Freshman Season (2014)
Named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team ... started in 19 of UAB's 20 games at midfielder ... recorded two assists on the year in games against Vermont and vs. Missouri State ... one of two freshman to play in all 20 games for the Blazers.
Center midfielder out of Mobile, Ala., played at Davidson High School under head coach Kevin Delange ... played in the Alabama High School All-Star Game as a member of the South squad.
Other Soccer Info
Member of the 2013 Costa Rican U17 National Team, playing in 2013 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying ... invited to train with the Costa Rican U20 National Team.
Coach Getman on David
"David is a top class player. His touch, vision, and passing make him special. His experience with the Costa Rican National Team gives him that something extra. I expect David to be an impact player right away."
Born David Valverde on July 15, 1996 in Costa Rica ... son of Ivannia Mendez ... has one brother, Oscar, and one sister, Laura ... undecided on major.