|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Valley Christian HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2010: Redshirted his first season at UCSB.
Played with De Anza Force Academy for five years...In 2008, he was called into the U.S. U-17 National Team minicamps in August and December...Has played against several MLS youth teams: LA Galaxy, Chivas, Colorado Rapids, New York Red Bull, Columbus Crew and Dallas Texans.
Played at Valley Christian High School...Played three seasons for the Warriors...Was twice named the First Team Goalkeeper for the Central Coast Section by the San Jose Mercury News...RISE Magazine honored him with All-Bay Area First Team accolades in 2008...Three-time First Team All-West Catholic Athletic League pick...As a sophomore, he earned the WCAL's Co-Defensive Player of the Year award and Valley Christian's Defensive MVP honors...Selected as the Central Coast Section's Sophomore of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News in 2008...Named the CCS Freshman of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News and earned Second Team All-CCS Goalkeeper honors from the same publication...Named Valley Christian's Impact Player of the Year as a freshman...Twice earned distinction as one of the Bay Area's Top Players in RISE Magazine as both a freshman and junior.
Austin Mansker was born on May 16, 1992 in San Jose, Calif....Parents are Barry and Janna...Has two sisters, Kaitlyn and Alyssa...Is majoring in communication at UCSB and has aspirations of one day working as a sports broadcaster...When he is not playing, he can be found on his computer or out with friends...He can't do without his cell phone...Before a game, he will get in the zone by listening to music and spending time by himself...Can best be described as "determined" and "hard working"...Most memorable sporting moment was training with the national team...Match-up he would most like to be a part of is a pairing against Brazil with the U.S. National Team...Cheers for Manchester United...Favorite athlete is fellow goalkeeper Tim Howard...Names "Superbad" as his favorite film while "How to Make it in America" is his favorite show.