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#5 A.J. Soares
Position: Defender
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Solana Beach, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines HS
Experience: 4 Letters

A.J. Soares News:

Record 5 Bears Taken in MLS SuperDraft - Jan. 13, 2011

A.J. Soares Signs With MLS, Named SA MVP - Jan. 3, 2011

Bingham, Soares, Paul Named NSCAA All-Americans - Dec. 10, 2010

Grimes, 5 Bears Earn NSCAA Regional Kudos - Dec. 10, 2010

Record 5 Bears Invited to MLS Combine - Dec. 9, 2010

A.J. Soares Named Player of the Year - Dec. 3, 2010

A.J. Soares Named MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist - Dec. 1, 2010

Soares, Bingham Named to TDS Team of the Week - Nov. 30, 2010

Soares, Grimes Claim Top Pac-10 Awards - Nov. 16, 2010

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

A.J. Soares Named Pac-10 Player of the Week - Nov. 12, 2010

Soares Named CSN Player of the Week - Oct. 11, 2010

Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week - Sept. 8, 2010

Soares Named Pac-10 Player of the Week - Sept. 7, 2010

Senior Q&A With A.J. Soares - Aug. 5, 2010

A.J. Soares Named College Soccer News Preseason All-American - Aug. 5, 2010

2009: Cal's Defensive MVP claimed a spot on the All-Pac-10 first team and on the NSCAA Far West All-Region second team...reliable defender also ranked fourth in points (7) and third in goals (3) on the squad...has started and played in 58 out of 59 games while at Cal...earned Pac-10 All-academic honorable mention.

2008: All-Pac-10 second-team selection... Pac-10 all-academic honorable-mention selection... named to the NSCAA Far West All-Region third team...started all 20 games he played in...scored the first two goals of his collegiate career in the Cal Legacy Classic, including the game-tying goal against SMU...earned an assist on the game-winning goal against Stanford on Nov. 15.

2007: Earned a shot on goal against Towson...recorded an assist in the game against Davidson...started every game.

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Torrey Pines High School, where he was the captain for his junior and senior seasons...while playing for Torrey Pines, won the 2005 Division 1 CIF Championship, a 2005 first-team All-CIF selection, Palomar League Champions in 2004, first-team all-league in 2006 and a 2006 San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic first-team pick...played for the Surf club for 11 years, helping the Surf win a regional club championship and become a national finalist in 2006...named the Surf Player of the Year in 2000...member of the California ODP team from 2001-06, he was a national champion with the Cal-South 88 team...helped Cal-South with a national state cup championship in 1999 and 2001...Coast Soccer League Premier Champion in 2004...has played in Brazil, Korea, Spain, France and England.

Personal: Sociology major...parents are Steve and Lynn Soares...youngest of five siblings...born on Nov. 28, 1988, in San Diego.

Soares' Final Career Statistics
Year	G	GS	Shots	Goals	Assists	Points
2007	20	20	4	0	1	1
2008	20	20	15	2	1	5
2009	18	18	10	3	1	7
2010	19	19	16	5	1	11
Totals	77	77	45	10	4	22
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