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#8 Cristian Roldan
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pico Rivera, Calif.
High School: El Rancho
Club: Independiente Premier
Experience: High School

At Washington

2013 Season (Freshman): Named the Soccer America National Freshman of the Year ... rated the No. 2 freshman in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... started all 22 games this season ... scored seven goals and contributed five assists ... named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... named All-Pac-12 First Team ... twice earned the honor of TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week (Oct. 22, Nov. 26) ... had six points (2 goals, 2 assists) in a 5-3 victory over San Diego State (Oct. 18) ... scored the game-winner with his head in a 2-0 win over San Diego State (Oct. 25) ... had the lone goal, a header, to defeat Oregon State, 1-0 (Oct. 14) ... had a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-2 victory over Seattle U. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School/Club: The 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... led El Rancho HS to the Southern Section Division III title and a 29-2-1 record ... scored 54 goals and amassed 31 assists during the 2013 season ... the 2012 Daily News Player of the Year ... scored 21 goals and 21 assists for his high school team in 2012 ... plays his club soccer for Union Independiente who reached the semi-finals of Surf Cup in the fall of 2012.

Personal: Major is undeclared ... favorite athlete is Lionel Messi because of the way he handles himself ... hobbies include soccer, swimming, volleyball and playing PS3.

Clark on Roldan: "Cristian is a special player. He is definitely one of the best three players coming out of Southern California this year, and that means he should be a player that helps our team from day one. He is incredibly balanced as a player. He is just as comfortable taking on players out wide as he is distributing from the middle of the park. He can play all the way up front and score goals or play deep and be a working midfielder. The only question with Cristian is where he will make the biggest impact."

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