Blue Demons begin 2014 men's soccer season facing formidable opponent on the road
Men's soccer follows up with an exhibition match Saturday at Wish Field against Lewis
Directed Chicago Public Schools students in Work to Play Cup 2014 youth soccer event
Men's soccer program starts and finishes strong in two-month exhibition stint
Garza wins Offensive Award, Sorby the Defensive Award and Megally the Freshman Award
2013 (Junior): Enjoyed a breakout year playing in 18 matches with 12 starts... the focal point of the DePaul attack, he led the team in goals with four, assists with three and points with 11... scored first collegiate goal at Wisconsin... scored a goal in final two matches of the season... his goal and assist sparked a 2-1 upset of No. 10 Marquette in season finale... his first collegiate match with a goal and an assist came in a 4-1 victory over Eastern Illinois... led the team in shots on goal with 10 and tied for third in shots with 17... had season-highs with six shots and three shots on goal against Villanova... chosen BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after performance against Marquette... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll at the end of September.
2012 (Sophomore): Played and started in 17 matches for the Blue Demons in the 2012 season... earned an assist against Cincinnati in the 3-3 tie... played for the full 90 minutes in wins against Loyola Chicago, Northwestern, and USF... competed on the field for a total of 1,484 minutes.
2011 (Sophomore): Saw action against Illinois-Chicago and started against SIU-Edwardsville... was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA, allowing for an extra season of eligibility.
2010 (Freshman): Saw action in all 19 matches with 12 starts... had an assist against Florida International and an assist against Northwestern... took 11 shots with six on goal... earned BIG EAST Conference Academic honors.
High School: An IHSSCA All-State selection and Second-Team All-State by the Chicago Tribune and Second-Team All-Area by the Chicago Sun-Times... set Naperville Central season record for assists with 15 and holds career record with 35... joined on the Tribune's All-State Second Team by fellow DePaul freshman Zach Forbes.
Personal: Son of Arturo and Gloria Garza... has four siblings, George, Gabriel, Christa and Angelica... majoring in Business Administration.