3 - Ismael Echeverria|
|Hometown:||Elk Grove, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Laguna Creek HS|
AS A SENIOR (2006)
One of the program’s most reliable defenders the past four seasons...appeared in 64 career matches, including 38 starts, scoring two goals and added two assists...off the field, his 3.1 gpa has earned him all-academic honors for three straight years...in 2006 with the Hornet lineup suffering several injuries, he filled both on the back line and in the central midfield, playing in 17 matches and making 11 starts.
AS A JUNIOR (2005)
Got off to a slow start after an early-season ankle injury...ended the year having played in 12 matches, starting three...contributed as an outside back and in the central defense...also named to the MPSF all-academic team for the second straight year.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004)
A steady defensive presence on the back line, he was one of eight Hornets to play in every game during the year...started 13 games at left back, including 10-of-12 in conference play...scored his second career goal in a 2-1 win over Air Force on Oct. 24...assisted on Eli Millan’s game-winning goal against UNLV on Oct. 17, recording his first collegiate assist...finished the season with three points, one goal, one assist and six shots (two on goal)...was one of four players named to the MPSF all-academic team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003)
One of six Hornets to play in every game during the year...started 13 games, including the final two of the season...tallied one goal and two points...recorded first collegiate goal in a 3-2 win over UNLV on Oct. 26...finished with eight shots (including two on goal).
A 2003 graduate of Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, Calif...played four years of soccer as a center midfielder/defender/goalkeeper...earned first team all-Delta League honors as a junior...also earned second team all-DL accolades as a senior...received the MESA Outstanding Student Award as a sophomore and junior...earned Academic Letter and Recognition for maintaining a 3.6 or higher gpa all four years...a member of the San Juan Storm club team in Sacramento...played as a defender/midfielder...helped lead the Storm to a 2002 California Cup Championship with a penalty kick in the finals.
Born Dec. 18, 1984...parents are Raúl and Tracey Echeverría...major is civil engineering...trained with the Morelia Atletico Club in Mexico.