One of several players vying for a spot up front • had a great spring
in which he began to find his role and niche in the lineup • an
athletically gifted player who is a compliment to strikers Devon
Prescod and Erich Braun • a pure all-around athlete who possess
superior ball-handling skills • gives the Irish quickness and depth
on the forward line • needs to become more aggressive around the goal
area and become more of a goal-scoring threat.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 12 games and earned only start of the season
against Clemson • recorded his second career assist on Notre Dame's
fourth goal of the game to teammate Justin Ratcliffe in Notre Dame's
5-0 win over Villanova for his only point of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in six games during the 2001 season • saw
action for the first time in the season opener against New Mexico.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 20 contests and earned 12 starts
during the '99 campaign • scored two goals and dished off an assist •
one of five freshmen to start in the season opener • tallied the
game-winning goal in the 67th minute off an assist from Andrew Aris
in 1-0 win at Northwestern • scored the second goal of his career in
5-0 win over Villanova as he netted the game's first goal
at the 16:55 mark off an assist from Erich Braun • dished off his
first collegiate assist when he assisted on Braun's lone tally at the
20:52 mark in 1-0 win over Boston College in season opener • his
performances against Northwestern and Boston College in the opening
two games of the season, earned him the BIG EAST's initial
rookie-of-the-week honor for the '99 season • a starter in the first
six games of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Established numerous goal-scoring
records at Highland • four-year letterwinner and two-time team
captain • set school record for goals scored in a career (50),
single-season (33) and game (five) • as a senior established
single-season mark for points (81) as he scored 33 goals and dished
off 15 assists in his final scholastic season in leading team to
Golden League conference championship • was the CIF southern section
leading scorer as a senior and garnered league MVP honors • two-time
team MVP and all-conference choice • member of the California South
State Olympic Developmental Program since 1997 • led Palmdale club
team to Under-16 USA Cup championship in 1997 • father played
baseball at SUNY-New Paltz • class valedictorian • two-time member of
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team • born April 8, 1981 • a
pre-professional major in the College of Science.
Garcia's Career Statistics