14 - Mario Alvarez
Mario Alvarez
Birth Date: 06/14/1990
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: El Paso, TX
High School: Bel Air HS
Position: D
Experience: 2V

CSF: Mario Alvarez was a regular in the Titans' lineup for his first two seasons but was limited to only 6 matches, all starts, in 2010 due to a knee injury... In 2009 he played in all 19 matches, 14 as a starter... Had one goal, coming Oct. 10 in a 3-2 double overtime win at UC Davis... In 2008 he played in 16 matches with 3 starts... Had 2 assists and one goal... His score came in a 2-1 win at Bradley on Sept. 27... He has a winning background and is a product of the same high school that produced former Titan academic All-American and the 2006 Big West Conference leading scorer in Eugene Brooks.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity starter at Bel Air High School in El Paso, Texas... Three-time first-team all-district... Two-time City Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year for Coach Sergio Delgado... Team won the district and regional championships and advanced to the state semifinals, finishing up 26-2... Mario had 12 goals and 16 assists... Made the honor roll.

CLUB: El Paso Patriots of the PDL, Mexicas FC and the El Paso Indios where he was a teammate of Brooks, winning the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cup in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born on June 15, 1990, in El Paso, Texas... Parents are Mario and Trinidad Alvarez of El Paso... Has an older brother (Marco Medina) and a younger sister (Brenda)... Kinesiology major... Most memorable sports thrill was training with Club America in Mexico City in the summer of his junior year... Credits Coaches Delgado and Javier McDonald for giving him the soccer experiences he won't forget.

CAREER STATISTICS:

2008: 16 matches, 3 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 points

2009: 19 matches, 14 starts, 1 goal, 2 points

2010: 6 matches, 6 starts

TOTALS: 41 matches, 23 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists, 6 points