Jose Rayo - 19
Jose Rayo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Lamar

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/23/1982

Experience:
3L


2002...Played in 16 games, starting 11 times...tallied two goals and a career-high three assists for seven points...scored a goal on his first shot of the season against San Diego...also scored the game-winning goal and had an assist against nationally-ranked Tulsa...recorded other two assists against Georgia State and Rhode Island...finished with 25 shots for the season which was third-best on team...had a career best seven shots against Birmingham-Southern.

2001...Competed in 20 games during season, starting 18...netted three goals and had an assist...was third on the team with two game-winning goals...first goal of season was a game-winner against Pittsburgh...scored another game-winner against C-USA rival Marquette...also scored in 4-0 win over DePaul...recorded lone assist of season against Cincinnati...had season-high three shots against TCU.

2000...Scored four goals with three coming in last five games...scored two against Georgia State before leaving game with an injury...came back to score a goal in 3-2 win over Louisville...also scored a goal in his start against Mercer...had one assist in 2-1 win over sixth-ranked Furman...also had assist in win over Louisville in the C-USA Tournament...played in 13 games, starting two.

High School...Was a two-time all-state and four time all-district performer at Lamar High...twice named MVP...scored 22 goals and dished out six assists in 12 games.

Other Soccer Info...Played four years on South Texas Olympic Development Program team...member of Region III ODP team as well as pool member of U.S. Under-18 National Team...played for Houstonian Soccer Club coached by Eric McCurdy...went to ESP in 1996...played for the U.S. in Bolivia for the U-16 Mundialito...placed third in this tournament.

Personal...Full name is Jose Luis Rayo Martinez...majoring in Economics...parents are Benjamin and Maria Gloria Rayo...born Feb. 23, 1982...chose UAB over Mobile, FIU and Fairleigh Dickinson.

 
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