12 - Reuben Bates
Reuben Bates
Birth Date: 09/30/1979
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
High School: Buena HS
Previous College: Santa Barbara City College
Position: Defender
UCSB
2000:
One of only two Gauchos to play and start in all 19 matches, and the only returning player to do so...Bates' speed and ball control on the back line was essential to Gauchos ability to shut down their opponents...His 9 shots on goal led all UCSB defensemen...Had multi-shot games against Valparaiso, Oregon State, and UNLV.

Santa Barbara City College
Reuben Bates played for two seasons at Santa Barbara City College...Played for Tim Vom Steeg as a freshman...Was a two-year starting defender.

High School
Bates prepped at Buena High School in Ventura, California...Played left defender, but still scored seven goals during his senior season...He was Buena's MVP as a senior as well as being named All-Channel League, All-CIF and All-County...Coached by Sean Roach.

Personal
Born September 30, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi...Majoring in Biological Psychology...On the club level, he played for Ventura Millennium...In addition to playing soccer in high school, Bates was a sprinter on the track and field team...The son of Walter and Glorrianna Bates.

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