22 - Kristopher Minton
Kristopher Minton
Born: 09/16/1988
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: El Toro HS
Position: Goalkeeper
UC SANTA BARBARA
2009: Did not appear in any matches. 2008: Only freshman to start all 14 games he played in...Played for 1,325 in the goal and played the entire span of all but one game, including six overtime matches...Ranked first on the Gauchos with 42 saves and a .667 saves percentage...Led the team with a goals against average of 1.43...Notched the game-tying assist against Cal Poly (11/12)...Had the most saves of the season (5) in a tied game against Northridge (10/8)...Faced 21 shots - the most of the year - and tallied four saves in the 2-1 victory at No. 10 Indiana (9/27)...Following the game against Indiana, he was named the Big West Player of the Week. 2007: Redshirted his first year with the Gauchos.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played with the nationally-recognized Irvine Strikers Soccer Club of the Coast Soccer Premier League...Selected as team captain and led the club to the Pateadores Cup Championship in 2005 and then back to the title game in 2006...ISC also won the Pateadores Cup in 2003...In 2004 the Strikers won the Nomads Showcase and Nomads Thanksgiving tournaments...Also selected for the 2004 Cal South PDP State Team...Noteworthy opponents with the Strikers included Arsenal, Surf, and Pateadores...Current teammates Jordan Kaplan and David Walker were both members of the Strikers.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year letterwinner at El Toro High School where he played in goal and up front...Was elected team captain his senior season and went on to have a tremendous year, allowing just four goals in 26 games...Honored as the team's Defensive Player of the Year and was given the Charger of the Year Award for his performance...An All-South Coast League, All-Orange County, and All-CIF selection as a junior and senior...Named Most Inspirational Player following his first three seasons at ETHS...Also played two years of baseball for the Chargers.

PERSONAL
Kristopher Taylor Minton was born Sept. 16, 1988 in Houston, Texas...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB...Aspires to play soccer professionally one day...When he is not playing soccer he is usually hanging out with friends...Roots for Manchester United...Would love to play with his favorite athlete Brad Friedel...Defeating the top-ranked high school team in the nation in PKs is his most memorable sporting moment...The Home Depot Center is his favorite venue to play in... "Dumb and Dumber" is his favorite flick...Enjoys watching "The Simpsons" on television..."Brave New World" tops his list of good reads...Can be found playing "FIFA"...Can best be described as confident and outgoing...Would like people to know that 'I'm always optimistic'...Prefers to go by Kris...Son of Steve and Patti Minton...Has an older brother, Joshua. CAREER STATISTICS

YearMPMSMin.  GA GAASVSSV%W-L-TSHO
200814141325:10  21 1.4342.6675-4-53.0
Totals14141325:10  21 1.4342.6675-4-53.0

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