|Hometown:||Los Altos, Calif.|
|High School:||The Harker School|
UC Santa Barbara
2013: Appeared in nine games as a freshman, seeing time at defender and in the midfield ... Scored a goal in a 3-0 exhibition win over Westmont to open the season ... Registed a shot in a scoreless draw at Sacramento State on Nov. 6.
Played for The De Anza Force Academy and the San Jose Earthquakes Academy … Prior to joining the Earthquakes, he played club for San Juan Lightning, winning the 2010 Nomads Coaches Showcase, the 2010 NorCal Regional Cup, the 2010 Cal Cup, the 2009 Sac United Cup and the 2009 NorCal State Cup.
Attended Harker High School and graduated in 2013 … Played the center-mid, forward and winger positions in the West Bay Athletic League … Academically, he has been named to the Central Coast Section Scholastic Championship Team three-consecutive years.
Andrew Diaz Perez was born on May 26, 1995 in Mountain View, Calif. … Parents are Cathy and Ismael Perez … Has one older brother, Bill … Majoring in biology … Aspires to be a professional soccer player and a physical therapist … When he is not on the field, he is hanging out with friends, swimming and playing golf … Can’t do without soccer … Prior to a game, he is hydrating, listening to pump-up music, and trying to focus on what his role will be in the upcoming game … Can best be described as “loyal,” “hardworking,” and “outgoing” … His most memorable soccer moment is scoring the winning goal for the San Jose Earthquakes Academy against his old team, the De Anza Force Academy … Would like people to know that he “loves to make friends and meet new people” … Would love to play with star players like Iniesta and Xavi, and is excited to play against his current teammate Michael Amick who will be playing for UCLA next year … Cheers for the Manchester United Football Club … Favorite athlete is Brazilian starlet Neymar … Enjoys watching Bad Boys II and The Office … Tangerine by Edward Bloor is his favorite book.