7 - Nick Posthuma
Nick Posthuma
Birth Date: 12/10/1989
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
High School: St. Francis HS
Position: F
Experience: 3V

CSF: : Nick Posthuma (pohst-HUME-ah) emerged as one of the primary offensive forces in the Big West Conference for the Titans in 2010... Is rated No. 84 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's list of the top 100 collegiate senior professional prospects... Led team with 9 goals including 2 game-winners -- at Cal State Northridge on Oct. 13 and in overtime on Oct. 27 vs. UC Davis... Tied for second in Big West with 9 goals and was third with 19 points... Scored all 3 of Titans' 3 goals in first five matches of the season... Had one of the Titans' two multi-goal games with a pair in defeat vs. UC Riverside on Oct. 20... Earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors... Capped the academic year by winning the $5,000 first prize in a helicopter ball drop in conjunction with the annual Athletics Department Golf Tournament in April... Has been one of the most productive members of the Titans' incoming class of 2008... He appeared in 19 matches, 5 as a starter, in 2008 and in 16 of the 19 in 2009, 11 as a starter... In 2009 had two goals -- vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sept. 11 and the game winner in a 1-0 win over UC Davis on Oct. 17 -- and one assist for 5 points... Scored 2 goals in 2008, both vs. UC Riverside -- on Oct. 22 at home and in the season finale at UCR on Nov. 8... Brought a tenacious competitive spirit as well as a gifted physical presence to the Titan soccer program... Hard worker with desire who is used to winning.

HIGH SCHOOL: : Two-time Mission League Most Valuable Player for St. Francis High School in La Canada, California... Two-time first-team All-CIF selection and two-time all-area MVP... Also won all-league honors as a sophomore... Led St. Francis to the Mission League championship as a senior for Coach Glen Appels... Scored 21 goals and had 8 assists... As a junior was MVP of the Brandt/Burroughs Tournament... Also played football as a freshman... Made the honor roll and won scholar-athlete awards... Founding father of National Honor Society Sports Medicine program... Played in the SCA Senior All-Star Game.

CLUB: NV Fusion.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 10, 1989, in Pasadena, California... Parents are John and Rebecca Posthuma... Has a younger brother (Justin)... Kinesiology major who is considering a career as an athletic trainer... Enjoys snowboarding and playing ping pong and tennis as well as football and basketball.... Most memorable sports thrill was scoring the winning goal to lift St. Francis to the Brandt Tournament championship on his 18th birthday... Credits Coach Appels for developing him into a versatile player.

CAREER STATISTICS:

2008: 19 matches, 5 starts, 2 goals, 4 points

2009: 16 matches, 11 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 points

2010: 19 matches, 17 starts, 9 goals, 1 assist, 19 points

TOTALS: 54 matches, 33 starts, 13 goals, 2 assists, 28 points

 

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