UC SANTA BARBARA
2009 SECOND TEAM ALL-FAR WEST REGION
2009 BIG WEST MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
2009 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2009 TopDrawerSoccer.COM THIRD TEAM
Started all 24 matches for the Gauchos and his 2,140 minutes played were second on the team and the second most played by a Gaucho in a single season...Was second on the team with 19 points, tallying a team-best nine assists along with five goals...Led the Big West for assists and ranked 55th nationally with an average of 0.38 helpers per game...Was tied sixth in the conference for shots (44), fourth for points, ninth for goals and ranked eighth for points per game (0.79)...Scored two game-winning goals: against Indiana (Oct. 2) and UC Davis (Oct. 15)...In the Oct. 15 win over UCD, he scored two goals and assisted Joe Eubanks' goal in a 3-0 road win...Assisted game-winning goals against Pitt (Sept. 6), UC Irvine (Oct. 31) and in the NCAA Tournament Second Round win over San Diego (Nov. 22)...Dished out two assists in the 3-1 season-opening victory over Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 1)...Earned West Virginia University/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team honors after posting a goal and an assist against Pitt (Sept. 6)...Selected as the 36th Annual Panther Invitational Most Valuable Player after scoring the game-tying goal in a double overtime draw with Wisconsin (Sept. 20)...Was named the Big West Midfielder of the Year...Also named to the All-Big West First Team, Far West All-Region Second Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team.
Started 12 games for the Gauchos and appeared in 20...Tied for fifth in points for the season...Tied for most assists on the team with five...Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory at UC Irvine (10/04)...Had the third most shots-on-goal (18) and the fourth best shots-on-goal percentage (.581)...His assists resulted in four wins and one tie...Scored his first goal as a Gaucho against Rutgers (9/12) in the 68th minute, giving UCSB a 2-1 lead.
A two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American...A member of the U-17 and U-18 Men's National Teams...Spent time in the U.S. Residency Program...One of 24 players selected from the Residency to travel and compete for 30 days in Argentina in 2006...Also competed for the U.S. at the Pan American games last summer...Played for Real So Cal, a squad that won three consecutive national championships at the club level.
A product of Westlake High in Thousand Oaks, Calif....Attended WHS for two years.
Daniel Francisco Barrera was born Jan. 8, 1990 in Bogota, Colombia...Listed as "RiseMag's" No. 1 recruit in the class of 2008...Likes to relax before games...Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods...Favorite TV show is "Family Guy"...Best stadium to play in is Brazil's Maracana Stadium...His goal for this year is to improve as a player...Son of Alejandro Barrera and Sandra Upton, stepfather is Blake Upton...Has an older brother, Diego, and a younger sister, Sarah.