9 - Matthew Tellez|
|Hometown:||Canyon Country, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Canyon HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Played in and started all 23 games in his junior campaign...fourth on the team with 1,983 minutes played, primarly at his defensive midfield position...a key part of the Hornet defense that limited opponents to 24 goals overall and a 0.94 goals against average, third best in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation...contributed to a conference-best and school record 10 shutouts...took six shot attempts, placing one on goal.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Accepted new role on team in the defensive midfield and started 20 times at his new position...earned honorable mention all-MPSF honors...scored first career goal in team's 1-0 victory over UC Riverside...posted two assists on the season...tallied 21 shots while putting 16 on goal...became team's primary ball winner in the midfield after making switch from forward.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Appeared in all 19 matches for the Hornets, making four starts...took 22 shots, including a career-high four against New Mexico on Nov. 7...posted 11 shots on goal during the year.
A 2008 graduate of Canyon HS in Canyon Country, Calif...was a three year letterwinner for the Cowboys...was an all-CIF South Section Division II selection as a junior after posting 19 goals and 11 assists...named first team all-Santa Clarita Valley by the The Signal after leading his team to the CIF South Section Division II playoffs...scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 first round overtime playoff loss...played club soccer for the Los Angeles Futbol Club based in La Cañada, Calif...was part of the club’s 2007 U.S. Club Soccer Champions Cup title, leading his U17 team to a first place finish at the prestigious tournament held at Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex by scoring three goals...collected seven goals in the Nomads College Showcase in 2007, leading LAFC to the tournament title...competed in the 2008 U.S. Soccer Development Academy with LAFC, leading them to the finals of the tournament which were broadcast live on ESPNU.
Born July 3, 1990...parents are Bruce Tellez and Alexis Gastelum-Tellez...majoring in psychology.