8 - Michael Farfan
Michael Farfan
Birth Date: 06/23/1988
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
High School: Edison Academy
Position: MF
Experience: 1V

CSF: Michael Farfan surpassed the hype in 2006 as one of the most highly credentialed recruits ever to become a part of the Titan soccer program... Earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors and was selected Freshman of the Year by the rival coaches... Earned freshman All-American honors from Soccer America (1st team), College Soccer News (2nd team) and Top Drawer Soccer (all-rookie 2nd team) plus second-team All-Far West by NSCAA... Second on team in scoring with 14 points on 5 goals and 4 assists... Scores came at San Jose State on Aug. 27 (2, GW), Sept. 1 vs. Oral Roberts (GW), Sept. 27 vs. UC Irvine and Nov. 1 at UC Riverside.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, Florida, while training with the U.S. team... Parade magazine high school All-American... Won All-CIF honors at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista as an underclassman.

PERSONAL: Born on June 23, 1988, in San Diego... Parents are Luis and Kathy Farfan of Wildomar, California... Has an older sister, Kathy (21), and a younger brother, Louie (13), as well as twin brother Gabriel, with whom he enrolled in Spring, 2006, after a two-year residency with the United States Under-17 team. ... Played in the 2000 World Youth Championships in Japan... 2004 Olympic Development Program national champions... ODP state finalist in 2005... Played club soccer for the La Jolla Nomads... Goal is to play professional soccer... Enjoys traveling and loves sleeping... Credits his father for the most influence on his soccer career: "Because he has taught me everything I know"... Most memorable sports thrill was representing the United States in the Youth World Cup.