3 - Brandon Meeks
Brandon Meeks
Born: 05/07/1981
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita HS
Position: Midfielder
UC Santa Barbara
2002: With his size Meeks, a team co-captain, should once again be called upon to play any position in the midfield when the Gauchos need a big lineup...2001: Expected to redshirt at the start of the season, he was forced into the lineup because of injuries midway through...Closed out the season with three shots, playing in the final eight matches of the year where the Gauchos went 6-2...2000: Meeks played in 18 matches in his second season as a Gaucho starting 6...Assisted on one goal in a win over UNLV...Took 7 shots on goal...1999: Played in 18 matches for the Gauchos as a freshman, starting nine...Attempted 13 shots on the year, but did not score a goal...Tallied a pair of assists, one each against UNLV and West Virginia...Played 996 minutes in 1999, the most of any Gaucho freshman.

High School
Prepped for Curt Bauer at Santa Margarita Catholic High School...Has career marks of 12 goals and 20 assists...Named the Eagle's team MVP as a senior...Honored as CIF Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Two-time First Team All-Seaview League selection...A member of the Los Angeles Times All-County Second Team...Helped Santa Margarita to an impressive three straight CIF championships.

Personal
Brandon Mathew Meeks was born May 7, 1981 in Mission Viejo, CA...Majoring in Computer Science...Aspires to be involved in a career that simply allows him to enjoy what he is doing...Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers...His favorite movies are "Mallrats" and "Boondock Saints"...Enjoys watching "Seinfeld," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Simpsons" and "Friends"...Likes to read "Longboard" magazine...When he is not playing soccer he is simply relaxing and enjoying life...He always has Gatorade in the frig...Can not do without his remote control...Wants everybody to know that he has red hair...Helped lead the Claremont Stars to the under-19 Surf Cup Super Championship in '99...Also played club ball for the Irvine Strikers...A member of the UCSB College of Letters and Science Honors Program...Belongs to UCSB's Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Nicknamed "Meeksy"...Has a younger sister, Brittany...Parents are Randy and Donna Meeks.