11 Alfonso Motagalvan
11 Alfonso Motagalvan
Birth Date: 02/11/1987
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gilroy, Calif.
High School: Gilroy HS
Position: Midfielder

2007: Had a breakout season as a junior, registering career-bests with five goals and four assists...Was in the starting lineup in all 20 contests in which he appeared...Earned First Team All-Big West accolades after helping UCSB win its third straight league title...Was instrumental in Santa Barbara's 4-0 thrashing of No. 25 UC Irvine (10/3), tallying a goal and an assist...Scored his first career NCAA tourney goal against Ohio State (12/2), giving the Gauchos a 1-0 lead just 4:48 into their third round match...Recorded the game-winner against Columbia (9/21) and at Cal State Fullerton (11/10). 2006: Motagalvan appeared in a total of 20 matches as a sophomore, including all six NCAA Tournament contests...Was in the starting lineup for Santa Barbara's bout with UCLA in the national championship after playing significant minutes the day before against Wake Forest...Made a spectacular play to clear a ball off the goal line in the waning moments against the Bruins to help preserve the 2-1 lead and UCSB's first national title. 2005: As a freshman, Motagalvan appeared in 19 of UCSB's 21 matches and was in the starting lineup for seven of them, the second-most among newcomers...He got the call in six of the first eight games to start the season before suffering an injury...Scored his first career goal at UC Riverside (11/9) in the 41st minute, helping the Gauchos to a 3-1 win.

A two-year member of the Region IV Olympic Development Team and Super Y-League Select National Team...Began his ODP career in 2003 with Cal-North, helping it to a Friendship Cup tournament title...Played for Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus from 2004 to 2005, guiding it to the finals of both the Nomads and Ballistic tournaments as well as the semifinals of the Dallas Cup...Netting the game-winning goal in the quarterfinals of the Dallas Cup is one of his most memorable sporting moments...He also helped Santa Clara to the quarterfinals of the California State Cup...Spent two years playing up a level with Orchard Valley United, guiding it to the finals of the NHB Tournament and the semifinals of the California State Cup.

Motagalvan was a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-American at Gilroy High School where he was an honor roll student, graduating with Principal's List accolades...Led the Mustangs in assists from his sophomore season on, registering the most in the South Bay in 2002 and 2003...A three-time First Team All-Tri County Athletic League selection, he was named the league's MVP as a junior and senior...The four-year scholar-athlete award recipient captained Gilroy in 2003 and 2004...Selected as the CIF Central Coast Player of the Year as a senior...Also played volleyball and basketball for the Mustangs, garnering TCAL Defensive Player of the Year honors on the hardwood as a senior.

Felix Alfonso Motagalvan was born Feb. 11, 1987 in Santa Rosa, Calif....A Chicano Studies major...Aspires to become a professional soccer player upon graduation...Before every game he listens to music and prays...Roots for Barcelona and Chivas USA...Is a fan of Ronaldinho...Enjoys watching "ESPNews" and the movie "Remember the Titans"...Likes to read "FIFA" magazine...Can best be described as energetic and outgoing...Would like people to know that he is the first person in his family to go to college...Son of Roberto Motagalvan and Victoria Leon...Cared for by Luis and Maria Galvan...Has four younger sisters, Ariana, Abby, Margarita, and Angie, and one younger brother, Junior.


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