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Rafael Faria
Rafael  Faria

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Gulliver Preparatory School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

Position:
F


2010 Academic All-Big Ten

2009 (Freshman): Played in six games...Scored first collegiate goal in 5-0 rout of Penn (9/30), heading in a ball as part of a four-goal second half outburst...Totaled three shots (two on goal).

High School/Club/ODP: Starred at Gulliver Prep in Miami, Fla. in 2008 and 2009...Named first team all-county and all-state, team most valuable player, and the Miami Dade Player of the Year in senior season...Tallied 21 goals and 19 assists...Posted 24 goals and 20 assists as a junior, earning First Team All-Dade County and offensive player of the year honors...Attended I.E.A in Caracas, Venezuela for his freshman and sophomore years...Totaled 34 goals and 28 assists...Selected to the state team for Distrito Metropolitano and most valuable player after both seasons... At the U.S. club level, won a Disney Soccer Showcase Championship in 2009 with Kendall Soccer Coalition Miami FC Developmental Academy U-18 Team...In 2008, led the U-17 team to the Y-League finals and a state championship...In Venezuela, played club soccer for Centro Italo Venezolano, leading it to the U-17 national finals in 2006...Part of Venezuelan U-17 National pool for one year.

Background: Rafael "Rafa" Henrique Faria was born on Oct. 27, 1990...Son of Rafael Faria and Tatiana Teschenko...Has one sister, Tatiana.

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