1 Bryant Rueckner
1 Bryant Rueckner
Birth Date: 01/20/1988
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Previous College: Edison Academics Center
Position: Goalkeeper
2006: Redshirted his first year at UCSB. CLUB
Played for the Newport, Calif. club Paris St. Germain (PSG) for five years before coming to Santa Barbara....Helped guide the team to the 2002 Nike Cup Championship in Beaverton, Ore....PSG was also the Cal-South State Cup Finalist from 2002-04 and State Cup Semifinalist in 2005...Was part of the PSG national championship team in 2004 and was awarded the Golden Glove at the tournament...Rueckner also spent two seasons in the United States' National Residency Program and started 27 matches for the U-17's, including every match during the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament...Led the U.S. National team to a fifth-place finish at the 2005 FIFA World Championships in Peru...Faced countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Holland, and Argentina at the national level. HIGH SCHOOL
Rueckner was the starting keeper for the Eagles during his two years at the Edison Academics Center...Also earned an award for excellence in Spanish in high school. PERSONAL
Bryant Adam Rueckner was born January 20, 1988 in Upland, Calif....Has not declared a major...When he is not playing soccer he is spending most of his time studying...He cannot do without his iPod...Before every game he listens to music...Roots for Manchester United and Team USA keeper Tim Howard...Would love to play against Czech forward Milan Baros...The Los Angeles Coliseum is his favorite stadium to play in...Playing in the World Championships was his most memorable sporting moment, while losing in the quarterfinals was the most disappointing...Enjoys watching MTV's "Yo Mamma"...His favorite movie is "Next Friday"...Dan Brown's Angels and Demons tops his list of good reads...Can be found reading "Sports Illustrated" magazine..."Halo 2" is his favorite video game...Can best be described as funny...Wants people to know that Eric Avila is his hero...Has an older brother, Ian, and a younger brother, Chad...Son of Jorge and Tammy Rueckner.