Diego Navarrete - 10
Diego Navarrete

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Santiago, Chile

High School:
SSCC Manquehue (Chile)

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/06/1992

Experience:
2L


Sophomore Season (2012)
One of nine players to play in every game for UAB during the 2012 season ... started five games for the Blazers ... had six points on the year (2g, 2a), which ranked seventh on the squad ... registered his first goal of the year in the Conference USA Tournament vs. UCF (11/7) ... scored the final goal of the Blazers' 2012 campaign in the NCAA Tournament at Charlotte (11/15) ... tallied an assist in the team's 2-1 victory vs. Georgia Southern (8/26) ... recorded his second helper of the season vs. Tulsa (10/16) ... totaled 16 shots for the year, eight coming on goal.

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 ... transferred to UAB after one semester at Akron ... came to UAB for the spring, 2011 semester.

Other Soccer Info
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 Javier Alvial) ... was teammates with Javier Alvial at 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.

Miscellaneous
Born Diego Felipe Navarrete on June 6, 1992 in Chile ... son of Victor Navarrete ... two brothers, Mauricio and Pablo ... Business major ... 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."

 
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