20 David Ponce
20 David Ponce
Birth Date: 09/04/1990
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Foothill Ranch, Calif.
High School: Trabuco Hills HS
Position: Forward
2008: Played in 12 games during his first campaign with the Gauchos...One of five freshman to record at least one goal and one assist...Scored lone goal of the season at Columbia (9/14), which was the only goal of the game for UCSB...Played 48 minutes, the most of the season, against No. 8 ranked UC Irvine...Recorded only assist of the season on the first goal during the 4-2 victory against Evansville (9/18). NATIONAL/CLUB
On the club level, has spent time with Slammers FC, Irvine Strikers, and, most recently, Pateadores...Won a Cal-South/Cal-North Premier state title with Pateadores in 2007...A 2007 CYSA National Cup finalist...Captained the Pateadores squad...Tallied 19 goals and 11 assists in 2007...Strikers won a U.S. Club Soccer regional title in 2006...Served as a five-year captain of the Strikers...Recorded 29 goals and 15 assists with the Strikers in 2006.

Played forward and midfielder for Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Calif.

David Rey Ponce was born Sept. 4, 1990 in Irvine, Calif....Has not declared a major at UCSB, but is interested in sports marketing...Likes spending time at the beach when not playing soccer...Also enjoys snowboarding on his free time...Can best be described as "determined"...A fan of Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo..."American Gangster" is currently his favorite movie...Reads "Eurosport" magazine...Top stadium to play in is Old Trafford...Son of Sean and Cynthia Ponce...Has an older brother, Christopher.