3 David Walker
3 David Walker
Birth Date: 12/22/1987
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park HS
Position: Forward
2008: Started 20 of 22 games for the Gauchos, playing a total of 1,437 minutes during the season...Had a .389 shots-on-goal percentage, the fourth best on the team...Tallied one assist and ranked fifth on the team in total points...Scored a career-high three goals, tied for fourth most on the team...Scored the gamewinning goal in the Gauchos' 1-0 defeat of Kentucky (9/5) in the 72nd minute...Tallied one of two goals in UCSB's 2-2 double overtime tie against Northridge (10/8)...Earned All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades. 2007: Appeared in 20 games as a sophomore, starting two...Finished the season with two goals, both of which came on the road...Scored the equalizer in the 44th minute at rival Cal Poly (10/17)...Knotted the game at 1-1 at Cal State Fullerton (11/10) in the 74th minute...UCSB came back to win that game 2-1. 2006: Appeared in 24 games. starting 18, more than any other newcomer...Earned his first career start against Virginia in Santa Babrara's second match of the season...Started and played significant minutes in nine of the Gauchos' last 11 contests, including five of the NCAA Tournament matches...His first career goal proved to be as important as any other during UCSB's title run, netting the game-winner in the 3-1 win over top-ranked and No. 3 seed SMU (11/15)...Headed in a loose ball in the box following a corner kick in the 44th minute to give Santa Barbara the lead for good...Registered his first career assist in the 1-0 win over San Diego State (9/2)...Recorded 21 shots, the second-most amongst newcomers.

Played with the nationally-recognized Irvine Strikers Soccer Club (ISC) of the Coast Soccer Premier League...Led the team to the first perfect season in the history of U-19 Premier League play...Guided the Strikers to victory in the finals of the Cal-South State Championships in the National Cup against PSG in 2003...ISC went on to win the Western Regional Championship and take third in the national finals that year before winning the Cal-South State title again in 2004...The Strikers were also two-time Surf Cup Champions and Nike USA Champions while Walker was a member of the team.

Walker played forward and midfield for four years at Villa Park High School...A two-time All-Century League performer, he was named the league MVP in 2005 after amassing 16 goals and 21 assists as a senior...Walker also garnered First Team All-CIF honors and was selected to the All-Division II First Team with the Spartans...Also competed in track, running the 4x100 at VPHS.

David Walker was born Dec. 22, 1987 in Orange, Calif....Majoring in Environmental Studies...When he is not playing soccer he is listening to music...Roots for the U.S. National Team and his favorite player Lionel Messi...UCSB's Harder Stadium is his favorite place to play...Top movie pick is "Sin City"...Can be found reading "Eurosport" magazine...Son of Gary and Kelly Walker...Has an older sister, Nicole. CAREER STATISTICS

2007    20      2       2       0       4       8       0
2008    21      20      3       1       7       36      1