AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2016
CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... NSCAA Scholar All-West Region Team ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree ... Appeared in 20 games, drawing 13 starts at forward ... Tied for third on team with 13 points from three goals and career-best seven assists ... Started opener vs. Azusa Pacific (9/1) at forward and played 78 minutes in first action since Nov. 13, 2014, gaining credit for an assist on Sam Palano's 68th-minute equalizer in come-from-behind 2-1 victory in double overtime ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Redshirted the season due to injury ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Appeared in 19 matches, with 17 starts at a forward spot ... Tied for third on team with seven points from three goals and one assist ... Tied for second in goals, tied for first with two game-winning goals, and third in both shots (31) and shots on goal (tied-12) ... All three goals came in home victories, vs. California Baptist (9/18), Cal State East Bay (10/12), and Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/30) ... Goals to open scoring against CBU and CSUDH both went down as winners, with the latter result clinching a home game for the Tritons in the first round of the CCAA Championship ... First career assist came on 75th-minute winner in 2-1 home triumph vs. Dixie State (9/11) ... Converted one of two penalty-kick opportunities in postseason tiebreakers ... Season highs of 105 minutes vs. Cal State Stanislaus (11/2) and four shots vs. Saint Martin's (9/4) ... Missed only the match at Sonoma State (10/24), due to yellow-card accumulation ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic ... Appeared in 16 matches in first season of college soccer, drawing five starts ... Primarily played forward, but also filled in a couple of times at center back in Alec Arsht's absence, including all 110 minutes of 1-1 draw in CCAA opener at Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/13), marking first career start ... Made college debut off the bench and took first shot in opener at California Baptist (9/5) ... First collegiate goal was the dramatic overtime winner (91:46) in CCAA Championship semifinal in Turlock vs. Chico State (11/8) ... In penalty-kick tiebreakers during NCAA Championship, converted both attempts, in second round vs. Chico State (11/16) and in third round vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22).
Played for local side Southern California Surf of the USL Premier Development League during the 2017 off-season ... Played at youth levels year-round of Major League Soccer-affiliated San Jose Earthquakes Academy from 2010-13.
A 2012 graduate of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino ... Competed in soccer, football and tennis for the Matadors.
Born Aug. 11 in San Jose ... Parents are Iraj and Nusha Bashti ... Has a younger brother named Amir who is a rising junior at two-time defending national champion Stanford and has been involved in the U.S. national team program for several years, most recently at the U-19 and U-20 levels ... Amir, like his older brother, previously played for the San Jose Earthquakes Academy ... Microbiology major with a management science minor at Muir College ... Plans to attend medical school after graduating from UC San Diego ... Scoring the game-winner, his first collegiate goal, against rival Chico State in overtime as a freshman in 2013 CCAA semifinals is his most memorable soccer moment ... Triton fans rushing the field after eliminating Chico State in a penalty-kick tiebreaker in second round of 2013 NCAA Championship is favorite UCSD moment ... Favorite athlete is Manchester United superstar forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic ... Top movie is The Grand Budapest Hotel ... Loves sushi ... Speaks four languages (English, French, Spanish and Farsi) ... Works as a research assistant at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, part of UC San Diego Health, in La Jolla ... Has an Alaskan Malamute named Makita who is a friend of the program.