC Riverside T, 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 1 at Cal State Fullerton W, 2-1 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 UC Irvine W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 8 CSUN W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 12 Sacramento State T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 15 at Cal Poly W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 22 Cal Poly T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 26 at Sacramento State W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 30 UC Davis L, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Cal State Fullerton L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 18 11 .00 .06 .06 .17 .000 .00 .000
Total 18 11 .00 .06 .06 .17 .000 .00 .000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 18 11 0 1 1 3 .000 0 .000 5 1 0-0 0
Total 18 11 0 1 1 3 .000 0 .000 5 1 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 18 11 .00 .06 .06 .17 .000 .00 .000
Conference 8 8 .00 .13 .13 .13 .000 .00 .000
Exhibition 1 - .00 .00 .00 2.00 .000 1.00 .500
-
Home 10 7 .00 .10 .10 .10 .000 .00 .000
Away 6 4 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000
Neutral 2 - .00 .00 .00 .50 .000 .00 .000
-
Wins 9 6 .00 .11 .11 .22 .000 .00 .000
Losses 6 2 .00 .00 .00 .17 .000 .00 .000
-
August 2 - .00 .00 .00 .50 .000 .00 .000
September 8 3 .00 .00 .00 .13 .000 .00 .000
October 7 7 .00 .14 .14 .14 .000 .00 .000
November 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 18 11 0 1 1 3 .000 0 .000 5 1 0-0 0
Conference 8 8 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 2 1 0-0 0
Exhibition 1 - 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0 0-0 0
-
Home 10 7 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
Away 6 4 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 3 1 0-0 0
Neutral 2 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
-
Wins 9 6 0 1 1 2 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
Losses 6 2 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
-
August 2 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 1 0 0-0 0
September 8 3 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 2 1 0-0 0
October 7 7 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 1 0 0-0 0
November 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 1 0 0-0 0