|Diego Navarrete - 10
Freshman Season (2011)
Made an immediate impact for the Blazers, earning a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... finished tied for second on the team with four goals and was third with nine points (4g, 1a) ... scored a goal in his first game as a Blazer in the 2-1 win over Clemson (8/27) ... recorded a pair of goals and had an assist in the win over Oral Roberts (9/9) ... also converted a penalty kick against Georgia State (9/11) ... was selected as the C-USA Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12 ... finished the campaign second on the team in both shots (39) and shots on goal (17) ... recorded a career-high five shots on three separate occasions ... originally signed with Akron, but did not play ... came to UAB for the spring, 2011 semester.
Other Soccer Info
Signed last spring and is now one of just three Chilean-born player to play soccer for the Blazers in program history (Jose-Luis Jaramillo, who played at UAB in 1988, and current teammate Javier Alvial) ... was teammates with Javier Alvial at both the Universidad Catolica in Chile ... had a starring role in leading Catolica to a pair of national championships ... also helped his team capture the Copa Chile Youth Tournament in 2009.
Born Diego Felipe Navarete on June 6, 1992 in Chile ... favorite television show is The Simpsons ... favorite movie is Harry Potter ... favorite food is Pizza ... favorite website is Marca.com ... his family has had the biggest influence in his career ... the reason he came to UAB is because "of the opportunities for my studies and to become a professional."