7 - Luis Silva
Luis Silva
Birth Date: 12/10/1988
Height: 5-11
Weight: 163
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Bishop Mora Salesian
Position: Midfielder

UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM
2011 NSCAA ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM
2011 SOCCER AMERICA MVPs FIRST TEAM
2011 ESPN LA ALL-AREA TEAM  
2011 MAC HERMANN TROPHY SEMIFINALIST
2011 ALL-FAR WEST REGION FIRST TEAM
2011 BIG WEST MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
2011 ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM
2011:
Silva had an outstanding senior campaign in which he led UCSB with 44 points (17 goals, 10 assists)…He ranked third in the nation in total points, fifth in points per game (2.00), sixth in total goals, seventh in total assists, 10th in goals per game (0.77), and 15th in assists per game (0.45)…He was named the Big West Midfielder of the Year and garnered his fourth consecutive All-Big West honor, after being named to the first team for the third-straight season…Also named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest honor in college soccer…Earned Soccer America MVPs First team and ESPN Los Angeles All-Area Team honors…Was named Big West Offensive Player of the Week and to the College Soccer News Team of the week four times (Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7)…Garnered Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week honors three times (Sept. 26, Oct. 10, and Nov. 7)…Was named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week twice (Sept. 28 and Oct. 12)…Was selected fourth overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the Toronto FC becoming the highest draft pick in UCSB history.

2010 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2010 BIG WEST TOURNAMENT MVP
2010: Played in 22 games, starting 16…Was tied for third on the team with 16 points (6 goals, 4 assists)…Tied for second on the team in goals and led the squad with three game-winners…Third in the Big West for game-winning goals: vs. Cal Poly (Oct. 12), UC Riverside (Nov. 6) and Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 13)…Was named the Big West Tournament MVP after scoring the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 13)…Ranked fifth in the Big West for shots (51), 10th for shots per game (2.32) and seventh for points (16)…Was ninth in Big West for points per game (0.73)…Scored a season-high two goals in a 2-0 win over UC Riverside (Nov. 6). 

2009 THIRD TEAM ALL-FAR WEST REGION
2009 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2009 GOAL.COM THIRD TEAM

2009: Played and started in 23 games for UCSB...His 2,008 minutes played during the season rank seventh in the UCSB record books...Was tied fifth on the team with four goals, including three game-winners, and was fourth with his 13 points...Tied third on the team and sixth among Big West players with five assists...His three game-winning goals tied him for third in the Big West, while he ranked eighth for shots (43) and 10th for assists per game (0.22)...Opened the season by assisting two goals in a 3-1 victory over Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 1)...First goal of the year was the game-winner in the 2-0 win at Milwaukee (Sept. 18) in the 36th Annual Panther Invitational...Assisted Danny Barrera's goal in the tournament's following game, a 1-1 tie with Wisconsin (Sept. 20), earning him All-Tournament Team honors...Scored game-winners in Big West victories over Cal Poly (Oct. 7) and Cal State Northridge (Oct. 28)...Played all 270 minutes during the Gauchos' NCAA Tournament run...Named to the First Team All-Big West, Third Team Far West All-Region and Goal.com Third Team.

2008 ALL-BIG WEST HONORABLE MENTION
2008: Played in the 21 games, the most of any freshman, and started 18 of those matches...Tied for second highest assist count on the season with four...Was second among freshmen and fifth on the team in total points with six...Played the most minutes of any freshmen with 1,611 minutes...Notched two assists in the 5-1 victory against UC Riverside (Oct. 14)...Scored only goal of the season on an assist from fellow freshman Danny Barrera in the 2-2 tie against UCLA (Oct. 1)...Took 25 shots, second highest among the freshmen...Earned All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Spent two years played with Chivas USA's U-19 team...Also played two years with the Pateadores, helping them win the Premier Division in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Bishop Salesian High in Los Angeles where he was a two-time All-CIF selection as a midfielder and forward...Was named Offensive Player of the Year in the 2007 season when he helped the Mustangs win the state championship...Scored a goal in the Mustangs' 6-1 romp over Pasadena Marshall as the team set a finals scoring record...Played an integral role in helping Salesian also play in the 2006 CIF championship.

PERSONAL
Luis Silva Lopez was born December 10, 1988...When not playing soccer, Luis is watching a soccer game or playing FIFA 08...Favorite sports team is Italy's Juventus...Two favorite athletes are Mauro Camoranesi from Juventus and also Boca Jr.'s Juan Roman Riquelme...Best described as "skillful" and "a hard worker on the field"...Favorite stadium to play in is Barcelona's Camp Nou...Wants people to know he is "a winner and a team player"...Son of Maria Lopez and Saul Silva.