AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
Made college debut at Azusa Pacific (9/7), entering off bench in holding central midfielder role and beginning overtime period as UCSD grabbed huge road win, 2-1.
Competed for Rancho Santa Fe Attack in 2017, playing with current teammate Jonathan Sabouri ... Previously competed for San Diego Surf U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) in 2014-15 and 2016-17, and San Diego Surf Premier in 2013-14 and 2015-16.
A 2017 graduate of San Diego's Torrey Pines High School ... Team captain, All-CIF San Diego Section First Team and Avocado League Player of the Year as a senior, leading Falcons to Avocado West crown (7-3) ... 2017 TeamSnap Winter California State Star ... TPHS went 23-1-2 overall in 2015-16 and 14-6-2 in 2016-17, winning Grossmont Tournament both seasons ... 2015-16 Palomar League champion (8-1-1) ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a junior and senior.
Born Aug. 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa ... Mother is Venus Karam ... Parents attended universities in South Africa ... Father played soccer for South African National Defence Force, as well as semiprofessionally in South Africa for Bedfordview and Zoo Lake ... Has an older brother named Dean who attends UCLA ... Anthropology (sociocultural anthropology) major at Marshall College ... Career goals include going to graduate school for an MBA and getting into finance after earning his UC San Diego undergraduate degree ... Memorable soccer moments include scoring winning goal late in final of 2017 Grossmont Tournament, and converting decisive penalty kick in 2016 CIF quarterfinals ... Enjoys the gym, yoga, the beach and movies ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC ... Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant and Casemiro ... Top movie is Guardians of the Galaxy ... Listens to Post Malone ... Loves sushi ... Attended a quarterfinal match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, where eventual world champion Spain beat Paraguay, 1-0.