Ken Tabata - 17
Ken Tabata

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Clear Lake HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/18/1989

Experience:
3L


Graduated in August of 2011 with a degree in mathematics and minor in chemistry ... currently pursuing his MBA this fall.

Junior Season (2010)
Saw action in 14 contests on the year, making seven starts ... earned his first career start in the win over North Florida (9/11) ... recorded five shots on the seaon, including two on frame ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a fourth-straight season.

Redshirt Season (2009)
Sat out as a redshirt during the 2009 season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a third-straight season.

Sophomore Season (2008)
Made five appearances throughout season ... had one shot on the season which came against Charlotte (9/21) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2007)
Played in nine contests during campaign ... had one shot during season which came on goal at Tulsa (11/9) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School
Four-year starter and captain at Clear Lake High School under head coach Jered Shriver ... earned all-district in each of his four seasons ... was voted the District 25-5A offensive MVP in 2007, on his way to helping lead team to the district championship ... tabbed to the all-greater Houston team ... voted team MVP in 2007 ... led the district in goals scored ... was featured in RISE sports magazine ... selected as the MVP at the UAB soccer camp ... a member of the student council for three years ... also competed in basketball, football and track in high school ... was also a member of the National Honor Society and the president of the National Technical Honor Society.

Other Soccer Info
Played for the nationally-ranked Texas Soccer Club under head coach Scott Dymond ... led team in goals scored ... was a member of the South Texas State ODP team for five years and the Region III ODP team ... team won state three times, as well as the Disney Showcase on two occasions.

Miscellaneous
Born Ken Ryan Tabata on June 18, 1989 in Houston, Texas ... favorite show is Entourage ... favorite type of food is Mexican ... his favorite thing to do when relaxing is playing the drums ... he won the Guitar Center City Drumoff in 2006 ... his biggest influence on his career was his parents because of their encouragement ... he came to UAB because "I like the soccer program, coaches and the school."

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