AS A SENIOR IN 2017
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/11).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016
CCAA All-Tournament Team ... Appeared in all 24 games, drawing five starts at forward ... Second on team with 16 points from four goals and league-leading eight assists, all career bests ... Earned first start vs. Westmont (9/3) and opened scoring account, providing equalizer in 36th minute of come-from-behind 2-1 victory ... Throw-in specialist.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015
One of eight Tritons to appear in all 18 games, starting 14 at a forward spot ... Assisted on UCSD's first goal of 2015 in season opener at Saint Martin's (9/3) ... Converted eighth-minute penalty kick for first goal of year in 1-1 draw at Azusa Pacific (9/10).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Appeared in 14 matches, with one start, at a forward spot ... Produced three total points from one goal and one assist ... Made college debut with 54 minutes off the bench in season opener vs. Saint Martin's (9/4), gaining credit for a season-high three shots ... Drew first career start and played a season-high 97 minutes at Sonoma State (10/24) ... First collegiate goal was the equalizer with just 37 seconds left in regulation in 2-2 draw at Humboldt State (10/26) ... Previously recorded an assist to cap scoring in 4-0 win vs. Cal State San Bernardino (10/3).
Competed for Milan SC freshman through junior years of high school, before playing for RFC Chivas as a senior.
A 2014 graduate of Poly High School in Riverside ... All-Inland Valley League (IVL) First Team and All-CIF Second Team as a junior in 2013, when he tallied 20 goals and 10 assists and helped the Bears to an undefeated season and IVL title ... First-team all-area as a senior, finishing with 10 goals and 20 assists ... PHS won Big 8 League in sophomore year ... Also competed in tennis.
Born May 2 in Riverside ... Parents are Tom de la Cal and Frances Sladek, who both attended Princeton ... Has an older brother named Maximilian who played rugby at Harvard ... International studies-international business major at Roosevelt College ... Would like to pursue a career in business marketing after graduating from UC San Diego ... Favorite UCSD moment is winning 2016 West Region title ... Another memorable soccer moment is scoring lone game-winner in 1-0 decision vs. eventual national runner-up Cal Poly Pomona in 2015 ... Lists ping pong as a hobby ... Roots for Real Madrid ... Favorite athlete is Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo ... Top movie is Troy ... Listens to Jon Bellion ... Loves carne asada ... Brother is his greatest influence ... Likes to listen to 90s R&B slow jams before games.