7 Jonathan Zerah
7 Jonathan Zerah
Birth Date: 01/28/1987
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Encino, Calif.
High School: Campbell Hall HS
Position: Defender
2008: Started six games for the Gauchos...Appeared in 20 of 22 games, a significant increase in playing time from the 2007 season...Played 110 minutes in the Gaucho's double overtime tie against Northridge (10/8)... Assisted the final goal in UCSB's 2-1 win against Fullerton (10/25) in the 73rd minute, just under three minutes after he came into the game...Tallied a full 90 minutes in his start against UC Irvine (11/15)...Played a key roll in the Gaucho's defense. 2007: Made four appearances in his first year as a Gaucho, making a pair of starts...His second appearance of the season came at Cal State Northridge (11/13) and he performed so well he earned the starting nod in both of UCSB's contests in the NCAA Tournament...Played significant minutes on the back line against Washington (11/28) and Ohio State (12/2).

Zerah spent the duration of his club career with West Valley Samba, competing with the U-10 through U-19 squads...Helped guide West Valley to a Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase Championship and back-to-back Cal South National Cup Finals appearances in 2005 and 2006.

Played midfield and striker for Campbell Hall High School from 2002-05, where he was a First Team All-Delphic League selection all four years.

Jonathan Zerah was born Jan. 28, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif....Enters his second year at UCSB as a Philosophy major...When he is not playing soccer he is usually hanging out with friends or watching soccer...Cannot do without his iPod...He always tries to relax before a game...Roots for Manchester United...Would love to play with his favorite player, Man U standout Cristiano Ronaldo...His favorite movie is "The 40 Year-Old Virgin"...Enjoys catching up on all things English Premier League with the "EPL Review Show"...Can be found reading "Rolling Stone" magazine...Legendary coach John Wooden's book, "Wooden", tops his reading list... "FIFA" is his favorite video game...Can best be described as laid back...Prefers to go by Johnny...Son of Sidney and Cheryl Zerah...Has an older brother, Michael, and two younger brothers, Alex and Lucas.