5 Jordan Kaplan
5 Jordan Kaplan
Birth Date: 05/22/1988
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park HS
Position: Defender
2007: Did not compete. 2006: Redshirted his first season in Santa Barbara.

Competing at the club level since the age of 10, Kaplan played with the nationally- recognized Irvine Strikers Soccer Club (ISC) of the Coast Soccer Premier League for five years prior to coming to UCSB...As a starting forward in 2005, he helped lead the squad to the first perfect season in the history of U-19 Premier League play...In 2003, he netted the golden goal in the finals of the Cal-South State Championships in the National Cup against PSG...ISC went on to win the Western Regional Championship and take third in the national finals that year before winning the Cal-South State title again in 2004...The squad's leading scorer, Kaplan guided ISC to a gold medal at the 2003 Manchester United/Nike Premier Cup U.S. Finals and to a 3-0-3 11th-place finish in the World Finals, which was the highest finish ever for an American team...The Strikers were also two-time Surf Cup and NHB Cup Champions and have captured numerous other elite tournament titles in the last five years.

Kaplan was a four-year starter at Villa Park High School, playing midfield and forward...Led the Spartans to three consecutive CIF-Southern Section Championship Series appearances from 2004-06...A three-time All-Century League selection, he tallied 42 goals and 32 assists in league play during his career at VPHS...As a sophomore, Kaplan led the team to the school's first league title in 18 years...The Spartans repeated as undefeated league champs his junior year...As a senior, he was elected the team captain, led the squad in scoring, and was awarded Offensive MVP after tying a school record with 20 goals scored...Was recognized by the Orange County Register as a scholar-athlete and named to the 2006 All-County Team...A four-year Principal's Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, Kaplan was a member of the Student Senate for four years...Also ran track for four years and played baseball in 2003 for the Spartans.

Jordan Gabriel Kaplan was born May 22, 1988 in Orange, Calif....Is a Business Economics major and will pursue an accounting emphasis...Aspires to be a business executive, a CPA, or a CFO...Before every game he stretches and listens to music...His most memorable sporting moment was playing in the 2003 Manchester United/Nike Premier World Finals against the best youth clubs in the world...Roots for Chelsea...Would love to play against his favorite player Roberto Carlos because "pound for pound he is the most powerful soccer player in the world" and with Lionel Messi...Nou Comp is the stadium he would most like to play in...Enjoys watching HBO's "Entourage"..."Anchorman" is his favorite flick...Likes to read any book by Clive Cussler...Can best be described as focused and hard working...Wants people to know that he is a very motivated person...Nicknamed "Kappy"...Son of Larry and Robin Kaplan...Has an older brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Loren.