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UC SANTA BARBARA
2011: Started and played in all 23 games for the Gauchos, one of six players to do so…Was named to the Duke/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team after outstanding defensive performances against Duke (Sept. 2) and NC State (Sept. 4)…His first collegiate goal was the game-winner against Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 29)…Tallied an assist in a 6-0 rout of Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 11)…His 2,004 minutes played rank as the ninth most in a single season by a Gaucho.
2010: Played in 18 games, starting seven as a true freshman…Played every minute in wins over Buffalo (Sept. 19) and UCLA (Sept. 24).
Played with Santa Barbara Soccer Club U-19 Gold...Helped his team to the 2009 OC Classic Kickoff Championship, the 2009 Nike Harvest Cup finals, the 2008 Hawaii International Cup Championship and the 2008 Copa Real Cup finals...Won the 2010 Santa Barbara Summer Cup and the SAS Kickers and Chivas USA FA Spring Tournament...Was a finalist at the 2010 National Cup
Played at Dunn School in Los Olivos, Calif....Named the Earwigs' Most Valuable Player in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Also twice earned the Sportsmanship Award and earned the Most Inspirational Award three times.
Kingsley Mensah Baiden was born on Nov. 11, 1991 in Accra, Ghana...Parents are Jones Mensah and Anna Baiden...Has three siblings: Betty Hammond Baiden, Rejoice Hammond Baiden and Samuel Hammond Baiden...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB...When he is not playing soccer, he is doing school work, working or playing foot volley at the beach with his friends...Before each game he takes 30 minutes to lie on his bed and think about his performance, picture himself playing with focus and energy and concentrating on what he can do to improve his game...Can best be described as "hardworking"...His most memorable athletic moment was being named the best player at the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana in 2007...Favorite teams are Liverpool FC and Barcelona FC...Names "Rudy" as his favorite movie and "Family Guy" as his favorite TV show...Favorite athletes are Steve Gerrard, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez..."To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is his favorite book...Believes hard work and discipline are the backbones of life.