2013 All-American and Academic All-American ... NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... Competed as a graduate student for the Tritons in 2013, having earned his undergraduate degree in physiology and neuroscience in June ... Opted to return to program and use his final season of college eligibility after being accepted into graduate school at UCSD.
AS A SENIOR IN 2013
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... NSCAA All-America Second Team ... Daktronics All-America Second Team ... Capital One Academic All-America First Team ... NSCAA All-West Region First Team ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association West Region Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... CCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... One of 12 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for October ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/21 and 10/28) ... Started 20 of 21 games played, coming off the bench in the season opener at California Baptist (9/5) and missing the match at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1) through injury ... Led team with 22 total points from 10 goals and two assists after entering his final college season with two career goals ... A league-best six of those goals were game-winners ... The 10 strikes were the most by a Triton since former All-American Matt Davey reached that total as a senior in 2005 ... Tied for fourth in the CCAA and 58th nationally in goals ... Drew and then converted the penalty kick less than four minutes into overtime that gave UCSD the 2-1 win at CBU ... Scored in five straight matches, missing the road win at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1), with six goals during the stretch before being held without one vs. Chico State (11/8) ... Produced lone career brace, within 58 seconds with less than 10 minutes left in regulation, to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 triumph vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (10/27) as UCSD clinched its first CCAA Championship berth since 2005 ... Capitalized on all four in-game penalty kicks for the season ... Winners came on the overtime penalty kick at CBU, free kick vs. Sonoma State (9/29), penalties vs. CSUSB (10/11) and CPP (10/20), and second-half goals vs. SF State (10/25) and CSUMB ... Leading off penalty-kick tiebreakers during NCAA Championship, converted attempt in second round vs. Chico State (11/16) and missed off the crossbar in third round vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
All-CCAA Second Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree ... Appeared in 16 matches, starting 10 in central midfield ... Led the squad in both shots (28) and shots on goal (10) ... Lone offensive point came via assist on Gavin Lamming's up-close header to open the scoring in the 24th minute of a 1-1 draw at Cal State San Bernardino (9/16) ... Played a season-high 110 minutes in a scoreless draw at Cal State East Bay (10/26), matching his season high with five shots ... Also played 104 minutes in the previous contest vs. Chico State (10/21) ... Credited with five shots over 76 minutes off the bench at CSUSB, with a season-high four of them on goal and both totals constituting game highs.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
CCAA All-Academic ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Appeared in 16 matches, starting eight ... Produced his second career three-point game vs. No. 13 Cal State L.A. (10/14), scoring with a shot off the post and in from the top of the penalty area before adding a late assist ... Previously assisted on Cory Wolfrom's 74th-minute game-winner in a 1-0 decision vs. Cal State San Bernardino (9/25) ... Fifth on the team with 15 shots on the year.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
CCAA All-Academic ... Started five of the 14 games in which he appeared ... In 586 minutes on the pitch, fired off 18 shots, fifth-most on the squad ... Finished the season in a four-way tie for the team lead with two assists ... Came off the bench to make college debut and provided a season-high four shot attempts vs. Dominican (9/2) ... Drew first career start in the next match vs. Notre Dame de Namur (9/4) ... Recorded his first college point with an assist on the opening goal 54 seconds into the second half of a 3-2 overtime win vs. No. 14 Chico State (10/15) ... Produced a three-point game in a 6-0 rout vs. Cal State East Bay (10/31) in the season finale, assisting on a 73rd-minute strike before adding his first career goal in the 78th.
Competed for Davis Legacy Soccer Club (2001-09).
A 2009 graduate of Davis Senior High School ... Helped guide the Blue Devils to a No. 3 national ranking in 2008 as they went 27-0-2 overall and 10-0 in league play ... Subsequently invited to a national tournament early the next season in St. Louis, Mo., DSHS captured the Delta Valley Conference (DVC) crown again in 2009, going 20-3-2 and 9-1 ... Team was 2007 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion and 2008 runner-up ... Earned ESPNRISE.com All-America honorable mention as a senior ... Team MVP and two-time All-DVC selection.
Born April 3, 1991 in Sacramento ... Parents are Nader Bagheri and Golnar Emam, who both attended Fresno State ... Has a younger brother named Kian ... Uncle Niknam "Nikki" Bagheri was a standout soccer player at UC Davis (1989-90) ... Earned his undergraduate degree in June of 2013 as a physiology and neuroscience major at Marshall College, and will use his last season of college eligibility this fall as a UCSD graduate student in biology ... Would like to pursue professional soccer or go into medicine ... Counts edging rival Chico State 3-2 in overtime as a freshman in 2010 as his favorite UCSD moment ... Enjoys photography, music and traveling ... Favorite pro team is FC Barcelona ... Favorite athlete is Zinedine Zidane ... Top movie is Blood Diamond ... Loves kebab ... His parents and uncle are his greatest influences ... Speaks Farsi.