AS A SENIOR IN 2012
Appeared in 15 matches, starting 12 ... Assisted on fellow senior Evan Walker's decisive header in the 22nd minute of a 1-0 win vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/28) ... Was third on the team with 18 shots.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
Appeared in all 18 games, starting in 16 ... Was tied for second on the team with four goals, and also second with three assists, 11 total points and two game-winners ... Among four goals, two came in back-to-back games at Cal State San Bernardino (9/11) and at San Francisco State (9/16) ... Latter tally was the decider at 88:49 in a 1-0 decision and marked his first of two goals from the penalty spot ... Also produced lone winner in home meeting vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (9/29), coming late again in the 80th minute ... Notched first college point with an assist on UCSD's first goal of the season in opener at Cal Baptist (9/1).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010
Started five matches in his eight appearances on the Triton back line ... Totaled 307 minutes ... Finished with three shots.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009
Did not register any playing time.
A 2008 graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego … Earned three varsity letters in soccer and helped guide Dons to a CIF final ... One-time second-team All-Western League selection ... Also played for Nomads Soccer Club, Surf Soccer Club, Soccer Post International and Rancho Santa Fe Attack.
Born April 3, 1990 in La Jolla ... Parents are Alan and Maricela Portela ... Has a sister named Monica ... International studies - economics major with a photography minor at Muir College ... Enjoys photography, playing futsal and listening to house music in his spare time ... Favorite athletes are Lionel Messi, Juan Riquelme and Manu Ginobili ... Favorite pro teams are Boca Juniors and the San Diego Chargers.