Cal M Soccer BIO
Steve Birnbaum
Player Profile:
Steve Birnbaum 1250022
Position: Defender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Northwood HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Steve Birnbaum News:

Soares, Grimes Claim Top Pac-10 Awards - November 16, 2010

Bears Gain 9 Spots on Pac-10 All-Academic Teams - November 11, 2010

Steve Birnbaum Named Pac-10 Player of the Week - November 2, 2010

Steve Birnbaum Training at U.S. U-20 National Team Camp - June 28, 2010

2011 Quick Hits
- Junior co-captain earned a spot on the 2011 All-Pac-12 first team and garnered honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic status
- Scored the second goal of his Cal career against Oregon State (10/21/11); also scored the first goal of his Cal career against the Beavers (10/29/10)
- Claimed 2011 Jewish Sports Review first-team All-America status for the second time
- Won a silver medal with the U.S. team in the 2012 Pan Am Maccabi Games in Brazil

2010 Quick Hits
- Scored his first career goal against Oregon State (10/29/10)
- Finished fourth on the team with five assists
- Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2009 Quick Hits
- Started the most games (8) of any true freshman on the team

High School: Competed for the U.S. U-18 and U.S. U-20 national team squads in tournaments in Portugal and Mexico in 2008...a finalist in the 2008 Milk Cup, facing Manchester United in the final...also named to the Southern California Starting XI for the USSF Development Academy...for nine years, he was the captain of the premier team for the Irvine Strikers and Pateadores...also a member of the Cal South ODP team in 2007.

Personal: Social welfare major...mother is Peggy Schmidt...mother played volleyball at Missouri...sister, Jessica, attended Missouri...also played volleyball and lacrosse in high school...born Jan. 23, 1991, in Newport, Calif.

Birnbaum's Career Statistics
Year	G	GS	Shots	Goals	Assists	Points
2009	17	8	7	0	0	0
2010	20	20	15	1	5	7
2011	16	16	12	1	0	2
Total 	53	44	34	2	5	9
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