|High School:||Gig Harbor HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2009 SOCCER AMERICA ALL-FRESHMAN SECOND TEAM
2009 BIG WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2009 SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2009 GOAL.COM FRESHMAN TEAM
2009 TopDrawerSoccer.COM ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM
2009 BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC
2009 GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD WINNER
2009: Played in all 24 games for UCSB, starting 23...Scored one goal and dished out four assists in his first season on the active roster...Assisted David Walker's game-tying goal in the 87th minute against Pitt (Sept. 6), helping send the game into overtime (the Gauchos won 4-3)...Scored his first career goal in front of the Fox Soccer Channel cameras when he notched the Gauchos' second goal in a 3-0 victory over Indiana (Oct. 2)...Assisted Luis Silva's game-winner in a Big West victory over Cal State Northridge (Oct. 28)...Also helped the Gaucho defense limit its opposition to 18 goals in 24 contests...Received a bevy of awards at the season's end, earning Big West Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-Big West, Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team, Goal.com Freshman Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie First Team...Not just a standout on the field, he earned Big West All-Academic Team honors and was the men's soccer Golden Eagle Award winner.
2008: Redshirted his first season at UCSB.
Played with Washington Premier's U-19 squad for the 2006-07 season...Played in the Premier Development League in 2007-08...Also saw time with Tacoma FC...In his lone year with Tacoma FC, helped the team win the PDL conference title...Finished with three goals and seven assists in seven games before injuring his right hamstring...Named MVP of the game in his final contest with Tacoma...Scored the PDL Goal of the Week in the season's second week.
Attended Gig Harbor HS in Washington from 2006-08 after transferring from Tacoma's Lincoln HS...Played midfield and forward...At Gig Harbor, he scored six goals in his first three games...While a freshman at Lincoln, he was named the state's MVP and was the leading scorer, netting 13 goals...Was also named a captain and Rookie of the Year...Scored hat tricks in consecutive games at Lincoln, the first time in school history that had been achieved.
Machael Ucheckukw David was born July 3, 1988 in Kwale, Nigeria...Grew up in Milan, Italy...Goes by the nicknames of "Oba" and "Armani"...Plans to major in Black Studies and minor in Italian...When through with soccer, he plans on becoming an immigration lawyer...When not playing soccer he is reading his Bible, which he lists as his favorite book and also something he cannot do without...Before every game he sings African music to remind himself and motivate himself that he is playing for his home country of Nigeria...Best described as "merciful"...Wants people to know he's religious, goofy, funny, caring and optimistic...Would love to play as a forward with David Beckham as his midfielder...Lists Ronaldinho, however, as his favorite athlete...Roots for AC Milan and his favorite soccer stadium is Milan's San Siro...Favorite movies are "The Notebook" and "Troy"...Favorite TV show is "Entourage"...Loves to read the celebrity magazines...Favorite author is Jon Krakauer...Personal goal is to bring another championship to UCSB...Says he doesn't view every game as a win or a loss, but "that it is a game of unity, peace and love"...Son of Goodluck and Mariam David.
YearMPMSGAPShotsGWG 20092423146190 2010212102260 Totals4544168250