28 - Drew Gleason
Drew Gleason
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Merced, Calif.
High School: Buhach Colony HS
Position: Midfielder
UC SANTA BARBARA
2006:Redshirted his first season with the Gauchos. NATIONAL/CLUB
A four-year member of the Cal-North ODP State team from 2002-05 and was the squad's captain in 2003 and 2004...Also played for the Region IV ODP team for two years in 2003 and 2004...Under his leadership, the squad won the Nomads Championship, Pateadores Championship, and won a Nike Cup Title. HIGH SCHOOL
Gleason was a four-year starter and played center-mid for Buhach Colony High School...The four-time All-Valley Oak League selection led the Thunder to the League Championships in 2004 and 2005...Selected as the Merced Sun Star Player of the Year and to the Modesto Bee All-Area First Team as a senior in 2005...A four-time Academic All-League selection, he won the CIF Valley Oak League Scholar-Athlete Award four times in high school...A lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation, he also belonged to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while at BCHS...Ran in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter events in track and was a point guard on the basketball team. PERSONAL
Drew Alan Gleason was born April 3, 1988 in Denver, Colo....Is majoring in business economics...When he is not playing soccer he is usually listening to music or working out...He cannot do without his CDs...Before every game he visualizes what needs to be done to win...Roots for Manchester United...Would love to play alongside his favorite player David Beckham...Enjoys watching "24"...His favorite movie is "Good Will Hunting"...J.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings tops his list of good reads...Can be found reading "World Soccer" magazine..."Halo 2" is his favorite video game...Can best be described as quiet and easy going...Has three younger siblings, Alyson, Tanner, and Beckham...Son of Tim and Pam Gleason.

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