AS A SENIOR IN 2013
CCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... Appeared in 12 games, starting seven on the right wing ... Missed 10 matches through injury suffered in home opener vs. Point Loma (9/7) ... Second on the team with career-best four assists, and fourth with six total points ... Tallied lone goal in 52nd minute of 1-0 win at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1) ... Assisted on both goals of 2-1 triumph over rival Chico State (11/8) in CCAA Championship semifinals in Turlock, with the 50th-minute equalizer and overtime winner ... Remaining helpers came in back-to-back 2-1 decisions at home vs. SF State (10/25) and Cal State Monterey Bay (10/27), the latter on the 82nd-minute winner as UCSD clinched a CCAA Championship berth ... Played a season-high 94 minutes vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22) in NCAA Championship Third Round in Denver, Colo. ... Credited with two shots on three occasions.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Appeared in 12 matches, starting six ... Tied for second on the team with two goals ... Made Triton debut by starting and playing all 90 minutes of season opener vs. Cal Baptist (8/30) ... Came off the bench to score late clincher off header in 2-0 win vs. Cal State San Bernardino (9/30) ... Started and tallied first-half opener in 5-0 rout at Cal State Monterey Bay in season finale (10/28) ... Selected to play for the USA men's open squad at the 19th Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel in July, starting the opener vs. Uruguay (7/19) and finishing the tournament with one goal and three assists off the bench ... 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, prevailing 4-3 on penalty kicks vs. defending champion Argentina (7/29) in the gold medal match after 90 minutes of regulation and 30 more of overtime had resulted in a 2-2 deadlock.
AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Two-year member of the soccer team at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. ... After redshirting the 2009 season as a true freshman, appeared in seven matches in 2010, with one start ... Made Husky debut against Evansville (9/3) in Portland, Ore. ... Earned first collegiate start at Cal State Fullerton (9/12) ... Saw 13 minutes of reserve action in Pac-10 Conference debut vs. Oregon State (10/15) ... 2010 Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team.
Member of three Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) player pools ... Played for a number of club teams, including SASC Sting (Arcadia), Irvine Strikers, PVSC Raiders (Palos Verdes) and Pateadores RMO (Mission Viejo) ... Played for the U-20 Galaxy ... Helped SASC Sting to 2003 state championship and regional runner-up placement.
A 2009 graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles ... Lettered in soccer as a sophomore and senior ... All-Mission League First Team pick as a senior ... Helped team to 2007 CIF Southern Section Division I title and two Mission League crowns ... One of two starting sophomores on the 2007 squad, which compiled a 26-6-3 record ... Cubs finished as runners-up at nationally-televised 2006 High School Classic finals in Fullerton ... Also surfed competitively while at LHS.
Born Feb. 4, 1991 in New York City, N.Y. ... Parents are Tony Pleskow and Sue Dery-Pleskow ... Mother was a gymnast ... Has a younger brother named Sean ... Aunt Shirley Dery was a two-time kayaking Olympian (1984, 1988) ... Maternal grandfather Adorjan Dery was a bronze medal-winning Olympic gymnast (1948) ... Political science major at Muir College ... Counts being a member of the first USA team to win a Maccabiah Games gold medal in men's open soccer as a top memory in his sport, and scoring his first collegiate goal against Cal State San Bernardino as his favorite UCSD moment ... Hobbies include surfing and skiing ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and Arsenal FC ... Favorite athlete is skier Derek Spong ... Top movie is MacGruber ... Listens to Talking Heads ... Lists father and brother among his influences ... Is a dual citizen of the United States and Austria.