23 - Martin Hedevag
Martin Hedevag
Born: 04/19/1986
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden
High School: Mimers Hus
Position: Midfielder
UC SANTA BARBARA
2008: Played in all 22 matches, starting 13...Tallied two assists and ranked fourth on the team in total points...Was one of five Gauchos to score three or more goals...Had two of 10 gamewinning goals for Gauchos, only two other players had two or more...Scored his first goal of the season during UCSB's win against LMU (9/7)... Helped UCSB reach a season-high of four goals in their defeat of Evansville (9/18) by scoring a goal in the 90th minute to break a 2-2 tie... Scored one of two goals for the Gauchos against Cal in the NCAA second round (11/25). 2007: Made nine appearances off the bench in his first season at UCSB...Took three shots on the year and found the back of the net on two of them...His two goals came in back-to-back appearances...Entered the game against Columbia (9/21) in the second half and scored on his first touch to complete the scoring in the Gauchos' 5-1 win...Eight days later he squeezed in a goal in the 89th minute of Santa Barbara's 4-0 rout of UC Davis.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Captained the Ytterby IS U-21 squad from 2002-04 and has competed for the Ytterby IS A Team for the last three years...Tallied 15 goals and 35 assists from 2005-07...Was selected as the team captain on the Ytterby IS U-19 squad...Guided the squad to the quarterfinals of the Gothia Cup in 2005...Ytterby IS was eliminated by the team that went on to win the tournament...Played against Thomas Hvenfelt, who won several Swedish National Championships with IFK Gothenburg and competed against the likes of AC Milan in the Champions League.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a defender for Mimers Hus from 2002-05.

PERSONAL
Martin Hedevag was born April 19, 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden...Majoring in business economics at this great university...Would like to start his own company one day...When he is not playing soccer he is usually hanging out with friends or playing poker...Before a game he likes to listen to music...Roots for Manchester United and would love to play with its star Cristiano Ronaldo...Steven Gerrard is his favorite athlete..."Old School" and "Wedding Crashers" top his list of great movies...Enjoys watching "Entourage" and "Friends" on TV...Dan Brown is his favorite author...Can best be described as "funny and outgoing"...Son of Kenth and Vivi Hedevag...Has an older brother, Johan.

CAREER STATISTICS

YearMPMSGAPShotsGWG
20079020430
20082213328172
Totals31135212202

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