UC SANTA BARBARA
2009 ALL-BIG WEST SECOND TEAM
Played in 22 games, starting 20 in his first year at UCSB...Was third on the team with 18 points, ranking second for goals (6) and assists (6)...Opened the season with a bang, scoring two goals and dishing out an assist in a 3-1 win over Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 1)...Had an assist in each of the first four contests of the season...Posted a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Rutgers (Sept. 11) during the Fox Soccer Channel televised game...Named to the Nike Aztec Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring the Gauchos' second goal in a 4-2 loss to San Diego State (Sept. 25)...The FSC cameras proved to be lucky once again on Oct. 2 when he posted a goal and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Indiana on Oct. 2...Scored his second game-winning goal of the season in a 2-0 home victory over UC Davis (Nov. 7)...Started all three NCAA Tournament matches and played 90 minutes of the Third Round game at UCLA (Nov. 29)...Earned Second Team All-Big West honors.
Played for the National Team Training Centre...Also spent four years with the Vancouver Selects...Won a National Championship with the Selects, as well as a Provincial Championship and three Coastal Cup Championships...Was named to the all-tournament team at nationals...Scored all four of his team's goals in their national semi-final win, which he names as his most memorable sporting moment...Has played abroad in Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain...Noteworthy opponents include Manchester United, Ajax Amsterdam, AS Roma and AC Milan.
Attended Rockridge Secondary but never played for the Ravens due to his participation with the national team.
Michael William Bowyer Nonni was born in Vancouver, BC on Nov. 10, 1989...Parents are Gino and Tiare...Has two younger siblings, Chiara and Christian...Has yet to declare a major, but has aspirations of pursuing a career in business or sports management...Enjoys spending time with friends when he is off the field...Enjoys watching "Entourage" on the small screen and "Friday Night Lights" is his favorite movie...Loves hockey and names the Vancouver Canucks as his favorite sports team, though Sidney Crosby is his favorite player...Says he can best be described as "competitive"...His favorite book is the biography of Roy Keane.