5 - Fifi Baiden
Fifi Baiden
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ajumako, Ghana
High School: Dunn School
Position: Midfielder
g 1
a 1
sh % .111
gw 0

UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 All-Big West First Team
2013 Top Drawer Soccer Top-100 Player
2013 Preseason All-Big West First Team
2013 Preseason All-American
2013 All-Big West Second Team
2013 College Sports Madness All-Big West Second Team

2013: Before the season, was named to the 11-player Preseason All-Big West team ... Before the season, was named the 38th best player in collegiate soccer by Top Drawer Soccer ... Named a College Soccer Madness Preseason All-American ... Named a Top-10 midfielder in the country by Top Drawer, the only holding midfielder to be honored ... Started 15 of the team's last 16 games after battling injuries early in the season ... Scored his second career goal in a 3-0 rout of Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 4 ... Picked up an assist against Sac State on Oct. 21 ... Named to the All-Big West Second Team and College Sports Madness Big West Second Team following the season.

2012: Started in 17 of UCSB's 19 matches, and appeared in 18 overall ... Tallied assists vs. Oregon State on Aug. 31 and at San Diego on Sep. 14 ... Superior defensive play in the midfield garnered him All-Big West First Team honors ... Named to the Big West Academic All-Conference Team, one of four men's soccer players to do so.

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). 

NATIONAL/CLUB
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

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.

Recent Games
Oct 25 at Cal Poly T, 1-1
Nov 2 UC Davis T, 1-1
Nov 6 at Sacramento State T, 0-0
Nov 9 Cal Poly W, 2-0
Nov 15 Cal State Northridge L, 3-2
Nov 24 Penn St. L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 10
Games started 16 9
Goals 1 1
Assists 1 1
Points 3 3
Shots 9 7
Shot Pct .111 .143
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 24 Westmont W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 30 at Northwestern W, 3-1 - - - - - - -
Sep 1 at Ill.-Chicago W, 1-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 Gonzaga L, 2-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 13 at UCLA L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 15 Penn W, 2-1 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Yale W, 3-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 23 New Mexico L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 27 Stanford L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 Loyola Marymount W, 1-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Oct 6 UC Riverside W, 2-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 11 at Cal State Northridge W, 2-1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 13 at UC Irvine W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 22 Sacramento State W, 2-1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 25 at Cal Poly T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 2 UC Davis T, 1-1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Nov 6 at Sacramento State T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 9 Cal Poly W, 2-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 15 Cal State Northridge L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 24 Penn St. L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2011-12 23 23 1 1 3 13 .077 5 .385 2 0 0-0 1
2012-13 18 17 0 2 2 10 .000 2 .200 1 0 0-0 0
2013-14 17 16 1 1 3 9 .111 2 .222 2 1 0-0 0
Total 58 56 2 4 8 32 .062 9 .281 5 1 0-0 1
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 17 16 1 1 3 9 .111 2 .222 2 1 0-0 0
Conference 10 9 1 1 3 7 .143 1 .143 2 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0

Home 11 10 1 1 3 7 .143 2 .286 1 1 0-0 0
Away 6 6 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 1 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Wins 8 7 1 1 3 6 .167 2 .333 1 0 0-0 0
Losses 6 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 1 0-0 0

September 5 5 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0 0-0 0
October 7 6 1 1 3 4 .250 1 .250 1 0 0-0 0
November 5 5 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 1 1 0-0 0
December - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

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