|Hometown:||Yorba Linda, Calif.|
|High School:||Servite HS|
Prepped at Servite High School...He was a two-time All-Serra League selection as a senior...In his final season, he set a Servite record with 20 assists, adding to his school-record career total of 49 assists in four seasons...Recorded a hat-trick during his senior season in the championship game of the Burroughs Tournament, giving his team a 3-2 win...Played both forward and midfield in high school...Coached by Mike Lussier.
Played in ten matches during the summer of 2003 with the Orange County Blue Star of the USL's Premier Development League...Started all three postseason matches in helping the Blue Star reach the semi-finals of the national playoffs...Was joined by teammates Drew McAthy and Dan Kennedy on the Blue Star roster...Played for the JUSA Alliance on the club level while a prepster.
Matthew Thomas Kubota was born August 18, 1982 in Fullerton, CA...Is an Art major at UCSB with a minor in Sports Management...Hopes to play professional soccer upon graduation...His favorite movie is "Zoolander"...He can not do without his rice...Is a Scholar Athlete Award recipient at UCSB, which explains why when he is not playing soccer he is studying...Lists his most disappointing moment in sports as the team's loss to Cal in the Second Round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament...Nicknamed "Boa"...Has three sisters, Kimari, Trisha, and Nicole...Son of Guy and Mary Kay Kubota.
What does being a member of the UCSB Men's Soccer team mean to you?
"It's great to be a part of a program with so much pride and discipline. We are a committed group who are headed in the right direction."