|High School:||Valencia HS|
CSF: Jesse Escalante was a key contributor for
the Titans in 2010, mostly off the bench... Appeared in 16 matches,
7 as a starter... Scored team's third-best 4 goals, all on the road
and all in the second half of the season-- Oct. 9 at UC Riverside,
Oct. 13 at Cal State Northridge, Oct. 23 at UC Irvine and Nov. 13
at UC Santa Barbara in the post-season tournament... Part-time
performer for the Titans in 2009... Appeared in 10 of the 19
matches with one start... He may be the first product of nearby
Valencia High School in Placentia to play for the Titans...
Versatile performer on the pitch who also excelled in the classroom
at Valencia, which is located about one mile east of Titan
Stadium... Took a redshirt season in 2008.
HIGH SCHOOL: Versatile performer for the Valencia Tigers athletically and in the classroom... Two-year varsity soccer letterman for Coach Barry Gardner... Played left and right back and forward... Led team in scoring and was team captain for two years... Was most valuable player as a junior... Also competed in cross country and won team's most inspirational award... Had perfect attendance for four years.
PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 2, 1990, in Anaheim, California... Parents are Jesus Luna and Yolanda Garcia of Placentia... Has two younger brothers, teammate Bryan and Kevin... Spanish major... Most memorable sports thrill was playing in the CIF soccer playoffs for the Tigers... Has taught frosh/soph soccer at Valencia... Credits his father for most influence on his soccer career.
2009: 10 matches, 1 start
2010: 16 matches, 7 starts, 4 goals, 8 points
TOTALS: 26 matches, 8 starts, 4 goals, 8 points