23 Vincent Alvarez
23 Vincent Alvarez
Birth Date: 03/06/1990
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara HS
Position: Midfielder
2010: Did not appear in any games. 2009: Made two appearances for the Gauchos in his first season on the active roster...Played in the season-opener against Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 1)...Also played in the Sept. 11 contest against Rutgers, which was televised on Fox Soccer Channel. 2008: Redshirted his first season at UCSB. NATIONAL/CLUB
A three-year member of the Region IV ODP Team, Alvarez participated in international tours of Argentina and Italy...Played four years for DMS 11/So Cal United...Team won Coast Premier League titles in 2006 and again in 2007 (9-0-2 overall record in 2007)...Won the 2007 Dallas Cup over FC Groningen of the Netherlands...Alvarez lists that win as one of his most memorable sporting moments.

A four-year member of the Santa Barbara High School varsity men's soccer program...The Dons won four consecutive Channel League titles while Alvarez was there...Picked up back-to-back All-CIF honors as a junior and senior...A two-time first team all-league selection...Played both forward and midfield at SBHS...Tallied 16 goals and 10 assists for 42 points as a senior...Notched a hat trick against Buena High School during his senior season...Dons went 19-3-3 in 2008...A kicker on the Dons' football team, he was tabbed First Team All-Channel League as a senior.

Vincent Alvarez was born March 6, 1990 in Santa Barbara, Calif....Has not declared a major at UCSB...Prefers to go by Vince or Vinny...When not on the pitch, he's usually working out or just hanging with friends...Has to shower and listen to music before every game...A fan of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo...Favorite movie is "300", while he enjoys "SportsCenter" on the small screen...Top video games include "Madden '08" and "FIFA '08"...Favorite stadium to play in is Pizza Hut Park in Dallas...Can best be described as "confident"...Son of Arturo and Yvonne Alvarez...Has an older brother, Gabriel. CAREER STATISTICS