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#10 Matthew Howard
Matthew Howard Image
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Class: SR
Position: MF
Hometown: Temecula, CA
Previous School: Great Oak HS

2011 (Jr)- Started all 17 games… Named NCCAA 2nd Team All-American, All-GSAC… Led the Royals with 11 goals and was second with 5 assists… Delivered a hat trick of 3 goals with an assist against Arizona Christian… Had a goal and an assist against Whittier and Westmont… Scored game winning goal for the second year in a row against Point Loma Nazarene (which sealed the Royals trip to the GSAC playoffs)… Voted to the Capital One Academic All-American Men's Soccer College Team (the highest academic honor for an athlete)… Earned Scholar-Athlete Honors for the NAIA, NCCAA, and the GSAC

2010 (So)- Started all 22 games… NCCAA 2nd Team All-American, NCCAA Nationals All-Tournament Team, All-GSAC… Scored 9 goals with 7 assists (both team highs)… Converted 3 goals against Southwestern (AZ)… Had 2 goals against Covenant (GA) at NCCAA Nationals… Scored game winning goal on free kick at Point Loma Nazarene… Dished out three assists at Menlo… Named to ESPN/CoSIDA Academic Men's Soccer All-District 1st Team

2009 (Fr)- Started all 17 games played… Scored 5 goals and passed out 3 assists… Scored 2 goals including game winner against San Diego Christian in season finale… Took 21 shots with 10 going on goal

Great Oak High School- 3 years Varsity… 1st team All-CIF, All-Section, All-Area, and All-Southwestern… Led Wolfpack to Final Eight in State, CIF Championship, and two Southwestern League titles… Had 19 goals and 24 assists as Sr… Graduated with 4.1 GPA due to being part of the International Baccalaureate program

Personal- Parents Roy (Civil Engineer) and Kathleen (Project Manager) Howard… Sister- Natalie… Favorite Bible Verse- Philippians 4:13… Choose Hope because it is a Christian school close to home… Enjoys table tennis, swimming, going to the beach, poker, and gardening… Major is Business Management- wants to go into sports medicine and/or chiropractic care.

2012 Men's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2012 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Josue Coreas*JRGK6-2187Los Angeles, CAArizona Western College
2Austin LaneSRD5-7150Yorba Linda, CAEl Dorado HS
3Bryan Escareno*SRD5-7150Inglewood, CALos Angeles Harbor College
4Mario PerezSOD/MF5-7150Santa Ana, CASanta Ana College
5Emmanuel QuinteroFRMF5-10148Norco, CANorco HS
6Chris TylerSOMF5-10150Murrieta, CACalvary Murrieta Christian HS
7Eduardo ZavalaFRF5-10155Los Angeles, CACitrus Hill HS
8Karlo Soto-CastilloJRMF5-10155Downey, CAMilligan College
9Juan-Carlos RodriguezJRMF5-9155Fountain Valley, CAGolden West College
10Matthew HowardSRMF5-9150Temecula, CAGreat Oak HS
11Shahram AghayousefSOMF5-9160Diamond Bar, CAMt. San Antonio Community College
12Edward VeraSRF5-7190Chino, CAChino Hills HS
13Jesse PerezJRD/MF5-8140Corona, CASanta Ana College
15Edgar BranSRF6-1215La Habra, CALa Habra HS
16Sean TothSOD6-0180Sydney, AustraliaFullerton College
17Zachary WilliamsSOD5-6150Fullerton, CAEl Dorado HS
18Moji GhalamborFRMF5-10155San Dimas, CAUC Irvine
19Danilo PereiraSRF6-2180Belo Horizonte, BrazilArnaldinum HS
20Zach HofferSRF6-2166Temecula, CATowson University
83Jhovany HernandezSRGK5-9155Garden Grove, CACerritos College
* Redshirt
Earl Alexander Image
Head Coach
2nd season
Josh Blanco Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Nick Dodd Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Volunteer Assistant
1st season
Volunteer Assistant
1st season
M - Soccer
Overall GSAC Streak
11-8-1 (.575) 4-5-1 (.450) Lost 1