23 Tony Chinakwe
23 Tony Chinakwe
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Previous College: Loyola Marymount
Position: Forward
2006: Appeared in 13 games in his first season at UCSB after transferring from Loyola Marymount...Took his only shot of the year against UC Riverside in the Gauchos' 4-0 win to clinch a fourth Big West Conference crown in the last four years (11/4). LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Tallied three goals, one assist, and a .429 shot on goal percentage in 11 games as a redshirt sophomore at Loyola Marymount in 2005...In 2004, he appeared in 12 games and registered his first career assist against Santa Clara (10/17)... Helped the Lions advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2005. NATIONAL/CLUB
Chinakwe was a member of the San Juan Soccer Club for three years, played with Sacramento United Soccer for two years, and also competed on the CYSA ODP squad for three years...Led the San Juan Predators to the CYSA State Cup in 2002 and 2003...The team was also the 2001 and 2002 CYSA District 6 Champions...A member of the West Region ODP team in 2001 and 2002. HIGH SCHOOL
Played forward at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, Calif....Led the Falcons to the Sierra Valley Conference Championship in 2000 and 2001...The team went on to win the Division II San Joaquin Section title both years...Named to the All-SVC First Team in 2000 and was a two-time All-Sacramento selection...A two-sport athlete, Chinakwe earned four varsity letters in soccer and basketball. PERSONAL
Anthony E. Chinakwe was born August 22, 1985 in Sacramento, Calif....Is pursuing a sociology major and economics minor at UCSB...Wants to go to law school and aspires to be an attorney...When he is not playing soccer he is spending his time studying...He cannot do without his teammates...Roots for Arsenal FC and his favorite player Thierry Henry...Loves to play at the Home Depot Center...His most disappointing sporting moment was losing to Saint Mary's and getting knocked out of the 2005 NCAA Tournament...Can best be described as a team player...Has two older brothers, Kenny and Richie...Son of Matt and Rose Chinakwe. CAREER STATISTICS

*At Loyola Marymount