AS A SENIOR IN 2012
Team's Tyler Zupan Teammate Award ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/10) ... Appeared in 10 matches, drawing four starts ... Played the full 90 minutes and notched the decisive goal at 83:08 vs. San Francisco State (9/7) off of a free kick ... Played all 90 minutes again and assisted on the lone winner in a second straight 1-0 home decision vs. Cal Poly Pomona (9/9) as Tsuk Haroush headed in his corner kick at 67:45 ... Second assist came in 5-0 rout at Cal State Monterey Bay (10/28) in season finale, when he was credited with a season-high three shot attempts ... Selected to play for the USA men's open squad at the 19th Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel in July, as the Americans went 4-1 while outscoring opponents 20-3 through the semifinal round before becoming the first Maccabiah gold medalists for the USA in men's soccer open competition ... Assisted on the fourth goal via corner kick in the 69th minute during Team USA's 5-0 semifinal victory over Canada (7/28).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
CCAA All-Academic ... Team's Tyler Zupan Teammate Award ... Played in 16 games ... Made 10 starts in midfield ... Started and scored the unassisted game-winner from a free kick late in the first half of season-opening 2-1 triumph at Cal Baptist (9/1) ... Assisted on first-half equalizer during 4-1 win vs. San Francisco State (10/28).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010
Started in six of the 14 matches in which he appeared in the Triton midfield ... Finished second on the team with six points from two goals and two assists ... First career goal was the game-winner from a free kick in the 63rd minute of a 1-0 victory at Cal State L.A. (10/10) ... Also scored from around 25 yards out to cap a 2-0 home defeat of Cal State Stanislaus (10/17) ... First collegiate point came on assist in 1-1 draw at Humboldt State (9/17) as his free kick from distance found Jared Kukura's head at 76:22, just 70 seconds after HSU had opened the scoring ... Assisted on thrilling overtime decider at 99:10 of 3-2 triumph vs. No. 14 Chico State (10/15) as Kukura pounded home the rebound from his free kick ... Tied for seventh on the team with 16 total shots.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009
Appeared in three games, totaling two shots during his freshman campaign ... Made college debut at Cal State East Bay (10/9).
A 2009 graduate of Palo Alto High School ... Three-time All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) First Team honoree and 2008-09 SCVAL De Anza Division Co-MVP ... Two-time team captain and Team MVP as a junior ... Selected to the San Jose Mercury News All-Central Coast Section (CCS) First Team as a senior, when the squad finished 21-1-3 as SCVAL champions, CIF-CCS Division I co-champions and the 13th-ranked team in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national poll ... Previously a two-time CCS runner-up ... Mercury News All-CCS Second Team as a junior ... 2008 Homestead Cup All-Tournament Team ... Led Paly in assists in each of his final three seasons ... Also played for the De Anza Force from 2007-09.
Born May 6, 1991 in Albany, N.Y. ... Parents are Uri Zernik and Linda Sanford ... Father graduated from UCLA and mother is a Stanford alumna ... Has two older brothers named David and Yoni ... Cognitive science major at Sixth College ... Served as the boy's varsity assistant coach under current Triton assistant Ryan Hernandez at San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) during the 2012-13 season ... Counts winning the section title as a senior in high school and the overtime victory at home over Chico State in 2010 as his top memories in soccer ... Enjoys outdoor adventures and playing music ... Favorite pro teams are Swansea City AFC, FC Barcelona and the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite athlete is Xavi Hernandez ... Favorite movies are the Austin Powers series ... Listens to Phantogram ... Loves stir-fry ... Lived in New York until the age of seven.