17 Johnny Alcaraz
17 Johnny Alcaraz
Height: 6-1
Weight: 155
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara HS
Position: Foward/Midfielder
UC Santa Barbara
His personal goal for the season is to "be fit and contribute to the team right away."

High School
Came out of Santa Barbara High School regarded as one of the top high school prospects in the nation by "College Soccer News"...A three-time First Team All-Channel League selection, he was named the 2002 Channel League Offensive Player of the Year...Spent all four seasons on the Dons' varsity squad, tallying 74 career goals and 40 career assists, both second all-time at SBHS...Led the Dons to Channel League titles in '01 and '03, achieving a No. 2 national ranking by the NSCAA and CIF Division III championship in '01 with an overall record of 27-1-4...Netted 34 goals as a senior to lead the Dons to a No. 2 ranking in Southern California by the "Los Angeles Times"...Selected to the academic Honor Roll 2002 and 2003...Also a member of Santa Barbara's JSA.

Johnny Raul Alcaraz-Cuellar was born March 11, 1985 in Santa Barbara, CA...Enters UCSB as an undeclared major...Hopes to play professional soccer after his career with the Gauchos...Is a fan of Brazilian star Ronaldo, a player who he would love to have the opportunity to play with...Roots for powerhouse Real Madrid...Like to watch MTV's "The Real World"...His favorite movie is "Dumb & Dumber"...Enjoys reading "Maxim" magazine and Stienbeck's "Of Mice and Men"...His favorite video game is "FIFA 2003"...Losing in the CIF Quarterfinals on penalty kicks his senior season is his most disappointing moment in sports...Before every match he always prays...He cannot do without his family...Has four older brothers, Armando, Luis, Hugo, and Richie...Son of Benjamin and Elodia Alcaraz.

What does being a member of the UCSB men's soccer team mean to you?
"It means a lot to me because the team is very good. I know I can succeed because I have teammates and coaches that are going to push me to the limit. I'm proud to be a Gaucho."