24 Jason Badger
24 Jason Badger
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Martinez, Calif.
High School: Alhambra HS
Position: Goalkeeper
2006: Redshirted his first season with the Gauchos after undergoing shoulder surgery. NATIONAL/CLUB
Was a member of the DVSC Cosmos club team from 2000-05 and helped the team win three consecutive California State Cup Championships from 2000-02...With Badger minding the net, the Cosmos were also Surf Cup semifinalists in 2000, S Club Regional Champions in 2003, and NHB Cup Champions in 2004...Once one of two high school players to play on the SF Seals squad...Spent 2004 and 2005 as a member of both the Cal-North State and Region IV ODP teams...Badger was selected as the Pacific Region Y-League Goalkeeper in 2005 and 2006 and was the highest rated keeper in the 2005 Region IV camp...Has faced such noteworthy opponents as Arsenal FC, the Nomads, the Surf, ISC, and the Rochester Rhinos in his club career. HIGH SCHOOL
Badger was a four-year starter between the pipes at Alhambra High School and spent one season as the Bulldog's captain...Was also the sports editor for the school paper and a member of the California Scholarship Federation and Interact clubs at AHS. PERSONAL
Jason Charles Badger was born May 24, 1988 in Walnut Creek, Calif....Is a communication major at UCSB...Hopes to win multiple national championships as a Gaucho...When he is not playing soccer he is chilling with friends, on the computer, or sleeping...He cannot do without his cell phone and iPod...Before a game he likes to listen to music and relax...Roots for Arsenal FC...Would love to play alongside his favorite player Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho and against Frenchman Thierry Henry...UCSB's Harder Stadium is his favorite place to play...His most memorable sporting moment was saving three straight PKs against his team's biggest rival, the Modesto Ajax, to win a State Cup game...Enjoys watching "Chapelle's Show"...His favorite movie is "The Godfather"...The works of Jack Kerouac are among his top reads...Can be found thumbing through "Sports Illustrated" magazine...Can best be described as funny, relaxed, and outgoing, but very competitive...Wants people to know that "almost no one calls me by my first name, almost everyone calls me Badger"...Has a younger sister Amanda...Son of John and Judy Badger.